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Barrister delighted after being made a Queen’s Counsel

Eloise Marshall QC has already tackled high-profile cases

Two letters have brought new year joy to east Kent barrister Eloise Marshall – they were the letters Q and C.

Retired vicar's toyboy husband finds new man called Jesus

BBC South East

A retired vicar who hit the headlines for marrying a male Romanian model 50 years younger told of his heartbreak.

Miniature donkeys visit care home

Wayfarers resident Charlie Plane, 96 meets Elsie the donkey

It’s a calendar highlight and also a tell-tale sign of Christmas when miniature donkeys pay a visit to a Kent care home.


Poetic tribute to former teacher

Nick Matthews and wife Joy on a cruise earlier this year

Poems written by a retired teacher will not be left unread after his wife has pledged to publish them in his memory.


Fears over ‘flaws’ in traffic plan

Market Street in Sandwich. The Butchery is in the top left corner.

There is mounting concern over plans to ease congestion in a town which could force all traffic, including lorries, down a narrow lane.


Man shot in face on riverbank

Armed police were sent to the scene. Stock image.

Armed police were called after a man suffered facial injuries in a riverside shooting.


No appeal planned to save church chimes

St Peter's Church clock chimes quarterly

Campaigners working to save the traditional night-time clock chimes at a Kent church have announced they will not pursue an appeal.


Teen with brain tumour to turn on Christmas lights

Elizabeth Adams with her mum Kath

Dying teen Elizabeth Adams will switch on the lights, and the event will give her siblings the chance to enjoy a day out as a family.

Campaigners lose fight to save traditional clock chimes

Due to a complaint to Dover District Council by one resident, the chimes will be silenced.

A centuries-old tradition will come to an end early next year after the owners of a church have been ordered to silence them overnight.


Car ditch crash sparks call for better safety

A driver was rescued and later arrested after a crash in New Street

A resident has spoken out about the issue of speeding in a road after one driver ended up in a ditch.


Driver arrested after ditch crash

New Street, Sandwich Picture: Google

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into parked cars and railings before ending up in a water-filled ditch.

Let's start being aware

Miss Sandwich Alice Watson. Picture: Andrew Watson

A carnival queen is campaigning for understanding of autism.

Scientists unlock goodness of Omega-3 oils

Launch of AlgaeCytes laboratory at Discovery Park, Sandwich

A company that uses algae for health-promoting ingredients has expanded with a new laboratory.


Trains up the swanny...

Trains have been advised to run slower after a swan trespassed on to the line at Sandwich. Picture: Dave Hughes

Rail services have been forced to slow down after an unusual trespasser was spotted on the lines.


Gunboat target for museum trust bid

P22 arrived in Sandwich in June 2017

The cogs are in motion to make a gunboat, moored in Kent, into a trust and transform it into a Cold War museum.

Station needs £4m upgrade if town is to host the 2020 Open

Golf spectators arriving at Sandwich railway station

Documents warn Kent will lose out on hosting the Open unless upgrades are made to nearby stations.


Horse rescued after two hours stuck in a ditch

Firefighters rescued Gemma Booth's horse Gabby from a dyke in Ash

A nursery assistant found herself in a nightmare situation when her 20-year-old horse fell into a dyke.

Trust hits back over mismanagement claims

Sandwich Tollbridge

Careful and wise management of a trust is saving residents from having to pay a higher rate of council tax.


Join in Cinque Ports Speaker's Day parade

Mayor of Sandwich and speaker of the confederation of the Cinque Ports, Cllr Paul Graeme.

The Cinque Ports Speaker’s Day parade returns to Sandwich after seven years tomorrow.

'It’s time for me to hang up my mouse’

Phil Birch, Cllr Dan Friend and Sandwich Mayor Paul Graeme

The work of a man who helped technophobes get up to speed with the digital revolution has been honoured.

Charity shop raid

Volunteer Andy Styles outside the targeted shop

A charity shop which raises money to help elderly people in the town has been targeted by thieves.

Just where is all the money going?

Sandwich Guildhall

Calls for clarity have been made after it was discovered Sandwich Tollbridge Fund costs 16 times more to run than the amount it gives out in grants

Council under fire for 'flawed' investigation

Due to a complaint to Dover District Council by one resident, the chimes will be silenced.

A district council has come under fire for the way it has handled a noise complaint.


Race to win space on town council

Three female candidates are vying for a place on a town council in Kent in a by-election today.


Burglars target church

The burglars gained access to St Peter's Church via a window

Burglars at a Kent church may have only got away with small change but have left hundreds of pounds worth of damage.


Disgust at plan to axe help desk

Sandwich Guildhall

A petition has been launched against plans to close a district council help desk used by elderly people or those without the internet

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