It was set up to provide lonely or isolated older men with a place to socialise and do a spot of DIY. Broadstairs Town Shed, which opened two years ago as a People's Millions project supported by ITV, has proved so popular that it's moving to much bigger premises. It's also celebrating its first wedding. Tom Savvides talks to shed user Derek Holden, project co-ordinator Claire Shelton and newlyweds Heather and Victor Pallett.
More information on the scheme can be found here: www.broadstairstownshed.org.uk
Margate Road in Broadstairs has now reopened after bomb disposal experts were called to reports of an unexploded WWII bomb.
Crews were called out shortly after 2pm. A 200m cordon was set-up and local properties were evacuated.
The incident has now been scaled down as the items found have been deemed to be safe.
Margate Road in Broadstairs has been cordoned off following the discovery of a number of suspected unexploded wartime bombs.
Army bomb disposal experts are at the scene and a 200m cordon is in place. Some local properties have been evacuated.
A number of suspected old wartime unexploded bombs have been found in Kent.
The area around Margate Road in Broadstairs has been cordoned off as Army bomb disposal experts make them safe.
A number of properties have also been evacuated.
There was excitement and wonderment at a Kent school when around 200 youngsters gathered to watch Tim Peake's historic launch into space.
The event was held at the Wellesley House school as part of a special space and science education day.
Pupils from across east Kent joined together in Broadstairs to watch the historic launch of Major Tim Peake into space.
Around 200 youngsters gathered at the Wellesley House school as part of a special space and science education day.
All the schools taking part are in a competition to win the opportunity to speak live with Tim Peake from the space station next year.
A man has died in a crash in Broadstairs. The fatal collision happened near The Broadway just after midnight this morning when a grey Volvo left the carriageway, mounted a pavement and hit two telecommunications boxes.
A 65-year-old man was confirmed dead at hospital. A passenger was treated for minor injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen what happened at the scene in St Peter’s Road at its junction with Gladstone Road.
A man police have labelled a 'prolific burglar' has been jailed for three years.
Jason Pitt, of Conyngham Close, Ramsgate, was caught on CCTV stealing from one home in London Road, Canterbury.
With a bag in one had and a sock covering the other, the 42-year-old searched through the house, taking jewellery and electrical goods.
Less than three weeks later he burgled another home in Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs.
A 19-year-old man living in the house woke up to the noise of Pitt rifling through the drawers and tried to stop him, but he escaped through a broken pane of glass in the back door.
DNA testing managed to identify the offender as Pitt.
Pitt pleaded guilty to both burglaries and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday.
Margate’s RNLI inshore lifeboat assisted three people yesterday when they became cut off by the tide between Margate and Broadstairs.
RNLI lifeguards at Joss Bay raised the alarm after they spotted the group of one adult and two teenagers cut off by the tide at the northern end of Stone Bay.
Coastguards at Dover alerted Margate’s RNLI inshore lifeboat, the lifeguard and his rescue board stood by close offshore until the lifeboat arrived. Once on scene the lifeboat picked up the three people and landed them back at Stone Bay, all three were none the worse for wear after their experience.