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Station needs £4m upgrade if town is to host the 2020 Open

Golf spectators arriving at Sandwich railway station

Documents warn Kent will lose out on hosting the Open unless upgrades are made to nearby stations.


Horse rescued after two hours stuck in a ditch

Firefighters rescued Gemma Booth's horse Gabby from a dyke in Ash

A nursery assistant found herself in a nightmare situation when her 20-year-old horse fell into a dyke.

Trust hits back over mismanagement claims

Sandwich Tollbridge

Careful and wise management of a trust is saving residents from having to pay a higher rate of council tax.


Join in Cinque Ports Speaker's Day parade

Mayor of Sandwich and speaker of the confederation of the Cinque Ports, Cllr Paul Graeme.

The Cinque Ports Speaker’s Day parade returns to Sandwich after seven years tomorrow.

'It’s time for me to hang up my mouse’

Phil Birch, Cllr Dan Friend and Sandwich Mayor Paul Graeme

The work of a man who helped technophobes get up to speed with the digital revolution has been honoured.

Charity shop raid

Volunteer Andy Styles outside the targeted shop

A charity shop which raises money to help elderly people in the town has been targeted by thieves.

Just where is all the money going?

Sandwich Guildhall

Calls for clarity have been made after it was discovered Sandwich Tollbridge Fund costs 16 times more to run than the amount it gives out in grants

Council under fire for 'flawed' investigation

Due to a complaint to Dover District Council by one resident, the chimes face being silenced from 11pm until 7am each day.

A district council has come under fire for the way it has handled a noise complaint.


Race to win space on town council

Three female candidates are vying for a place on a town council in Kent in a by-election today.


Burglars target church

The burglars gained access to St Peter's Church via a window

Burglars at a Kent church may have only got away with small change but have left hundreds of pounds worth of damage.


Disgust at plan to axe help desk

Sandwich Guildhall

A petition has been launched against plans to close a district council help desk used by elderly people or those without the internet

Mystery of how man came to be in river

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Firefighters were sent to rescue a man from the River Stour early this morning.


Motorcyclist injured in lorry crash

 Stock image

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash with a lorry on a busy bypass.

Road blocked after crash

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @KentSpecials

Emergency services were sent to the scene of a two-car collision that shut a main road in both directions.


Two cut free after crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Fire crews freed two people trapped after a two-car crash.


Meeting to save historic clock chimes

St Peter's church clock could be stopped from chiming at night

A public meeting will be held to try and dissuade a resident from pursuing his complaint about the level of noise from historic church clock.


Dismay as nursery ‘adventures’ end

Manager Jackie Wylde says she is heartbroken

Six people have been left unemployed after a nursery school lost its fight to stay open.


'You must stop, it will rot your brain'

Samantha Rayson admitted having hundreds of child sex images. Picture: Thinkstock

A judge issued a stark warning to a mother convicted of possessing extreme pornography and child sex images after giving her a suspended sentence.


Council prepares to cope with record golf crowds

Darren Clarke wins The Open in 2011, the last time it was held at Royal St George's

A record-breaking attendance at this year’s Open has reminded Kent authorities that transport links must be improved before the tournament returns.


Reduced funding forces school to cut its hours

Head teacher Mr Lee Hunter

A top secondary school has been forced to shorten its hours on a Friday due to crippling budget cuts.


Sick dog dumped outside vets

Tommy the terrier, left abandoned. Picture courtesy of RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an unwell dog was found tied up outside a veterinary surgery.


Almighty ding dong!

St Peter's Church clock chimes quarterly

Decibel tests are to be taken on the centuries-old clock chimes at a Kent church because of a single complaint from a neighbour.


New home for P22 gunboat

P22 at the recent Sandwich 1940's event

A P22 gunboat - the only one still afloat out of a fleet of 23 - is moving home tomorrow and people are invited to join in the welcome party

Man's horrific bonfire burns

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

A householder suffered 25% burns to his limbs from a bonfire.


Mum admits possessing extreme pornography

Samantha Rayson admitted having hundreds of child sex images. Picture: Thinkstock

A woman with a 14-year-old son was caught with hundreds of illegal images, including many of children, on an account linked to her email.

Man suffers serious burns in bonfire horror

The man suffered 25 degree burns. Stock picture

A man has suffered serious injuries after trying to start a bonfire using a flammable liquid.

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