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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

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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

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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'

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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

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

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

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