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Litter menace slapped with order for dumping rubbish

Some of the rubbish dumped by Jayne Royle

A woman responsible for 69% of complaints about dumped rubbish will be arrested if she litters again in the first case of its kind in Kent.


Feral cats found breeding in rubbish heap

The cats were found living in a rubbish heap

Owners are urged to get pets neutered after feral cats were found breeding uncontrollably in a heap containing needles, faeces and rotting waste.


Labour wins by-election

Thanet Council offices in Cecil Square, Margate

Labour has won another seat on Thanet council after it took the Margate Central ward.


Filming for Juliet, Naked in the district splits opinions

Lisa with Ethan Hawke

Stars including Ethan Hawke and Chris O'Dowd shooting a film in two towns has split opinions from locals.


Sanger's Stage Show locked out and have bike stolen

Dreamland opening in 2015

Dreamland predecessor descendants finished a 200 mile pilgrimage only to find they were locked out of where they were meant to stay.

Car dumped by travellers 'blown up'

A car left behind by travellers has been 'blown up by local yobs'.


Homeless man charged following cash point theft

Police. Stock pic

A man has been charged after a woman reportedly had cash stolen at a cash point.

Kent could get ferry services to Poland

The Port of Ramsgate

A foreign company has opened talks with a local authority to potentially provide passenger and cargo services to a city on the Baltic coast.


Two arrested as police seize cash, mobiles and drugs

Police. Stock pic

Two men have been arrested in connection with drug dealing as police seize cash, mobile phones and 'class A drugs'.

Person taken to hospital following accident

Police. Stock pic

A busy road had to be shut and a person has been taken to hospital following a crash.

Man's body found in town centre park

Pierremont Park, Broadstairs: Courtesy Google

The body of a man has been discovered in a town centre park.


Council respond amid fears tribute has been painted over

The striking mural of Taiyah in Margate

A council has responded to fears that street art in tribute to rail victim Taiyah-Grace Peebles has been painted over.


Church warden admits having 'obscene' child sex doll

David Turner arrives at court

A former school governor and church warden has admitted importing and having sex with an "obscene" doll that depicted a realistic child.


Primark store re-opens after sinkhole fixed

The Westwood Cross store re-opened its ground floor today

A Primark store has re-opened today, months after it was forced to partially close when a sinkhole appeared in the car park.


Pair deny murder after body found in house

Ethelbert Terrace in Margate. Picture: Google Street View.

Two men have denied murdering a 38-year-old who was found dead following an alleged fight at a house.

Micropub to re-open

Drink drivers were among those called up to court. Stock picture.

A popular micropub has announced it will re-open after it was forced to close when its licence was revoked.

Festival organisers 'devastated' by waterslide cancellation

What the waterslide would have looked like - had it arrived

Organisers of a giant waterslide along Ramsgate seafront have been "left reeling" after a last-minute financial row forced them to cancel the event.


RSPCA blame 'careless idiots' for gull's death

The RSPCA are calling on anglers not to be careless. Pic: RSPCA

The RSPCA has called on anglers not to be 'careless' after a bird was found with hooks deep in its mouth.


Paedophile jailed for 14 years

Darren Reynolds. Pic: Kent Police

A 48-year-old man has been jailed after abusing a primary school-age child.

Rescue operation after teens cut off by tide

RNLI's Taine and Katie

Quick thinking lifeguards saved three teenage walkers after they became cut off by the tide at a popular bay.


Pan of hot oil leaves kitchen smoke-logged

Kent Fire and Rescue.

A man was taken to hospital after fire crews responded to a 999 call.

Elderly woman and dog treated after fire

Fire crews were called to a fire in a gym changing room this morning

Fire crews were called to a ground floor flat fire where a woman and her pet were treated for breathing in too much smoke.

Fire crews battle basement blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought a blaze in the basement of a two-storey home.

Popular ride re-opens early

Scenic Railway cars

The star ride at Dreamland has re-opened ahead of schedule after maintenance work forced its closure.

Woman rescued from bedroom fire

Fire crews were called to the scene. Stock pic

Fire crews rescued a woman after a fire broke out in a home with no working smoke alarms.


Four legged friend fun at shopping centre

BGT finalists Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard

Bark in the Park, a week of dog fun, has kickstarted. Here's all you need to know, including a special performance heading for the centre.

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