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Teaching assistant searched for illegal images at school

Clark amassed a huge collection of indecent images. Library image

A man has been banned from being alone with teenagers after trawling for sex pictures at work.

Kent to get new Antony Gormley sculpture

Another Time. Picture: Max Creasy

A new sculpture from the artist who created the Angel of the North will be sited outside a key Kent attraction.


Ukip defection leaves council with no overall control

Chris Wells Thanet District Council leader

Ukip has lost control of the only council it has ever won - but the party vows to keep running the authority.


'Mindless' vandals destroy play area fencing

The damage at Warre Rec, Ramsgate. Pic: Thanet District Council

Play area fencing, which had recently been replaced by the council, has been vandalised.


Axe-wielding teenager takes couple hostage

James Harris wished his victim 'happy birthday' after trashing his flat and holding him and his girlfriend hostage for 45 minutes

A man and his girlfriend were confronted outside their home by a thug armed with an axe and three knives as they returned from a birthday celebration.


Summer holiday kickstarts with plenty of family fun

Colourful charachters in the Ramsgate Carnival last year. Picture: Chris Davey

There's lots going on across the district this weekend, including a carnival and festival.

Crisis workers called to bedroom fire aftermath

Fire crews at the scene of the flat blaze. Pic: Nikita Challis

Members of the Red Cross were called to a Kent town after a fire broke out in a flat in the early hours of this morning.

Helicopter scrambles to medical emergency

A swimmer was flown to hospital

A person has been flown to hospital following a medical emergency on a boat around six miles off shore.

Ukip lose majority at council

Thanet District Council offices

Ukip has lost its majority at Thanet Council as a councillor quits to join the Tory party.


RNLI crew members attend world film premiere

Ramsgate Coxswain Ian Cannon and daughter Becky at Dunkirk premiere. Pic: RNLI/ Jack Lowe

Two RNLI volunteers, with family connections to the WW2 Dunkirk rescue, swapped their sea gear for smart as they headed for the film premiere.

Fire starts in brand new roof

Stock picture.

Firefighters were up against the clock to quickly to put out a fire in a brand new roof.

Free music show with 'special guest'

The special guest's identity will be revealed on the day

A free music show is being putting on which will feature a special mystery guest.


Crash between bicycle and car closed roads

Police have taped off the road. Stock image

Police taped off roads following a crash and a man was taken to hospital.

Man arrested over multiple bike thefts

Police have arrested a man. Stock pic

A homeless man has been arrested after five stolen bikes were recovered.

Resident only parking scheme approved

Joss Bay car park. Picture: Google.

Five seasonal car parks will see the introduction of a new resident only parking scheme.


Woman flown to hospital after 'difficult' rescue

Walpole Bay

A woman was plucked from the sea after a major rescue operation involving police and coastguard rescue teams.


Police push for witnesses after woman found unconscious

Police are appealing for witnesses. Stock pic

Officers have made a further appeal for witnesses after a woman was found unconscious.

Man faces trial after denying murder

The scene of the incident in Ramsgate

A man is due to face a jury trial next year after he denied murdering a man who collapsed in a street.

Fire leaves family homeless

The fire crews at the scene. Picture: Annies Larder

Volunteers are trying to help a family of four whose house was left inhabitable when a tumble dryer went up in flames.


World famous £2.5m artwork coming to Kent

Tracey Emin's installation My Bed. © Tate, London 2017

Tracey Emin's controversial art installation My Bed will be displayed in one of the county's galleries.


Drain cover sparks beach bomb alert

Emergency services were called to St Mildred's Bay

The beach was cleared, a police cordon put up and army experts called...when a drain cover was mistaken for a bomb.

Kent striker Mike Thalassitis booted from Love Island

Mike Thalassitis is on ITV's Love Island

Evicted Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis won a reprieve on the TV reality show, but has again been dumped from the villa.


Volunteers help at fire

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

Fire and British Red Cross volunteers have been helping those involved in a blaze this afternoon.


Indie band Alt-J switches venue for Margate gig

Alt J have switched venues for their September gig

Popular Indie rock band Alt-J have switched their forthcoming Kent gig - but they're not going far.

Medical centre targeted by 'mindless' vandalism

Vandals have attacked a medical centre - for the second time in a matter of weeks.

Woman becomes graduate aged 102

Former Ramsgate teacher Phyllis Peters has been awarded an honorary degree

A former Kent school teacher has been honoured for her achievements in education.

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