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Flames tear through caravan

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

23 December 2017

Three fire engines were called to the caravan blaze overnight.

Swimmers prepare for annual fundraise dip

It is an annual event in Broadstairs

23 December 2017

More than 100 swimmers will take to the sea this new year for an annual charity fundraiser.


Gay priest and male model go separate ways

 Philip Clements and Florin Marin in happier times

22 December 2017

A gay vicar has separated from his male model husband, who is more than 50 years younger than him, after just months married.

Knife-wielding mum spared jail

Sanderson armed herself with a knife before demanding cash. Picture: Getty Images

22 December 2017

A spurned lover who armed herself with a knife before confronting her ex-boyfriend for money has avoided jail.


Teens arrested after drug recovery

Cannabis was recovered from the car. Pic: GettyImages

22 December 2017

Two teenagers were arrested after police recovered cannabis from a car.

Man treated by medics after 'arson attack'

Four fire engines arrived to tackle the blaze

22 December 2017

A fire inside a business property is being treated as suspicious by police.

Drug dealing trio targeted vulnerable man

Mohammed Gedi. Pic: Kent Police

22 December 2017

Three dealers took over a vulnerable man's home so they could peddle class A drugs.


Residents targeted by courier fraud scam

Police. Stock pic

22 December 2017

Four residents were targeted in one morning as part of a courier fraud scam.


'The folk scene won't be the same without them'

The duo enjoying the Tenterden Folk Festival. Picture by Chris Davey

22 December 2017

Friends have expressed their shock after the loss of two stalwarts of the Kent folk scene who died within a week of each other.


Motorcyclist taken to hospital following crash

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock pic

22 December 2017

A road was closed in both directions to allow emergency crews to deal with a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

'Thanet's most deserving family' revealed

Jo and Suzy with their familes. (Jo is third in from top left)

22 December 2017

A shopping centre looking for Thanet's most deserving family to receive a £500 gift card and more for Christmas has chosen its winner.


Kent MP's aide cleared of rape charges

Sam Armstrong. Picture: SWNS

21 December 2017

An aide to Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has been cleared of rape and sex assault charges after a trial.

'It's the only thing that will keep me alive'

Lee is aiming to raise £16,000 for a stomach pacemaker

21 December 2017

A father of four is on a fundraising mission to pay for a life-saving operation - to fit a stomach pacemaker.

Primary school told it 'requires improvement' by Ofsted

Ofsted's annual report has been released. Library image.

21 December 2017

A primary school has been told it requires improvement by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

F-f-f-festive dip for lifeguard club

Thanet Lifeguard Club's annual winter swim

21 December 2017

A group of swimmers braved the icy water for their annual winter dip, sporting their finest festive outfits.

Pair locked up for machete raid on bookies

21 December 2017

Two robbers threatened staff with the weapon and made off with nearly £600.


Fire crews tackle industrial oven blaze

Stock image

20 December 2017

Firefighters put out a blaze which started in an industrial unit's oven.

"A massive thank you to all who donated"

Miles & Barr cheque presentation to Pilgrims Hospices

20 December 2017

An estate agents has collected in nearly £800 of donations for Pilgrims Hospices after sponsoring a Christmas lights event.

Probe into beach death begins

Westbrook Bay, Margate. Pic: Google street views

20 December 2017

A 26-year-old woman who died after being rescued from the sea has been named.

'Brilliant' dad-of-four found dead by roadside

Michael Terraforte was a star of the motocross scene

20 December 2017

A 33-year-old man discovered dead by a major road was an international motorcyclist.

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