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Rail firm says school train will continue

Train services were disrupted. Stock picture

Fears that a school rush-hour train service would be cancelled have been allayed after a computer glitch was blamed for the scare.

They want your vote

The vote will be taken at The Phoenix Centre on Thursday, October 6. Stock picture.

A dad of two and a retired teacher will be canvassing for votes at the town’s by-election to replace the late Cllr Joe Trussler.

Woman dies after three-car crash

The road was closed after the crash

A 53-year-old woman has died of her injuries after a horror three-car crash.

Surprise party marks 25 years for vicar

Churchwarden Hugo Jordan presents an engraved bowl to Canon Roberts

The Rector of Sandwich reflected on the “great privilege” of serving the town for 25 years at a surprise party

New design for town revealed

Mayor of Sandwich Cllr Pual Graeme with a copy of Rummey's report

A preview into what designers hope will make a Kent town a better place to live and visit is now available

Heavens above! Woman stunned by 'angel' cloud

The cloud looks like an angel. Picture: SWNS.

A holidaymaker was astonished to see a cloud in the shape of The Angel of the North.


Man still in hospital two days after crash

A man remains in hospital after a crash on the Ash bypass. Picture: Google Maps

A man remains in hospital after a crash involving two cars on a Kent road on Wednesday

Gym members unite for Tough Mudder

Tough Mudders: Martin Roby, Kirsty Ashington, Christopher Burgess and Vince Payne of Sandwich Leisure Centre

It dubs itself the 'toughest event on the planet' and these fitness enthusiasts are determined to complete it for Meningitis Now

Mayor accused of ‘stonewalling’ over traffic measures

The group of residents has written to the Mayor of Sandwich Cllr Paul Graeme twice

A quest has been abandoned that asked for firm evidence to support a town’s proposed traffic management improvements

Dad's anger at no free travel for grammar students

Aidan Shanks of Eastry who is questioning the KCC's policy regarding free transport to school

A father of two has hit out at a "nonsense" policy which prohibits free transport for grammar school pupils.


Magna Carta to be brought home after £100k grant

Sandwich's Magna Carta

A £100,000 cash boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund means Sandwich’s Magna Carta will be brought home to stay.

Tennis club serves up new clubhouse after 102 years

Club chairman Stuart Bennett thanks project manager Lloyd Daniels

After 102 years of waiting, a tennis club's new clubhouse has officially opened

Age simulation suit tried out in Kent

The Sandwich Co-op's trading manager James Bridger has said more businesses should use the suit to educate their staff

An age simulation suit which mimics some of the troubles faced by elderly people has been tried out by the community for the first time in Kent

Call for curfew bell to sound over town again

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

Residents and councillors are calling for the chimes of a historic clock and bell to ring out again.

GCSE results in east Kent

Goodwin Academy pupils celebrating their results

Pupils from schools in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, have today received their GCSE results.

Man cut free after crash near Sandwich

Man cut free from crash at Richborough Way

A man has been cut free by firefighters after a car crashed into a ditch near a busy Kent road.

Arms firm protest

The protesters stopped at the factory site at Discovery Park

Activists have threatened they will hold a Kent business park accountable if arms company Instro Precision moves there.


Campaigners call for another site for masts

A countryside campaign group is calling for other sites to be considered as part of its objections to proposals for two communications masts

Residents call for evidence to support traffic plans

Charles Miller

A group of residents are still calling for firm evidence to support proposed traffic management measures set to be introduced in a Kent town

Play offers a chance to give your verdict on king

The cast of Man of Blood or Martyr of the People? The Trial of Charles 1st, inside the medieval courtroom of Sandwich Guildhall

Tickets are now on sale for the Quayside Players’ inaugural production about the trial of Charles I

Thieves release animals from pens

Charity Weatherall with her donkey Friday

Police are investigating after thieves stole tools and released a donkey and other animals from their pens beside a busy road.


Fears plan to split road could restrict emergency access

Sandwich Leisure Holiday Park

A new access road for a Kent holiday park has caused a flurry of objections.

Fewer large lorries are entering town

A lorry colliding with a house at Breezy Corner in Sandwich

A Kent town’s recently adopted weight restriction is effectively reducing the number of lorries entering it, new figures suggest.

Spectacular tower tour opens

Sandwich resident Beatrice Forster enjoys the view

A church tower tour offering ‘an unparalleled view of the most complete medieval town in England’ has officially opened

Term ends on a high note with outstanding grading

Head teacher Sheilagh Roberts with Sandwich Junior School's outstanding Ofsted report

Pupils’ love of learning, a creative curriculum and the head teacher’s clear vision helped Ofsted rate a Kent school outstanding in all areas

Grimy cellar at Gogglebox stars' posh B&B

The oven is black with grime. Picture: SWNS

Gruesome pictures reveal an oven black with grease, blocked sinks, and dripping lamb in a fridge - at Steph and Dom's luxurious B&B.

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