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Duchess of Cambridge will visit Margate today

The Duchess of Cambridge is carrying out two engagements in Margate today.

Kate Middleton will visit an exhibition at the Turner Contemporary and an exhibition at Resort Studios to meet artists.

The Duchess will visit the 'Self: Image and Identity' exhibition, which includes the last self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, which was secured for the nation by the National Portrait Gallery following a public appeal.

The Duchess is visiting Margate today Credit: ITV

The Duchess will see how Turner Contemporary engages with the local community in the Clore Learning Studio, where she will meet local school children involved in an art project.

Kate will also tour the exhibition 'Mr Lion 14' by Blank Canvas by Turner Contemporary's inter-generational community group.

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK's leading art galleries based in Margate and East Kent. Located on the North Kent coast, the gallery is situated on the same site as the 'Cold Harbour' guest house where Turner frequently stayed during his visits to Margate.

Kate will then travel to Resort Studios, in Cliftonville, Margate, where she will see photomontages of local personalities and hear about their community work.

The day will see her tour the studios, including a print studio, project space and more general workspaces.


Teenager missing from Margate

Barbora Horvathova was reported missing on Thursday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of a teenage girl reported missing from Margate.

Barbora Horvathova, 14, was reported missing at 10.44pm on Thursday 26 February from Hartsdown Road, Margate, but is believed to be in the Chatham area.

She is described as around 5ft tall and of slim build, with olive skin, long dark hair, normally worn back, and brown eyes. Barbora was last seen wearing a dark brown coat, blue jeans with holes in, and white trainers.

Barbora may be going by the name Barbora Balogova.


Drunken husband attacked wife when she asked him to stop drinking

Neighbours witnessed the incident and distracted Mills Credit: SWNS

A drunken husband who tried to kill his wife with a kitchen knife when she asked him to stop drinking and treat her better has been jailed.

Glenn Mills, 48, formerly of Margate, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison by Canterbury Crown Court.

Glenn Mills attacked his wife with a kitchen knife Credit: Kent Police

Mills had pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating, affray and making threats to kill.

Police described it as an horrendous attack.

Mills told his wife as he attacked her: ‘If I am gonna go down then I’m gonna go down for something worthwhile’.

Police investigate attempted robbery in Margate

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Margate are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

The victim, a 17-year old boy, reported he was walking along Ramsgate Road towards the junction with Payton Close at around 6.50pm on Wednesday 7 January when he became aware of two men behind him, one of whom tried to take the sports bag he was carrying.

The victim fell backwards and when he tried to stand, was pushed down to the ground again by the same man.

It is believed the victim then managed to fend off the suspect and leave the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens, with a slim build, around 6’1’ tall. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark hooded top, at the time he wore the hood up.

His friend is described as the same age, Asian, and around 5’10 tall with a stocky build. He wore a black jumper and black tracksuit bottoms and had cropped hair.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asking to contact Detective Sergeant Martin Glynn at Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference ZY/000758/15.

Time lapse video shows how close ride was to completion

Half of the Scenic Railway stucture has collapsed last night Credit: Frank Leppard

Last night was a major blow for the owners of the Dreamland theme park in Margate in more ways than one.

The high winds and turbulent weather caused part of the newly constructed railway ride to collapse, leaving rubble and planks in its place.

The Grade II* Listed Scenic Railway was in the process of being rebuilt by the theme park in Kent.

The ride's structure was nearing completion as the time lapse video of its reconstruction shows it looked before last night's storm.

Video courtesy of

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