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Art car boot sale heads to Emin's hometown of Margate

Art fans in Margate hoping to snap up a bargain Credit: David Johns

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.

Tracey Emin behind a stall at Art Car Boot Sale in Margate
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Full report: Kent Pride 2015, in "Margayte"

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.


Photos of Kent Pride shared on social media


Kent-wide LGBT 'Pride' event underway

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.

Preparations for the Pride event this morning Credit: David Johns
All dressed up for 'Pride of Kent' event
Pride of Kent posters on fire engine
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell speaks to crowds

Couple jailed after 'violent attack' with screwdriver

Robert Symons & Jenny Turrell have been jailed for three years each Credit: Kent Police

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.’

– Detective Constable Neil Martin, Kent Police
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