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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

Villagers to form special company to help get pub back

Chequer Inn in Ash

Residents believe forming a community interest company will give them the best chance to return their local pub to its former glory.

Student creates new woodland

Zara McDermott (centre), her mum Siobhan Matthews and Simon Dundas

The creation of a new woodland in Sandwich will not only help the environment, but also a student who is raising funds for a trip to India

Three 'missing' children found by police helicopter

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

Three "wet and cold" children have been found in a field in Sandwich after getting lost

Bring back our town centre bike racks

Dover District Council has removed three well-used cycle racks in Sandwich however bikes are still finding a way to park there

Support is growing to reinstate three well-used bike racks in Sandwich, which a cycle campaign have described as “badly needed”


Tower tours are on the way – but they need a name

The tower tours in St Peter's Church need a name

People in Sandwich are being asked to suggest a name for the tower tours which will soon be available in St Peter’s Church.


Remembering two shining examples

Sandwich residents are clubbing together for a bench in memory of Robert Calcutt and his brother David

Two Sandwich brothers, who were well-loved for keeping the brass door knockers of the town shining, will be honoured with a memorial bench

Men suffer burns to hands in workshop fire

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Firefighters spent more than three hours at the scene of a workshop fire, where two men sustained burns to their hands.

Learn about plans for 1,000ft mast

The mast would be on land behind the former Richborough Power Station

Residents are invited to attend a public exhibition to find out more about a planned 1,000ft mast.


'Now it’s time to give it to someone who needs it more than I do'

Briony Scott will cut 12 inches off her hair to give to charity

A woman from Dover will cut 12 inches off her hair to give to a charity which helps make wigs for young girls with cancer.

‘Crazy way to spend public money’

Charles Miller

Former Sandwich town councillor Charles Miller has further explained his reasons for resigning, as he feels the Town Team needs to be held to account.

Medieval boat project is taking shape at the Quay

The ship's frame

The second phase of a project to recreate medieval boats, which it is hoped will bring more tourists to Sandwich, has begun.

Bypass delays as police detain man

Sandwich bypass where road was partially closed

Police partially closed the Sandwich bypass this afternoon after concerns for a man's welfare.

Chic students on the catwalk

Andrew Perry, Eva Irvine, Dash Eyles and Freya Bullard have organised the school's fashion show

A selection of trendy outfits will be modelled by sixth form students from Sir Roger Manwood’s at a fashion show tonight.

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