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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

Bombs found on beach

One of the shells found on Sandwich Bay. Picture: Tony Ovenden

Explosives experts missed their chance to recover five wartime shells from Sandwich Bay and will have to wait another week.

Relax and workout at The Retreat

Sandwich resident Josie Miller during her workout

Tucked away in a quiet steet is a new wellness centre offering older people or those with mobility problems the chance to work out.

Musician is inspiration for Martha fundraiser

Kerry Rubins from the Martha Trust with Claire Clayson, Kyrstie and Ian Linstead

The connection between a musician who regularly performs in a Sandwich pub and local charity Martha Trust has inspired the owner to host a fundraiser

Seat in their sights

Labour activist Sara Trillo

Three candidates will go up against each other to gain a seat on Sandwich Town Council, in May


Bigger and better food fayre will really whet your appetite

Camden Market's Emilia's will be offering fried squid and veganic prosecco at this year's food fayre in Sandwich

A market is set to make its return next month with more stalls than ever.

Chance to see beavers

Baby beaver at Ham Fen

The chance to see a community of beavers in their natural setting at Ham Fen Nature Reserve, near Sandwich, is being offered by Kent Wildlife Trust.


Approval is given for new wine bar

How the premises looks now with new owners Stephen Fairfax and Christiano Maiello

A new wine bar could open in Sandwich as soon as June after Dover District Council granted a licence for it to sell alcohol

Car flips on main road

A car has flipped on the A256 Sandwich Bypass Picture: Jake Snowden

Two people were treated for minor injuries after car overturned on the A256 Sandwich Bypass, today.


Mast firm pledges tech school windfall

Sandwich Technology School

Sandwich Technology School will benefit from new phones, better broadband and savings on its communications bill from Vigilant Global UK

Just look how they’ve grown!

Pupils from the Eastry primary school's garden club with the crocuses they planted last year

Purple crocuses planted in schools in Sandwich have helped children learn about polio

Tickets going fast for charity prom with Steph and Dom

Sandwich Prom in aid of Martha Trust at the Salutation

Tickets are already selling fast for a prom event at the home of Googlebox's Steph and Dom Parker, which raises money for people with disabilities.

History brought bang up to date

Linda Elliott is the new Honorary Curator at Sandwich Guildhall Museum & Archive

The new curator at Sandwich Guildhall Museum plans to make a precious medieval document one of the stars of a display alongside the town’s Magna Carta

Don’t worry – my donkey is fine

Friday, a previously neglected donkey, was rehomed with Charity in April 2015

A woman who rehomed a neglected donkey has set the record straight after she was reported to the RSPCA for giving it insufficient shelter.


MP fights ‘cheap’ sat nav menace

Sandwich MP Craig Mackinlay

Cases of damage to historic listed buildings in Sandwich have prompted MP Craig Mackinlay to fight the issue of inappropriate use of sat navs by HGVs

Council backs leisure-centre expansion

The land as seen from the current building would be used to extend the leisure centre

Sandwich Town Council will write a general letter of support for Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre Trust’s outline proposals to expand its premises

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