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Sam Williams is assistant news editor for the East Kent Mercury and Dover Mercury, and was previously senior reporter for the Folkestone & Hythe Express

Trio cut off by 'incredibly dangerous' rising tide

24 May 2022
Trio cut off by 'incredibly dangerous' rising tide

The RNLI and coastguard rescued three people from 'immediate danger' after they were cut off by the rising tide.

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Hundreds wade through 4ft high bubble walls

23 May 2022
Hundreds wade through 4ft high bubble walls

Hundreds of people attended a Bubble Rush event, which saw them play in foam while supporting the Demelza children's hospice.

Pride of Kent resumes services across Channel

20 May 2022
Pride of Kent resumes services across Channel

A second P&O ship has resumed services between Kent and Calais, after initially failing three safety inspections.

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50s film screening will kickstart festival

20 May 2022
50s film screening will kickstart festival

A screening of 50s film The Girl Can't Help It will launch a new, three-day music festival taking place in Kent.

Stolen £10k farming vehicle returned to owner

19 May 2022
Stolen £10k farming vehicle returned to owner

An investigation has been launched into the theft of an expensive farming vehicle, which has now been returned to its rightful owner.

Bank to exit town centre

18 May 2022
Bank to exit town centre

A bank has confirmed one of its town centre branches will close later this year after a fall in visits.

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£138m investment will create more jobs

18 May 2022
£138m investment will create more jobs

A long-standing Kent company has been granted a £138 million loan, which will help it create new job roles and invest in green technologies.

Historic bus waiting room transformed into coffee and cocktail bar

18 May 2022
Historic bus waiting room transformed into coffee and cocktail bar

A 100-year-old former bus waiting room will open as a coffee bar, serving hot drinks in the day and wine and cocktails in the evening.

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Classic cars on display at motor show

14 May 2022
Classic cars on display at motor show

Hundreds of cars will be on display at a Classic Motor Show being held this month, where rock bank Toploader will perform.

Man in hospital with serious face injuries

14 May 2022
Man in hospital with serious face injuries

An appeal has been launched after a man and a woman were allegedly assaulted in a town centre in the middle of the night.

Man found in car park with serious head injury

13 May 2022
Man found in car park with serious head injury

An investigation and an appeal for witnesses have been launched after a man was allegedly assaulted in the street.

Work to stop repeated flooding starts next month

12 May 2022
Work to stop repeated flooding starts next month

A plan to prevent homes repeatedly flooding will be put into action next month.

P&O ferry's rescue boats didn't work

12 May 2022
P&O ferry's rescue boats didn't work

A record number of deficiencies were discovered on P&O Ferries' Pride of Kent during safety inspections.

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Suspected burglar appears in court

11 May 2022
Suspected burglar appears in court

A man suspected of stealing numerous items - including tools, a TV, copper piping and a camera - has appeared in court on burglary charges.

Sick pensioner's fight to keep mobility scooter

11 May 2022
Sick pensioner's fight to keep mobility scooter

An 86-year-old man fears he will be stuck inside after he was ordered to remove his mobility scooter from his retirement development.

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Bishop Rose finally receives MBE

09 May 2022
Bishop Rose finally receives MBE

The Bishop of Dover has finally received her MBE, following a two year delay due to the pandemic.

Pride of Kent cleared to sail

09 May 2022
Pride of Kent cleared to sail

A P&O ship which failed three safety checks has been cleared for sail after being reinspected by the coastguard.

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Rose wins TV's Must See Moment at BAFTAs

08 May 2022
Rose wins TV's Must See Moment at BAFTAs

Former Kent schoolgirl and Strictly Come Dancing winner Rose Ayling-Ellis won the Must See Moment at tonight's BAFTAs.

169 people on 11 boats cross Channel

08 May 2022
169 people on 11 boats cross Channel

Eleven boats carrying asylum seekers were intercepted in the Channel yesterday by the Ministry of Defence.

Can you help find Victor?

08 May 2022
Can you help find Victor?

A man is hoping to track down the child evacuee who stayed with his family during the Second World War.

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