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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

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.


Road shut as fire crews tackle lorry blaze

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

A road was shut for a while as firefighters tackled a fire in an articulated lorry.

Developer unveils £20m village homes blueprint

The development at Sandwich Road, Ash, could have 112 homes, a nursery, office space and a village green - possibly with play equipment. Pictures: Quinn Estates

A development of 112 homes, a nursery and offices could rise up from a field in Sandwich Road, Ash.

Fire breaks out at industrial estate

Smoke billowed into the sky

Three cars have been destroyed in a fire which has spread to an office block and a horse box.

Roads close for work on historic building

The Barbican in Sandwich

Urgent repairs to a historic building in Sandwich will cause road closures for up to six weeks.

Jeffery’s back, by a whisker

Jeffery Sneller has been elected

Sandwich’s longest serving councillor Jeffery Sneller has regained his seat on the town council following a by-election.

Ducklings stuck in drain rescued

The two ducklings were rescued from a storm drain

Two ducklings which had fallen into a storm drain were reunited with their mother thanks to the RSPCA and firefighters.

Plenty of tasty treats with even more stalls

The bustling Sandwich Food Fayre

Tasty treats and even more stalls will be on offer at this weekend's Sandwich Food Fayre.


Shop celebrations as boutique turns five

Sandwich Mayor Cllr Paul Graeme, owner Gillian Hardy, and Kevin Cook, the town crier, mark the shop's 5th birthday

The Mayor of Sandwich helped a popular clothes store mark a milestone in its young life.

Delays caused by lane closure

The A256, near Eastry. Picture: Google

The northbound lane between the A256 Richborough Way and Ramsgate Road has re-opened.

Boss on trial after fitter killed by exploding tyre

Matthew Hoare, 21, died when a tyre exploded

A company boss has gone on trial over the death 10 years ago of a 21-year-old fitter, who died when an exploding tyre threw him 30ft.

Cards from one Elizabeth to another

A four-year-old who shares her name with The Queen was thrilled to receive a letter from the Monarch in front of her whole school on her 90th birthday

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