Rachel snaps up £1,000 in time for bank holiday
The bank holiday just got better for one kmfm listener - who has just been given a £1,000 prize pot.

Safety cartoons return after 50 years
Two-lovable cartoon characters have returned after half a century in a promotional campaign to remind people dialling 999 to ask for the coastguard.

Brain surgery patient to donate hair as thanks
An 11-year-old old who underwent emergency brain surgery after suffering a common cold will lose her long tresses to say thanks.

Councillor still covets top job despite rule break
A complaint against a councillor who admitted breaching council rules by lobbying to become mayor will be investigated at a higher level.

Top trust to take over debt-ridden school
A company running a school is being replaced after just five months following "unacceptable failures of financial management".

Last battles in war on polio
A 1,000-mile fundraising drive has begun as part of efforts to wipe out a vanishing crippling disease.

Watch The Lion King under the stars
The chance to watch a Disney classic under the stars is coming to towns in Kent.

A helping hand to find the perfect smile
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Kent barber is Britain's best for wet shaving
A Kent barber is feeling on top of the world after winning the title of Britain?s Best Shave Master 2018.

Concern for teenager on cliff
A car park has been closed amid concerns for a teenage girl seen on nearby cliffs.

Pensioner robbed after visiting cashpoint
Police are appealing for information after a pensioner had £200 stolen from her in the street after visiting a cash machine.

Final resting place
The ashes of a wartime airman who trained pilots over Kent cliffs have been scattered there.

Tipping point
A shocking report has revealed how 12 tonnes of rubbish - or the weight of four elephants - was picked up in just seven miles of Kent road.

Fly high this half term and bank holiday with events across Kent
From high-flying circus acts to fairytales and storytelling, there's something for everyone this half term and bank holiday. Here's our guide:

Horror attack cricketer 'left with no justice'
A cricketer whose life was cruelly changed in an assault is reeling after being told the trial against his alleged attackers has collapsed.

Dover joins the big day
Events take place tomorrow for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

New funding coup is confirmed for disabled
Benefits funding can no longer be ripped from severely disabled people after a change in policy happened when an MP backed a local woman's plight

Drug deaths more than double in three years
Authorities are being urged to take immediate action after drug deaths have more than doubled in Kent.

'Perfect car crash' warning
New fears have been raised of nightmare lorry delays after Brexit.

Not just any new food store...
A town's new M&S branch has opened just a day after its predecessor closed.

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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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