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Local News 20 June 2018



Three arrests have been made after a woman was threatened and her bag taken in Margate. Kent Police were called just after midnight on Tuesday following the incident in Victoria Road. The 29-year-old victim told officers she was approached by another woman who threatened her with violence before taking her bag and leaving with two other people in a car. Within half an hour officers had located the vehicle.A 46-year-old man and two 30 year old women were arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in custody while enquiries continue.



A planning application for the £6.5million extension of the Bethesda Medical Centre in Palm Bay is expected to be approved by Thanet council today. The plans are to create a new “one stop shop” for people in Margate which can cater for up to 32,000 patients, allowing them to get medical and nursing services in one place. If approved, the Bethesda centre will include many services which are currently only available in hospital.



A proposal for a 120-bed ‘lifestyle’ hotel at Dreamland will be one of the regeneration plans to be shared at a series of community drop in events in July Margate Estates have organised the events to provide residents with an update on its £50 million investment in Dreamland in November last year. They will also introduce the new team and share proposals for the lifestyle hotel which is planned for the ‘Godden’s Gap’ site on Margate seafront where an amusement arcade once stood



Literary heritage group BroadstairsLit has hosted its first creative writing workshop, in what is planned to become a series of community events, open to anyone with an interest in developing their writing. The session was hosted by novelist and creative writing tutor Anna Richards. The aim of the workshop was provide a basic toolkit for aspiring writers to take away and use how they wished.


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