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White Cliffs sold for £75k

White Cliffs sold for £75k

25 September 2020

A section of the White Cliffs of Dover has been sold to the highest bidder at an auction in Kent

40 beach huts torn down as part of seafront makeover

40 beach huts torn down as part of seafront makeover

25 September 2020

Forty beach chalets have been demolished and wooden ones will replace them as part of a seafront rejuvenation project.

Dealer threw drugs in duck pond

Dealer threw drugs in duck pond

24 September 2020

A county lines dealer who threw his drugs into a pond has been jailed.

Stack returns as strike hits port

Stack returns as strike hits port

24 September 2020

Operation Stack has been implemented as a French strike impacts Kent ferry services.

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Ferry and road disruption as Calais dockers go on strike

Ferry and road disruption as Calais dockers go on strike

24 September 2020

Industrial action in Calais is causing ferry disruption and Dover TAP traffic queuing system is in place for freight waiting to cross the channel

New homes at ex-hospital given go-ahead

New homes at ex-hospital given go-ahead

24 September 2020

Thirty-eight new homes will be built at a former hospital, while a further 14 will be built on the land next to it.

Meeting will 'address concerns' over barracks used for asylum seekers

Meeting will 'address concerns' over barracks used for asylum seekers

23 September 2020

A council is organising a community meeting to address any questions residents have about military barracks being used to house asylum seekers.

Students sent home after positive covid test

Students sent home after positive covid test

23 September 2020

Students at a secondary school have been sent home after one tested positive for coronavirus.

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Covid-19 testing station set up on seafront

Covid-19 testing station set up on seafront

23 September 2020

A temporary coronavirus testing station has been set up in a car park on the seafront next to a sandpit, amusement park and ice cream kiosk.

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Gove to speak on Brexit plan as 7,000-lorry queue fears grow

Gove to speak on Brexit plan as 7,000-lorry queue fears grow

23 September 2020

As fears grow about lorry havoc in Kent, Michael Gove will address the House of Commons on the government’s preparations.

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Banksy inspires the people's plinths

Banksy inspires the people's plinths

23 September 2020

An artistic project launched alongside the return of Banksy's Art Buff, encourages anyone to display their works on special plinths around the town.

Plans to save former theatre and build flats above it are approved

Plans to save former theatre and build flats above it are approved

23 September 2020

Ambitious plans to restore a former theatre and tearoom and create 91 apartments above it have been given the go-ahead.

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Police called to barracks used to house asylum seekers

Police called to barracks used to house asylum seekers

22 September 2020

Officers were called to military barracks being used to house asylum seekers after a drone was seen hovering overhead.

Thug stamped on pensioner's face in town centre attack

Thug stamped on pensioner's face in town centre attack

22 September 2020

A man who kicked and robbed a pensioner before trying to rob a couple and burgle a house has been jailed.

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First asylum seekers arrive at barracks

First asylum seekers arrive at barracks

21 September 2020

The first of up to 400 people have arrived at military barracks which have been converted to house asylum seekers.

Single case of Covid-19 confirmed at school

Single case of Covid-19 confirmed at school

21 September 2020

A letter has been sent to parents and some children have been told to stay home following a confirmed case of coronavirus at a secondary school.

Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

Headteachers' 'concerned' over barracks used to house asylum seekers

21 September 2020

An MP says constituents, including two headteachers, have contacted him with concerns over plans to house 400 asylum seekers in military barracks.

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

Barracks to house asylum seekers for up to a year

20 September 2020

An Army barracks in Kent could be used to house asylum seekers for up to 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic heaps pressure on current support systems.

Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

Men blocked entry to cannabis farm with furniture

20 September 2020

Two men who tried to the block the entrance to their basement cannabis farm with furniture have been jailed.

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Plans for 38 more homes at historic hospital

Plans for 38 more homes at historic hospital

20 September 2020

A new scheme to create a mix of houses and flats on land at a former hospital are expected to be given the go-ahead.

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