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Thug robbed wheelchair-bound woman

Zak Williams. Pic: Kent Police

A man who targeted a wheelchair-bound woman, robbing her handbag, phone and credit cards, has been locked up.


Council tax set to rise by 3% for Thanet residents

Thanet council offices

Council set to fix tax hike higher than inflation as it takes government option to raise cap


Game of Thrones star to add royal touch to Kent festival

Thronefest is coming to Kent

Organisers of a Game of Thrones-inspired festival have confirmed the latest name on a star-studded line-up.

Vandals wreak havoc at school

Vandals targeted Newlands Primary School in Ramsgate. Picture: Google.

Vandals have raided a school, damaging a bike shed and smashing all the windows on a mini-bus.


Warning after 'palm oil' found on beaches

Suspected palm oil found at Stone Bay. Pic: Thanet District Council

A warning has been issued after suspected palm oil deposits, which can be deadly to animals, were found on beaches.


School searches pupils' bags for junk food

Sweets will be confiscated. Stock picture.

A school has announced it will be searching pupils' bags and confiscating unhealthy food and drink after concentration and behaviour deteriorated.


Ferrets stolen from falconry centre

Two male ferrets were taken

Two male albino ferrets, which are said to have 'full killer instinct', have been stolen from a falconry centre.

Family's fundraiser after postman hit by 'drink-driver'

Vince Marsh suffered serious injuries

The family of a postman flown to hospital after being hit by a suspected drink-driver have set up a fundraising page for the air ambulance.

Plea to find exotic cat

Amber has been missing for two weeks

An appeal has been launched to find an exotic cat which has been missing for two weeks.


'I will love her forever'

Julia Brown with daughter Izzy

The daughter of woman who died in a house fire has paid tribute to her mum, saying the tragedy has been "a shock to the whole family".

Dad's suicide 'not linked' to daughter's railway death

The death of a man who took his own life weeks after his daughter died on train tracks was not linked to the rail tragedy, an inquest has been told.

House blaze victim named

Julia Brown

A woman pronounced dead at the scene of a fire which ripped through a three-storey house has been named locally.


Teens arrested following dispersal order

The offences are reported to have taken place in September 2017.

Two teenagers were arrested after police introduced a 48-hour dispersal order after a report of a disturbance.


Woman dead after house blaze

Police remain at the scene of the fire

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a fire which ripped through a three-storey house.

Fire rips through house

Fire crews used breathing gear to tackle the blaze

Crews needed breathing gear to tackle a blaze at a family home and stop it spreading to neighbouring properties.

Postman hit by suspected drink driver

Vince Marsh suffered serious injuries

A shocking photo released by the family of a man hit by a suspected drink-driver show the horrific extent of his injuries.

Snowboarder chosen for Paralympics

James Barnes-Miller

A former Kent college student has been selected to represent Team GB at the Winter Games Paralympics.

Latest star announced for Thronefest

A Game of Thrones star will be flying in from Germany to be part of an event inspired by the show.

Tributes paid to dedicated RNLI veteran

Ron Cannon

Tributes have been paid to an RNLI volunteer who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to the charity.

Air ambulance lands in town centre park

The air ambulance landed in a park nearby. Picture courtesy of @PaulFri41742348 on Twitter

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash which left a man needing to be airlifted to hospital

Teen charged with knife and drug offences

Police. Stock pic

A 19-year-old has appeared in court charged with knife and drug offences.

Two arrested for drug offences

One man has been arrested.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after cannabis and cocaine was seized.

Tracey Emin submits plans for flat and studio

Tracey Emin at Dreamland

Artist Tracey Emin has submitted plans to the council to turn part of a building in her hometown into a studio and flat.


Child hit by car

Police were called to the scene. Pic: Jamie Kight

A young girl had to be taken to hospital after she was struck by a car.

Prolific shop thief jailed

Reece Richardson. Pic: Kent Police

A thief who stole goods totaling more than £1,000 from shops and supermarkets has been jailed for a year.

Convicted sex offender found living with teenage girl

Lana Laws

A convicted sex offender banned from living with anyone under 18 has avoided jail after being caught staying under the same roof as a teenage girl.

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