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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.

Volunteers needed for Lorry Watch

Lorry stuck at Breezy Corner in Sandwich

A lorry watch campaign has been set up in Sandwich to stop lorries damaging medieval buildings and exceeding the weight limit.

The Quay in Sandwich unveils new look

The Quay is now protected from flooding

A brand new look for the Quay in Sandwich was unveiled last Friday to the delight of residents and the Mayor.

Warning as suspicious van driver approaches schoolboy

David Frampton was a former Sandwich Technology School pupil

Children are being urged to be vigilant after a suspicious man approached a schoolboy and tried to get him inside his van.


Second World War bomb exploded at Sandwich Bay

A Second World War shell was safely exploded by disposal teams at Sandwich Bay on Tuesday.


Fly tippers dump asbestos in Eastry

Potentially toxic chemicals have been dumped on Thornton Lane in Eastry.

Le Weekend comes to Sandwich

A French weekend and medieval torture show will be coming to Sandwich this weekend.

MP and residents join road safety campaign

The wreckage of the crash

A campaign to fix drainage problems on Sandwich Road has been launched by residents and MP Laura Sandys after near-fatal crash.

Mayor defends choice to hold fewer meetings

The mayor of Sandwich, Cllr Paul Graeme

The Mayor of Sandwich has come under fire during his first three weeks in office over changes to town council meetings.

Campaigner calls for fracking talks

Deal With It's Rosemary Rechter and Stuart Cox protesting at Balcombe

The chairman of East Kent Against Fracking has sent an open letter to the leader of KCC to raise concerns over shale extraction.

East Kent College is coming to Discovery Park

Principal of East Kent College Graham Razey and managing director of Discovery Park, Paul Barber.

East Kent College is set to open a new training and lab site at Discovery Park in Sandwich.

Sandwiches unite

The twinning charter between Sandwich Massachusetts and Sandwich in east Kent was signed on Friday.

Woman rescued from roof in Ash

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A woman was rescued from the roof of a three-storey building in Ash on Monday night.

'Tornadoes' spotted over Kent

A 'tornado' forming at Tilmanstone, as seen from a car boot sale. Picture: @ChelsieMeakin

Sky-spotters were stunned to see what appeared to be several twisters forming in the skies over Kent.


Man collapsed in public toilets

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

The door of a public toilet cubicle in Worth was removed by fire crews last night to free a man who had collapsed.

Le Tour de Sandwich helps Phoenix Centre

Deal Tri at the Le Tour de Sandwich last year

This year’s Le Tour de Sandwich will be raising money for the Phoenix Centre.

Dave turns old items into cash

A new shop owner in Sandwich is urging residents to dust off their old items and sell them at Sold and Soon.

Manwood's will accept more pupils

Sir Roger Manwood's School in Sandwich

Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich will now be accepting around 30 more pupils a year after the governing body voted for a five form system.

Gogglebox stars set to appear on Celebrity Big Brother

Dom and Steph Parker outside the Salutation in Sandwich

The "tipsy, posh couple" from hit TV show Gogglebox are reportedly being lined up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother this summer.


Unexploded bomb found at Sandwich Bay

A woman has spoken of the moment she discovered an unexploded bomb whilst walking at Sandwich Bay.

Head teacher calls it a day

The head teacher at Sandwich Technology School has announced she is taking early retirement to travel with her husband.

MP in Sandwich Road safety talks after crash

MP Laura Sandys is calling for Kent County Council to prevent the A256 from flooding after a Sandwich woman fractured her back in a crash.

Letters to America

As part of Sandwich’s twinning with Massachusetts, postboxes for messages have been positioned around the town.

Late night motorcycling worry

Stock pic: Man riding a motorbike

Concerns have been raised over claims that motorbikes are “racing” along the Sandwich to Deal Road late at night.

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