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Lucky teenager's shocking tale following lightning strike

Keely Stiller, 16, is "one in a million", surviving to tell the tale

09 October 2013

Teenager Keely Stiller is “one in a million” after surviving electrocution through her laptop following a lightning strike at her home.

Shocking toll of human bite crimes

A man biting a woman's arm. Picture: Library image

09 October 2013

Police are investigating almost a dozen serious human bite crimes every week in Kent - but half of cases are not solved, it can be revealed.

Cheeky burglar found with stolen iPhone in unusual hiding place

Bradley's iPhone was stolen in the brazen mugging

09 October 2013

A teenage burglar was discovered with a stolen iPhone in an uncomfortable hiding place when he was searched by police in the street.

Technology makes Dornier available for all

The Dornier 17 is lifted from the seabed off Deal in a £600,000 salvage operation

08 October 2013

Footage of the Dornier DO17 that was recovered from the sea bed off the Goodwin Sands will be shared with the World.

Dreamland legal appeal dismissed

Margate Dreamland cinema

08 October 2013

Work to develop the old Dreamland park in Margate can begin after the Court of Appeal today dismissed a legal challenge from the site owners.

Too many Thanet mums smoke during pregnancy

Kent Fire and Rescue warn people not to smoke in bed as it's easy to fall asleep and set the bed alight. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

07 October 2013

Nearly a fifth of Thanet’s mums are smoking during pregnancy, a figure significantly higher than the national average.

'Cry rape' woman avoids jail

Hartsdown Park in Margate

07 October 2013

A woman who sparked a large-scale police operation when she lied about being raped in a park has walked free from court.

Focus on Thanet produce to mark World Food Day

East Kent College chef Rob Allsworth, who will be demonstrating at Thanet Fairtrade Initiative's World Food Day

07 October 2013

A spotlight will be cast on Thanet chefs and ingredients at what promises to be a bumper World Food Day on Sunday

Porn shame of council staff

Workers have been suspended for viewing pornography at KCC offices. Stock image

07 October 2013

Workers have been sacked and one quit after getting caught trying to view porn on council computers, it's been revealed.

Thief leads police on 'Dukes of Hazzard' style chase

The Sheriff's car from the Dukes of Hazzard. Picture: Eeekster, Richard E Ellis

05 October 2013

A thief raced police through country roads...with his getaway car flying 5ft into the air and ploughing into a tree.

A devil of a cake for hot chef

The Dev-il Biswal cake created for Broadstairs Food Festival for The Ambrette restaurant's stand, by Caroline Phillips of Swift House Cookery School.

04 October 2013

There is angel cake, then there is Dev-il Biswal cake. All will be revealed on The Ambrette's stand at this weekend's Broadstairs Food Festival.

Homes struck by lightning and roads flooded as Kent hit by storms

Bolt of lightning over homes in Herne Bay. Picture: Paul Darby

04 October 2013

Two homes have been hit by lightning and fire crews called to around a dozens reports of flooding after torrential downpours and thunderstorms.

Autumn exhibitions to be unveiled at Turner Contemporary

New autumn exhibitions

04 October 2013

It is all change at Margate’s Turner Contemporary this week, as the new autumn exhibitions go on show

Indulge yourself

Esther Beaumont tucks in at last year's Broadstairs Food Festival

04 October 2013

All tastes will be catered for at a feast of food and drink events taking place in the county this weekend

Raid on Margate phone shop after charger caught fire

Trav Travers with the faulty mobile phone charger from Fonez in Margate High Street.

03 October 2013

A warning has been issued after a fake mobile phone charger bought in Margate burst into flames.

Allotments get a clean-up

Pizzas cooked on Garlinge Allotments, Brooke Avenue, to celebrate harvest with volunteers who have come along to help prepare the site for winter. Some of the volunteers with their pizzas and tools

03 October 2013

ozens of green-fingered gardeners grabbed spades, garden forks and barrows to get stuck in at a community dig

From a house to a work of art

1 Godwin Road, Cliftonville, which has been chosen for an art installation by artist Alex Chinneck. Installation has an outer skin of building peeling away, sliding down and collapsing to reveal top floor

03 October 2013

A deserted house in Cliftonville has been transformed into a dramatic work of art.

Eurostar going Dutch

Eurostar is starting a new direct service to Amsterdam

03 October 2013

Eurostar is to go Dutch with a new direct rail service to Amsterdam – potentially setting itself as rival to Manston Airport.

Teenager tells of challenges living with dementia

Raisa Hollaway-Hambidge, 17, from Westgate, with her dog Bob, and the newly-launched book The Dementia Diaries, to which she was a major contributor, writing about her grandfathers when they became ill.

02 October 2013

How a teenager coped with the challenges of her grandfathers having dementia are told in her own words in a new book.

More pregnant mums smoke in Thanet than English average

Kent Fire and Rescue warn people not to smoke in bed as it's easy to fall asleep and set the bed alight. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library.

02 October 2013

Nearly a fifth of Thanet’s mums are smoking during pregnancy, a figure significantly higher than the national average.

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