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F-f-f-festive dip for lifeguard club

Thanet Lifeguard Club's annual winter swim

A group of swimmers braved the icy water for their annual winter dip, sporting their finest festive outfits.

Pair locked up for machete raid on bookies

Two robbers threatened staff with the weapon and made off with nearly £600.


Fire crews tackle industrial oven blaze

Firefighters had to work under emergency lights. Stock image

Firefighters put out a blaze which started in an industrial unit's oven.

"A massive thank you to all who donated"

Miles & Barr cheque presentation to Pilgrims Hospices

An estate agents has collected in nearly £800 of donations for Pilgrims Hospices after sponsoring a Christmas lights event.

Probe into beach death begins

Westbrook Bay, Margate. Pic: Google street views

A 26-year-old woman who died after being rescued from the sea has been named.

'Brilliant' dad-of-four found dead by roadside

Michael Terraforte was a star of the motocross scene

A 33-year-old man discovered dead by a major road was an international motorcyclist.

Woman kept prisoner in her own home

A wife was found under-nourished and had aged prematurely after being kept locked in a bedroom by her husband.

Body found at roadside

A299 Thanet Way. Pic: Google street views

A main route was closed in both directions following the discovery of a man's body.

Judge demands answers about child sex attack probe

Gary Teague. Pic: Kent Police

A judge has questioned why a child abuse allegation was not 'properly investigated' five years before the culprit was this week jailed for 22 years.

Public sex 'addict' jailed after lurking near school

Ricky Neville. Pic: Kent Police

A former radio presenter has been jailed and banned from parks, churchyards and wooded areas following a string of sex offences.

Main route closed due to 'police incident'

Police. Stock pic

There is a heavy police presence including forensics teams on a busy dual carriageway as officers deal with an 'incident'.

Football club's gift to hospital patients

Margate chairman Alistair Bayliss and players Frannie Collin and James Rogers

Football players made a very special visit to one hospital, armed with goody bags full of gifts for young patients.

Game of Thrones star announced for festival

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

Another star has been revealed for the line-up of a festival inspired by hit show Game of Thrones.

Mum kicked and spat at police after Prosecco binge

Sharzad Takalobighasi

A drunk mum kicked in a coffee shop window before assaulting four police officers who attempted to arrest her.

Rape allegations made Kent MP's aide sick

Sam Armstrong. Picture: SWNS

A man accused of raping a woman in a MP's Westminster office says he's had the worst year of his life.

Homeowner challenges men looking through window

Police are warning residents to be on their guard. Stock pic

Police warning after men challenged by a homeowner said they were collecting money for the armed forced couldn't produce any ID.

RNLI commemorate Surf Boat tragedy

Service to commemorate the Surf Boat disaster. Pic: RNLI

A commemoration has taken place to mark the restoration of the Surf Boat memorial, 120 years after the disaster claimed nine lives.

Lucky lady turns £2 into £20,000 at bingo

Cathy Hussey won nearly £20,000

One woman was left stunned after turning £2 into £20,000 at a bingo game.


Fly-tipper caught out by secret camera

The hidden camera caught the fly-tipper. Pic: TDC

A fly-tipper who dumped a large volume of waste has been forced to pay £400 after a hidden camera caught the offender.


Despair as pub's Christmas trade goes up in flames

More than 400 bookings have had to be cancelled

A devastated landlord has been forced to close his pub and cancel more than 400 meals after a fire destroyed its kitchen.


Drunk sank teeth into sister's boyfriend

Matthew Foster. Picture: Kent Police

A drunk who forced his way into his sister's home and sank his teeth into her boyfriend's back has been handed a jail sentence.

Fire crews race to tumble dryer blaze

Fire crews were called out in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled a blaze in a utility room.


Fire crews called to smoke logged basement

Fire crews were called out in the early hours of this morning.

The fire service was sent to the scene of a smoke filled basement, believed to be caused by a refrigerant gas leak.

Exotic snake found at base of cliffs

The snake was found last night. Pic: RSPCA

A colourful snake with origins in the USA and Mexico has been discovered on the Kent coast.


Police oppose pub's Christmas extended opening hours request

Police object the request. Pic: GettyImages

Police are opposing a pub's application to extend opening times over Christmas.

Charity scoop £49k grant for youth project

Project MotorHouse have been awarded a grant

A charity has been awarded a grant of £49,500 for a youth project.

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