Mum's plea to find necklace containing son's ashes
A mum has made a desperate plea for the return of a "priceless" necklace pendant containing her son's ashes.

Rescue of migrants with 'mild hypothermia'
Migrants suffering with "mild hypothermia" have been picked up by coastal patrols in France, in what is the third incident this weekend.

Migrant found unresponsive on-board vessel
A migrant was found unresponsive onboard a stricken vessel in the first of two boats detected in the Channel today.

Doubt over colliery regeneration as it goes up for sale
Plans to turn a former colliery into a sustainable energy park and mining museum appear to be in tatters after its owners put the site up for sale.

Husband denies killing wife 20 years ago
A husband accused of killing his pregnant wife 20 years ago denied her murder today.

Barbers celebrate 20 years since salon opened
They've been cutting it for 20 years - and now stylists at a busy barbering salon have marked two decades in business

Number of migrants trying to reach UK
Official figures show how many hundreds of migrants have tried to land on our shores.

Paradise holiday was 'disaster zone'
A mum whose daughter caught a life-threatening virus while on a Thomas Cook holiday has slammed the travel firm.

Climate action group hands out trees
A climate action group chose a leafy way to introduce themselves to people in a shopping precinct - in exchange for plastic-reducing lifestyle pledges

A day of classics and celebs at car show
Cars spanning every decade since 1913will be parked up on Walmer Green for a classic car and music show that will be opened by a comedian and his wife

Fire-hit business to 'rise from the ashes'
A dry cleaners is set to be shut for five months after fire tore through the shop overnight.

Crash closes A258
Buses are being diverted after a crash has closed a main road.

Ex-guest describes 'courteous' Jeremy Kyle staff after show is axed
A retired vicar who appeared on Jeremy Kyle with his toyboy said he had "no complaints" about his appearance following ITV's decision to axe the show.

Good or bad karma for Buddha statue thief - let the prophet decide
A Buddha statue thief can improve his karma and reincarnation prospects by returning this stolen icon to its rightful owner - a very upset widow

Well deserved accolade for RNLI volunteers
They have rolled up their sleeves with fundraising drives and serving meals to help the RNLI continue to save lives at sea - now they've been awarded

Woman reported missing found dead near cliffs
A young woman vanished from her London home and was found dead on the Kent coast next day.

Dad, 32, took his own life
A 32-year-old man was found dead at home after his wife became concerned for his welfare.

'Rebellious' dip image wins photographer an award
One photograph could never convey the thrill of Deal's Boxing Day Dip - so this artist merged 100 pictures together to really encapsulate the buzz

MP in Twitter Brexit spat
A notorious anti-Brexit campaigner has taken on another Kent MP in a social media dispute.

New harbour master named
The intimate water and tidal knowledge of a sailor who lives on the River Stour has earned him a new job - harbour master of Sandwich

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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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