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‘It’s unloved and unwanted’ Dover resident’s brutal review of Joss Stone’s Kent hometown

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Original article from Kent Live

Dover is often on the end of a lot of unwarranted stick.

But locals and anyone who has spent any length of time here, knows it's much better than people often make it out to be.

From the White Cliffs to the Castle to the string of hidden beaches and award winning pubs – there is a lot to love about Dover.

Indeed, KentLive’s own mini-site MyDover celebrates the very best of the district.

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However, 30,000 people live in the town of Dover and as is often the case in life, it’s hard to please everyone.

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One of those who has strong connections to Dover is Joss Stone.

The 34-year-old was born at Buckland Hospital before spending her teenage years in the south west.

Singer Joss Stone, from Dover

The Brit and Grammy award winning singer became the youngest British female singer to top the UK album charts in 2004.

After a glittering career Joss won the second series of the Masked Singer…now that’s real fame.

Joss may well look back fondly on her early years on the Kent coast but other who live or have lived in Dover don’t quite feel the same.

As is the case with many Kent towns, Dover has been on the receiving end of some brutal reviews on the satirical website ILiveHere .

Shakespeare beach in Dover

Although Dover residents may feel like they’ve received more than others

Back in 2017 Dover was declared the worst place to live in the UK by the online publication.

It beat out northern towns such as Scunthorpe and Grimsby and nearby Gravesend to the 'top' – or bottom – spot.

The White Cliffs of Dover

Four years may have passed since the unwanted title was achieved but the savage reviews are still coming in…

One clearly unhappy resident said: “All in all no-one wants to live here, but it’s the cheapest in Kent, it’s unloved and unwanted.”

“The town centre is more of a who’s not there rather than who is as there are more empty shops than tenanted shops”

They continued: "It's the most neglected, unloved town in the UK."

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