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New wildlife park to open in 2018

A wildlife park in Kent has announced the opening date of its second site as 2018.

New event sees town salute the 40s

Air raid sirens and the sound of gunfire will echo through Sandwich this weekend as the town hosts a new three-day event.

Supermarket gives 1% of profits to good causes

The power of shopping locally has been proven by the money given to community groups by a supermarket.


Model to marry priest three times his age today

The fiance of a gay vicar is promising to hit back at critics of their wedding today following suggestions he must only be after his partner's money.


Easter topped off with bonnet prizes

A ‘wear your pyjamas to nursery day’ was topped off with an Easter bonnet parade for youngsters at a Kent nursery

Work will make museum "world class"

A museum, funded by Lottery money, is to be refurbished and reopened.

Gay retired vicar: 'I'm no Judas'

A retired vicar who is preparing to marry a man 54 years his junior has defended himself after being compared to Judas.


Support for fight against homes plan

Plans to build almost 70 houses have been recommended for refusal by a town council.

Fire in derelict building spreads

A fire which started in a derelict building also damaged a newly built garden cabin, a farm vehicle and surrounding land.

Rescue dogs need new home

An animal rescue group wants dog lover to rehouse pups

Retired clergyman to marry man 54 years younger

A retired vicar is calling on the Church of England to change its policy on same sex marriage as he prepares to wed a man 54 years his junior.


Room for one more as court is elected

Sandwich Carnival Association has picked not seven but eight new faces to represent the town at carnivals around the county.

Goodwin Sands - third consultation expected

A new consultation on Goodwin Sands dredging is expected due to new survey results

Village launch share scheme to buy pub

Campaigners who saved a pub from development are inviting people to enter into a community share scheme to help them reopen it.

Man arrested after theft from church

A 45-year-old man has been arrested after the theft of a cash box from a Kent church.

Bones, coins and pottery unearthed at church dig

A moment of respectful silence over bones uncovered in an archaeological dig have concluded a potentially “game changing” project in a Kent town

Cauliflower tears for farmers competing against foreign produce

A Kent farmer has warned that producers in the area could be wiped out if supermarkets continue to import goods from overseas.


Man kicked to the ground in robbery bid

A man was injured when he was kicked to the ground and repeatedly booted by three robbers in a cemetery.


New funding prompts relaunch of mental health support group

The relaunch of a daytime mental health peer support group in Kent is hoped to alert more people to the service.

Reaction swings both ways to golf tournament’s return

Hotels may already be fully booked but some residents and businesses are sceptical about the return of The Open to Sandwich


Love letters inspire young film director's screenplay

An aspiring film director who created a short film based on his late great-grandparents’ love letters needs your votes to help him win an award.

Police helicopter scrambled after concerns for man

A man has been found safe and well after a police helicopter was scrambled to find him.

New support group launches for those with mental health issues

Support for those with mental illness and depression in the Kent is growing with a new evening group starting in Sandwich.

Road to be closed over safety fears

Bollards will soon prevent vehicular access to a Kent road after calls from a resident who warned of catastrophic consequences otherwise.


Giant mast taller than the Shard rejected

Councillors said plans to build two communications masts were "unslightly" as they rejected the proposals.


Plans for mast taller than Shard set to be rejected

Plans for a communications mast taller than The Shard are recommended to be rejected by councillors at a planning meeting tonight


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