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Restaurant and holiday lets plan approved

Restaurant and holiday lets plan approved

A district council has agreed to a scheme that is hoped to further boost a town's tourism potential.

Town aglow with £3k worth of new Christmas lights

Town aglow with £3k worth of new Christmas lights

More than £3,000 worth of new festive decorations are now on show following a town's official Christmas lights switch-on.

Pensioner demands checks as new build appears 'too close'

Pensioner demands checks as new build appears 'too close'

A homeowner is demanding urgent checks after the frame of a new house has been erected "just steps" from her back door.

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New bridal boutique was lockdown brainwave

New bridal boutique was lockdown brainwave

A hairdresser's lockdown struggle opened the door to a new business venture.

Museum to close to protect precious artefacts during works

Museum to close to protect precious artefacts during works

Concerns over vibrations from the use of heavy machinery during a £1million forecourt renovation have prompted a museum to shut.

Chance to meet Father Christmas at charity's fayre

Chance to meet Father Christmas at charity's fayre

The chance to meet Father Christmas - without booking - and browse stalls will be at Martha Trust Christmas Fayre.

Man, 30, arrested after bottle thrown at council HQ

Man, 30, arrested after bottle thrown at council HQ

A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a bottle of water was thrown through a council office window, forcing the closure of the building.

'You don't have to look boyish to be a scientist'

'You don't have to look boyish to be a scientist'

A Kent chemist is calling for girls to follow their dreams and pursue a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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Guildhall closed after 'personal attack' on staff member

Guildhall closed after 'personal attack' on staff member

A town hall has shut its doors to the public today after a 'personal attack' on a member of its staff.

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Quarter of council resign in one week

Quarter of council resign in one week

Three more councillors have resigned from a town council resulting in a total of four departures in one week.

New 50mph speed limit enforced after biker's death

New 50mph speed limit enforced after biker's death

A reduced 50mph speed limit is to be introduced by Kent County Council following a fatality.

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Supermarket which gives struggling families £20 worth of food for £4

Supermarket which gives struggling families £20 worth of food for £4

A new food initiative aimed at feeding families struggling to afford supermarket prices will continue after a successful pilot.

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Councillor resigns over 'serious differences with leadership group’

Councillor resigns over 'serious differences with leadership group’

A Labour councillor has resigned from Sandwich Town Council following ‘serious differences' with opposition members.

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Starbucks drive-thru opens

Starbucks drive-thru opens

Coffee fans can now enjoy a beverage at a new sit-in coffee shop with a drive thru after it opened at a business park.

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Town's only building society to cut opening hours

Town's only building society to cut opening hours

A town's last remaining bank or building society will reduce its opening hours by almost half from next month.

Police called to fight near school

Police called to fight near school

A fight broke out between teenagers near a secondary school - in which one boy was reportedly seen with a weapon.

Gogglebox stars' mansion sells for £5m

Gogglebox stars' mansion sells for £5m

A 17-bedroom and 14-bathroom mansion owned by Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker has now sold.

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Activists target arms company's factory

Activists target arms company's factory

Members of the protest group Palestine Action say they have occupied part of an industrial site used by a firm with links to the Israeli military.

Plans revealed for new drive thru restaurant

Plans revealed for new drive thru restaurant

A planning application has been submitted for a new, 24 hour drive thru restaurant at a business park.

Pub could axe live music after 'one complaint'

Pub could axe live music after 'one complaint'

The announcement about the premises which has hosted bands for more than two decades prompted scores of people to come out in support.

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