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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.

Gogglebox stars give up home for charity prom

Steph and Dom Parker with Martha Trust residents Photo: Alan Langley

Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker gave up the grounds of their home for a charity prom which raised more than £16,000 for Martha Trust

Decision due on future of wine bar

Rosas Vinarium in King Street, Sandwich

The fate of a new wine bar will be decided when planners consider a request to change a building’s use


Mast firm’s help for sound system

Thomas Molloy, School Business Manager at Sir Roger Manwood's School, is delighted with the donation from Vigilant Global

A Kent school will benefit from a new sound system thanks to a donation from the firm which proposes to build a mast taller than the Shard

Battle commences at fun-packed Medieval Fayre

There will be live jousting at the Medieval Fayre at the Sandwich Showground

A famous battle that occurred in a Kent town in 1457 will be reenacted as part of The Medieval Fayre, this weekend.

Fears for toll bridge closure

Paul Cantle of Highway Marine Service Centre in Sandwich is against the potential closure of the toll bridge

A proposal to close a historic toll bridge to vehicles has outraged residents who claim it would spell disaster.

Raise a glass to superb musicians

The festival will be in Sandwich today and tomorrow

Music lovers are in for a treat this weekend as Sandwich’s Folk and Ale Festival makes its return.

Skip fire at industrial estate

Skip on fire in Sandwich Industrial Estate last night

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a skip at a Kent industrial estate.

Tributes to remarkable man who put children first

Robert Chesterfield, better known as Bill.

Tributes have been paid to a man who leaves a lasting legacy of teaching and who touched the lives of generations of youngsters in a Kent town


Fundraiser's walk in memory of Somme ancestor

Somme soldier Pte Ernest Holwell , an ancestor or Jon Gater.

A descendant of a Battle of the Somme warrior is taking on a charity walk.


Tributes to former mayor

Cllr Joe Trussler in good spirits despite torrential rain at Sandwich's annual bun run

Tributes have been paid to popular councillor who died on Monday.

The 'weight' is over

Volunteers at the new gateways in Sandwich ahead of the 7.5 tonne weight restriction that will come into force today

After years of lorry troubles, a new weight restriction is being enforced in a small medieval town from today


Students show politicians how debate should be run

Finlay Glithero, Christopher Viney, Theo Lawless-Hughes and Aidan Baker with Phil Hornby

An EU debate led by students from a Kent school will be televised today ahead of tomorrow's referendum

‘I’ve been forced out of market’

Tony Donnelly, former Sandwich market operator

A Kent market operator claims he has been "forced out" of his jobs after a new company took control of the town's stalls.


Which way forward for medieval town?

The Barbican in Sandwich

Important decisions on preserving a medieval town and solving its traffic issues are about to be made.

Nine suspected migrants found

The migrants were found in Sandwich. Picture: Jamie Luck.

Nine suspected migrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry.


Prime Minister accepts invitation to Discovery Park

Craig Mackinlay

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay invited the Prime Minister to visit Discovery Park during Prime Minister's Questions.


Toll bridge closure has seen "disastrous" loss of trade

Businesses have had to invest in their own signs to let people know they are open

The temporary closure of Sandwich’s toll bridge has seen a “disastrous” loss of trade, it is claimed.


Firefighters tackle blaze at animal feed store

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters from Deal tackled a blaze at an animal feed store in Wingham yesterday (Friday).

Fury at 'ludicrous' garden homes bid

Objectors Cllr MJ Holloway, John Hennessy, Blaise Frampton, Catherine Carroll and Jennie Frampton

A planning application for two houses in the medieval town of Sandwich has been called the most controversial in years.


Cat gets fish supper...

The cat was spotted in Sandwich. Picture: James Redshaw

This daring cat nabbed a free fish supper after being spotted with his mouth full of stolen booty.

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