Sandwich councillor, David Wood, is calling for a report on 999 calls after saying response times are 'too slow.'
A councillor in Sandwich says he has lost faith in police after response times for urgent calls have not been quick enough.

Three Sandwich Technology pupils given TeenTech awards by Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace
Three teenagers from Sandwich have been given royal treatment at Buckingham Palace by Prince Andrew.

Teachers at Castle Community College will not strike for the rest of term
Discussions to tackle "unacceptable working practices" at Castle Community College are ongoing but principal Hadlow says striking will not continue

A 29-year-old man from Deal was arrested after a family brawl at a funeral wake in Glack Road
A 29-year-old man was arrested after a family brawl at a funeral wake spilled out onto the street.

Resident complains to Kent County Council after a minibus parked on double yellow lines at the junction of Cannon Street and Golf Road in Deal
A man has complained to the county council after snapping one of the authority's minibus drivers parking illegally on a corner.

Win pounds and drop the ounces in Deal's Community Weight Loss Challenge
Weight loss coaches in Deal are inviting people to take part in a challenge to drop the pounds in time for Christmas.

Lighthouse Bar, Deal live music with Gentlemen of Few, Afrobeat and Fran McGillivray
There's three nights of top live music lined up this weekend at Deals' Lighthouse bar including Gentlemen of Few

Star Brad Pitt?s hug for film adviser, Peter Comfort, 91, after helping research D-Day movie fury
A WWII veteran got the red carpet treatment after helping superstar Brad Pitt research his D-Day action movie.

Fallen tree blocks Sandwich Road, Eastry.
Recent storms has seen a fallen tree blocking Sandwich Road, Eastry this afternoon.

Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff wishes Deal beauty pageant finalist good luck
Cricket star Freddie Flintoff has visited Deal's High Street of the Year, wishing a young beauty pageant contestant good luck in her upcoming finals

Woman taken to hospital after crash on the A20 roundabout near Aycliffe
A woman was taken to hospital yesterday after a collision between two vehicles on the A20 roundabout near Aycliffe.

A life saving defibrillator is now at Ash Rugby Club, Queens Road.
Life saving equipment will now be held at Ash Sports Pavilion and members of the community have been learning how they could help in an emergency.

Jeska Hammond, 34, of Dover Road Walmer opening bridal shop named after late mother
A fashion graduate is fulfilling her dream of setting up a bridal boutique in Walmer ? named after her late mother.

Sandwich woman Anna Wheeler says physiotherapy at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has made her worse
A Sandwich woman who fractured her back in a car accident is concerned care at an east Kent hospital has left her worse than before.

Couple from Shepherdswell are raising money for Variety and taking on the Italian Job car rally
A couple from Shepherdswell are setting out on a fundraising challenge in a classic 1971 Mini on Monday.

Railway machinery set on fire near Coldblow
Machinery which is used to repair railway lines was set on fire in the early hours of this morning near Coldblow in Walmer.

Owner of Sandwich Leisure Holiday Park claims parked cars are blocking deliveries and causing traffic chaos for motorists.
The owner of Sandwich Leisure Holiday Park claims parked cars are blocking deliveries and causing traffic chaos for motorists.

Teachers are striking at Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal
Teaching staff have taken to a picket line in the first of three days of strikes at a Kent secondary school - due to "unacceptable working practices".

Lord Freud, Eastry branch of Conservatives, has come under fire over disabled remarks
Kent Tory Lord Freud has issued a "full and unreserved" apology over controversial remarks about disabled people.

Stephanie Rees needs your votes in bid to win Face of the Globe title
Young fundraiser Stephanie Rees heads for Paris on Saturday week in an bid to win an international title - and she wants Mercury readers to vote for h

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