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East Kent Railway near Dover given cash boost from philanthropic Colonel Stephens Society

Contributed by editor on Jun 09, 2019 - 12:55 PM

East Kent Railway at Shepherdswell near Dover  Photo: Dana Wiffen

 

By Dana Wiffen

The Colonel Stephen's Society has announced it has made a donation of £500 to The East Kent Railway at Shepherdswell to help towards the building of a locomotive shed at the heritage line near Dover.



Canterbury council's seafront entertainment venue in Herne Bay cuts prices with membership scheme launch

Contributed by editor on Jun 09, 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

A new King’s Hall membership scheme offering a wide range of benefits has been launched.



Serial shoplifter caught carrying a knife following a spate of thefts in Sittingbourne

Contributed by editor on Jun 09, 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

A serial shoplifter caught carrying a knife following a spate of thefts in the Sittingbourne area has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to multiple offences.



Life sentence for husband who stabbed his wife to death in Maidstone on Christmas Day

Contributed by editor on Jun 08, 2019 - 03:45 PM

 

A Maidstone husband who stabbed his wife to death during an attack on Christmas day has been given a life sentence.



Return of risqué Chilham Chase, near Canterbury - Britain’s oldest, once banned ‘fun run’

Contributed by editor on Jun 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

 

The Chilham Chase, Britain’s oldest recorded ‘fun run’, takes place on Saturday 6th July around the Chilham Castle Estate horse eventing course.



Rock'n'Rolls-Royces at D-day event near Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jun 08, 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

Great music and stunning cars will be the backdrop for a celebration event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Kent’s Battle of Britain Memorial.



Folkestone and Hythe opposition councillors call on ruling group to withdraw Princes Park development proposals at June council meeting

Contributed by editor on Jun 08, 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dem Leader Tim Prater and Green Party Leader Lesley Whybrow have put down a motion to the 26th June District Council meeting calling on the Council to withdraw its own proposals to develop Princes Parade, and instead build a new leisure centre and swimming pool at Martello Lakes in West Hythe.



Five teenagers arrested over serious assault in Canterbury which saw victim airlifted to London hospital

Contributed by editor on Jun 07, 2019 - 04:15 PM

 

Witnesses are being sought by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate after Kent Police was called to Whitefriars Street at around 6pm on Thursday 6 June 2019 to reports that a teenage boy had been assaulted.



'Fitting time' for Port of Dover fund to award thousands of pounds to Royal British Legion Industries

Contributed by editor on Jun 07, 2019 - 02:45 PM

Presentation to RBLI Photo: Port of Dover

 

Port of Dover Community Fund has presented the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) £6,383 in recognition of the vital support it has been giving service veterans since 1919.



Canterbury secures year-long court injunction in bid to stop gypsy and traveller encampments on 81 sites

Contributed by editor on Jun 07, 2019 - 12:25 PM

 

Canterbury City Council has secured a year-long injunction to try and prevent unauthorised gypsy and traveller encampments on its land.


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