Goodwin Sands protesters lose High Court battle
Protesters have been defeated in a Judicial Review over the dredging of shifting sands but vow to fight on.

Outfit-changing benefits cheat 'couldn't dress herself'
A benefits cheat who claimed she couldn't walk or dress herself was observed shopping and changing her outfit up to three times a day.

Far right group patrols beaches for migrants
Patrols for migrants by Britain First have been branded "unhelpful".

A second slice of free Heritage Open Days
A second weekend of free Heritage Open Days will feature learning about Kent's smugglers, to ancient graffiti and a trip on a heritage bus on offer.

Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Kent
Fluffy felines have joined Benedict Cumberbatch for filming on a Kent beach.

A picture of desperation
The sight of a man on a kayak in the Channel sums up the plight of migrants trying to reach the UK, a support group says.

Woman breaks record in four-way Channel swim
A cancer survivor has made the history books by being the first person to swim the Channel four times in a row, finishing after 54 hours.

Ride of a lifetime began at Dreamland
A couple who met at Dreamland are celebrating 50 years of marriage ? and what a ride it's been.

Migrants saved from sinking boat
Six men, a woman and two children had to be rescued by a French vessel as their boat started taking in water.

Migrants try to reach UK in kayak
Two migrants in a kayak were among 41 stopped in one day.

Youngsters' decorated deckchairs artwork
Pupils from seven schools have got together to produce a unique art display.

Saving our iconic red phone boxes
Residents have come up with some creative ways to avoid losing red phone boxes in their area.

Police investigate rape in alley
An alleyway behind a town centre supermarket is closed while police investigate a report of a rape.

'I love you today, tomorrow, forever'
The funeral for tragic six-year-old Lucas Dobson who died after slipping into a river last month has been held.

Hospital Brexit FOI rejected
Two hospital trusts have claimed it is not in the public interest to reveal information on Brexit preparations.

Lucas Dobson's funeral to be held today
Hundreds of mourners are expected to turn out to honour a six-year-old boy who died after falling into a river.

The Braderie is back!
Stalls stacked with antiques and collectables will line a Kent high street on Sunday with the return of a popular flea market.

Publican's near-£7,000 court bill for TV football matches
A landlord had to pay hefty court costs for unauthorised showing of Sky Sports games.

Extinction Rebellion to blockade port
Protesters will cut off a Kent port for four hours in protest over feared food shortages as the environment worsens.

Record number of migrants attempt crossing in one day
An unprecedented number of migrants were intercepted by border force in a single day yesterday.

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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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