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Robber drags pensioner along road as she clings to handbag

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

An elderly woman was hurt when she was attacked and dragged along St Patricks Road, Ramsgate, clinging desperately to her bag.

Snow, Santas and sparkle put smiles on faces outside a Margate home

Zacoiya Brewster, three, who flicked the switch at the big light switch on at the home of his neighbour Rick Marsh in Byron Avenue, Margate. Picture: Pete Brewster

Smiles on children’s faces are the reason one man devotes his own time, money and imagination to creating a fantastic display of festive lights.

MP Sir Roger Gale says Manston Airport can keep business in UK

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale at Manston Airport

Manston Airport is an immediate solution to the South East’s need for an additional runway identified in a new report, says Thanet North MP Sir Roger

Pensioner needs 40 stitches after savage beating in his own home

Police were called to Rutland Avenue, Cliftonville. Picture: Google Street View

A 76-year-old man has suffered multiple fractures and needed 40 stitches in his face after a "savage and sustained" beating in his own flat.

Early Christmas present delights Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale

Safiya (Saffie) Ellaline Gale, the fourth grandchild of Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale and wife Suzy.

A wonderful early Christmas present is being celebrated today by Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale and his family.

Eleven sheep 'scared to death' after dog attack

Farmer Alan Barr with his wife Louise and daughter Ella

Eleven pregnant ewes died and there are fears 40 more could abort after a harrowing dog attack. WARNING: Graphic image inside

Young surfer's invite to Board on Boxing Day surf for Demelza House

Keen young surfer and Ralph Grieve is urging brave watersport enthusiasts to Board on Boxing Day to raise cash for Demelza House

A trio of Santas will provide a taste of cheer at Cliftonville Farmers' Market

The three Santas who will be sharing sweets and helping at the Christmas Cliftonville Farmers Market. They are the grandsons of organiser June Chadband, Callum and Jordan, both 10 and Samuel, seven

Rousing music and a trio of Father Christmases will make shopping for fine festive fare a treat in Cliftonville on Sunday.

Watchdog investigates four police workers after woman's death

Anne Birch was discovered dead at home. Picture: Wayne McCabe

Four emergency call centre workers are being investigated for alleged gross misconduct after a woman was found strangled and beaten.

Airport to rescue as fog descends

Manston Airport

Four planes headed for Heathrow carrying nearly 500 passengers had to divert to a Kent runway after bad weather made it unsafe for them to land.

Freer family Christmas lights

Gary and Kirsty Freer, their nine children and grandchild switched on the Christmas lights at their Ramsgate home to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices

One of the main roads into and out of Ramsgate is a blaze of light in the evenings now that the Freer family have turned on their Christmas decoration

Putting a premium on the punter experience

Jonathan Neame at the Bell Hotel in Sandwich

Shepherd Neame's chief executive has revealed how his company is coping with the changing beer drinking market.

Children devastated after intruders butcher pet hens at primary school

Chickens are kept by pupils at Bromstone Primary School in Broadstairs

Youngsters broke down in tears when teachers told them chickens they have nurtured from birth had been killed by intruders at their school.

Have you seen missing Margate businessman Martin Lewis?

Martin Lewis, missing from his home in St Peter's Road, Margate.

Police are “very concerned” about the welfare of a Margate businessman who failed to return home last night.

Manston Airport lands British Airways flights as fog closes Heathrow

Manston Airport

Manston Airport’s “flexibility and resilience” has been flagged up after four British Airways aircrafts were diverted there today due to fog.

Tories likely to pick Sikh to fight Thanet South

Amandeep Singh Bhogal, a front runner for selection by the Conservatives as prospective parliamentary candidate for South Thanet to replace MP Laura Sandys, catches up with news in the Thanet Extra.

Tory front runner to replace Laura Sandys as South Thanet MP is Amandeep Singh Bhogal.

Wrong man appears in court on whisky charge

Canterbury Crown Court

A man walked free from court this week – after lawyers admitted he was NOT the shoplifter caught on camera.

Sir Roger Gale recalls his visit to see Nelson Mandela's prison cell

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale with the Nelson Mandela election poster which has dominated his office after he brought it home from South Africa in 1994 where he had gone as an independent observer of the elections which saw Mandela elected as President.

Nelson Mandela dominates the wall of Sir Roger Gale’s office at the House of Commons. The poster has been on the wall for nearly two decades.

Narrow escape for pensioner as tree falls

Pensioner Maureen Cook is counting her blessings after a huge tree crashed onto her Garlinge home during the wild weather.

Body found in Sturry woods

The wooded area near Sturry where remains of a body were found

The body of a man found in woods at Sturry had been lying hidden for 15 years

Mum and baby escape flat fire in Broadstairs

A mother and baby are recovering after a lucky escape from their Broadstairs home when a cooker caught fire.

Osborn sacked by Margate

Simon Osborn

Margate Football Club have sacked manager Simon Osborn and his assistant Ian Docker.

Arrest as young man injured in stabbing

The ambulance came about 90 minutes late. Stock picture.

A man is being questioned by police after a 25-year-old man suffered stab wounds in an alleged assault.

Lifeboat crews from Ramsgate rescue stricken Dutch cabin cruiser

The Dutch cabin cruiser that came a cropper by Thanet Offshore Windfarm, but was rescued by Ramsgate RNLI.

A Dutch crew were rescued from their sinking cabin cruiser by Ramsgate RNLI off Thanet Offshore Windfarm.

Funding from £2 million pot available to Thanet's creative businesses.

Former Thanet District Council leader Cllr Clive Hart is not seeking re-election in May 2015 elections

Creative businesses from Thanet are invited to the launch of a SUCCESS scheme enabling them to apply for a share from a £2 million funding pot.

Fayreness Hotel £1.4 million upgrade

Plans are under way to refurbish The Fayreness pub at Kingsgate

Shepherd Neame is to spend £1.4 million redeveloping a hotel at one of the most picturesque spots on the Thanet coast, often used as a film location.

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