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Call for footage after double fatal crash

The A299 in Minster

Officers are appealing for dashcam footage after a man and woman died in a crash.


Crackdown on dangerous headstones

Headstones are being tested for stability. Stock image

Around 100,000 headstones will be inspected across part of Kent to ensure they do not pose a risk to safety.


Power outage shuts Dreamland

A powercut struck Dreamland in Margate

Families travelling to Dreamland today have been left disappointed after a power cut ground the site to a halt.


Two die after crash involving van

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A man and woman were killed in a crash as they stood beside their stationary car.


Tennis courts undergo facelift

The grand opening of the refurbished tennis courts at Birchington Bowls Club

New sporting facilities are now open to the public following a £25,000 revamp.

High diabetes toll is affecting thousands

Eileen Docherty, front left, with members of the Thanet Diabetes UK group

With more than 11,000 in the district living with diabetes, Thanet has a higher than average rate - which is expected to rise.

Veteran coach in line for lifetime achievement award

John White

A swimming coach who has put 43 years into the sport has been nominated for a national lifetime achievement award.

CCTV image released following car theft

Police would like to speak to this man. Pic: Kent Police

Police have released a CCTV of a man who may have 'vital information' following a car theft.

Conman jailed for impersonating policeman

Aaron Cowan. Pic: Kent Police

A conman who used the name of a Sherlock Holmes character to carry out his scams has been jailed.

Council condemn fly-tipping culprits caught on CCTV

Fly-tipping in Athelstan Road. Pic: Thanet District Council

Fly-tippers caught on CCTV could be slapped with a £400 fixed penalty notice.


Farmers' market scoops top award

June Chadband with the award

A local produce market, which has run for more than 16 years, has won a top award.

Get Spooked this half term

Get Spooked at Dreamland

With free family entertainment, half term is the best time to Get Spooked in the run up to Halloween.

Mental health Listen Up event sees success

Mayor of Margate Rosamund Dixon and SpeakUp

A poetry, music and art event held to mark World Mental Health Day was a 'roaring success'.


Binman assaulted while collecting rubbish

Binman, stock pic. Pic: Thanet District Council

A binman has been assaulted while out collecting rubbish, which the council says is 'totally unacceptable'.

Corrie favourite visits Kent amusement park

Coronation street favourite Helen Worth at Dreamland. Pic: Dreamland

A Coronation Street favourite has been spotted swapping the cobbles for an amusement park.


'Ken has left an indelible mark on the political landscape'

Ken Gregory and Emma Dawson at the Thanet election count in May

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing Conservative councillor who has died.


Pair arrested after dramatic high speed police chase

Police chase the suspects through Thanet. Picture: @_gabconstable.

A man and a woman have been arrested after several patrol cars and the police helicopter pursued a car for miles in a dramatic high-speed chase.

RNLI volunteer made MBE after 53 years of service

Ron Cannon

A former lifeboat coxswain and active RNLI volunteer for 53 years has been presented with an MBE.

Jewellery stolen in string of burglaries

Police. Stock pic

Police are linking four burglaries in which intruders broke patio doors and stole jewellery.

Fire crews called to another allotment fire

Fire at the allotments. Pic: Kapo Kapuscinski

Fire crews were called to a fire at an allotment - just weeks after a suspected double arson attack.


Teen taken to hospital after being hit by car

Police. Stock pic

A teenager had to be taking to hospital after being hit by a car.

Man rescued from smoke-filled house

Fire crews were called. Stock image

Fire crews had to smash their way into a home after neighbours spotted smoke coming from a flat.

Actor meets pupils at charity dance-off

Warwick Davis meets youngsters at a Thanet school

A school held a charity dance-a-thon earlier today with a special guest who helped them out.


Teenage girl arrested on suspicion of assault

Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. Pic: Google street views

A teenage girl has been arrested and a woman taken to hospital following an early morning disturbance.

Another chance to hit the jackpot

Thanet Community Lotto will launch on Tuesday

Tickets for a new prize draw will be available soon.


Dad-to-be killed in crash on day of baby's scan

Tributes have been paid to Brett Appleyard.

The mother of a "caring, loving and funny" motorcyclist killed in a crash has paid tribute to her son who was just months away from becoming a father.

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