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Sick dog dumped outside vets

Tommy the terrier, left abandoned. Picture courtesy of RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an unwell dog was found tied up outside a veterinary surgery.


Almighty ding dong!

St Peter's Church clock chimes quarterly

Decibel tests are to be taken on the centuries-old clock chimes at a Kent church because of a single complaint from a neighbour.


New home for P22 gunboat

P22 arrived in Sandwich in June 2017

A P22 gunboat - the only one still afloat out of a fleet of 23 - is moving home tomorrow and people are invited to join in the welcome party

Man's horrific bonfire burns

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

A householder suffered 25% burns to his limbs from a bonfire.


Mum admits possessing extreme pornography

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

A woman with a 14-year-old son was caught with hundreds of illegal images, including many of children, on an account linked to her email.

Man suffers serious burns in bonfire horror

The man suffered 25 degree burns. Stock picture

A man has suffered serious injuries after trying to start a bonfire using a flammable liquid.


Pub sign ripped off wall in crash

The sign lying on the pavement amongst the rubble

A pub has been forced to shut its restaurant after two buses hit it over the course of the afternoon.


Dismay as KCC sell care home to private company

Wayfarers in Sandwich has been sold by KCC

The chairman of a campaign group which has fought to stop the privatisation of a care home has said the public has been let down

Outbuilding destroyed in fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Water from a nearby lake helped firefighters to extinguish an outbuilding fire but it had already been destroyed

Election tainted by widespread bribery and corruption

The landlord of the Rose and Crown was happy to take money from both sides

Modern-day investigations into alleged electoral fraud have nothing on the Victorians when bribes and inducements were part and parcel of politics.

Gardens go on display

This garden is one of eight on show

A Kent town's loveliest gardens will once again open to the public this weekend – and this year there is an added attraction.

See Fairport Convention on 50th anniversary tour

Fairport Convention will play at St Mary’s Arts Centre in Sandwich

The legendary band, who won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, will play in Sandwich as part of the Folk in the Barn series

Army disposal experts called in to school

Sandwich Technology School

Army specialists were called in to a school after two pupils brought in a suspicious device as students sat exams.


Nostalgia in store

Staff at the Co-op in Sandwich in 1940s dress

Staff at a supermarket dressed in 1940s costume over a weekend.

Tasty treats from near and far

The event is always a great success

From chilli and cheese to fruit and fizz, foodies will rejoice at the selection of delights on offer at a Kent Food Fayre

Pubs go up against each other in a football fundraiser

Regulars from the The Kings Head and The Walmer Castle pubs in Deal competed in a charity football match

There was a lot at stake for two pubs in Deal who went head to head in a charity football match.

Look after Wayfarers!

Wayfarers in Sandwich has been sold by KCC

Community groups are calling on KCC to fulfil its obligations - by keeping and looking after a town's only council-owned care home for the elderly

Museum reopens after £100K refurbishment

Sandwich Guildhall Museum, boosted by Lottery grant. Pictured is curator Linda Elliott.

The finishing touches are being put to a Kent museum ahead of its grand reopening on Saturday.

Freemasons open doors to throw out myths

Treasurer Stuart Bourner, mentor Tony Patmore, worshipful master Phillip Ansell, past master Jake Jackson and secretary Nick Bushell

A Masonic Lodge in Kent is opening its doors to visitors in a bid to shake off its secret society image and attract new members


New wildlife park to open in 2018

The site is being opened up as a sister site to Wingham Wildlife Park

A wildlife park in Kent has announced the opening date of its second site as 2018.

New event sees town salute the 40s

Lindy hoppers will be at the event

Air raid sirens and the sound of gunfire will echo through Sandwich this weekend as the town hosts a new three-day event.

Supermarket gives 1% of profits to good causes

Age Concern in Sandwich received £5,232

The power of shopping locally has been proven by the money given to community groups by a supermarket.


Model to marry priest three times his age today

Retired Clergyman Philip Clements with his partner Florin Marin

The fiance of a gay vicar is promising to hit back at critics of their wedding today following suggestions he must only be after his partner's money.


Easter topped off with bonnet prizes

Two-year-old Blue Lowther won first prize

A ‘wear your pyjamas to nursery day’ was topped off with an Easter bonnet parade for youngsters at a Kent nursery

Work will make museum "world class"

Sandwich Guildhall Museum, boosted by Lottery grant. Pictured is curator Linda Elliott.

A museum, funded by Lottery money, is to be refurbished and reopened.

Gay retired vicar: 'I'm no Judas'

Philip Clements with his partner Florin Marin

A retired vicar who is preparing to marry a man 54 years his junior has defended himself after being compared to Judas.

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