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'Buyer' comes forward as Manston faces closure

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale at Manston Airport

Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale is in touch with a potential buyer for Manston after airport bosses announced its 'closure'.


App is improving care for patients

Dr Tony Martin, chairman of the NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group

The free NHS Health Help Now phone and web app has chalked up more than 11,000 hits in its first three months.

Driver serious in hospital after crash on roundabout

The teen was arrested yesterday.

A Mazda driver is still in hospital in a serious condition six days after a three-car crash.

Rolling Stones land at Manston Airport after cancelling world tour

The Rolling Stones' private jet at Manston Airport in March. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Grieving Kent-born rocker Sir Mick Jagger's bandmates have flown into Kent this afternoon after cancelling their world tour.

Playing stupid: Teens get stuck in swings at children's playground

A firefighter helps a girl stuck in a swing in Ramsgate

Firefighters were called to rescue two giggling girls who had squeezed themselves into playground swings designed for young children.

Flight bookings 'stopped' at stricken airport

Manston Airport

Fears have increased for the future of Manston as KLM flights after April 8 are no longer available.

Manston Airport closure proposal 'stinks'

Nicholas Reed, chairman of pro-Manston Airport group Why Not Manston?: proposal to close airport is "horrifying and ridiculous".

Proposed Manston Airport closure condemned as "horrifying and ridiculous" as call made for support to be registered.

Missing boy, nine, found safe close to home

Kent Police

Missing nine-year-old boy found safe half a mile from his home

Council chief's emergency motion in bid to save Manston Airport

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

An emergency motion suggesting a possible way of saving Manston Airport was put to Kent leaders.

MP prepares for fight after 'disappointing' airport closure announcement

Thanet North MP Sir Roger Gale at Manston Airport

A Thanet MP has promised to fight for the future of the area and its workers... after the shock closure announcement of Manston airport.


Blaze destroys shed

Fire crews were called to the blaze on Boxing Day

Firefighters in Margate are renewing calls for residents to heed vital safety warnings.

Garlinge are Walk to School champions

The KM Walk to School Challenge at Leeds Castle - Georgia Parker (11) and Emma Page (10), from Garlinge Primary School class 6GR.

Pupils from Garlinge Primary School had a spring in their step when they were crowned KM Walk to School District champions

MP Laura Sandys is backing moves to save Manston Airport

MP Laura Sandys: We must make an emotional request to Scotland, not just a transactional one. Picture: Terry Scott

Deep concerns were today voiced by South Thanet MP Laura Sandys over the possible closure of Manston Airport.


Scores of jobs at risk under Manston Airport closure plans

Manston Airport

As many as 150 jobs are at risk under shock proposals to close Manston Airport after new owners decided it does not have a long-term future.

Ex-goalkeeper sent to jail after stealing £10k of tools

Former Ramsgate and Deal Town goalkeeper Danny Twyman

Former goalkeeper Danny Twyman has been jailed for breaching a court order.

Water tests may be stopped at secluded beach

Walpole Bay

Water quality sampling tests may be removed from the secluded Cliftonville beach at Walpole Bay where two poor quality readings were taken in 2011.

Park volunteers get to work on creating wildlife garden

Friends of Ellington Park get to work creating a wildlife garden

Friends of Ellington Park had spring in their spades as they started work creating a wildlife garden in Ramsgate.

Cannabis cafe supporter challenges Barnes to public debate

Police believed they could smell cannabis in the car. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A former drug-taking councillor wants a debate with Ann Barnes about his Amsterdam-style cafe plan after a public meeting on the project.

High hopes as cannabis cafe debated for Kent

Police believed they could smell cannabis in the car. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A plan to get an Amsterdam-style cannabis cafe set up in a Kent town was debated today.

Superman heads solicitors' team - all in pyjamas!

 The team at Barnes Marsland Solicitors in Broadstairs High Street, who swapped suits for pyjamas, nighties and onesies for a day in aid of Narcolepsy UK.

Wearing pyjamas to work was a serious business for charity for staff at a Broadstairs solicitors.

Double victory for Thanet foodies at Taste of Kent Awards

Cliftonville Farmers Market.

A double victory is being celebrated by Thanet winners at the prestigious Taste of Kent Awards where local producers made a strong showing.

Farage attacker admits placard assault

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hit over the head in Cliftonville. Picture: ITV Meridian

A man who admitted attacking UKIP leader Nigel Farage with a placard during a heated protest has been sentenced.

TV antiques experts on treasure hunt in Broadstairs.

TV antiques expert Mark Stacey: coming to Broadstairs

Its time to dust of possible treasures as TV antique specialists head for Thanet on a valuation mission for Broadstairs Rotary Club.

Wind in the sails of Thanet charities at KM Big Bike Ride

Melanie Rogers from Vattenfall, operators of Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, pictured waving the chequered flag at a prior KM Big Bike Ride event.

Windfarm operator Vattenfall is behind the KM Big Bike Ride which will raise cash for Thanet charities.

Space age 'hang-out' takes Broadstairs students around the world.

Physics students and science staff at St George's Church of England Foundation School, Broadstairs, captured in a screen grab as they would have been seen around the world by participants "galactic hangout" with spaceship pilot Sam Branson.

Physics students from St George's school took part in a live international “galactic hang-out” with a spaceship pilot.

Cannabis cafe meeting on Amsterdam-style joint for Thanet

Ian Driver

Experts on cannabis are due to attend a meeting on Saturday to discuss opening a cannabis café in Thanet.

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