Local News 14 December 2018
The Kent and Medway NHS have revealed plans to create a stroke rehab unit in Thanet.
The plan would mean the loss of emergency stroke services from Margate’s QEQM Hospital. The intention is to create three hyper-acute stroke units across Kent and Medway– with services earmarked to be provided at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford for all East Kent patients.
A man who broke a woman’s leg during an assault in Monkton has been jailed. Dean Fowler, from Eltham in London stamped on his victim, breaking her leg in three places. The incident occurred on the 16 September last year. Appearing at Canterbury Crown Court, this week, Fowler pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to three years in prison.
The election agent has been acquitted in the Craig Mackinlay election expenses trial. Nathan Gray faced one charge of falsifying election expense returns. The trial at Southwark Crown Court has been going on for more than seven weeks. The South Thanet MP and two others were accused of submitting false election expenses during the 2015 General Election. The jury has now retired and will resume on January 2 when they will deliberate on the charges against Craig Mackinlay and Marion Little.
Bright yellow signs posted in front of headstones at the Thanet Crematorium have been branded as disrespectful. Thanet District Council placed notices labelling a number of memorials at the Crematorium in Margate, as unsafe. The council has defended its actions claiming that it is responsible for safety within cemeteries and churchyards.