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Woman in 70s rescued from overturned car in Margate

Firefighters have helped an elderly woman whose car overturned in Nash Road in Margate. Crews got the woman, believed to be in her 70s, out of the car using hydraulic equipment as a precautionary measure.

The woman suffered minor injuries when the vehicle rolled onto its side. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved. Kent Fire & Rescue Service say that she has been handed over to the care of paramedics.


Reunion walk to mark closure of deaf school

A year on from the shock closure of a school for deaf children in Kent, former pupils and staff have held a 'reunion walk' around the site.

Many remain angry more was not done to save the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate.

John Ryall has been speaking with former teacher, Neil Fletcher, and former childcare worker, Anna Barrowcliffe.

Service honours Asian sailors who died in wartime

Two sailors killed when their ship struck a mine off the Kent coast have been honoured almost eighty years after their death.

The men were among hundreds from across Asia who worked on British merchant ships during the Second World War.

Their graves had been lost until recently. But now a pair of headstones in Margate mark the place where they were buried.

We speak to: Max Dutton from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Thanet council chairman Cllr Rev Stuart Piper and Peter Barker from Margate RNLI.

Police investigate sexual assault on 14-year-old boy

Kent police investigate sexual assault in Margate Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Margate have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Friday 10 June at about 8am when the victim, a 14-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop in Ramsgate Road, when he says a man approached him and touched him inappropriately. The victim ran away and contacted police.

The man is described as white, aged between 45 and 55-years-old, about 5ft 7ins with grey hair. He was wearing a grey knitted jumper and dark jeans.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Richard Lown said: 'I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this man in the area or who may recognise him.'

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/019230/16 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Free entry - bold strategy to boost Dreamland figures

First day of free entry for Dreamland attraction in Kent

Margate's Dreamland attraction is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a bold new business strategy. The vintage amusement park is scrapping admission charges to boost visitor numbers. Instead, fun seekers will pay for individual rides. Managers hope the move will rescue the site from financial crisis. John Ryall reports.

The interviewee is Eddie Kemsley, Dreamland's Chief Executive.

Day 1 of free entry at Margate's Dreamland attraction

Crowd gathers at gate for entry to Dreamland in Margate

Margate's Dreamland attraction has opens its gates for the first day of free-admission for visitors.

The vintage amusement park, which re-opened a year ago, hopes the move will rescue it from financial problems by boosting the site's disappointing visitor numbers.

Instead of paying an entry fee visitors will now pay for individual rides.

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Is the dream over for theme park Dreamland?

It's been back in business for less than a year but the future of Margate's Dreamland is once again in doubt. The vintage amusement park which re-opened in June after a multi-million pound restoration has called in administrators on Friday. Tom Savvides reports.

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