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Thanet News, Wednesday 1st July 2020

Emergency services raced to save a man who had fallen from Ramsgate’s East Pier.

Ramsgate RNLI and two ambulance crews attended the scene late yesterday afternoon (June 30th), after a man had fallen off the pier by the Harbour Brasserie onto the sand below. The tide was out but coming in fast. The man was later taken to William Harvey Hospital with a suspected broken leg and possible spinal damage.


Former Thanet Councillor Ian Driver faces court today (July 1st).

Mr Driver has been charged with seven counts of criminal damage, relating to graffiti sprayed on civic monuments, buildings and two street signs last weekend. He had posted a blog claiming responsibility for the anti-racism tags in Broadstairs and Ramsgate and was arrested yesterday.


Thanet Council is set to discuss safety and security around Dane Park.

A continuing catalogue of assaults, vandalism and other criminal activity has prompted Ward Councillor Gary Taylor to raise the issues at next week’s full Council meeting. He will ask for the Thanet Community Safety Partnership and the Police to discuss the protection of an area that the public has enjoyed for over 120 years.


Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a Ramsgate home.

Kent Police responded to a call late on Monday afternoon (29th) and they called in KFRS even though the fire was then out. It appears that cardboard boxes, left out for recycling by the side of the house in Central Road, had been soaked in petrol then set alight. Enquiries are continuing.


Upgrading the Thanet Way has been given the green light.

The Government announced massive spending plans yesterday, as a ‘New Deal’ towards economic recovery and connecting communities. One early announcement was almost £4 million to upgrade the Thanet Way, topped up with over £400,000 of local money. It is hoped that work will start at the end of the summer season.



Thanet News, Tuesday 30th June 2020

The Police are investigating after a report that two 13-year-old girls were attacked by a mob of teenagers in Margate yesterday afternoon.

The girls, one of whom is diabetic, had gone for a walk in  Dane Park when a gang of 15 youngsters of around the same age are reported to have surrounded them. The gang of boys and girls then assaulted the pair while recording the incident on their mobile phones.


A suspected wartime munition has been blown up at Minnis Bay, by bomb disposal experts. 

Kent Police were called to the beach at around  lunchtime yesterday after local detectorist Bob Hudson had unearthed the object.


 The Police cordoned off an area in Ramsgate yesterday following a reported stabbing. 

Officers closed the area around Church Hill and the High Street while the incident was investigated. An assault was reported at 11.50am when a man sustained an injury consistent with a stab wound, he was treated at the scene by the Ambulance Service. His injuries were not deemed life threatening and he was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.


A Former councillor has admitted being responsible for spraying anti-racism graffiti in Broadstairs and Ramsgate. 

Ian Driver, who defaced the Dickens Museum and the box protecting the controversial Uncle Mack memorial plaque as well as local council offices, claims the graffiti is a protest against institutional racism.


It has been announced that the supermarket chain Aldi is looking for new store locations in Kent including one in Broadstairs.

They are also planning to replace their store in Cliftonville with a larger store and to relocate the Ramsgate store to the former gas works site in Boundary Road.

Thanet News, Monday 29 June 2020
A youth has been seriously injured after tombstoning from Broadstairs pier

The young man made it ashore with a suspected broken ankle and knee. After receiving first aid from a bystander the emergency services arrived, and after being given pain killers was put on a stretcher and taken to hospital. Thanet’s RNLI Lifeguards have highlighted the dangers of tombstoning, which entails jumping or diving from a height into water, and that objects such as abandoned shopping trolleys cannot be seen from above water level, and can cause serious and occasionally fatal injuries.
Three men have been injured after a scaffolding collapse

The incident took place at a property in Upper Grove in Margate at around 9am on Friday, and was attended by three ambulances, a paramedic and the air ambulance. One man was thought to have suffered a broken back, and was airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. Thankfully, after examination, this proved not to be the case. The two other men had less serious injuries and were taken to Margate’s QEQM.
A ‘no car zone’ for non-residents is to be introduced by Drapers Mills primary
The scheme, which will mean that all roads adjacent to the school will be closed to all except residents’ vehicles between 8 and 9.15am and again at 3.15 until 4pm. School-related traffic will be directed to park in Dane Valley Road and children will be escorted to the school in a ‘park and stride’ scheme via the allotments path. 
The QEQM is preparing to celebrate its 90th birthday on Friday

Originally called the Margate and District New General Hospital, it had a number of name changes until it was given its current name in 1996 when Prince Charles opened the new extension. Staff plan to mark the occasion with a socially distanced celebration featuring a display of the hospital’s history, as well as cakes for patients and medical teams.

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