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Bones, coins and pottery unearthed at church dig

After a respectful moment of silence from volunteers the collected bones were covered with soil.

A moment of respectful silence over bones uncovered in an archaeological dig have concluded a potentially “game changing” project in a Kent town

Cauliflower tears for farmers competing against foreign produce

Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

A Kent farmer has warned that producers in the area could be wiped out if supermarkets continue to import goods from overseas.


Man kicked to the ground in robbery bid

The cemetery off Woodnesborough Road in Sandwich where the attempted robbery took place Picture: Google Maps

A man was injured when he was kicked to the ground and repeatedly booted by three robbers in a cemetery.


New funding prompts relaunch of mental health support group

SpeakUpCIC, a peer support group for people with mental health issues, will be re-launching in Sandwich

The relaunch of a daytime mental health peer support group in Kent is hoped to alert more people to the service.

Reaction swings both ways to golf tournament’s return

Darren Clarke wins The Open in 2011, the last time it was held at Royal St George's

Hotels may already be fully booked but some residents and businesses are sceptical about the return of The Open to Sandwich


Love letters inspire young film director's screenplay

Director of My Dearest Jean Christian Whittaker

An aspiring film director who created a short film based on his late great-grandparents’ love letters needs your votes to help him win an award.

Police helicopter scrambled after concerns for man

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A man has been found safe and well after a police helicopter was scrambled to find him.

New support group launches for those with mental health issues

Tracy Carr and Cllr Dan Friend outside the Phoenix Centre in Sandwich where the new group will meet

Support for those with mental illness and depression in the Kent is growing with a new evening group starting in Sandwich.

Road to be closed over safety fears

Austins Lane, Sandwich

Bollards will soon prevent vehicular access to a Kent road after calls from a resident who warned of catastrophic consequences otherwise.


Giant mast taller than the Shard rejected

The Shard is dubbed Europe's tallest building

Councillors said plans to build two communications masts were "unslightly" as they rejected the proposals.


Plans for mast taller than Shard set to be rejected

The Shard is dubbed Europe's tallest building

Plans for a communications mast taller than The Shard are recommended to be rejected by councillors at a planning meeting tonight


We’re doing this to save hall for town says council

The Drill Hall in Sandwich

New poll shows 200 people are in favour of a business setting up in an empty Kent building despite interest from council who want it for community use


Homes supporters ‘from outside village’

What Quinn Estates' new estate at Sandwich Road, Ash, could look like Location

A housing developer has addressed allegations that letters of support for his scheme in Kent could be disingenuous.


Wildlife park to expand

A jaguar, one of the animals at Wingham Wildlife Park

A popular wildlife park has taken over a former rare species centre.


Wind farm extension proposed

Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Foreness Point, near Botany Bay

Swedish power company Vattenfall is developing a scheme that will bring the existing and operational wind farm at Margate closer to the coast by 4km

Woman's purse stolen in night time attack

The robbery took place in Moat Sole, Sandwich. Picture: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage thug mugged a woman late at night in a car park.

Appeal to fund surgery for Oodles the poodle

It took Futures4Dogs five hours to groom Oodles, removing his knotted, flea-ridden coat and clipping his overgrown claws

A poodle who can't even drink water because of years of neglect needs treatment worth £6,000.


Join traders for day of Christmas food and fun

Last year's Christmas party in King Street, Sandwich

Traders will bring the Christmas cheer to a Kent town tomorrow with a free bash for families.

Man and dog rescued from pick-up truck

Firefighters were called to Ramsgate Road. Picture: Google

Firefighters had to cut a man and dog free from an overturned vehicle.

Gas leak after car hits main

Police have closed Austins Lane in Sandwich as a precaution Picture: Gill Knight

Homes in a Kent town have been evacuated this morning after damage to a gas main thought to have been caused by a car which did not stop

Perfect place to watch town’s lights switch-on

St Peter's church clock could be stopped from chiming at night

Night-time tower tours in a Kent church will be the number one viewpoint to see the town’s Christmas lights turned on

Care home staff ‘in dark over sale’

Wayfarers is run by Kent County Council

Staff at a KCC care home say they remain in limbo 10 months after they were told it would be sold.

Family thankful for ‘miracle’ as cross washes up

Siting the cross in memory of Tom Porter in January

A memorial cross, erected in honour of a bait digger, that was washed out to sea has returned exactly a year after he died.

Wellness centre has new home

Georgie Juganaru and Beth Hollis inside The Retreat's new centre in King Street, Sandwich

A wellness centre offering exercise workouts to older people or those with mobility problems is marking its one-year anniversary with a move

Council to seek loan for building

The Drill Hall in Sandwich

A town council in Kent will go ahead with a loan application to acquire a prominent building after positive feedback in a survey

Help reopen the jewel in our crown

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve is still unopen following December 2013's tidal surge and could open sooner if it gets funding

A grant of up to £12,000 could see the reopening of a nature reserve dubbed the jewel in Sandwich’s crown.

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