Dover News

Friday, May 27, 2016
Dover port

At least 100 right-wing demonstrators are expected, with an unconfirmed number of counter-demonstrators intent on visiting at the same time

group of school kids and teacher in classroom

To be registered for testing, children must be resident in the UK and expecting to start their final year in primary school in September 2016


There will be no Southeastern trains running into or out of Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street

A demonstrator burns flares and shouts slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, on a day of nationwide strikes and protests  (AP Photo/Franck Pennant)

Fuel shortages causing problems for those travelling through France

David Blunkett. Photo: Chris Young/PA Wire

Lord Blunkett was home secretary at the time of the 9/11 terror attacks

Operation Stack

Balfour Beatty has won the contract to construct a lorry park for some 3,600 vehicles

Artist's impressions of St James development in Dover

The contract has been given for work on the construction of a six-screen cinema, hotel, restaurants and shops in the heart of the town centre

Dover port

An unconfirmed number of left-wing counter-demonstrators are also expected in the port town on Saturday and Sunday

Lot 60 - Former part of Buckland Hospital, Dover

Originally a workhouse opened in 1836, it became a hospital before its closure last year

Peter Atkinson

The photographer was left with multiple bone splinters to his elbow

David Fitzsimmons

A further 46 companies have set up shop in the county courtesy of the inward investment agency

Neil Kinnock will speak in Dover this week on the EU debate

Impressive line-up to chew over key issues ahead of June 23 vote

Thanet coast

Community groups and businesses across the coast are being invited to bid for a share of the investment


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It is estimated that there are around 225,000 smokers in Kent and that smoking costs the county around £391m every year

Artist's impressions of St James development in Dover

Work on the project is expected to be complete by autumn 2017 and will provide a cinema, hotel and six restaurants

Mental health

The rate of suicide in Kent is higher than the national average

Aaron Buttress

Aaron Buttress, 26, is one of more than 50 people arrested so far in connection with disturbances in Dover in January

Blood launch edition

Our sister title’s coverage of one of the worst NHS scandals is bidding for Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards’ Making A Difference category


Cleon Reid, 35, will be sentenced in June

Live animal exports

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Dumitrou Marin

He committed a number of offences across Kent

William Charles Pearce

He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill


The roads minister revealed the plans in a letter to Helen Whately, and also confirmed spaces at the planned lorry park could be available as early as next summer

Tom Bosworth

Kent County Council has offered support of up to £400 to some of the county’s top sportsmen and women

Farthingloe Pic: Paul Wells

The charity argued the judge’s conclusion that an application to build 521 houses and a 90 home retirement village complied with planning law, was wrong

Floss and her littermates being cared for at The Dogs Trust

Puppies are being smuggled in from Europe

Live animal exports

The trade has gained controversy in recent years

Polling stations remain open until 10pm

Full coverage - and full results as they come in, Turnout confirmed at 21.5 per cent

Foster family

Kent County Council wants to recruit 150 more households to its fostering service this year

Kent Police

Everything you need to know about Thursday’s big vote

Child reading a book

At the moment, the 11 mobile libraries make 651 stops at a cost of more than £367,000 per year to Kent council taxpayers

Doctor writing

Under a new contract, healthcare professionals will refer patients to different services, depending on their needs when they ring the non-emergency 111 number

Stagecoach bus.

Councillors will meet at 10am this morning after plans to raise the price by £20 to £270 were announced last week

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