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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

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

The number of people who have been arrested for drug possession has been revealed. Picture: Thinkstock

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.

Rail firm says school train will continue

Train services are 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

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