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Dover council to fund £25,000 scholarship for local medical student at Kent and Medway Medical School

Contributed by editor on Jul 07, 2020 - 03:00 PM

Artist's impression of the new Pears Building, main entrance, KMMS

 

Dover District Council’s Cabinet has agreed to support a local student from the district at the new Kent and Medway Medical School by agreeing to fund a scholarship of £5,000 per annum for five years.



Videophone system rolled out for vulnerable residents in Kent

Contributed by editor on Jul 07, 2020 - 01:30 PM

Robert Greenfield using his video carephone

 

Around 2,000 elderly or vulnerable residents will benefit from an initiative by Kent County Council to provide them with a unique videophone system.



Canterbury community hub closes after helping thousands of people during pandemic

Contributed by editor on Jul 07, 2020 - 11:55 AM

Hub is now closed but ready to be reinstated should there be a second wave of the pandemic  Picture: Canterbury City Council

 

Canterbury City Council's community hub has closed its doors, having helped thousands of local residents by providing food parcels and medicine deliveries over the last three months.



A case of déjà vu for volunteer Whitstable Lifeboat crew

Contributed by editor on Jul 07, 2020 - 09:00 AM

Picture: James Crane/Sheppey Coastguard.

 

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 RNLI Lifeboat Lewisco was called to assist the same motor cruiser twice over the weekend.



Two arrested after dog walker held against a vehicle while his pockets were searched in Ramsgate robbery

Contributed by editor on Jul 07, 2020 - 07:00 AM

 

Two men have been arrested as part of a Kent Police investigation into a robbery in Ramsgate.



Smuggler guilty after drugs worth £8 million found in toy bricks delivery at Dover Eastern Dock

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2020 - 04:30 PM

 

A man who tried to smuggle cocaine worth over £8 million into the UK in a van delivering toy bricks has pleaded guilty.



CCTV image of masked woman released following theft from victim in her 70s in Canterbury

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2020 - 03:00 PM

 

A CCTV image of a woman has been released by Kent Police as she may have information which could help their enquiries into a theft in Canterbury.



Folkestone in first tranche of Kent Libraries reopening on 13 July

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2020 - 01:00 PM

Folkestone library  Photo: Ray Duff

 

Following the Government’s latest announcements to ease lockdown restrictions, Kent County Council will start a phased reopening of its libraries from Monday, 13 July, with a new ‘Select and Collect’ service that will temporarily replace bookshelf browsing.



Crack Kent Police team notch up over 100 charges and 48 years in prison sentences for lawbreakers in June

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2020 - 11:00 AM

 

More than 100 charges have been issued by a single Kent Police unit dedicated at tackling dangerous and repeat offenders in just one month.



Tourist travel by ferry from Port of Dover to relaunch this month

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2020 - 09:00 AM

Photo: Port of Dover

 

Following the Government’s announcement that people arriving in England from France will no longer need to quarantine, the Port of Dover is able to make the 2020 great British summer getaway a much-needed reality for many.


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