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Woman in harbour plunge

Ramsgate Harbour

A woman in her 40s has been taken to hospital after falling 15ft into Ramsgate Harbour early today.

Park cordoned off after 'sex assault'

Police cordon off Boundary Road recreation ground in Ramsgate

Police are hunting a man today after a woman is said to have been sexually assaulted at a Ramsgate recreation ground in the early hours.

Griff restores pride

Griff Rhys Jones visits Westcliff Hall in his capacity as chair of Civic Voice

TV star Griff Rhys Jones is backing a campaign to restore the former Ramsgate motor museum.

Cheating builder who fiddled £800k of VAT ordered to pay £1

The national living wage will be a challenge for small businesses

A builder who fiddled his VAT returns to the tune of £800,000 has been told to pay back just £1.

Walrus arrives after longest journey in a century

The walrus gets ready for its journey. Picture: Alex Braun/Horniman museum and gardens

A famously over-stuffed walrus exhibit - weighing in at just under a ton - has arrived triumphantly at its summer home of Margate.

Gang leader's 'degrading and sadistic' attack on vulnerable epileptic victim

Sean Nugent, jailed for vicious attack

A gang carried out a series of vindictive attacks on an epileptic man left so traumatised he still suffers nightmares.

Pervert jailed for 'campaign of sex abuse' on young girls

Canterbury Crown Court

A paedophile who preyed on young girls claimed he couldn't have committed the crimes... because he's gay.

Bungling armed robbers caught after catalogue of errors

An armed gang were caught by police after a series of blunders... including hiring a getaway van in their own name and leaving price tags inside.

Shock for police as they find addict's secret drugs stash

Canterbury Crown Court

Police who stopped a drug addict and searched him personally were stunned to find his secret hiding place for cocaine and heroin.

Paedophile's sick messages help convict lover... from beyond the grave

A pervert's warped text messages were given in evidence in court - after the 'witness' was found dead in his cell.

New dad stomps off after ticking off from judge

Canterbury Crown Court

A father - said to consider his prison sentence 'optional' - has left court with a flea in his ear... and a warning not to be a 'cry baby'.

Tragedy as opera star falls prey to villain

The Great Tree,Ramsgate, Opera singer Scheherazade Pesante

A classical singer fell prey to a villain of operatic proportions after she gave the jobless teenager work.

Six crews tackle blaze at flats

Firefighters at Arlington House, Margate. Stock picture

Fire crews were called out to tackle a blaze in a lift motor room at a multi-storey block of flats in Margate.

Vile hoarder downloads eight million images

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

A man has narrowly avoided jail after one of the biggest single collections of sick pictures and movies ever was seized.

£10k reward to track down crossbow robbers

CCTV after two robberies in Ramsgate

A £10,000 reward is being offered to catch robbers who raided bookies in Ramsgate... armed with a crossbow, mallet and 'noxious liquid.

Mum has sentence slashed

Police outside the house in Fort Crescent, Margate, where James Heddington was discovered dead

A Thanet mum-of-three - acquitted of killing her partner - has had her 15 month jail sentence for burglary slashed

'Archangel made me send girl sex texts'

Perry Taliana has been jailed for eight years

A twisted man who claimed an archangel called Raphael told him to target a 12-year-old girl with vile sex texts has been jailed.

Toddler's lucky escape at wild animal park

Cody Parish safe after his Howletts lucky escape cuddled by mum Kaileigh

A mum was forced to get on her knees and coax her son to safety after he squeezed through a hedge at a wild animal park.

No sanctions against ex-far right UKIP candidate

UKIP logo

A UKIP candidate in the county elections who was once an active member of the National Front will not be asked to withdraw, it's been revealed.

MP demands review of plan to send homeless families to Kent

Homeless person living on street. Stock pic.

An MP's demanded a meeting with the chief executive of a London council after it said it was to offer homeless families places to live in Margate.

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