Ghostly village was 'victim to the plague'
You've heard about the ghostly Grey Lady? Hear about the abandoned village whose residents are thought to have died of the plague.

Listen to story audio at art show
Visitors to an exhibition can listen to a story written by the artist at the same time as browsing her accompanying artwork

Dry cleaners wrecked by fire reopens
A dry cleaners has re-opened after being destroyed by a fire which started from a tea towel.

Double migrant incident
Seventeen people were rescued from the English Channel overnight.

Council gritters film Ice Ice Baby parody
Council gritter drivers have shown off their questionable singing skills in a video parody of 'Ice Ice Baby'.

Auction and festive trees 'all for Christmas lights switch-on'
Lots went under the hammer and festive spruces were erected throughout a town centre in preparation for a its Christmas Lights extravaganza

General Election 2019 candidates for Dover and Deal
This is who you could vote for on December 12

General Election - candidates named
Nominations have today closed for the candidates fighting the General Election on December 12.

Shop flooded with 24,000 litres of rain water
A generator is being used to supply electricity to a Spar shop after 24,000 litres of rain water flooded its cellar.

Lizzy the butcher wins an award
A butcher's sausages and her animal welfare ethos have helped her win a Young British Foodie Award

'I am sorry that this action was necessary'
A 67-year-old climate change protester explained to a court why he glued himself to a dual carriageway

Proposal for 56 new homes close to secondary school
New plans have been submitted to build homes on a former plant nursery close to a secondary school.

Use of food banks grows by 25%
More families across the county are having to use food bank parcels to survive - including many with working parents.

Police deny 'child abduction' claims
A schoolgirl was confronted by a group of children in an ordeal that lasted for around 10 minutes.

Migrant in wetsuit plucked from sea
A man was rescued from the sea by the crew of a ferry and then flown to hospital in a navy helicopter.

Pensioner wakes to torchlight on landing
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a pensioner woke to discover a torchlight shining on her landing.

74 migrants stopped in three days
More than 70 migrants have been intercepted, mostly by Border Force at sea, in four incidents over the last three days.

Bowout for Brexit candidate
An entrepreneur is one of a mass of Brexit Party hopefuls pulling out of the General Election after a ruling by leader Nigel Farage.

Veteran tells fraudster 'You're a fake'
When a ship's captain was serving for his country he never dreamed he'd win a lottery. Sadly when he thought he had, he found out it was a cruel con

Five trees removed in dog rescue at former pit
Rescuers cut down five trees and brought in a digger in a bid to rescue a terrier stuck in a badger sett at a former colliery.

Dover Whitfield River

DOVER WHITFIELD RIVER

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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