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Asbestos danger in gas masks, warns MP

British machine gunners wearing gas masks in the Battle of the Somme.

Potential dangers to children of asbestos in First World War gas masks has today been highlighted by North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale.

Freeze on Thanet parking fees set to stay?

Most car parking charges in Thanet look like being frozen with free Saturday parking schemes remaining for 2014/15

Air ambulance lifts motorcyclist to London hospital

The air ambulance was called. Stock picture.

Kent Air Ambulance has airlifted a motorcyclist with serious injuries to hospital in London

Bake-Off star serves up a seaside date

TV baker Paul Hollywood

TV baking heartthrob Paul Hollywood is cooking up a treat for audiences at Margate’s Winter Gardens in his first live tour.

Margate hits the headlines in New York

The statue of liberty, New York

The regeneration and slow but sure transformation of Margate has hit the headlines in New York.

Thief preys on sick and vulnerable

Thief Donna Beverley was jailed for 40 months

A drug addict thief preyed on the sick and vulnerable by tricking her way into their homes - before making up vicious lies against her victims.

Beach motocross roars into Margate

International quad biking comes to Margate sands

High octane thrills return to Margate for the ninth annual international beach motocross this weekend.

Morrisons opens Ramsgate store

The opening of the new Morrisons M Local in King Street, Ramsgate

New convenience store Morrisons M Local has opened in Ramsgate, creating 20 new jobs

Green light for £65m energy plant

Artist's impression of a new green energy plant planned for east Kent

More than 100 jobs are to be generated by a new £65million green energy plant that has been granted planning permission.

Teen held after brawl near park

Hartsdown Park in Margate

A 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a policeman after a street disturbance near a park.

Biker seriously hurt in crash

Stock image

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a crash with a car this afternoon.

Mud, sweat and tears

Smash the Fat of Thanet took part in the KM Assault Course Challenge

Mud, sweat and tears of laughter abounded when groups from Thanet competed in the KM Charity Team’s first ever Assault Course Challenge.

Awards for Thanet stars

Tenant representatives and staff at the launch of East Kent Housing's first Tenant Star Awards

Great work by local tenants and community groups in Thanet was recognised during East Kent Housing’s first ever Tenant Star Awards as part of Customer

Success and dreams lie ahead - Kent Test failure, or not.

Parents will be waiting to hear how their children did in GCSEs, like Lizzy Irvine's mother Maggie last year in Westgate

If you have just failed your Kent Test, it is just one result: you can still succeed and achieve your dreams.

Dog rescued after fall from sea wall

Holly, an 11-year-old collie crossbred who is making a good recovery after a nasty fall from the sea wall at Westgate, thanks to the prompt actions of her owners Rob Porter and Chris Chambers

One hapless hound’s nasty fall off the sea wall at Westgate is a shaggy dog tail with a happy ending thanks to the kind people who went to help.

One spark could have destroyed depot - fireworks seized

Some of the fireworks seized from the Ramsgate storage unit by Kent Trading Standards and Kent Police.

A single spark could have destroyed a Ramsgate depot where fireworks were being sold illegally.

Adorable but unwanted and in need - can you help?

Kitten refugees at Thanet's RSPCA animal centre are in urgent need of new homes in a record year for unwanted cats.

Hope for jobless women and entrepreneurs at free event.

Speakers at the free East Kent College event for women interested in starting their own business are, from left, Amanda Holges, Angela Brier-Stephenson and Brenda Cameron.

Opportunity beckons women who are unemployed and those who want to start their own business at a special free event at East Kent College.

More unwanted cats in Thanet

Thanet RSPCA's Woodchurch Animal Centre is bursting at the seams with an autumn clutch of kittens, desperately in need of new homes. Betsy gave birth to her litter in a treehouse

Tough economic times and irresponsible owners have led to an all-time high in the number of abandoned and unwanted cats at Thanet RSPCA’s Woodchurch A

10,000 more reasons to love your Thanet Extra

This week's Thanet Extra

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Doors open at new £6.5 million building at East Kent College.

East Kent College director of curriculum Stewart Haywood (left), with deputy principal Anne Leese and construction company Morgan Sindall’s Tony Black as the Broadstairs college prepares to move into its new £6.5 million Centre for Environmental Technologies.

Staff are moving into a new £6.5 million building at East Kent College.

Help MP Laura design her Christmas card

Thanet South MP Laura Sandys

Budding young artists can help South Thanet MP Laura Sandys celebrate the festive season

Staff move in to new building at college

Morgan Sindall’s project manager Tony Black, right, hands over the keys to the new centre at East Kent College to director of curriculum Stewart Haywood and deputy principal Anne Leese

The keys have been handed over at a £6.5m development for students studying environmental technologies.

German bomber flies again

The Dornier 17 is lifted from the seabed off Deal in a £600,000 salvage operation

Footage of the Dornier DO17 German bomber that was recovered from the sea bed off the Goodwin Sands has been shared with the world thanks to cutting e

Chance to see the Dornier again

The Dornier 17 is lifted from the seabed off Deal in a £600,000 salvage operation

Footage of the Dornier DO17 German bomber that was recovered from the sea bed off the Goodwin Sands has been shared with the world thanks to cutting e

Mixed judgements in new report on Birchington Medical Centre

Dr Amer Ghazi addresses a recent packed meeting at Birchington Village Centre to discuss concerns about Birchington Medical Centre.

Troubled Birchington Medical Centre has been found by the Care Quality Commission to be adequate in some respects but failing in others.

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