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'Another unbelievable council fiasco'

Craig Mackinlay MP

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has hit out at the council after he was not allowed into a special meeting because it was 'full up'.


Man who killed love rival with knife cleared of murder

John Buchanan was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter

A man has been acquitted of murdering a love rival after hurling a knife at him through an open car window.


Lead stolen from listed building

Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs

A town council has condemned thieves who stole lead from a Grade II listed building's roof.


Head teacher brands pupil premium 'bonkers'

Executive head teacher Paul Luxmoore

The man in charge of five Kent schools also claimed the scheme for disadvantaged families is 'patronising'.

Murder trial jury retires to consider verdict

Archie Ward died in the alleged knife attack

Defence barrister tells trial 'He’s not some sort of champion knife-thrower.'

'I was aiming at the car'

The scene of the incident in Ramsgate

The man accused of murdering a love rival by throwing a knife five metres through a car window has said he didn't want to hurt his victim.

Local Plan no vote could split council

The council is to vote on the Local Plan

The long-running tussle over the future of the former Manston airport site could take a significant turn this week.


'I just remember him throwing the knife'

Michael Ward, also known as Archie

The ex-lover of a man killed with a single knife wound has told jurors in a murder trial of the final moments of his life.

Child arrested over attempted robbery

Police are investigating. Stock pic

A 12-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault after a group of children allegedly attacked a boy as he sat on a bench.

'It has been absolute hell'

Janice, Jodie and Simon

A family fleeced out of £55,000 by a cold-hearted conman who pretended to have cancer have told of the devastating impact it has had on their lives.


Policewoman gross misconduct hearing opens

Kent Police HQ in Maidstone

A serving police officer is facing accusations of gross misconduct for allegedly disclosing confidential files.

School's hockey team success

Back l-r: Huw Stevens, J Mitchell, J Izzard, T Marcano, H Smith, J Taker, N Jacobi, Seth Simmons, Kwan Browne Front l-r: Adam Izzard, S Smith, N Phagami, C Sauer, B Stahl

A school's hockey team are celebrating following their victory at a national competition.


Crematorium left in 'appalling state'

Flowers have been left scattered over the grounds

Users of a crematorium have hit out at the 'lack of maintenance' after flowers and tributes were left scattered over the grounds.


Investigation after man hit by car

Ramsgate train station

An investigation has been launched after a man was hit by a car outside a train station.

Man 'murdered rival by throwing knife through car window'

Michael Ward, also known as Archie

A man murdered his love rival by throwing a knife through the open window of his car, severing an artery in his victim's leg, a trial has heard.

Ping pong persuader plays MP

Sir Roger Gale with Hugo Ursell

MP Sir Roger Gale has taken on Table Tennis England's youngest Young Ambassador.

Body found in search for missing man

Daniel Holland

A body has been found during the search for a man who was reported missing.

Charmer who plundered family's life savings jailed

Sam Alexander

A heartless charmer tricked a kindly family into caring for him by pretending to have cancer - before plundering their life savings.


Concern growing for missing man

Daniel Holland. Pic: Sussex Police

Police are concerned for the well-being of a Kent man who went missing while on a short break to Eastbourne.

Teens arrested over reported burglary

Officers closed a lane of a dual carriageway after they came across a single vehicle collision.

Two teenagers were arrested following a reported burglary in which watches, jewellery and credit cards were allegedly stolen.

Thug robbed wheelchair-bound woman

Zak Williams. Pic: Kent Police

A man who targeted a wheelchair-bound woman, robbing her handbag, phone and credit cards, has been locked up.


Council tax set to rise by 3% for Thanet residents

Thanet council offices

Council set to fix tax hike higher than inflation as it takes government option to raise cap


Game of Thrones star to add royal touch to Kent festival

Thronefest is coming to Kent

Organisers of a Game of Thrones-inspired festival have confirmed the latest name on a star-studded line-up.

Vandals wreak havoc at school

Vandals targeted Newlands Primary School in Ramsgate. Picture: Google.

Vandals have raided a school, damaging a bike shed and smashing all the windows on a mini-bus.


Warning after 'palm oil' found on beaches

Suspected palm oil found at Stone Bay. Pic: Thanet District Council

A warning has been issued after suspected palm oil deposits, which can be deadly to animals, were found on beaches.


School searches pupils' bags for junk food

Sweets will be confiscated. Stock picture.

A school has announced it will be searching pupils' bags and confiscating unhealthy food and drink after concentration and behaviour deteriorated.

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