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House Gutted by Fire

May 24th, 2017 Comments Off on House Gutted by Fire
Fire fighters were called to a fire in a kitchen at a single-storey house in The Parade, Greatstone. Fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to the scene. Crews wearing breathing apparatus are tackling the fire, which spread ...

Driving instructor could face jail for fraud

May 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Driving instructor could face jail for fraud
By Graham West A New Romney based driving instructor charged for lessons when she was not qualified to do so, Maidstone a court heard last week.The court heard how Miss Coke had failed to gain the necessary qualifications to enable her to ...

Railway starts celebration for its 90th birthday with a special Gala Weekend

May 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Railway starts celebration for its 90th birthday with a special Gala Weekend
Thousands of railway enthusiasts and holidaymakers joined in with an army of staff and volunteers to start the official 90th year of operation with a ‘Gala’ weekend. As well as nearly all of the Railways own engines being in ...

Dungeness lifeboat launches to yacht with steering problem

May 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Dungeness lifeboat launches to yacht with steering problem
On Sunday 14 May at 1.30pm, the UK coastguard paged the Dungeness RNLI lifeboat to assist a 10-metre yacht with six persons on board travelling from Eastbourne to Ramsgate, the yacht was experiencing steering difficulties one mile east of the station. ...

Clampdown on rogue car salesmen

May 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Clampdown on rogue car salesmen
SELLING CARS BY CONSENT A new permit system has been introduced by Shepway District Council in a bid to crack down on rogue car sellers who use public streets as their forecourt. By law, two or more cars cannot ...

Lydd town council should all stand down!

May 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Lydd town council should all stand down!
  That was the claim of Councillor Michael Walsh, who launched into a remarkable tirade at both the Mayor and the services of the Town Clerk at a meeting last Monday evening at the Guild Hall. Early on in ...

You can go years without an election then three come along all at once, as another councillor resigns

May 10th, 2017 Comments Off on You can go years without an election then three come along all at once, as another councillor resigns
As we go to press we have found out that New RomneyTory Councillor, Peter Simmons, has resigned from Shepway District Council. The Looker learnt of the news when checking Shepway District Councils website, to find that Cllr Simmons profile ...

Dungeness lifeboat tasked to fishing boat with steering failure

May 8th, 2017 Comments Off on Dungeness lifeboat tasked to fishing boat with steering failure
On Monday 8 May at 1.40p.m. the UK coastguard paged the Dungeness lifeboat to assist a 10 m MFV (motor fishing vessel) experiencing steering failure with two persons on board, one mile east of Dungeness. Coxswain Stuart Adams, in ...

Littlestone Lifeboat plays its part in bring sick casualty ashore.

May 6th, 2017 Comments Off on Littlestone Lifeboat plays its part in bring sick casualty ashore.
Littlestone Lifeboat was launched this afternoon at around 4.45 pm to a man who needed medical attention. Along with Dover Lifeboat, the crews made their way to the vessel, with Dover taking the boat under tow back to port, ...

Residents of Romney Marsh vote for 6000 new homes

May 5th, 2017 Comments Off on Residents of Romney Marsh vote for 6000 new homes
Bt Graham West That is the outcome of the recent County Council elections when Conservative candidate, Tony Hills, winning by over 1000 votes, with Ukip’s Susie Govett and Independent candidate, David Wimble, fighting it out for second and third ...