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Sam Lennon

KM Reporter since 1997, for Dover since 2016.

‘We're not against new homes - but 39 is too many’

01 March 2024
‘We're not against new homes - but 39 is too many’

Residents fear new homes will add more misery to their village’s “torturous” road network - but stress they are not opposed to housebuilding.

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Couple unearth amazing 50m underground tunnel hidden in garden

29 February 2024
Couple unearth amazing 50m underground tunnel hidden in garden

A couple have gone viral after they discovered an impressive, secret 50m deep wartime tunnel in their back garden.

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Landslide prompts week-long railway delays

25 February 2024
Landslide prompts week-long railway delays

Railway passengers will face a week’s worth of disruption following a landslide.

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Fears after man goes missing for two weeks

25 February 2024
Fears after man goes missing for two weeks

Fears are growing over the welfare of a man who has been missing for two weeks.

Bid to convert pub with dark past into shop

25 February 2024
Bid to convert pub with dark past into shop

Plans have been submitted to convert a former pub where a landlord was killed and later taken over by the detective investigating the case.

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‘I tried to sell business but it will have to become housing’

25 February 2024
‘I tried to sell business but it will have to become housing’

A retiring guest house owner says he has had to submit plans to covert the building into homes after failing to secure a buyer for the business.

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Driver bailed after pensioner killed in crash

25 February 2024
Driver bailed after pensioner killed in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a pedestrian in his 80s died in a collision with a car.

Water supplies coming back after thousands of homes left without

25 February 2024
Water supplies coming back after thousands of homes left without

Water provision is returning to normal this morning after thousands of properties were affected by supply problems.

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‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

25 February 2024
‘I started doing magic at 5 and now I rub shoulders with the stars’

A Kent magician well-known for performing at weddings across the county has also impressed celebrities with his skills.

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9,000 properties left without water

24 February 2024
9,000 properties left without water

A company is bringing bottles to homes after 9,000 properties have been affected by water supply chaos.

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Anger over plans for homes on former nursery site

24 February 2024
Anger over plans for homes on former nursery site

A community that fought off a scheme for a water bottling factory is now confronted with a housing application and preparing to fight again.

‘No further action’ into murder investigation following dad’s death

24 February 2024
‘No further action’ into murder investigation following dad’s death

A murder investigation launched after a dad died at a holiday park has ended, with no further action being taken.

Devastation after thieves target hospice

24 February 2024
Devastation after thieves target hospice

An appeal has been launched after a van and its contents were stolen from a hospice, which also suffered criminal damage.

Incredibly rare figurine of Roman god’s head unearthed

23 February 2024
Incredibly rare figurine of Roman god’s head unearthed

Archeologists say the discovery of a figurine depicting the face of a god provides an insight into the religious beliefs of the Roman provinces.

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Public step in to clear road after car overturns

19 February 2024
Public step in to clear road after car overturns

Members of the public stepped in to clear a road after a car rolled onto its side in a crash which caused “traffic chaos”.

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Organised crime gang kingpin jailed after £30m cocaine bust

16 February 2024
Organised crime gang kingpin jailed after £30m cocaine bust

A leading drugs smuggler has been sentenced to 25 years, adding up to 61 years’ imprisonment for his gang.

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Swift justice after four police officers assaulted

16 February 2024
Swift justice after four police officers assaulted

A 34-year-old man has been jailed for seven months just one day after he attacked police officers, grabbing one by the throat.

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Dispersal order brought in for third weekend in a row

16 February 2024
Dispersal order brought in for third weekend in a row

A clamp down on nuisance drivers is continuing into a third weekend after reports of dangerous driving.

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Helicopter lands near shopping centre after serious crash

15 February 2024
Helicopter lands near shopping centre after serious crash

A road has reopened following a serious crash near a Kent shopping centre.

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Country house to become 'one of Kent’s most prestigious wedding venues'

15 February 2024
Country house to become 'one of Kent’s most prestigious wedding venues'

The owners of a historic home say it will become "one of Kent's most prestigious wedding venues" when it hosts its first ceremonies later this year.

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