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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.


Barns at popular park may be made into holiday lets

Aerial view of the site. Pic: Planning application

Plans to convert former farm barns into holiday lets at a popular Kent attraction are expected to be approved.


Father pleads: 'Don't give cash to bullying beggars'

Billy’s facial injuries after the attack in Broadstairs

A father is urging people to donate to homeless charities rather than give directly to beggars after he and his son were attacked by homeless men.


Dreamland to exit administration

Dreamland is coming out of administration

A bumper summer in which more than half a million people visited a Kent amusement park has helped save it from possible closure.


Kittens rescued from building site

The three boys were taken into the RSPCA

Kittens have been rescued after being found living on a building site, which the RSPCA say would have been avoidable if people neutered their cats.


Shopping centre announces Christmas light spectacular

The switch on at Westwood Cross takes place tomorrow

Expect entertainment, festive fun and lots of lights as this shopping centre announce their Christmas light switch-on event.


Memories from the Dream Factory

The collection is owned by Nick Evans

A exhibition of original photographs, posters and more of Dreamland through the years is to open, with many items dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Former toilet block and lift to go under the hammer

The disused shelter in Broadstairs

A beach front building, which was a shelter, toilet block and lift shaft, is going under the hammer at auction.


New ferry service could start soon

Port of Ramsgate Picture Paul Amos

A Belgium mayor has disclosed there could soon be a freight ferry service from his country to a Kent port.


Popular theme park rated low for food hygiene

Dreamland was handed a one for food hygiene

One of Kent's top attractions has been handed a low rating for food hygiene, which bosses put down to flooding.


Banned driver claimed to be sister

Sigona claimed she had drunk two-and-a-half glasses of wine. Stock image

A motorist banned for being nearly three times the drink-drive limit claimed she was her sister when later stopped by police.


Cargo vessel runs aground

The ship almost took out Anthony Gormley's new statue. Picture: Jodie Nesling

A cargo vessel that run aground off the Kent coast, almost hitting a new statue, has been helped back out to sea.

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