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Local News, Monday 14 October 2019
 
 
 
 
 
A local man has been charged after a man was found dead in Cliftonville.
Police and ambulance services were called to a flat in Sandhurst Place at 2 am on Saturday (12th). Mark Miles, a family man from Birchington, had been stabbed with a broken bottle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Richard McAuley of Northdown Road was arrested nearby and has since been charged with murder and assaulting a woman. The men knew each other.
 
 
 
A man died in Ramsgate High Street last night.
Police and ambulance crews were called on Sunday evening (13th). In the Salvation Army area of the High Street, they found a man who was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
 
 
 
 
The Planning Inspectorate’s Report regarding a DCO for Manston has been delayed.
The Inspectorate’s recommendations over the Development Consent Order for the Manston Airport site was due to go to the Secretary of State for Transport last Wednesday (9th), but they said that a final payment from RiverOak Strategic Partners – which made the DCO submission – is outstanding. RSP said that a cheque had been sent on time and it is expected that any processing delay will be minimal.
 
 
 
 
The first Margate Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk was a huge success.
Around 700 people took part in the sponsored walk yesterday (13th). It began and ended at The Oval Bandstand in Cliftonville. Walkers had registered for either of the 3 or 6 km coastal routes. The Margate walk, which also featured a memory tag tree at the bandstand, is expected to have raised about £38,000.
 
 
 
 
The Hilderstone Radio Society is the best amateur radio club in the UK.
The group was awarded this accolade by The Radio Society of Great Britain at a recent radio convention. Voted the best regional club for the past 6 years, they work with brownies, scouts and guides as well as a number of local schools, such as the chats with Tim Peake on the International Space Centre.
 
 
 
 
Another Michelin award for the Crittenden family.
Last week, we reported that Ben and Sophie Crittenden’s Stark restaurant in Broadstairs has been awarded Thanet’s first Michelin Star. Now, we learn that Ben’s brother and sister, Luke and Jess, have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for their restaurant Arya in Ramsgate. The award recognises ‘good quality, good value cooking’.