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Pub Landlord writes party manifesto - on fag packet!

Al Murray's Free United Kingdom Party has released its general election manifesto...on the back of a cigarette packet!

Students get an experience at Discovery Park

Pupils at Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich were given a taste of scientific research when they visited AlgaeCytes Ltd.

Fencing club forced to change venue

A Sandwich fencing club has re-located after Baypoint asked them to leave, with four weeks notice.

Fair day for rescue centre

A rescue dog charity in Sandwich is hosting a Bits and Bobs fair on Saturday.

Secretary of State addresses lorry issues

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughin, has addressed lorry issues in Sandwich after a visit last week.

Sandwich named runner-up in best market towns

Sandwich has been named number two in the top nine market towns in the country.

Fears of a cut in number of sexual health nurses

Fears have been raised by the leader of a youth centre in Sandwich over possible changes to sexual health services in Kent.

Council reject application for new porch

Objections have been raised to an extension in Sandwich after plans were first submitted as a porch.

School hit by redundancies

School staff are facing redundancy as its bosses seek to save cash, leaked documents have revealed.

Leaked documents reveal staff cuts

Five members of staff are being made redundant at Sandwich Technology School, documents leaked to the Mercury have revealed.

Action taken over lorries

Action is being taken on traffic issues in Sandwich after a lorry became stuck in the town for 15 hours.

Magna Carta will return to Sandwich in autumn

The first step has been made in bringing the Magna Carta back to the people of Sandwich and boosting tourism for the town.

Venomtech will appear on BBC Four

A company which sells venom to drugs research firms will be featured in a programme aired on BBC Four tonight.

"Bespoke" library services

Residents in Sandwich have been told a charitable trust would enable libraries to get rid of “one size fits all” policies.

Probe after man found dead in street

Forensics officers taped off an alleyway after a man was found dead in a quiet street.

Police stepping up patrols

Police will step-up patrols for motorists parking on double yellow lines, says Chief Inspector Steve Barlow.

Pfizer hosts apprenticeship event

Young people have been learning about the apprenticeships on offer at Pfizer in Sandwich.

Highways team’s school coach concerns

Sir Roger Manwood’s School could be forced to update its traffic plan after Highways criticised its coach facilities.

Have a say on pylons plan

Residents have one last chance to have their say on the Richborough Connection project.

No sign of an end to lorry chaos in town

The Town Team is campaigning for signs to warn lorry drivers of the weight restrictions in Sandwich.

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