No major effect from dramatic Storm Brian in Kent
Kent has escaped severe damage from the violent Storm Brian, suffering just a few fallen trees.

Storm Brian hits Kent
High winds and rain are battering the county as a predicted storm arrives in Kent.

Storm Brian to hit coastal areas of Shepway, Dover and Thanet, Network Rail and others prepare.
Precautions are being taken ahead of the arrival of Storm Brian today.

Keith Morris voted in as new leader for Dover District Council
The new political head of Dover District Council was elected last night.

More homes will mean Sholden village 'is lost forever' in Greenlight Developments' scheme
"Build on this and the village will be lost forever" say village residents after plans to build 48 homes and a nursing home were revealed.

Miss Teen GB contender Kerys Squire from Deal enjoys ?incredible? Loose Women day
A teenager found herself mingling among ITV?s Loose Women ahead of competing in a beauty pageant.

Sandwich Railway Station needs £4m upgrade if town is to host the 2020 Open
Documents warn Kent will lose out on hosting the Open unless upgrades are made to nearby stations.

Will Kent feature in second series of ITV's Liar?
It?s been announced as ITV?s highest rated new drama of the year and producers have confirmed it will return for a second series.

Firefighters tackle shed fire in York Road, Deal
A shed fire has destroyed an entire garden and damaged the fascia of a house.

Teenager Barbora Harvathova, found safe and well
A teenage girl who was reported missing on several occasions, has now been found.

Great Storm 30th anniversary, workers Mark Stevenson, of Broadstairs, and Rod Lewry, of Dover, speak out
Workers have told how they battled to restore electricity after the 1987 disaster.

Dover Castle is the inspiration for a new ghost story commissioned by English Heritage, Eight Ghosts
Kent?s most haunted castle has a starring role in a new set of ghost stories - and author Stuart Evers braved a night there for his inspiration.

Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, who was arrested at Dover, in court over Parsons Green 'terror attack'
A teenage asylum seeker who was arrested in Kent after allegedly building a nail bomb which partially exploded on the Tube has appeared in court.

Thug Tommy Holdsworth jailed for stabbing attack and ?Nazi? taunts
A man who subjected a German national to "Nazi" taunts before stabbing him has been jailed.

Sportsman pub and chalets among the lots at Clive Emson auction
A recently revamped village pub with adjacent chalets is among the lots for sale at the next auction of Clime Emson

Jeremy Hunt offers new doctors £20,000 to take up posts in 'hard to recruit areas' in bid to tackle GP shortage
A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Admiral the Lord Boyce opens new £25million secondary school Goodwin Academy in Deal
A new £25 million secondary school in Kent was officially opened by the highest ranking officer of the Royal Navy.

Defibrillator installed at Five Bells at Ringwould in memory of publican Tony Merrett
A new defibrillator has been installed outside the Five Bells in Ringwould for use of residents and motorists on the busy A258 Dover to Deal road

Susan Acott joins east Kent hospitals trust as interim chief executive
A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.

Second series of hit ITV drama Liar, filmed in Deal, could be a prequel
Viewers who have been tuning in to watch ITV drama Liar, filmed in Kent, will have to wait another week to find out if there will be a second series.

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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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