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Music and entertainment at Sandwich Festival

Sandwich Festival

Sandwich Festival continues this weekend with music, stalls and activities for all the family.

Paedophile sweetshop owner jailed for historic sex abuse

Pervert Edwin Griggs has been jailed for 15 months

An elderly sweetshop owner has been jailed after sexually assaulting young girls 40 years ago in the backroom of his shop.

Report aims to help save Sandwich from traffic risk

Bus has to drive on pavement due to parked lorry.

Sandwich Town Team aims to protect the town’s medieval buildings and keep pedestrians safe with a new traffic report.


Concern over cobble plan for Guildhall

The inquest was held at the Guildhall in Sandwich

Cobbles or tarmac for Sandwich Guildhall forecourt? The possibility has been unpopular with residents.

Too many lorries in Sandwich

Another lorry struggling to get through Sandwich's narrow roads

Sandwich Town Team's lorry watch programme has proven there are too many large vehicles entering the town.


Sandwich Town crier enters tournament

Sandwich Town Crier Kevin Cook enters tournament

Sandwich town crier Kevin Cook hopes to shout his way to glory in the World Town Crier Tournament later this month.

Volume could be turned down on "painfully loud" alarm

Residents of Ash Road area say level crossing alarm is too loud

Network Rail has agreed to turn the volume down on a level crossing alarm in Sandwich which has been causing a disturbance.

MP Laura Sandys welcomes Discovery boost

Laura Sandys

MP Laura Sandys has welcomed a £4.6m boost to the Discovery Park in Sandwich.

Ash Heritage Group receives funding

VAD hospital in Ash

A heritage group in Ash has received more than £3,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project marking the centenary of the First World War.

Government minister hails Discovery Park as a role model for the UK

Sue Graeme and Sandwich Town Mayor Paul Graeme

The Discovery Park, celebrating its second anniversary, has been hailed a role model for the rest of the UK according to a government minister.

Safety fears over shared cycle and footpath routes

KCCs plans for a shared footpath and cycle path do not include any signs or markings

Planned aesthetic improvements to Ramsgate Road in Sandwich have raised grave safety concerns about a shared cycle route and footpath.

Sandwich bull George is not just a hit with the judges

Gorgeous George at the Kent County Show

Gorgeous George the bull has become famous not only in the town of Sandwich but all over Kent after winning his second gong this year.

Flood damaged play area gets funds from Pfizer

Pfizer has donated £1,500 to the Rotary Club of Sandwich to repair the Bulwarks play area.

Charity prom at Gogglebox mansion hailed a success

Dom and Steph Parker with Martha Trust patient and carer

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker opened their home at the Salutation to the public to help raise funds for the Martha Trust charity.

High speed station 'good for the town'

Paul Barber, managing director of Discovery Park

Plans for a new high speed rail link to London have been hailed as a positive venture for a town by the boss of one Kent's largest business parks.


Roads in Ash shut for gas mains work

The road has been closed. Stock image

The Street, New Street and Queens Road in Ash will be closed over the summer holidays due to gas mains work.

The Manwood Singers perform in Sandwich tonight

Musical director Martyn Jordan

The beautiful sounds of the Manwood Singers will be heard at St Mary's Arts Centre in Sandwich tonight.

An Audience with Hank and Bruce tribute band

The Shadows tribute band An Audience with Hank and Bruce played by Ritchy Ritch and Steve Wood will perform in Sandwich.

Rock and Blues bands at The Salutation

Midnight Crawlers band members Phil Curry and Andy Lester, story-teller Tony Cooper and Gogglebox's Dom Parker.

An variety of acts will be performing at the Sandwich Prom held for Martha Trust at the Salutation.

The sandbags are back... as rain lashes Kent

Sandwich is submerged in several inches of rain. Picture: Red Cow

Parts of the county have been submerged in several inches of rain as flash floods and storms hit towns.

Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival today

Today and tomorrow will see live acts, local ale and Morris dancers on the streets of Sandwich.

No trains to Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival

Michael Hammock, staff member at Sandwich Leisure with ear plugs

Track renewal work will mean overnight noise and no trains to the Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival.

Funding for station is good news for Sandwich

Trains are disrupted

Plans for a new Thanet Parkway railway station have been given a £10 million boost – which could be a “game-changer” for Discovery Park.

Sandwich pupils receive award for flood prevention design

TV presenter James May with Sandwich Tech pupils Joe Griffiths, Lauren Kemp and Kaitlan Hopper.

Pupils from Sandwich Technology School reached the top spot in the TeenTech awards judged by Stephen Fry, James May and Maggie Philbin.

Missing man, 82, from Sandwich has been found

Raymond Baldock, 82, from Sandwich is missing

An 82 year-old man from Sandwich who went missing on Sunday was found at midday today in Eastry.


Sandwich level crossing too loud

Residents of Ash Road area say level crossing alarm is too loud

A level crossing alarm in Sandwich has sparked anger among residents who claim it is far too loud.

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