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Town's latest measure in road closure saga

Town's latest measure in road closure saga

The latest in Sandwich's controversial road closure saga is that one thoroughfare will again be shut off to cars.

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£250k repair works begin at leisure centre

£250k repair works begin at leisure centre

Wall repairs and new lighting are just the start of an extensive works programme to make Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre fit for use.

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U-turn on road closures after complaints from traders

U-turn on road closures after complaints from traders

The temporary closure of four roads in Sandwich has been called off in a surprise U-turn by council officials.

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Past pupils unite to save boarding provision at school

Past pupils unite to save boarding provision at school

The head teacher at a historic grammar school has refuted claims it is in discussions with developers over the future of its boarding houses.

Businesses support road closures to help boost shops

Businesses support road closures to help boost shops

An online survey has found that 90% of businesses support a town's temporary road closures put in place to help springboard shops back to life.

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Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

Rugby team take on 20,000 pitches charity challenge

A senior rugby team has discovered a way to beat the lockdown match ban while preparing for its upcoming season.

Wildlife park keen to increase visitor capacity after first day

Wildlife park keen to increase visitor capacity after first day

A reopened wildlife park in Kent is already reviewing its visitor capacity following a successful first day back in business.

Medieval town’s strategy to get customers into its small shops

Medieval town’s strategy to get customers into its small shops

With its narrow pavements and medieval buildings, how will the historic town of Sandwich cope with 21st century social distancing?

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MP Craig dons Orange for Batten Disease

MP Craig dons Orange for Batten Disease

When an MP heard of a constituent's battles with Batten Disease, he came out in support in an orange tie on International Batten Disease Awareness Day

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Leisure centre's new owners start £30,000 collection for repairs

Leisure centre's new owners start £30,000 collection for repairs

The new owners of a leisure centre have launched a £30,000 fundraising campaign to pay towards £250k repairs and protect its future use

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Angelic meditation praised by Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley

Angelic meditation praised by Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley

A former Kent student and vocalist has produced a series of soothing and angelic meditations to help people de-stress and drift off to sleep

George Floyd banners appear as death is declared homicide

George Floyd banners appear as death is declared homicide

Banners demanding justice for police choking victim George Floyd appear over a flypast as his death is announced as a homicide

School announces plans to close boarding option

School announces plans to close boarding option

Coronavirus has contributed to a perfect financial storm at a grammar school which could force closure of its boarding accommodation

Thank you messages appear on train boards

Thank you messages appear on train boards

Messages of thanks have appeared on train boards across the county this morning.

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Grass fire takes hold

Grass fire takes hold

An emergency response was sparked when a small bonfire led to a large area of grass being set alight at a conservation area.

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Kent scientists find treatment for coronavirus

Kent scientists find treatment for coronavirus

Scientists working in the same labs where Viagra was discovered say they have found a molecule which can treat coronavirus.

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Horse rescued from muddy ditch

Horse rescued from muddy ditch

Specialist firefighters have rescued a horse which was stuck in a muddy ditch.

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Leisure centre to close after lockdown

Leisure centre to close after lockdown

A leisure centre whose sports facilities are used by a secondary school and various clubs has confirmed it will not reopen after lockdown.

Folk & Ale festival postponed

Folk & Ale festival postponed

Organisers of a popular Kent Folk & Ale festival have announced July's 10th anniversary event has been postponed until next year

Tribute to Mercury worker who loved her job

Tribute to Mercury worker who loved her job

A former East Kent Mercury Shop worker who loved her job will be remembered for her kindness.

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