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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.

Remains of animals found in burnt-out car

The burnt out car in a field behind Brook Street, Eastry

Animal carcasses have been found on the back seat of a burnt-out car left in a Kent field.


Council wants loan to buy building

The Drill Hall in Sandwich

A town council in Kent will seek to secure a loan to buy a prominent building if it receives backing from the public.

Car fire extinguished on forecourt

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

A fuel leak caused a 4x4 to go up in flames on a petrol station's forecourt, but luckily quick thinking staff were able to put it out.

Investigation into medieval boatyard

Shipwright, Bob Hill (left) and Bob Martin

An investigation is underway to determine if Sandwich Historical Boatyard on the Quay is adhering to planning conditions.

Postcard protest campaign launched against arms firm

Ruth Simson posting the postcards to Discovery Park in Sandwich

A business park is denying claims it has been sent more than 200 protest cards from campaigners against the planned relocation of an arms company.

Royal British Legion branch re-established after Facebook campaign

Secretary of the Royal British Legion Sandwich and District branch Simon Leith

The Royal British Legion Sandwich branch has been re-established thanks to the perseverance of a long-standing supporter.

Giant pumpkins up for grabs

Simon with Jane Goring and Tracey Ward from Age Concern and the giant pumpkin at The Fruit Bowl in Sandwich

A giant pumpkin sitting in the window of a Kent grocery shop will be won by the person who correctly guesses its weight

Lottery cash to fund war 'heroes’ book project

Simon Leith at Sandwich War Memorial

The Fallen from Sandwich will be remembered in a lasting display thanks to a £9,138 cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Friends’ new beauty business

Yasmin Rubins and Beth Lennon have reused the bank's counter as a desk

Two schools friends are hoping they can bank on the support of people to ensure their new beauty salon business is a success.

Gogglebox couple in B&B plan shock

Steph and Dom Parker

TV's Gogglebox "posh couple" have never had planning permission to run their swanky B&B, it's been revealed.


Crushed bollard to finally be replaced

A damaged traffic beacon at the Barbican

A crushed bollard in a Kent town will finally be replaced months after it was first damaged


Council welcomes youngest member in recent history

Dan Friend has been elected onto Sandwich Town Council

Winning with almost two thirds of the vote, a town council in Kent has welcomed one of its youngest councillors in recent history.


MP is urged to withdraw his backing for arms firm

The Bikes against Bombs protest outside Sandwich Guildhall

Activists against the work of an arms company are calling for the Sandwich MP to retract his support of the firm.


Decision day for voters in town council by-election

Ballot box. Stock pic

People in Sandwich will today head to the Phoenix Centre to have their say on who will replace the late Joe Trussler on the town council.


Man jailed after setting up cannabis factory

A cannabis plant. Stock image

A man who had set up a cannabis factory in his Kent home has been jailed.

Fatal crash sparks road safety calls

Ms Del-a-cour was injured and later died after the crash on the A258 Deal to Sandwich Road in September

Fresh calls to improve the safety of a Kent road have been made following the death of a woman after a head-on collision

Fire crews called to smoking tumble dryer

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

The incident in Woodnesborough, Sandwich happened just after 7pm last night.

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