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Money in the kitty for local groups

Local groups with projects that benefit their local community still have time to apply for funding to help turn their plans into reality. Last year Shepway Community Chest paid out nearly £70, 000, ranging from £100 for a new Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sign at Postling to £5,567 to help towards the cost of replacing cladding at the ...Full Article

Damian Collins MP -Our Man in Westminster

Eurotunnel has confirmed that the new security measures at Coquelles in France are making a real difference to preventing migrants from breaking into the Channel Tunnel terminal. The number ...Full Article

Spitfire and Hurricane’s flying over Shepway today

The historic sound of Rolls Royce Merlin Engines could be heard over Shepway Today as vintage warplanes fly over the district to commemorate the fiercest fighting of the Battle ...Full Article

Memorial for a forgotten airfield.

Over 100 people attended Brenzett aeronautical museum for the unveiling of a memorial to commemorate a World War Two airfield formally based at the site. The memorial was organise ...Full Article

Littlestone 999 Emergency Services Day

Right on cue the weather decided to ‘play nice’ and the sun shone for the annual Emergency Services Day held at the Varne Boat Club and Littlestone Lifeboat station. ...Full Article

Academy celebrate bumper exam crop

Post 16 results day at The Marsh Academy brought another excellent year to an end for our Year 12 & 13 students.Principal Shaun Simmons said: “These results are a ...Full Article

Lifeboat rescues man in Canoe

Littlestone lifeboat was launch Saturday evening at approximately 8pm to go to the aid of a man in a canoe off of Hythe. In fading light, the Crew assisted ...Full Article

Kent Fire and Rescue Weather update

1.10pm – Round up of weather-related incidents Kent Fire and Rescue Service has received a number of calls to weather related incidents following storms across the county. Officers have ...Full Article


The new Coastguard search and rescue helicopter base at London Ashford Airport will start operations tomorrow, Friday 14 August 2015.The base will be officially on standby to receive taskings ...Full Article

Motorist pay the price for driving through flood water

In New Romney and across the district motorist paid the price for driving through deep ‘lakes’ of water on the A259 after a sudden deluge of rain today. With ...Full Article
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