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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

There's no signs. 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

The Kent Messenger newspaper is calling on the Department for Transport to retain the much-valued high speed services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras.

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.

Call for more women on committees

Cllr David Wood thinks committees should be more representative

Calls have been made for more women on the committees at Sandwich Town Council.

Fears that police changes could cut PCSOs

The government said too many people with mental health problems end up in police cells because there's often no alternative. Stock picture

Changes to policing in Kent have sparked fears that it could leave Sandwich with even fewer PCSOs.

Reserve still shut as work on flood damage continues

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve will not be re-opening any time soon, said the warden Karen Potter.

Twisted shop owner abused girls after they 'stole' sweets

Sweets will be confiscated. Stock picture.

A pervert who lured children into his shop to steal sweets so he could sexually abuse them has been convicted.

Sandwich flies flag for armed forces

Sandwich held a flag raising ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.


Reports of crash between motorcyclist and car

Stock picture

There has been an accident between a motorcyclist and a car on Ramsgate Road near Sandwich.

Sandwich garden named top in Kent

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich has been named one of the top gardens in Kent in a new book.

Premature seal pup found off Kent

Tiny seal pup found at Sandwich Bay

This tiny premature seal pup - separated from its mother - has been rescued off the Kent coast.

Sandwich man sentenced over dangerous dog

More dogs are stolen in Kent than anywhere else in the country. Library image.

A man from Sandwich has been sentenced for allowing his dog to be out of control and causing injury.


Night of bingo for Poulders Play Area

Bingo players at the Phoenix Centre in Sandwich

A fundraising bingo night raised more than £300 for the Poulders Play Area in Sandwich.

Gogglebox couple hosting charity event

Dom and Steph Parker outside the Salutation in Sandwich

Gogglebox couple Dom and Steph Parker will be opening up the grounds of their mansion to raise money for charity.


Controlled explosion after 'device' found

Experts were called in to explode the device. Stock picture

Experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a device found on a beach at low tide.


Ash butcher wins best bull in show

Roger Dunn from Goldstone Butchers, Sandwich Mayor, Cllr Paul Graeme and Alice Dunn.

Goldstone Butchers from Ash has been celebrating after its bull was awarded the title of Male Sussex Champion at an agricultural show.

Witnesses sought after parking row 'escalated into assault'

Police stock image

A man has been arrested after a row over a parked van ended in an alleged assault.

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