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Police call for bar's licence review after crime increase

Sundowners Bar on Margate seafront

A seafront bar will have its licence reviewed following a dramatic increase in crimes at, or linked to, the venue.


Police warning following bogus caller report

Police attended. Stock pic

Police are warning residents to stay alert after a bogus caller targeted a house, claiming to be an undercover police officer.

Award winning cake donated to charity raffle

Nicola with her cake

An award-winning Christmas cake has been donated to Pilgrims Hospice Thanet for their raffle, as a thank you.


Dad's dip to thank charity after hospital emergency

Freddie is now a happy, healthy three-year-old

Following a hospital emergency with his nine-week old baby three years ago, one dad will be taking an icy dip to fundraise for charity.

Council search for fly-tipping culprits

The council is appealing for information. Pic: Thanet District Council

The council is searching for fly-tipping culprits after a large load of waste, including asbestos sheets which need specialist disposal, was dumped.


Two taken to hospital following seafront crash

Police were called. Stock pic

Two people have been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to the scene of a seafront crash.

RNLI rescue guard vessel with engine failure

The guard vessel had an engine failure. Pic: Mark Stanford

A 136 tonne guard vessel was rescued by the RNLI after suffering an engine failure nine miles off the coast

Three men demanded cash in daylight robbery

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

A man has been a victim of a robbery after three men approached him and demanded cash in a town centre.

Man charged for drug offences

Police stopped the car in the early hours. Stock pic

A man has been charged with possession and intent to supply Class A drugs after police officers stopped a car.

Emergency services called to flat fire

Emergency services are at the scene. Pic Clive Martin

Two fire engines along with ambulance crews and police were called to a fire in a flat.

Thug imprisoned girlfriend and children in fit of rage

Matthew Thompson. Picture: Kent Police.

A thug exploded with rage and held his partner and two children prisoner in his flat - dragging her back by her hair when she tried to escape.


Woman resuscitated after collapsing at petrol station

Sainsbury's petrol station, Dadson Way. Pic: Google maps

A woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition after collapsing at a petrol station.

War memorial listed by Historic England

Westgate-on-Sea war memorial. Picture: Tony Flashman

This war memorial is one of just 11 in Kent to be listed by Historic England this year.


Emergency services called to incident

Police paramedics and firefighters on the scene in Margate Picture: @XxHayzxX

Police, paramedics and fire crews have been called after reports an obese man fell unwell.

Emergency services called to motorbike crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock pic

Police, fire, and ambulance crews were called out after a motorcyclist hit a stationary car.

RNLI fundraiser finishes 9,500 mile walk

Alex has returned to the same spot he left from. Pic: RNLI

After 9,500 miles of walking, RNLI fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell has returned to the same spot he left from three years ago.

Men 'approached by man with knife' in an attempted robbery

Police attended. Pic: Stock pic

Two men, one in his 90s, were reportedly approached by a masked man with a knife in an attempted robbery.

Fundraiser's three-year trek finishes today

Alex finishes his walk today. Pic: RNLI

Having walked 9,500 miles, raising more than £60k for the RNLI, today Alex finishes his three-year adventure.


Council shortlisted for local government awards

Thanet council offices

Thanet District Council has been shortlisted for two local government awards.


Family’s fitting send-off for real life Postman Pat

The Postman Pat theme song was played at his funeral

Having worked as a real life Postman Pat for 33 years, his family decided to honour his carer at his funeral.

'Demand rising' for school extension

Newington Community Primary School

With an increased demand for secondary school places in the district, one primary school is looking to extend to secondary level.


Missing disabled man found

A search has been launched for missing Daniel Matthews

A police helicopter was scrambled as the family of a severely disabled man launched an appeal to find him.

Initiative to deter tool theft launched

PCSO John Litchfield marking a wheelbarrow. Pic: Kent Police

A new scheme to help deter thieves from stealing gardening tools has been launched.

Man jailed for 'vicious' attack on police officer

David Leen. Pic: Kent Police

A man has been locked up after punching a police officer in the face, causing him multiple fractures.

New dog fouling and control PSPO comes into force

The new PSPO is now in force. Pic: GettyImages

A new Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling and control has now taken effect across Thanet.


Four fire engines descend on bungalow blaze

Twenty firefighters were sent to the scene. Pic: Aimee Morris-Hill

Twenty firefighters and four fire engines are at the scene of a fire at a home.

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