High Court hears Dreamland appeal

Thanet Council's plans to create a multi-million pound heritage amusement park have come under attack at the High Court.

Heroic rescue by neighbour

A mother and five children were trapped on the first floor of a house in Vicarage Place, Margate after a fire started on the ground floor.

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Police hunt robbers who targeted 18-year-old

Police want to speak to this man about a robbery Credit: Kent Police

Police investigating a robbery in Margate have released an e-fit of one of the offenders.

The robbery took place on Friday 7 February between 7.45 pm and 8.15 pm when an 18-year-old man was walking in Victoria Road.

Three men described as being ‘dark European’ in appearance approached the victim and asked him to hand over his wallet.

When he refused one of them punched him causing him to fall while another went through his pockets and took his wallet and a ‘Mickey Mouse’ baseball cap.

The suspects then ran off in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable David Wells on 01227 868336.

Margate: the Edge of Heaven?

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Much has been done to promote tourism in Kent over the years but just as Gavin and Stacey did for Barry Island in Wales, it's thought a brand new sitcom could boost visitor numbers to our very own seaside hotspot - Margate.

ITV's "Edge of Heaven" is all about a bed-and-breakfast in the town. And despite some terrible weather during filming, it's hoped the show will help to promote the whole Thanet area to a new audience.

David Johns explains, talking to house owner David Mossman, property manager Kelly Whiting, shopkeeper Tracey Ruskin, runner Ian Lockyear, Councillor Iris Johnston from Thanet Council, and Film Liaison Officer Sharon Kelley.


''Lack of surgeons'' leads to Kent hospital switch

High-risk surgery in East Kent is to take place in one hospital from May this year due to a shortage of consultant surgeons.

The move effects an estimated 1,000 patients a year who will now have to travel to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury. There will be no such operations in future at The QEQM at Margate or Ashford's William Harvey.

David Johns speaks to Nick Wells, the East Kent Hospitals Trust chairman.


Dreamland will get a new lease of life

Video. One of the South East's oldest amusement parks is to get a new lease of life. Much of Dreamland in Margate burnt down five years ago. Since then, the former funfair has been the site of the a bitter fight between developers and the local council.

Today, that battle ended when Thanet Council won the backing of three of the country's top judges to acquire the site. They hope their ownership will rejuvenate the resort, drawing thousands of day-trippers and holiday-makers, just like Dreamland used to do. Sarah Saunders reports.

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