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Council tax set to go up for first time in three years

Council tax set to go up for first time in three years

15 January 2014

Kent families are set to see their council tax bills increase by about £20 next year under plans to save Kent County Council as much as £81million.

Border Force officers seized 63 kilos of cocaine at Dover

Border Force officers seized 63 kilos of cocaine at Dover

15 January 2014

Border Force officers have seized 63 kilos of cocaine from a Swiss lorry at the Port of Dover.

Manager of charity shop will be stripping to bring in more donations

Manager of charity shop will be stripping to bring in more donations

15 January 2014

The manager of a charity shop on Deal High Street will be stripping off in the window display to raise awareness of the need for donations.

More help as foodbank opens another outlet

 More help as foodbank opens another outlet

15 January 2014

A new outlet for the Deal Area Emergency Foodbank has opened at the Salvation Army base in the town’s West Street.

Woodnesborough Road to close at level crossing

 Woodnesborough Road to close at level crossing

15 January 2014

Maintenance work is due to take place at the Woodnesborough Road level crossing in Sandwich and the road will close for four nights.

Tributes to Deal miner and stalwart musician Ivor

 Tributes to Deal miner and stalwart musician Ivor

14 January 2014

A touching tribute has been made to a former Kent colliery musician who dedicated more than 80 years to the brass band movement.

Bribe claims over plans to give councils cash boost for allowing fracking

Bribe claims over plans to give councils cash boost for allowing fracking

13 January 2014

Campaigners in Kent say the government is trying to bribe local authorities by offering them financial incentives to allow fracking.

Deal man chosen to stand as Lib Dem MEP for south-east

Deal man chosen to stand as Lib Dem MEP for south-east

11 January 2014

A former Dover Grammar pupil has been put forward by the Liberal Democrats to stand for the south-east in May at the European Parliament elections.

Big rise in claims of abuse against elderly

Big rise in claims of abuse against elderly

10 January 2014

Kent has seen another big rise in claims of abuse made to social services, with more than a third relating to vulnerable people aged over 85.

Car damaged in crash with ambulance

Car damaged in crash with ambulance

10 January 2014

A car bonnet has been left crumpled after a crash with an ambulance in a town centre today.

Get on your marks for a sport support cash grant

 Get on your marks for a sport support cash grant

10 January 2014

Dover district and town council are funding Active Sports grants and are appealing for people to get their applications in before the end of the month

Roof fire in semi detached house in Deal

Roof fire in semi detached house in Deal

10 January 2014

Fire fighters in Deal were called to a roof fire in a semi detached house in St Augustines Road just before midnight last night.

Thief facing jail after child’s TV stays missing as he breaks deal with judge

Thief facing jail after child’s TV stays missing as he breaks deal with judge

09 January 2014

A burglar who broke a deal with a judge to return a child's stolen television is now facing a three-year prison sentence.

5th Deal Sholden Beaver Scout group celebrates 25 years

5th Deal Sholden Beaver Scout group celebrates 25 years

09 January 2014

The 5th Deal Sholden Beaver Scout group is celebrating 25 years on January 17 and is welcoming all past members

Con-men target Dover and surrounding areas

Con-men target Dover and surrounding areas

09 January 2014

Rogue traders have been circulating in the East Kent area in a bid to do unnecessary work on residents houses.

Delays on A258 due to a broken down car

Delays on A258 due to a broken down car

09 January 2014

This morning's rush hour was made far more chaotic as a car broke down on the A258, near Swingate.

Kingsdown residents call for better sea defences after promenade collapse

Kingsdown residents call for better sea defences after promenade collapse

09 January 2014

Residents in Kingsdown are calling for better sea defences after stormy weather caused a part of the promenade to collapse

Nurses failed to respond to man’s deterioration

 Nurses failed to respond to man’s deterioration

09 January 2014

Hospital staff have come under scrutiny over their care of a Deal man after a report revealed it was ‘‘so poor that it amounted to service failure."

Queen’s bodyguard receives another New Year honour

Queen’s bodyguard receives another New Year honour

09 January 2014

Graham Dear has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal for his role in the Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard

Fundraiser hosts music night prior to Kenya trip

Fundraiser hosts music night prior to Kenya trip

08 January 2014

Zelma Stevens, from Whitfield, is hosting a night of music as one of the first events to raise cash for her charity trip to Kenya.

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