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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 face being silenced from 11pm until 7am each day.

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

Mystery of how man came to be in river

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Firefighters were sent to rescue a man from the River Stour early this morning.


Motorcyclist injured in lorry crash

 Stock image

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash with a lorry on a busy bypass.

Road blocked after crash

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @KentSpecials

Emergency services were sent to the scene of a two-car collision that shut a main road in both directions.


Two cut free after crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Fire crews freed two people trapped after a two-car crash.


Meeting to save historic clock chimes

St Peter's church clock could be stopped from chiming at night

A public meeting will be held to try and dissuade a resident from pursuing his complaint about the level of noise from historic church clock.


Dismay as nursery ‘adventures’ end

Manager Jackie Wylde says she is heartbroken

Six people have been left unemployed after a nursery school lost its fight to stay open.


'You must stop, it will rot your brain'

Samantha Rayson admitted having hundreds of child sex images. Picture: Thinkstock

A judge issued a stark warning to a mother convicted of possessing extreme pornography and child sex images after giving her a suspended sentence.


Council prepares to cope with record golf crowds

Darren Clarke wins The Open in 2011, the last time it was held at Royal St George's

A record-breaking attendance at this year’s Open has reminded Kent authorities that transport links must be improved before the tournament returns.


Reduced funding forces school to cut its hours

Head teacher Mr Lee Hunter

A top secondary school has been forced to shorten its hours on a Friday due to crippling budget cuts.

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