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Pair charged with murder plot after man shot in face

Armed police were sent to the scene. Stock image.

Two people have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder after a man was shot in the face at a marina.

Save a life with new defibrillator

Cllr Paul Graeme and first responder Zella Nerssessian with the defibrillator

A taxi office is the temporary home for a new lifesaving device.


Ding dong goes on despite deadline

The overnight chimes were expected to cease tonight

A traditional church clock which was expected to be silenced overnight from today will continue because the owners need more time.


First steps to get ancient stream running

Work on the stream has begun

Specialists are carrying out a survey to reinstate a town waterway.


Palm oil warning to dog owners

The waxy deposit washed up on Sandwich Bay. Picture: Dover District Council

A warning has been issued after a waxy deposit suspected to be palm oil has washed up on a Kent beach.

More lease blunders

The Fishergate, Sandwich

The town council has now come under fire after another lease blunder was uncovered in Boatyard saga.

What a ding dong...

St Peter's Church in Sandwich

An unholy row over whether a church's clock chimes are too loud could be settled by government ministers.

Last-ditch attempt to save historic church chimes

St Peter's Church in Sandwich

A final attempt to save a town’s historic church chimes depends on the support of councillors at a meeting tonight.


Days to buy back village pub

The Chequer Inn. Picture: Tony Flashman

Campaigners are striving to raise a last £160,000 to rescue a former country pub.


Proposed redesign of town square revealed

Cllr Dan Friend and Mayor Cllr Paul Graeme are encouraging people to attend the consultation.

Plans to modernise a market square in a Kent town have been revealed.


Barrister delighted after being made a Queen’s Counsel

Eloise Marshall QC has already tackled high-profile cases

Two letters have brought new year joy to east Kent barrister Eloise Marshall – they were the letters Q and C.

Retired vicar's toyboy husband finds new man called Jesus

BBC South East

A retired vicar who hit the headlines for marrying a male Romanian model 50 years younger told of his heartbreak.

Miniature donkeys visit care home

Wayfarers resident Charlie Plane, 96 meets Elsie the donkey

It’s a calendar highlight and also a tell-tale sign of Christmas when miniature donkeys pay a visit to a Kent care home.


Poetic tribute to former teacher

Nick Matthews and wife Joy on a cruise earlier this year

Poems written by a retired teacher will not be left unread after his wife has pledged to publish them in his memory.


Fears over ‘flaws’ in traffic plan

Market Street in Sandwich. The Butchery is in the top left corner.

There is mounting concern over plans to ease congestion in a town which could force all traffic, including lorries, down a narrow lane.


Man shot in face on riverbank

Armed police were sent to the scene. Stock image.

Armed police were called after a man suffered facial injuries in a riverside shooting.


No appeal planned to save church chimes

St Peter's Church clock chimes quarterly

Campaigners working to save the traditional night-time clock chimes at a Kent church have announced they will not pursue an appeal.


Teen with brain tumour to turn on Christmas lights

Elizabeth Adams with her mum Kath

Dying teen Elizabeth Adams will switch on the lights, and the event will give her siblings the chance to enjoy a day out as a family.

Campaigners lose fight to save traditional clock chimes

Due to a complaint to Dover District Council by one resident, the chimes will be silenced.

A centuries-old tradition will come to an end early next year after the owners of a church have been ordered to silence them overnight.

Car ditch crash sparks call for better safety

A driver was rescued and later arrested after a crash in New Street

A resident has spoken out about the issue of speeding in a road after one driver ended up in a ditch.


Driver arrested after ditch crash

New Street, Sandwich Picture: Google

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into parked cars and railings before ending up in a water-filled ditch.

Let's start being aware

Miss Sandwich Alice Watson. Picture: Andrew Watson

A carnival queen is campaigning for understanding of autism.

Scientists unlock goodness of Omega-3 oils

Launch of AlgaeCytes laboratory at Discovery Park, Sandwich

A company that uses algae for health-promoting ingredients has expanded with a new laboratory.


Trains up the swanny...

Trains have been advised to run slower after a swan trespassed on to the line at Sandwich. Picture: Dave Hughes

Rail services have been forced to slow down after an unusual trespasser was spotted on the lines.


Gunboat target for museum trust bid

P22 arrived in Sandwich in June 2017

The cogs are in motion to make a gunboat, moored in Kent, into a trust and transform it into a Cold War museum.

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.

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