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Drunken bully who headbutted girlfriend in festive plea

Canterbury Crown Court

A bully who headbutted his partner three times faces porridge on Christmas Day... after a judge refused his plea to spend the festivities with her.

Vox Pop for Margate festivecelebration

 Vox Pop youth choir who will be supplying musical cheer at Margate's big Christmas event.

It’s a busy festive season for members of Margate’s Vox Pop youth choir.

Body of Manston man identified 15 years after he went missing

Police vehicles at Kemberland Woods where the body of John Phillips, from Manston, was found

The body of a man found in woods has been identified as John Phillips who disappeared from his Manston home 15 years ago.

Shake up at airport

Manston Airport

The new owners at a Kent airport have begun making changes in the boardroom.

Lib Dems choose Russ Timpson to stand for Thanet seat in Parliament

Russ Timpson, from Ash, has been selected as the Liberal Democrats' candidate for the Thanet South constituency, which Laura Sandys MP (Tory) holds.

'I used to feel safe in my home, but you have changed that'

Police are going to be cracking down on violent crime. Picture: Thinkstock

A burglary victim has penned an emotion-charged letter... to the heroin addict who raided her home and left her 'angry, upset, frightened and scared'.

Murder detectives in plea to trace coat

Murder detectives are appealing for help in tracing this coat

This coat with a mobile phone in the pocket could help detectives investigating the death of a woman in Broadstairs.

Two jubilant Thanet groups celebrate winning £100,000 for their communities

South Thanet MP Laura Sandys with the Friends of Ellington Park drumming up support for votes in the Peoples Millions in the group's efforts to create a wildlife garden

Two jubilant Thanet groups are celebrating after between them winning £100,000 of lottery cash for exciting community schemes.

PM's praise for former Pfizer site

David Cameron: called murders "sickening."

Prime Minister David Cameron has today praised the success of the Discover Park in east Kent after the closure of the Pfizer site.

Novel transport for Santa arriving at Manston Airport

Father Christmas arrives for his seasonal rounds via Manston Airport and with a little help from the Rotary Club of Margate.

Whatever next? Father Christmas lands at Manston Airport and is carried away by a stag - only this one is no reindeer.

Tributes to father killed after van overturns in M25 tragedy

Lee Harrington, from Ramsgate, died in a crash on the M25

Friends of a well-known father killed when a van overturned on a motorway slip road have spoken of their devastation at his death.

UKIP support to soar, poll finds

Support for UKIP would soar if an election was held tomorrow in a constituency where a Tory MP has announced she is standing down, a survey has found.

Dismay for campaigners as hours cut at Thanet children's centres

Cllr Jenny Whittle, KCC cabinet member for specialist children’s services

Dismay followed news that three Sure Start children’s centres in Thanet will have their hours cut to part-time as Kent County Council saves cash

Girl fights for life after harbour fall

It happened just outside Margate Harbour

A 17-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital with head injuries today after falling into a harbour.

MP 'isn't quitting over Farage fears'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage on a visit to Kent

UKIP claims that a Kent MP decided not to stand for re-election over fears of facing Nigel Farage at the polls have been rubbished by her colleagues.

MP to stand down at next election

Thanet South MP Laura Sandys

An MP has today announced she will not stand as a candidate at the next election after making a "difficult and heart-wrenching decision".

What do murder, a drunken moose and Broadstairs knitters have in common?

Founder member of Knitting at the Albion Lynne Hunt (right) and fellow member Yvonne Gardner busily knitting to create part of the set for Inspector Norse, a Swedish-style crime thriller spoof at the Theatre Royal, Margate, on November 29.

An unusually dramatic mission is occupying the busy fingers of Thanet knitters who have a part to play in murder spoof Inspector Norse.

Thanet council takes action over boozing hot spots

Thanet council is takign action over boozing hotspots

Boozing hot spots are signed up for action against alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour in public.

Sports stars shine at 2013 Thanet Sports Awards

A night of stars marked the biggest and best celebration of Thanet Sports Awards to date at Margate Winter Gardens on Friday.

Laura Sandys and Victoria Pomery meet Thanet pupils

Thanet South MP Laura Sandys and Victoria Pomery, Director of Turner Contemporary, with a group of pupils from local secondary schools at the Parliament Week workshop at Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate

Politics and democracy were part of lessons for Thanet pupils last week with Thanet South MP Laura Sandys.

Vote now in a bid to win £50,000 of lottery cash for Broadstairs Town Shed

Broadstairs sands

There are hours left to vote for the Broadstairs Town Shed which is tonight hoping to win a £50,000 slice of cash from the Big Lottery Fund.

Council watchdog members quit after 'secrecy and corruption' claims

Thanet District Council offices

Four members of a council's watchdog committee have quit after their report into standards of behaviour was heavily criticised.

BMW driver, 32, dies in crash with Fiat

Police pulled over the delivery driver. Stock picture

A driver was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash after his car crossed the carriageway and hit another.

Hairdresser burglar fails to get sentence cut

Canterbury Crown Court

A burglar who turned to hairdressing will not be tasting the fringe benefits of freedom... after failing to get his sentence shaved.

'Secrecy and corruption' surrounds council

Thanet District Council offices

Councillors could be forced to have training to improve their conduct after a shock report found the public suspects secrecy and corruption.

College wins nearly £10m in training boost

Graham Razey, principal of East Kent College, after the award of nearly £10 million

A college has won a near £10m cash injection for new training facilities, plus a state-of-the-art hotel.

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