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Event organiser prosecuted following festival injuries

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The council has successfully prosecuted an event organiser after a scaffolding pole fell and injured three people.

Teens, 14 and 16, arrested after police chase

Two people have been arrested. Pic: Lolly Harris

A 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car following a police chase.

Government could intervene in council's house building plans

Sajid Javid

The government has told the council it could intervene house-building plans, saying it is not doing enough to tackle the housing shortage.


Two arrested after being called to park

Police have been called to Camden Square, Ramsgate, earlier this morning. Picture: Google

Officers were called to a park this morning after residents were concerned about a woman in the early hours.

It's almost time for the big switch-on!

The switch on at Westwood Cross takes place tomorrow

The Christmas countdown is on as shopping centre prepares to shine.

Four held on suspicion of drugs offences

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

Three men and a 15-year-old boy are in custody following early-morning raid.

Injured fisherman rescued 15 miles off coast

Margate's RNLI lifeboat stands by the fishing vessel, slong with the coastguard helicopter. Picture: RNLI Margate/Karl Davey Picture: RNLI Margate/Karl Davey

The lifeboat and coastguard were called in to rescue an injured fisherman stranded at sea.

Driver caught after police chase

Witnesses said the driver got out and ran

A teenager is in custody after running away from the scene of a crash having reportedly failed to stop.

Police call for bar's licence review after crime increase

Sundowners Bar on Margate seafront

A seafront bar will have its licence reviewed following a dramatic increase in crimes at, or linked to, the venue.


Police warning following bogus caller report

Police attended. Stock pic

Police are warning residents to stay alert after a bogus caller targeted a house, claiming to be an undercover police officer.

Award winning cake donated to charity raffle

Nicola with her cake

An award-winning Christmas cake has been donated to Pilgrims Hospice Thanet for their raffle, as a thank you.


Dad's dip to thank charity after hospital emergency

Freddie is now a happy, healthy three-year-old

Following a hospital emergency with his nine-week old baby three years ago, one dad will be taking an icy dip to fundraise for charity.

Council search for fly-tipping culprits

The council is appealing for information. Pic: Thanet District Council

The council is searching for fly-tipping culprits after a large load of waste, including asbestos sheets which need specialist disposal, was dumped.


Two taken to hospital following seafront crash

Police were called. Stock pic

Two people have been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the scene of a seafront crash.

RNLI rescue guard vessel with engine failure

The guard vessel had an engine failure. Pic: Mark Stanford

A 136 tonne guard vessel was rescued by the RNLI after suffering an engine failure nine miles off the coast

Three men demanded cash in daylight robbery

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

A man has been a victim of a robbery after three men approached him and demanded cash in a town centre.

Man charged for drug offences

Police stopped the car in the early hours. Stock pic

A man has been charged with possession and intent to supply Class A drugs after police officers stopped a car.

Emergency services called to flat fire

Emergency services are at the scene. Pic Clive Martin

Two fire engines along with ambulance crews and police were called to a fire in a flat.

Thug imprisoned girlfriend and children in fit of rage

Matthew Thompson. Picture: Kent Police.

A thug exploded with rage and held his partner and two children prisoner in his flat - dragging her back by her hair when she tried to escape.


Woman resuscitated after collapsing at petrol station

Sainsbury's petrol station, Dadson Way. Pic: Google maps

A woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition after collapsing at a petrol station.

War memorial listed by Historic England

Westgate-on-Sea war memorial. Picture: Tony Flashman

This war memorial is one of just 11 in Kent to be listed by Historic England this year.


Emergency services called to incident

Police paramedics and firefighters on the scene in Margate Picture: @XxHayzxX

Police, paramedics and fire crews have been called after reports an obese man fell unwell.

Emergency services called to motorbike crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock pic

Police, fire, and ambulance crews were called out after a motorcyclist hit a stationary car.

RNLI fundraiser finishes 9,500 mile walk

Alex has returned to the same spot he left from. Pic: RNLI

After 9,500 miles of walking, RNLI fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell has returned to the same spot he left from three years ago.

Men 'approached by man with knife' in an attempted robbery

The fight broke out at Bluewater. Pic: Stock pic

Two men, one in his 90s, were reportedly approached by a masked man with a knife in an attempted robbery.

Fundraiser's three-year trek finishes today

Alex finishes his walk today. Pic: RNLI

Having walked 9,500 miles, raising more than £60k for the RNLI, today Alex finishes his three-year adventure.

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