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Legendary railway engineer Holman F Stephens' honour finally arrives in Kent

Contributed by editor on Jul 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

 

Words and pictures by Dana Wiffen

The Colonel Stephen’s Society (CSS) are overjoyed that after years of hard work by members a Blue Plaque has been unveiled in his honour in the booking hall of Tonbridge Railway Station.


Traditional Folkestone village Windmill fete launches bizarre Bra Pong game!

Contributed by editor on Jul 14, 2018 - 08:50 AM

 

By Susan Carey

There may not have been any wind to turn the sails of the windmill on Saturday 30 June at the Stelling Minnis Windmill Fete but there was brilliant sunshine and hundreds of visitors enjoying themselves.


Kent Police charge 19-year-old man with drug and knife offences

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 05:51 PM

 

Kent Police have charged a man with drug and knife offences after he was arrested in Rochester High Street on the evening of 12 July 2018 while officers were patrolling the area.


DJ Jazzy Jeff headlines 23rd Ashford Create Festival 2018

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 04:15 PM

 

Kent festival-goers will be given a Summertime boost later this month as Create Festival is coming to town for its 23rd year, with a top headline act - “the magnificent” DJ Jazzy Jeff!


£350,000 investment brings five new shops to Aylesham near Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 03:00 PM

 

Dover District Council has invested nearly £350,000 to create five new retail units in Aylesham.


Ashford humbled as role models across the borough receive their awards

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 01:15 PM

 

In every corner of Ashford Borough there are people who are quietly remarkable. There are people who possess great strength of character, who make a substantial contribution to their community; people who enrich the lives of others and improve where they live.



Smiles all round for first full house of teachers at former Archer's Court School in Dover

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM

 

Dover Christ Church Academy will begin the new school year with a full roster of teachers – the first time there have been no vacancies since it converted from Archer’s Court School.



Hundreds gather for Dover Together annual Multicultural Festival

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 10:42 AM

By Ray Duff
Hundreds of visitors from Dover and further afield gathered for the annual multicultural festival at Pencester Gardens in the centre of the town on Saturday 30th June to celebrate the diverse communities which live across the district.





Dover council's homelessness strategy sees numbers in temporary accommodation plummet

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 07:55 AM

The number of people housed in B&B and nightly paid accommodation in the Dover district fell by 40% between October 2017 and May 2018 – the seventh monthly consecutive fall - as a result of concerted action by Dover District Council to address homelessness.





Brutal highway robbery investigated by detectives in Herne Bay

Contributed by editor on Jul 13, 2018 - 06:25 AM


Detectives investigating a brutal highway robbery in Herne Bay have issued an e-fit (above) of the suspect.



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