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MPs go pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Sandwich and Thanet MPs Laura Sandys and Sir Roger Gale support the Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear it Pink Day.

Wacky pink glasses and a fuscia tie made up the attire of two MPs supporting the Breast Cancer Campaign Wear it Pink Day.

Approval of supermarkets showed no "backbone"

Waitrose design for Sandwich

Planners who approved two supermarkets in Sandwich have come under fire by a Sandwich resident.


Church collection money stolen

St Peter's Church in Sandwich

Vandals stole up to £200 from a church in Sandwich

Benefits cheat 'unable to work after crash' runs scrap metal firm

The way benefits are paid is changing

A fraudster who claimed he was unable to work after a bike crash ripped off nearly £40,000 in benefits... while running a scrap metal firm.


Pfizer taking active role in dementia campaign

Pfizer has a base in Sandwich

Nearly 900 people, including employees at Pfizer in Sandwich, have become Dementia Friends since the initiative launched earlier this year.

Supermarket sweep

What the new Waitrose in Sandwich would look like

A town could be getting two supermarkets after planning authorities gave the green light to applications from two different chains.


Co-op donates cash to help youth club

Members of the youth forum with Co-op trading manager James Bridger.

The Co-op in Sandwich has donated £300 to the Phoenix Centre after choosing it as one of its charities of the year.

MP Laura Sandys celebrates new term at East Kent College

Paul Barber, managing director of Discovery Park, Laura Sandys, Thanet South MP and East Kent College Principal Graham Razey planting the Sir Isaac Newton Tree at Discovery Park.

MP Laura Sandys celebrated the partnership between East Kent College and Discovery Park by planting a special tree.


Final decision due in supermarkets war

Discovery Park in east Kent

A town-centre Waitrose store could be given the green light if plans for a Sainsbury's at an out-of-town business park are rejected by councillors.

Richborough Connection feedback

The new style T pylons which the National Grid says could replace the taller lattice type

National Grid has thanked residents for their feedback on the Richborough Connection project and will now decide which pylons to use.

UKIP Farage selection unpopular

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Some say he's a character and 'characters can be good'. Another said she'll give up voting if he gets in. Tell us in our poll: Would you vote Farage?


Sandwich danced the night away

Barn Dance in Market Street, Sandwich

Last night's barn dance in Sandwich was a great success.

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.

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