Thanet's Daily News

Thanet's Daily News

The latest government figures show that there have been 133 Covid-related deaths in Thanet during the last 28 days where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate but may not be the primary cause of death.

19/11/2020

During the last seven days, there have been 735 positive tests in Thanet, a rise of 283 over the previous seven day period. The total number of positive cases in Thanet now stands at 2715. Thanet currently has the second-highest number of covid cases in Kent, behind Swale.
Thanet District Council has launched an online application form for local businesses to receive a grant if they have been impacted by the national lockdown.

19/11/2020

Local businesses are being urged to visit the Thanet District Council website to check whether they are eligible to receive funding from either the national or discretionary business support grants. Any due payments will be backdated to the 5th November when the national lockdown began.
The police have vowed to stop a service station in one of Thanet’s most trouble-hit areas from selling alcohol around the clock.

19/11/2020

LSA Retail Ltd, which has just taken over the licence of the garage in West Cliff Road, Ramsgate, is seeking permission from Thanet council to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The police are highly critical of the plan and say that if they can prevent the increased hours, they will.
Turner Contemporary has announced that the Antony Gormley sculpture Another Time will be staying in Margate for a further 10 years.

19/11/2020

The solitary cast-iron statue that was installed on Fulsam Rock beside the gallery in summer 2017 has been granted an extension and will remain in situ until November 2030.
Mass Coronavirus testing may be heading for Thanet

18/11/2020

Yesterday’s Coronavirus statistics for Thanet, at now almost twice the national average, have alarmed health officials at local level and beyond. Amid fears for tough restrictions after December 2nd, Councillor Barry Lewis has called for Liverpool-style mass testing. We spoke with him last night when he said he felt “the area is at a tipping point. I share the anxiety of Thanet people, who need reassurance that our particular issues are resolved, and hope that those with power make the right decisions.”
A seriously-injured man has been found at a Margate property

18/11/2020

Kent Police was called to Grosvenor Place at 5.25 on Monday morning (16th), where a man was found with a wound to his stomach. He remains in a London hospital in a critical but stable condition. A man known to the injured victim was arrested and taken into custody while police continue their enquiries.
The defendant in the cancer fraud case has finally faced her accusers

18/11/2020

On the third full day of evidence at Canterbury Crown Court, Broadstairs mother Nicole Elkabbass took to the witness stand on Monday (16th). She is accused of faking ovarian cancer to fraudulently obtain over £45,000 through a GoFundMe page, to pay for treatment abroad. Various defence statements were subsequently refuted by witnesses and the trial continues.
Margate’s historic clock tower has been restored to its former glory

18/11/2020

Erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, it has been a local landmark for over 130 years. The faces have now been fully restored and working mechanisms refurbished. It is one of the few coastal clocks with a time ball, previously used to help navigators set their marine chronometers.
Thanet District Council are seeking to improve the conditions for rough sleepers and the homeless by opening the first 24-hour winter shelter.

17/11/2020

The authority has secured premises which will remain open 24-hours a day, with 18 individual sleeping rooms and overspill for an additional 10 spaces. While the council will not confirm the location of the premises, they do say that they are based in the district.
A date has been set for a judicial review which will examine the government’s decision to allow Manston airport to reopen as an air freight hub.

17/11/2020

The case will be heard on February 16 and 17 at the High Court in London. Evidence will be offered against the Secretary of State’s approval of a development consent order for the airport’s owners, RiverOak Strategic Partners.
Ursuline College in Westgate will be closed until December 1st due to a number of Covid cases resulting in staff and student absences

17/11/2020

In the last two weeks there have been 19 confirmed Covid cases amongst students across all years and three confirmed cases among the staff.
An award-winning community chef from Sittingbourne is to spend the next two years helping families in Thanet.

17/11/2020

Mike Spackman will be showing people how to cook on a budget, as part of a National Lottery-funded Big Local project. Mike and his distinctive Food Wagon, a converted Renault van with its own mobile kitchen will be handing out easy-to-cook treats and giving hands-on advice on how to cook on a shoestring.
Father Christmas will be making his way to the Margate Caves this year

17/11/2020

The Margate Caves which are being transformed into a winter wonderland will be open every weekend from December 5th until the 20th. Children will be able to meet Santa, receive a gift and explore the festively-themed Caves.
The Clifton Baths will be further protected from potential developers following a revised listing by Historic England

16/11/2020

The iconic Clifton Baths will be further protected from potential developers, according to campaign group Save the Lido. The decision comes following laser mapping of the area which was completed by Thanet council over the summer after they secured £44,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund for a feasibility study. The Grade II listed baths were constructed in 1828, making them one of the earliest surviving seawater bathing establishments in the country.
Sandwich Technology School is closed to all years until November 30th

16/11/2020

Also, so is neighbouring Sir Roger Manwood’s. A letter to parents has been issued by Sandwich headteacher Tracey Savage following confirmed Covid cases in Years 7,8 and 10. Within the space of 7 days, there have been: 4 cases amongst the student body; 8 further cases amongst the wider school community; while 37 out of 75 teaching staff are now also required to self-isolate.
A Margate food bank that fell victim to a scam that saw £28,000 taken from their bank account has been reimbursed

16/11/2020

John Finnegan says he was tricked by a caller he thought was from Starling Bank into moving the entire cash amount. The food bank money had been made up of a substantial corporate donation, plus many donations from individuals, and they had been looking financially secure for the next six to eight months. A spokesperson for Starling Bank confirmed the money was reimbursed within 24 hours. The food bank at Union Methodist Church helps 300 households a week feed themselves.
The rate of weekly Covid cases per 100,000 people has swelled again for Thanet

16/11/2020

With the figure now recorded as 412. The rate is four times that of Tunbridge Wells and has more than doubled from last week. The total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Coronavirus in Thanet is 124. Yesterday Thanet council leader Rick Everitt said the whole community needs to take action now to reduce the spread and lessen the risk of high tier restrictions when ‘lockdown’ ends on December 2nd.

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