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Government accused of running NHS into the ground by Thanet politician

Karen Constantine, Labour councillor, Mewington ward, Thanet

Hundreds of operations planned at Kent hospitals are to be cancelled as the NHS grapples with winter crisis

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Man charged with attempted rape and sex assault

The incident happened in Roman Road, Ramsgate. Picture: Google

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with offences including attempted rape, sexual assault and driving dangerously.

Man left with head injury after 'assault'

The man was stopped while driving in Coombfield Drive, Dartford.

A man suffered a head injury when he was reportedly attacked as he used a pedestrian crossing.

Br-br-brisk start to 2018

Terri Hart, James Clare and Jack Warren making a splash

Dozens of brave participants took the plunge into chilly waters for the annual New Year's Day dip.

New Year celebration cancelled

The fireworks have been cancelled.

Plans to see in 2018 with a fireworks display have been ruined by the weather.

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Town stalwart receives an OBE

Ralph Hoult at Ramsgate's Royal Harbour

One man's decades of dedication have have been rewarded in the New Year's Honours list.

Primark to be turned into bar and flats

Former Margate high street Primark will be turned into flats and more

Plans to turn a Primark building into flats, a bar, offices and more have been approved by the council.

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'Bring back Britannia' says MP

Photo-call of MPs in Westminster Hall with the plans for a new yacht

An MP's campaign to commission a new royal yacht has been backed by 50 other MPs.

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Women hurt in house knife attack

The incident happened in Roman Road, Ramsgate. Picture: Google

Two women have been injured after they were allegedly knifed by a man early this morning before he reportedly drove into the front of a house.

Landlord wades into sea to save person

RNLI. Stock pic

A landlord waded into the sea to save someone who had jumped in.

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Shoppers queue at 2am for sale

Shoppers started queuing at 2am

Keen customers at one shopping centre started queuing as early as 2am for the sales, with more than 300 waiting by 6am.

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Man treated for smoke inhalation after fire

Firefighters had to work under emergency lights. Stock image

A man was given oxygen treatment and three giant tortoises were rescued from a home after a garage fire.

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24-hour gym opens at shopping centre

It is a 24-hour gym

A new 24-hour gym has opened its doors at a popular shopping centre.

Man caged after knife attack

Jake Walsh - jailed for stabbing. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A 19-year-old has gone to prison this Christmas after a vicious stabbing.

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Flames tear through caravan

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Three fire engines were called to the caravan blaze overnight.

Swimmers prepare for annual fundraise dip

It is an annual event in Broadstairs

More than 100 swimmers will take to the sea this new year for an annual charity fundraiser.

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Knife-wielding mum spared jail

Sanderson armed herself with a knife before demanding cash. Picture: Getty Images

A spurned lover who armed herself with a knife before confronting her ex-boyfriend for money has avoided jail.

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Teens arrested after drug recovery

Cannabis was recovered from the car. Pic: GettyImages

Two teenagers were arrested after police recovered cannabis from a car.

Man treated by medics after 'arson attack'

Four fire engines arrived to tackle the blaze

A fire inside a business property is being treated as suspicious by police.

Drug dealing trio targeted vulnerable man

Mohammed Gedi. Pic: Kent Police

Three dealers took over a vulnerable man's home so they could peddle class A drugs.

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Residents targeted by courier fraud scam

Police. Stock pic

Four residents were targeted in one morning as part of a courier fraud scam.

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital following crash

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock pic

A road was closed in both directions to allow emergency crews to deal with a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

'Thanet's most deserving family' revealed

Jo and Suzy with their familes. (Jo is third in from top left)

A shopping centre looking for Thanet's most deserving family to receive a £500 gift card and more for Christmas has chosen its winner.

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Kent MP's aide cleared of rape charges

Sam Armstrong. Picture: SWNS

An aide to Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has been cleared of rape and sex assault charges after a trial.

'It's the only thing that will keep me alive'

Lee is aiming to raise £16,000 for a stomach pacemaker

A father of four is on a fundraising mission to pay for a life-saving operation - to fit a stomach pacemaker.

Primary school told it 'requires improvement' by Ofsted

Ofsted's annual report has been released. Library image.

A primary school has been told it requires improvement by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

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