The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Sale is taking place in Kent today, with names from the art world travelling to Margate to take advantage of the occasion.
Among the big names attending the event are the artist Tracey Emin, who grew up in the Kent town. The event, which combines a classic car boot sale and an art fair, was set up by Karen Ashton, who came up with the idea in 2004. Other artists taking part include Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Vic Reeves and Sir Peter Blake.
Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people marched through Thanet today in a "Kent Pride" procession. There had been concern that the celebration of the LGBT community could be marred after anti-gay leaflets were posted throughout Margate ahead of the event. In the end though, all was fine, as David Johns reports.
He spoke to organiser Tony Bee, Andrew Bigginton from Kent Fire & Rescue Service, plus campaigner Peter Tatchell.
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been in Margate today for the first Kent Pride event for the county's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. He made a call for an end to bullying against young LGBT people in schools.
A Kent-wide gay Pride event has taken place in Margate. Among those attending was campaigner Peter Tatchell, who took the opportunity to address the crowds.
A couple who stabbed a man following a dispute over building work have each been jailed for three years.
Robert Symons, aged 51, and his wife Jenny Turrell, 49, from Swanley attacked the man in Margate on 9th February 2015. The victim had been walking along Ethelbert Gardens in the Cliftonville area of town. He was punched, kicked and stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver.
The pair were found guilty of wounding at Canterbury Crown Court, and were each sentenced to three years behind bars. Turrell was also found guilty of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
‘This was a violent, unprovoked attack by a couple, which was aggravated by the use of a screwdriver.
‘The stab wound thankfully missed any arteries and the victim survived but it could have easily been much worse.
‘I’m pleased justice has been served and would like to thank the witness for coming forward and speaking out and supporting the case.’
Firefighters have freed a woman who was trapped beneath a vehicle in Margate.
The woman, in her 40s, was treated by paramedics at the scene in Bath Road.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service says it worked to make the scene safe.