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Local News Monday 9th December 

A £2million upgrade for Turner Contemporary has been approved by Kent County Council
The funding includes a grant of £495,000 from Arts Council England. The project, which will take place over the course of next year, will provide catering facilities for conferences and events, as well as shop upgrades, LED lighting to reduce running costs, and a broadband upgrade. An 86 space car park is also planned to create additional income for the gallery.
Emergency services including the air ambulance have been called to an incident in Birchington
Police and ambulance crews also attended the scene yesterday, where witnesses claim that a man was stabbed after an altercation between three men. The incident took place in Crescent Rd, where part of the area was taped off. The Christmas light switch-on and Christmas market were not affected, but it was decided to call off the torchlight procession.

The RNLI have rescued a man trapped hanging upside down from Ramsgate’s East Pier
The man had tripped on the Jubilee steps and was unable to release himself. All emergency services were called, and the RNLI lowered him into a lifeboat with the aid of a rescue sling. He was then taken to the local hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Residents of a retirement block have been trapped for six weeks due to a broken lift
Many of the residents have mobility problems, and have been struggling to get in and out of their properties due to the lift being out of action. The flats in Homefern House in Margate are managed by Arrow Leasehold Management Ltd. After complaints from Ben Wykes, who has been helping out with shopping for a friend in the flats, the company has spoken to its contractors and have stated that the works will be completed by this evening. 
Local News Tuesday  December 2019


The Police are investigating a report of a woman being ‘dragged’ into a car in Ramsgate and held against her will. The incident took place in Crescent Road, Ramsgate, at around 6.20pm on Sunday. It is reported that the woman managed to escape when the vehicle was near Minster roundabout. No injuries have been reported and enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.



Two fire engines and the British Red Cross were called out to a house fire in Margate yesterday. Kent Fire and Rescue Services responded to reports of smoke and fire coming from the first floor of a property in Laleham Walk at around 11.15 yesterday morning. The occupants were outside after being alerted to the fire by their smoke alarm. The fire is believed to have started accidentally due to a candle.



A man is being held in custody following the stabbing of a male in Birchington on Sunday. Kent Police were called at around 2pm to reports of a disturbance at a property in Crescent Road, where officers discovered a man had been stabbed in the chest. He was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance where he is reported to be in a stable condition.



The Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 20s reported an attempted rape in Ramsgate. The offence is reported to have taken place in a public toilet at the junction of Grange Road and St Augustine’s Road at just after 1.00pm on Sunday December 1st. The victim was uninjured and able to escape after the suspect grabbed her inside the building.



Three fire engines attended the scene of an incident in Margate yesterday afternoon. Kent Fire and Rescue Services were called to reports of a fire on the roof area of a domestic property in Ramsgate Road, by the Victoria lights. No casualties were reported and the cause is believed to be accidental, due to a fault with a small gas cylinder.