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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.


Tributes to motorcyclist after crash

Brett Appleyard died in a collision in Ramsgate

Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to a motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car.


Family bid to raise money for custom wheelchair

Archie with parents Debbie and David and little brother Jack

A family are on a mission to raise £4,000 for a custom wheelchair for their disabled son.


Police investigate unexplained death

Police are investigating. Stock pic

Police are making enquries after a man died days after being found with serious injuries at the bottom of stairs.

Alleyway sex assault reported to police

Officers have charged two men. Stock picture

Police launched an appeal after a report of a sex assault in an alleyway.

Ex-PM Heath 'would have been interviewed' over alleged abuse

Sir Edward Heath in Dartford in 1993

Kent-born ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath would have been interviewed about alleged abuse if he'd survived, an investigation has revealed.

Elvis jailed for drug dealing

Elvis Stirkis Picture: Kent Police

A man caught carrying cocaine in a Kinder Egg has been sent to prison.


Evicted woman's campaign of harassment

Roseanna Austen sent abusive messages to former neighbours. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

A tenant made the lives of her former neighbours a misery by subjecting them to abusive messages and phone calls.


Domino's opens its doors

A new branch of Domino's opens today

Here's where a new branch of the popular pizza chain has opened, creating 25 jobs.


Distressed woman rescued from sea

Margate RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Tigger Three'

A woman has been rescued after being spotted in distress in the sea.

Dog poo DNA scheme given the sack

The dog DNA scheme will not be implemented permanently. Picture: GettyImages

A dog DNA registration scheme will not be implemented full time following a three-month pilot.

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