Fracking: Claims of shale gas in Kent's Weald 'over-hyped'
Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.

A-level results day in Kent 2017
There were tears of joy - and in some cases, disappointment - as thousands of teenagers across Kent collected their A-level results.

Former Royal Ballet School pupil launches own academy in Deal
A classically-trained ballet dancer is returning to her first love to share her passion for dance with youngsters.

Knights in shining armour delight crowds at Dover Castle's first jousting event
Knights in shining armour gave visitors to Dover Castle an adrenaline-fuelled taste of the past

Fisherman Dave Lawrence attacked by gang of youths in Deal
Police are appealing for help to trace a gang of youths who attacked a dad in his 60s with a wooden plank.

Dover seawall restoration team wins Institution of Civil Engineers gong
The restoration of the Dover Sea Wall, which allowed for the Ramsgate to London rail service to resume ahead of schedule, has won a gong.

New stand to mark 100 years of Walmer Aerodrome is unveiled
A commemorative stand has been unveiled to mark 100 years since the opening of a Royal Naval Air Service Aerodrome in Kent

Dover: Union officials lobby passengers over rail fare rises
Train passengers have been urged to protest against the latest rail fare rises coming into force.

'Twenty cars keyed' in vandal attack in Deal
A resident is appealing for information after her car was one of more than 20 'keyed' by a vandal.

Open air cinema: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter spin-off to be screened at Betteshanger in Deal
Film fans can enjoy a screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in the open air this weekend, after it won a public vote to be shown.

A&E waiting times at east Kent hospitals trust the worst in England
A&E departments in east Kent have been likened to those in third-world countries as shock figures reveal waiting times to be the worst in England.

Body found in sea off coast of Deal
The discovery of a body was made by RNLI volunteers after a passenger on board a cross channel ferry spotted it in the water.

Deal man aims to create next best folding bike
Stuart Lambert who has spent thousands designing a new compact folding bicycle is finally ready to take it to production.

New Henry VIII exhibition at Deal Castle
A new exhibition reveals how Henry VIII?s fears for the safety and security of his realm shaped the country?s defences and his own married life.

Dover and Walmer lifeboat crews searching for body spotted in the sea from ferry
Lifeboat crews are searching off the Kent coast after a body was reported to be floating in the sea.

Henry Bolton launches campaign to become the next leader of Ukip in Dover
A former policeman has today launched his campaign to become the next leader of Ukip with a drive to tackle the issue of FGM at the forefront.

Service to mark century since Walmer Aerodrome opened
An event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of a Kent aerodrome will take place today.

Future of The Co-op in Deal is uncertain
The future of a Kent supermarket is uncertain after the company admits it doesn?t know if it will be renewing its lease.

Dead rat left on bin for days as rubbish not collected in Deal
A dead rat was left to rot on top of a litter bin for at least three days, sparking complaints about rubbish not being cleared often enough.

Police release CCTV images after alleged assault in Prince of Wales Terrace, Deal
Police have released CCTV images of youths they's like to speak to in connection with an alleged assault

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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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