Return of duty-free would be a big boost

The return of duty-free shopping would be a big boost for Dover and Deal. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced that duty-free shopping will return if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Missing Banksy

The Dover Banksy was an iconic piece of art. Wherever you stand on Brexit, it attracted visitors to our area and got people talking.

Fighting for a brighter future for Dover

A bridge over the A20 in Dover has moved a step closer to reality – after the project was selected for the next stage of the Government’s new Future High Streets Fund.

Time to end the migrant crisis

Migrants continue to try to break into Britain by crossing the Channel in small boats. Attempts are becoming ever more risky – with a large group of around 50 detained last week having arrived in flimsy canoes.

Deal Hospital trust rated 'outstanding'

The trust which runs most services at Deal Hospital has been given the top rating of outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.  The report on Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) represents an improvement on the last inspection five years ago, when services were rated good.

Campaign to save red telephone box as defibrillator and library

A campaign has begun to save a red telephone box in Deal and use it as a public defibrillator and community library. Plans by BT to remove the listed telephone box in Alfred Square emerged in recent weeks. A group of residents approached me – and I am backing their campaign.