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Motorist 'deliberately drives at man' after crash

Officers have charged a man. Stock picture

An investigation is under way after a man was hit by a car said to have been deliberately driven at him following a crash.

Bananas in Pyjamas at Winter Gardens

Bananas in Pyjamas is coming to Margate

Bananas in Pyjamas is coming to the Winter Gardens on Sunday.

"I cuddled her. I told her I loved her"

Lee Birch is accused of murdering wife Anne. Picture: Wayne McCabe

Those are the tortured words of a killer just moments after he put a rope around his wife's neck and strangled her.

Banner-waving protesters signal end to KLM era at Manston

A KLM flight takes off from Manston airport to Schiphol in Amsterdam

Protesters will don T-shirts and wave banners today as the last KLM flight out of threatened Manston airport takes off.


Have-a-go heroes in painful attack by fleeing burglar

Burglar Ken Busby has been jailed for six-and-a-half years

Two courageous men overpowered a burglar fleeing a house he had raided... despite the thief grabbing their testicles.


Woman rescued from burning bedroom

Stock pic

A woman was taken to hospital after fire broke out at a property in Ramsgate.

Jail for 'feral' tearaway after 16-week crime rampage

Bradley Smith

A teenage tearaway has been locked up after a crime spree in which he fractured a stranger's cheekbone for fun and trashed a pal's flat.


Chef needs help to step out for charity close to his heart.

Chef Steve Gaffon needs to borrow a treadmill for his marathon charity challenge at Miles Bar on Ramsgate seafront.

Chef Steve Gaffon needs to borrow a treadmill for his marathon charity fundraiser on Ramsgate seafront.

Jealous man 'murdered ex-wife and tried to kill lover'

Couple Anne-Marie and Lee Birch at the opening of the Westgate micropub. Picture: Wayne McCabe

An obsessed man murdered his ex-wife by strangling her with a piece of rope - before going after her new partner, a court heard.

Thanet MPs fight for Manston Airport continues at Westminster

Business minister Michael Fallon with Thanet MPs Sir Roger Gale and Laura Sandys at the House of Commons.

Business minister Michael Fallon is to "throw his weight" behind Manston Working Group as Thanet MPs continue the fight to save the airport.


Vile pervert, 88, 'will die in prison' after child rapes

War veteran Alfred Hynds abused two girls. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A war veteran has been given a sentence that will mean he is expected to die in prison after a catalogue of rapes and indecent assaults on two girls.

Man with dog sought after attack in busy park

Kent Police. Picture: Andy Payton

A man received two black eyes, bruising and cuts to his face after an attack in a busy Ramsgate park involving a dog walker.

Rail journeys between Ramsgate and London to become quicker

A high speed train operated by Southeastern between Kent and London

A £10 million investment by Network Rail and Kent County Council will cut train journey times between Ramsgate and London.


Manston Airport 'buyer' withdraws offer

Manston airport before it closed

The sale of Manston Airport is off, after the consortium interested in taking over the site withdrew the offer.


Dog-poo hit squad needed on beach

Janet Street-Porter

Media celebrity and journalist Janet Street-Porter has criticised the state of beaches on the approaches to Margate town.

Knife attacker to face trial accused of murder bid

Canterbury Crown Court

A woman who has admitted knifing her boyfriend is to face trial accused of trying to kill him.

Top author at Town Read finale in Margate

Margate Town Read finale

Young people from Margate breathed life into a story that celebrates the folklore and legends of their town at the historic Theatre Royal.

Elderly man 'lucky' after car flips onto roof.

The scene of the incident involving an elderly driver from Whitstable at Shottendane Road, Margate.

An elderly driver was shocked but 'lucky' after a dramatic incident in which his car ended up on its roof.

Fire crews called to house following bedroom blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Services attended. Stock image

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze which broke out in the bedroom of a Ramsgate home

Terrified mums flee 'gunman'

Staff from the Thanet Extra dialled 999 and mothers and children sought cover

Frightened mothers ushered their children into an office to escape a gunman running through a town's streets.


Government in U-turn over legal aid reforms

Oliver Saxby QC, who will prosecute in M1 horror crash trial

Kent solicitors have hit back at the government's decision to suspend swingeing legal aid reforms... saying it's an election ploy.

Big knit for charity

The Mayor of Margate Cllr John Edwards inspects the action at The Big Knit.

Knitters of all ages helped raise thousands in marathon stitch session for Thanet charities

No appeal over live exports ruling

Sheep ready for export via the port of Dover

Thanet District Council has decided not to appeal against the High Court decision regarding the shipment of live animals from the Port of Ramsgate.

Council 'won't appeal live exports ruling'

Sheep ready for export via the port of Dover

Council bosses have decided not to appeal against the High Court decision over the shipment of live animals from the port of Ramsgate.


Offer to buy stricken airport 'to be made today'

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale at Manston Airport

An offer that could secure the future of more than a hundred workers at Manston Airport is likely to be made today, according to the area's MP.


New jobs, name and £1.4 million makeover for landmark hotel

The Botany Bay Hotel in Kingsgate, Broadstairs, which was given a £1.4 million makeover by Shepherd Neame

A £1.4 million investment at The Botany Bay, formerly The Fayreness Hotel, means 15 new jobs for Broadstairs.

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