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Fighting for our high streets

Last week we learnt that Amazon pays just £63 million in business rates despite recording sales of a staggering £8 billion. Meanwhile small business owners here in Dover and Deal pay eye-watering amounts in business rates while working tirelessly to make ends meet.

Dover and Deal primary schools achieving above national average

Pupils at Dover and Deal primaries are outscoring their peers across the UK, according to new figures. Nationally, the proportion of youngsters achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths has risen from 61% to 64% this year.

Giving Teagan a chance

It's every parent's worst nightmare to see their child in pain. Yet this is the awful reality Emma Appleby has faced for so long.

Plans to re-instate village bus services in Dover and Deal

Reinstating bus services in villages around Dover and Deal was top of the agenda during crunch talks with Stagecoach bosses. The firm's South East acting managing director Mike Watson and commercial director Matthew Arnold met with me to discuss recent changes.

Determined to be ready on day one

Ever since the EU referendum in 2016, we have been urging the Government to make sure we are ready for Brexit, deal or no deal.

Children 'surfing' on Deal trains are risking their lives

Children are putting their lives at risk by "surfing" on trains departing from Deal station, staff have warned me. Station manager Kyle Miller said that anti-social behaviour was an increasing issue on the platform.