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Ryanair 'interest' in budget flights from Manston

Manston airport

Budget airline Ryanair is in talks about running flights from Manston should it relaunch as an airport, the firm behind the bid says.


Knife-throwing killer to learn his fate

John Buchanan was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Picture: Kent Police

A man who threw a knife through an open car window, fatally wounding his partner's ex-boyfriend, is to be sentenced today.


MEP slams Manston Airport firm's 'ignorance' of air pollution

Keith Taylor MEP

A Green politician says he is 'astonished' at Manston Airport firm's 'ignorance' about air pollution.


Teen victim threatened at knifepoint

E-fit released by police. Pic: Kent Police

Police are hunting for a suspect after a teenager was threatened with a knife in an attempted robbery.

Listed theatre added to risk register

The theatre has been added to the risk register

A Grade II* listed theatre has been added to the Theatre Buildings at Risk register.


Special needs school given go ahead

Sara and Louie

A planning application for an education centre for children with special needs has been approved.

Judge halts murder trial

Ethelbert Terrace in Margate. Picture: Google Street View.

The trial of two men accused of murder has been dramatically halted by the judge.

Police's concern over missing Richard

Courtesy Kent Police

Officers are appealing for information to help locate a man missing in Kent.

Man arrested after girl hit by van

Police have been called to the crash.

A girl remains in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a van - as a man is arrested in connection with the incident.

CCTV catches vandal smashing charity shop window

The vandal was caught on camera

A vandal has been caught on camera shattering the window of a high street charity shop.


Fundraisers take the lead

Megan with Ralph

A woman and her dog will be taking on a charity walk in memory of her father.


Iron Age hill fort remains discovered

An Iron Age hillfort has been discovered

Archaeologists excavating an area have uncovered the remains of an Iron Age hill fort.


Man charged with attempted robbery

Police at the scene. Picture: Jamie Kight

A man is to appear in court charged with attempted robbery and having an imitation firearm after a shop worker was shot in the neck.

Teenage girl hit by van

Police have made two arrests.

A teenager was flown to hospital with a serious leg injury after being struck by a van.

'Murder victim's pal beaten as he tried to help'

Ethelbert Terrace in Margate. Picture: Google Street View.

The friend of a man allegedly punched and kicked to death in the street has told a murder jury how he was beaten unconscious as he tried to help him.

Gallery given boost for tourism project

The gallery has been awarded £500,000

The Turner Contemporary has been awarded significant funding in a bid to increase the area's tourism levels.


Skatepark coach shortlisted for award

Sam Watling

A dedicated coach at a skatepark has been shortlisted for a national award.

Chance to identify sites for future development

Thanet council offices, Margate

The council is inviting locals to identify sites which may be available for development as it continues to work on its draft Local Plan.


'The conversation isn't over'

It was installed at the weekend. Pic: Joel Knight

An anti-Brexit art installation has been launched in a bid to add pressure for a second referendum.


Woman taken to hospital after crash

Emergency services were called to the scene. Stock pic

A woman has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash.

'From Margate to America'

Freya and Dan

A local musician is on a fundraising mission after being asked to play at a renowned American music festival.

Manslaughter arrest after man found dead

Police were called to the scene.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and theft after a man was found dead on a pavement.

Thanet Roadrunner wins trophy

Phil Cope of Thanet Roadrunners AC

A Thanet Roadrunner has seen off competition to win the men's over 70 category at the Kent Athletics Grand Prix.


Police appeal after officer attacked

Police were scrambled to Manston Road and to King Street (pictured here) after the attack. Picture courtesy of Emma Jane Nettleingham

Police are still appealing for witnesses after an officer was assaulted in a graveyard while on duty.


Man jailed for sex attacks on children in 1970s

William Wilson has been jailed. Credit: Kent Police

A sex offender has been jailed for 22 years after “something akin to a campaign of rapes” nearly 40 years ago.

'Very much loved' grandfather named as crash victim

Thomas Barron

The family of a "much loved" grandfather have paid a touching tribute - as a motorcyclist stands accused of causing his death while on drugs.

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