Blind Alison May has been left trapped by cars outside her home in Station Road, Martin Mill
Thoughtless motorists have blocked a woman's way out of her property with their parking.

Nick Tomaszewski, Deal councillor, launches petition to stop new Sunday parking charges
Hundreds of online petition names have already been collected to prevent new seven-day parking fees.

Alex Wallace of Dover's Silver Screen welcomes arrival of Cineworld multiplex
The boss of a tiny cinema wants a giant competitor to move into his town.

Palmerston Road, Whitfield , immigration officials called after eight people found in lorry.
Immigration officials were called when eight people were found in a lorry.

Australian and Nigerian lottery scam, warning by Dover community warden Alison Beaumont
Con artists have sent letters claiming to be from the Australian and Nigerian lotteries.

Lee Norris, from Deal, chased construction workers with pick axe
A drunk man staggered onto a construction site and threatened workers, before chasing them with a pick axe and smashing up machinery.

Dick Whittington pantomime to be performed by Temple Ewell Players, Dover
The much-loved pantomime Dick Whittington will be performed next week.

Warning after schoolgirl approached at bus stop in Walmer
A school has warned parents after one of its female students was "persistently" approached at a bus stop.

Sunday car parking charges proposed by Dover District Council for 12 car parks
A consultation is due for proposals to introduce seven-day payments in 12 more car parks.

French President calls for more UK help to police their borders
Calls for the UK to do more to help France police their borders have been dismissed by a Kent MP.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, supports HeadStart Kent conference
The Duchess of Cambridge has backed a conference with Kent youngsters on mental well-being.

Frankie and Benny's withdraws fom Dover St James' leisure and leisure development
Frankie and Benny's will no longer be part of a new £53 million development.

Apex Drone Photography aerial video on January 6 of St James' development Dover
New video shows progress on a Kent town's major leisure and retail project.

New knitting group in Deal could help tackle anxiety and depression
A Kent mum is launching a new knitting group to help people tackle their anxiety problems.

Pfizer told to change its ad for IMEDEEN Advanced Beauty Shot drink
Pfizer has been forced to amend one of its adverts after it was found to be making an unauthorised health claim.

Homeless families 'double the predicted number' in Dover district
The number of homeless families in temporary accommodation is more than double the projected figure leading to a potential £746,000 budget deficit

Man hit by car in London Road in Deal
A man is receiving medical attention at a hospital after he was hit by a car.

Labour Party protest at Dover Priory and Deal stations over average 3.4% rail fare rises
Labour Party member have held railway station protests over fare rises.

Cineworld six-screen multiplex cinema opens at St James' development, Dover, February 2
Dover's first even multiplex cinema opens in three weeks.

Lawyers involved to find out why Deal and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke is suspended
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke is working with lawyers to uncover the allegations which have led to his two-month suspension.

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Dover is a small town and major seaport in Kent, England. It is one of three towns in the Dover District, the others being Deal and Sandwich. Dover is administered by Kent County Council, Dover District Council and Dover Town Council. Dover attractions include Dover Castle, Langdon Cliffs (White Cliffs of Dover), Samphire Hoe, Western Heights and, of course, the beaches. Dover is England's closest town to France. Just 22 miles of the Dover Straight (sea between the English Channel and the North Sea) seperates Dover from Cap Griz Nez in France. Short sea ferry crossings to France and Belgium operate 24 hours a day.

Doverís name originated with its river, the Dour, deriving from the Brythonic Dubras or Gaulish Dubron ("the waters"), via its Latinized form of Dubris. Doverís history, because of its proximity to France, has always been of great strategic importance to Britain. Archaeological finds have shown that there were Stone Age people in the area and that by the Bronze Age the maritime influence was already strong. Some Iron Age finds exist also, but the coming of the Romans made Dover part of their communications network.

Like Lympne and Richborough, Dover was connected by road to Canterbury and Watling Street and it became Portus Dubris, a fortified port. Forts were built above the port lighthouses were constructed to guide ships and one of the best-preserved Roman villas in Britain is here. Dover figured largely in the Domesday Book as an important borough. It also served as a bastion against various attackers: notably the French during the Napoleonic Wars and against Germany during World War II.

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