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Covid pedestrianisation 'does not solve crowding'

Covid pedestrianisation 'does not solve crowding'

Plans to ban cars from a town centre do not address crowding problems in the precinct and don't even provide the manpower needed to put up barriers.

Changes to minor injuries units that you need to know about

Changes to minor injuries units that you need to know about

Two Kent hospitals have changed the way they treat people suffering with minor injuries.

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Premier League's cash boost for grass roots club

Premier League's cash boost for grass roots club

A grass roots club has double the reason to celebrate with a cash boost in the same week as the return of Premier League matches.

Roaming peacocks become stars of children’s book

Roaming peacocks become stars of children’s book

Four roaming peacocks who became a source of entertainment for locked down households have become the stars of a children's book.

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Helicopter helps police with manhunt

Helicopter helps police with manhunt

A helicopter hovering over a town last night was searching for a man believed to have breached bail conditions.

'John possessed that unusual quality - he was liked by everyone'

'John possessed that unusual quality - he was liked by everyone'

Tributes have been paid to a sporting all rounder and former estate agent whose colourful personality was an inspiration to many players

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Shed fire started by barbecue embers

Shed fire started by barbecue embers

Firefighters have issued a warning after barbecue embers are thought to have caused a shed fire

Shoppers demand 'reopen market - no excuses...'

Shoppers demand 'reopen market - no excuses...'

A market is still to agree its covid safety strategy but managers say some stalls will be lost to allow for the new socially distanced layout

Sea safety advice follows RNLI rescues

Sea safety advice follows RNLI rescues

A rise in RNLI call outs as lockdown is eased has led to safety reminders from the sea rescue charity and HM Coastguard

Sailors thrilled to be back where they belong

Sailors thrilled to be back where they belong

Boats launched for the first time since New Year's Day as club welcome recreational return.

Club’s first virtual lockdown relay

Club’s first virtual lockdown relay

The Smith brothers were winners of the Deal Tri virtual relay - racing near and far.

Fifty years and counting for hockey player

Fifty years and counting for hockey player

The 2019/20 season may have ended prematurely but it will last long in the memory of one long-serving Deal player.

Ex Royal Marine makes his own mini jet engine prototype

Ex Royal Marine makes his own mini jet engine prototype

A royal marine commando turned sailor has used the skills taught to him as a Royal Navy engineer to build his own miniature jet engine.

'Black voices must be amplified, white voices must hold the microphone'

'Black voices must be amplified, white voices must hold the microphone'

A silent Black Lives Matter protest will be held on a roundabout to promote the message that 'silence equals violence'.

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Jail for masked burglar who threatened to spit at officers

Jail for masked burglar who threatened to spit at officers

A man who broke into a supermarket - causing £3,000 worth of damage - then threatened to spit at police officers who arrested him.

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Vicar who married toyboy dies alone in hospital

Vicar who married toyboy dies alone in hospital

The priest who stood against the Church of England by marrying his Romanian toy boy 55 years his junior has died

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Joss Stone sings and recalls memories of Deal

Joss Stone sings and recalls memories of Deal

Happy memories of singing along Deal seafront are recalled in a social media performance by soul singer Joss Stone

Star Wars whistling parakeet Yoda disappears

Star Wars whistling parakeet Yoda disappears

A family is searching for its missing Alexandrine parakeet who whistles the Star Wars theme tune.

Deal Hospital fete cancelled

Deal Hospital fete cancelled

A traditional fete which raises money for a community hospital has been cancelled because of social distancing regulations amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Mask making gran supports Martha Trust

Mask making gran supports Martha Trust

A gran has been making fabric masks to raise crucial funds for a local charity and has raised over £1500 so far

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