Thanet's Daily News

Thanet's Daily News

Public meeting called in Westgate over phone mast installation concerns

08/08/22

A public meeting will be held to discuss concerns over the siting of a 20ft phone mast in Westgate. The go-ahead was given last year after Thanet council decided prior approval was not required. It is to be installed at St Saviour’s Junior School playing field. The meeting will be at Christ Church URC, Westgate Bay Avenue at 7.15 tomorrow evening.
Teen hit and robbed by another boy in Ramsgate

08/08/22

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was hit and robbed in Ramsgate. He was with his friends in the rec in Coleman Crescent at around 11.30am last Monday when the robbery took place. It was reported he was hit over the head and had cash and his glasses stolen. He required medical treatment. The suspect was described as around 4ft tall, 12 or 13 years old and was wearing black shorts and a black Hoodrich t-shirt, riding a red bicycle. // Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/148537/22. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website at: www.crimestoppers-uk.org/
Last performances at Margate Winter Gardens

08/08/22

Last night crowds enjoyed live music at Margate Winter Gardens for the last time before the doors shut for the venue to undergo an “options appraisal.” Thanet council plans to use £300,000 of Margate Town Deal Funding to create a fully developed plan for the site. A refurbishment is planned under the fund but a date is yet to be announced.
End of Ramsgate Blitz Walks after 22 years

08/08/22

Ramsgate Blitz Walks have come to an end. The walks, led by resident Bob Pryor, have been running in the town for 22 years. They took visitors on a tour of Ramsgate which was one the most heavily bombed towns in World War Two. Sadly, health issues mean Mr Pryor has decided not to continue.
Broadstairs Folk Week is in full swing

08/08/22

Broadstairs Folk Week is in full swing. Entertainment includes more than 180 free pub gigs and a variety of other events. It continues until 12th August.
Almost 700 people in Channel crossings brought ashore in one day

05/08/22

Some 696 people crossing the Channel in 14 boats to seek asylum in the UK were brought into shore earlier this week. Those brought into Ramsgate Port, including children, were driven away aboard buses to the former Fire Training and Development Centre at Manston, which holds people for up to five days as security and identity checks are completed. It is the highest number of people this year crossing the Channel in small boats recorded in a single day.
Large emergency services attendance to report of Margate ‘disturbance’

05/08/22

A disturbance in Charlotte Square in Margate on Wednesday night was attended by two undercover police cars, an ambulance, seven police cars and a fire engine. A resident reported that a man, who was later arrested on suspicion of assault, sat on a window ledge and refused to leave a property, while police stood by with riot shields. The road was closed off during the incident, and the area was cleared at 5.55am.
Almost 40 people reported for traffic offences in Thanet operation

05/08/22

Thirty-eight people were reported for traffic offences during an operation by Kent Special Constabulary in Thanet. 14 people were reported for not wearing a seatbelt, seven were reported for having worn tyres, and six are facing further action for not displaying a proper number plate. Three drivers received a TOR for not having the correct insurance, and their vehicles were seized as a result. A further nine people were given warnings regarding defective lights on their vehicles and two were spoken to about the tinting on their windscreens.
Steam train ‘Kentish Belle’ passes through Thanet

05/08/22

Steam train ‘The Kentish Belle’ passed through Thanet yesterday on a tour across Kent. The train stopped at Margate and passed through other stations including Minster, Ramsgate, Dumpton, Westgate and Birchington.
Cliftonville man now charged in connection with recent London murder

04/08/22

A man from Cliftonville has now been charged with perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender in connection with a murder enquiry by Met Police. A 17-year-old male has also been arrested in Cliftonville as part of the same enquiry following a fatal shooting in Haringey. Kent police officers, including armed police, stopped a car in Dalby Square on behalf of the Met on Sunday where two men and the 17-year-old were arrested. A murder investigation was launched after police were called around 9:30pm on Sunday 24th July where they found 23-year-old Camilo Palacio with a gunshot wound. Detectives have also arrested a further three men on suspicion of murder and they remain in custody at a North London police station. // Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0400. You can also call 101 quoting 7238/24Jul. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestopperson 0800 555 111
Vessel off Joss Bay working on cross-Channel cable break

04/08/22

A vessel off Joss Bay is working on a break in a cross-Channel cable that comes ashore at the Broadstairs beach. Responder is a cable layer that was built in 2001 that is working on the South BT North Sea submarine cable system. The cable system increases telecommunication reliability and diversity between the regions and increases data transmission capacity and speeds.
Poundland to open Broadstairs High Street store this September

04/08/22

A new Poundland store is opening in September in Broadstairs High Street. The store takes the site previously used by Tesco until its move last year to the new build next to Boots along the same road. Work is currently underway to fit out the premises.
Dog rescued from fourth-storey ledge of Margate building

04/08/22

Two Kent Police officers and a fire crew rescued a dog on Tuesday that had climbed out of a fourth-storey window of a building in Margate. PC Beth Ninnim and PC Matt Albers were on duty when they became aware of the pet standing outside a rear window of a residential property. Kent Fire and Rescue Service joined the officers to enter the property and get the dog to safety. Officers have since spoken to the dog’s owners and a referral has been made to the RSPCA.
Development plans cause uncertain future for Ramsgate High Street shops

03/08/22

Tenants in a row of shops on Ramsgate High Street are facing an uncertain future due to an application to demolish the whole block. The application submitted by JDP Limited is to demolish 60-68 High Street and 1 to 11 George Street. The plan is to rebuild shops on the ground level and 34 one bed, 4 two bed and 2 three bed flats. This application will affect the Pilgrims Hospice shop, Sugar Rush, Cats in Crisis and Simply Danish Furniture shop. The application documents state that the applicant is committed to retaining their existing tenants and is negotiating the purchase of a larger unit for one tenant. They have also said they will offer new units or an offsite alternative for the remaining tenants.
Kent Reliance Football Scholarship commits to support women’s football

03/08/22

The Kent Reliance Football Scholarship Programme is banking on the future of women’s football. Kent Reliance, a savings brand which is part of the OSB group have partnered with XL@Football, an all-female football academy to launch the Kent Reliance Football Scholarship Programme. The programme offers places to those who are financially vulnerable as well as exceptionally talented players to develop their skills and achieve their maximum potential. XL@Football are looking to offer eight places during the first season.
Swimmer and paddleboarders rescued by RNLI and Coastguard

03/08/22

Margate Coastguard Rescue Team and the RNLI rescued a person from the water yesterday afternoon by the stone pier. The crew was tasked to report that the swimmer had been recovered from the sea at the harbour arm. The swimmer was found by the lifeboat crew and coastguard officers and was eventually handed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance Service. Just prior to the incident, the Margate RNLI has been called to a report of paddleboarders being swept out to sea by strong offshore winds off Joss Bay. They were found one and a half miles off Kingsgate Bay where they were taken after they were rescued.
Men arrested in Cliftonville following fatal shooting in London

02/08/22

Armed officers were present in Dalby Square on Sunday as part of a Metropolitan Police murder investigation. Detectives have made eight arrests across the South East in connection with a fatal shooting in Haringey. Kent Police stopped a car in the Cliftonville street and arrested two men, on suspicion of murder. A 17-year-old male was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Man remanded on drug and property offences following Ramsgate raid

02/08/22

A man has been arrested and charged following an investigation into drug supply in Thanet. David Priestley of St George’s Road, Ramsgate was arrested and later charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine, acquiring criminal property and possession with intent to supply a class A drug. Priestley was remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on 30 August.
Margate teenager died after taking father’s morphine pills when unwell

02/08/22

An Inquest has heard how a teenager from Margate died after taking his father's morphine pills when he began to feel unwell. Reece Porter-Shepherd aged 19 was found unresponsive in his bedroom, by his parents, earlier this year. The inquest found that there was nothing to suggest that he’d intended to harm himself by taking the pills, and that there was no history of drug addiction. His death was ruled a misadventure.
Man arrested following rooftop stand-off in Ramsgate

02/08/22

A man was arrested following a rooftop stand-off in Ramsgate on Saturday afternoon. Kent Police officers were called to Adelaide Gardens to arrest a man wanted in connection with an outstanding warrant when the man clambered onto the roof. He was eventually talked down after a three-hour negotiation.
Buoy and Oyster chef being considered for national chef award

02/08/22

The head chef at the Buoy and Oyster restaurant in Margate is through to the semi-finals of a national competition. Craig Edgell, is one of 40 chefs still in the running to become the National Chef of the Year.
Bail extended in connection with baby boy’s death

01/08/22

A man and a woman arrested in connection with concern for a baby boy who died have had their bail extended to August 10. Kent Police were called on 15 July due to concern for the baby who had been taken to the QEQM hospital. He was then taken to a London hospital but sadly died.
Fraudster jailed after stealing £200k from employer Blaze Signs

01/08/22

A fraudster who stole from his Thanet employer, Blaze Signs, has been jailed for over four years. Benjamin Cullen, from Herne Bay, abused his position as IT director to authorise purchases of over £200,000 to fund his own lavish lifestyle. The 43-year-old was sentenced last week.
Two fires in Ramsgate over the weekend

01/08/22

Fire crews were called to two large fires in Ramsgate over the weekend. The first, on Friday afternoon, was at the Old Gas Works in Boundary Road where six engines and a height vehicle attended. The second, at lunch time on Saturday, was at the derelict former home of wrestler Jackie Pallo off Haine Road. The cause is being investigated. There were no reported injuries from either fire.
TDC suspends garden waste collection

01/08/22

On Friday Thanet District Council announced that it would be suspending its garden waste collection for two weeks starting today as a result of national driver shortages.
Ramsgate branch of Royal British Legion goes into administration

01/08/22

The Ramsgate branch of the Royal British Legion has been put in county administration following a flurry of resignations. The action means Ramsgate branch officers and committee have been stood down. The Ramsgate RBL Club in Cliff Street remains open.
Grant agreed for training kitchen at Newington Community Centre

01/08/22

A grant of up to £500,000 has been agreed for a project to create a training kitchen at Newington Community Centre. The project is one of the successful bids to the Ramsgate Levelling Up Fund.

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