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'Panto is like therapy to me'

Lloyd Hollett

Having starred in a string of Marlowe Theatre pantos, Thanet's own Lloyd Hollett tells all.

Course for ex-offenders receives cash boost

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A course for ex-offenders, unemployed people and those deemed at risk of offending has been awarded a cash boost.

Suspected child groomer confronted by group

Police have arrested a 64-year-old man following a sting by Facebook paedophile hunters.

Game of Thrones star to attend festival

The Iron Throne from Game of Throne

A Game of Thrones star has been confirmed to attend a festival in Kent dedicated to the show.

Man wanted in connection with assault

Stephen McIntyre. Credit: Kent Police

Police are looking for this man who has been added to the force's Most Wanted list.


Chaos after girl's eyebrow shaved at house party

Three men have been put behind bars after wrecking a house in a row over a girl having her eyebrow shaved as she slept.

Fraudster jailed after car sale scam

Jude Cook has been jailed. Picture courtesy of Kent Police.

A business cheat has been jailed after ripping off a trusting customer by selling a Mercedes he didn't even own


Stranger danger warning to youngsters

Seventy-nine of the texts were sent in a few hours. Stock

Pupils have been urged to walk home in pairs after a child was asked to get into a stranger's car.

TV memorabilia could fetch £40,000

The Two Ronnies

A script handwritten by Ronnie Barker is going under the hammer.


Police warning over fake bank notes

Police have issued a warning about fake £20 notes. Picture: Thinkstock Images

Shoppers are urged to beware of counterfeit cash circulating in a town in the run-up to Christmas


Kent's great wealth divide

Children in Thanet have poor prospects of being raised out of poverty. Picture: Thinkstock

An area in Kent is ranked among the worst in the country for the prospects of its children.


Former Woolworths bought for £2m by hotel bosses

Former Woolworths in Margate. Pic: Google street views

A former high street Woolworths has been bought by hotel owners for nearly two million.


Where house prices have gone up - and down - in Thanet

Most Thanet towns have seen an increase in the average home price. Stock pic

House prices in the district have seen an increase - but one popular seaside town has bucked the trend, seeing a drop in the past year.


Couple release catchy Christmas song

Mr Mince Pie

A married couple have taken their love for mince pies to the next level, releasing their very own Christmas song - Mr Mince Pie.


"Thank you for ruining our business"

The parking bays outside the shops were blocked

A small business has hit out at Virgin Media after parking bays outside their shop were blocked, which they say meant they had fewer customers.


Social media appeal helps convict burglar

Moore was caught on CCTV. Pic: Kent Police

A prolific burglar has been jailed for more than two years after CCTV images of him were shared on social media.

Man 'caught with class A drugs' charged

Police. Stock pic

A man who was allegedly seen with class A drugs with an intent to supply has been charged.

Volunteers revive ailing RNLI branch

Co-op manager David Stubbs presents the cheque to RNLI chairman Phyllis Gulliver-Crane, with vice-chairman Richard and Co-op staff member Jessica

An RNLI branch which faced closure this time last year has been revived by volunteers.


Pictures: Thanet's feeling festive

Lights in Pierremont Park

With the big day getting closer, three towns have hit the switch on their Christmas lights.

Caravan engulfed in flames

The caravan was on fire. Pic @thedalbyrooms

Fire crews were called to the scene of a caravan fire in a residential area.

Cinema's seasonal gift to emergency service workers

Why not go to the pictures this weekend?

One cinema is giving something back this Christmas by offering emergency service workers a free ticket over the festive period.


RNLI's thank you to marathon walker

Alex with Margate's lifeboat crew. Pic: RNLI

Following his three-year 9,500 mile walk, fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell has been treated to a trip on an all-weather lifeboat.

Bully jailed after threatening to shoot lover

Peter Coen Picture: Kent Police

A thug who put a belt around his ex's neck and tried to strangle her has been jailed.


Boilers ripped off wall in break-in

Two boilers were stolen. Pic: Thanet District Council

Two boilers were ripped off the wall after a new housing development was broken into, delaying completion by three weeks.

Parked cars force fire crews to walk to house blaze

Firefighters needed to wear breathing gear. Stock image

Fire crews blocked by parked cars had to walk to a burning building where a woman in her 60s was still inside.


Fears after reports of firearm incident

Police. Stock pic

A full-scale emergency response swung into action after reports of a man with a firearm at a railway station.

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