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Man arrested after car collides with house

A man has been arrested and a woman treated for minor injuries following a collision in Margate.

The incident occurred in Addiscombe Road, Margate at 11.11am today (Saturday, 25 April). It is reported that a black Mercedes had been in collision with another car and a house.

It is reported that a patrol had signalled for the vehicle to stop before the incident occurred. At this stage it is understood that the police vehicle did not make any contact with the Mercedes.

The lady driver also involved in the collision was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The man thought to be the driver of the black Mercedes had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and will be interviewed by police at a later stage.

Witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Kent Police on 01622 798538 quoting reference 25*503.

£6m cruise terminal refurbishment unveiled

Southampton’s Mayflower Cruise Terminal has reopened following a multi-million pound refurbishment.

ABP Southampton says it will enable it to cater for some of the largest cruise vessels afloat, long into the future.

The increased number of cruise ships visiting Southampton, coupled with the rising capacity of new ships, means P&O Cruises, Cunard and other brands of the Carnival Group, are expecting the number of passengers to increase by 25 per cent over the next two years.

ABP Southampton says the project has been critical to ensure Southampton retains its title as Europe's Leading Cruise Turnaround Port.

Captain Simon Terry, Master of P&O Cruises' Ventura, Elaine Holt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Carnival UK, Michele Charles and Nick Ridehalgh, Director, ABP Credit: Christopher Ison

Children with cancer on fun day out in fire engines

Fire engines with their sirens wailing and horns blowing sped into Paultons Park today. There was no emergency - the retired engines, all now privately owned, were bringing children suffering from cancer for a fun day out.

All smiles for children with mascots Credit: Simon Rowley
Arriving at Paultons Park Credit: Simon Rowley
Sirens and horns going as engines arrive carrying children Credit: Simon Rowley

Several retired fire engines left St Mary's Stadium in Southampton in a convoy taking children suffering from cancer on a fun day out to Paultons Park in the New Forest.

The children met fire and emergency services mascots and later were entertained to a tea at Romsey fire station.

The event was organised by the Wessex Cancer Trust.


Man charged over Oxford murder

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a murder in Oxford.

Rafal Stawski of Mayfair Road, Oxford, was charged late last night (24/4) with one count of murder.

The charge relates to an incident on Tuesday (21/4) when the victim, a man in his thirties, was found with chest injuries in North Way, Barton. The man later died of his injuries in hospital.

Stawski has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court later today (25/4).

North Way, Barton Credit: ITV Meridian News
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