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SHIP-SHAPE AT THE HARBOUR

June 30th, 2017 Comments Off on SHIP-SHAPE AT THE HARBOUR
Two spectacular clipper ships will be arriving at Folkestone’s Harbour Arm from noon on Saturday 8 July ready for 26 young people to embark on the voyage of a lifetime. The voyage is the culmination of a series of ...

Lazy journalism – A price worth paying?

June 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Lazy journalism – A price worth paying?
When you cover a story for The Looker, it sometimes may not get published in the paper for a few weeks. Being a bi weekly publication, an event can happen so close to deadline day that it is almost ...

Dungeness lifeboat responds to May Day call from de-masted yacht

June 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Dungeness lifeboat responds to May Day call from de-masted yacht
On Friday 23 June at 6.08pm the Dungeness lifeboat launched at the request of the UK coastguard to a 42’ de-masted yacht with three persons on board, giving out a May Day distress call, six miles south of Rye ...

Appeal for missing Cat

June 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Appeal for missing Cat
The Looker has had a request to help find this missing cat, it is always very distressing when you lose a loved pet, we hope our readers can reunite Sooty with her owners…. I wonder if you could help ...

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a collision on Jefferstone Lane, St Mary’s Bay.

June 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a collision on Jefferstone Lane, St Mary’s Bay.
At around 5.50pm on Thursday 22 June 2017, it is reported that a dark blue Vauxhall Astra hatchback was travelling along Jefferstone Lane from the A259 Dymchurch Road towards St Mary in the Marsh, when it left the carriageway ...

The cost for search of a missing man

June 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on The cost for search of a missing man
It has been estimated that nearly £40,000 is the cost for a major search was undertaken last Tuesday night (20 June) when a man was reported missing from the New Beach holiday park in Dymchurch. Littlestone Lifeboat was launched ...

Local Brewery launches a tap room with a difference

June 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Local Brewery launches a tap room with a difference
When local entrepreneur Matt Calais along with his wife Cathy decided to give up the daily grind of living and working in London to take the major step of moving down to Lydd on Sea, they hadn’t fully decided ...

Collision in New Romney High Street

June 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Collision in New Romney High Street
New Romney High Street was plunged into chaos this afternoon (15 June) as two vans collided at the junction of Ashford Road with Church Lane and the High Street. No reported injuries but one of the trucks has hit ...

Otterpool Garden Town moves another step closer

June 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Otterpool Garden Town moves another step closer
by Andrew South The proposed Otterpool Farm development has taken a step closer to reality with the launch of a series of public consultations from 22-24 June. And The Looker was at the Folkestone press briefing designed to update ...

Council meeting farce as police are called

June 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Council meeting farce as police are called
by David Wimble Most town or parish council meetings are normally quite staid and low-key affairs, and Looker reporters do not always have them high on their list for a good night out. However, New Romney Town Council’s meeting ...
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