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12-year-old rescued after getting caught in rip current

A 12-year-old girl and her older brother were rescued off Ramsgate beach on Wednesday after they got caught in a rip current.

As the school holidays are now underway, the RNLI are warning beach goers about under lying currents.

Alexandra Hewitt from Ramsgate had been with friend splashing around the shallows when the current carried her and her 21-year-old brother out of their depth, past the harbour.

Beach lifeguard Jack Basson plucked the pair to safety as they were being swept out to sea.

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VIDEO: Ramsgate tunnels reopen to the public

It was one of Kent's best kept secrets, but during the Second World War thousands of people took refuge from German bombs in a network of tunnels dug out by hand in the cliffs under Ramsgate. After the war they were abandoned, until a group of enthusiasts decided to restore them.

Now, after three years of blood, sweat and tears, the tunnels have finally reopened to the public, giving people the chance to explore this extraordinary "town beneath a town". Watch Andrea Thomas report.

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Ramsgate Tunnels: the inside story of the "town beneath a town"

It was one of Kent's best kept secrets, but during the war thousands of people took refuge from German bombs in a network of tunnels built in the cliffs under Ramsgate. After the war they were abandoned, until a group of enthusiasts decided to start a project to restore them.

They got funding from ITV's People's Millions for a feasibility study, and the rest is history. In just a matter of days, the public will be able to explore the " town beneath the town". Andrea Thomas was invited in to take a look around with local historian Ralph Hoult.

Efit released in connection with robbery

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with a burglary.

The incident occurred at a house in St Augustine’s Park, Ramsgate, between 9pm on 3 April and 10am on 4 April.

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with a robbery Credit: Kent Police

A Toshiba laptop worth £150 was stolen in the incident. The suspect is described as being a white male, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, around 5’11 tall wearing a grey beanie hat and a blue jacket. He was walking with the assistance of a cane.

Efit released by Kent Police in connection with attack

Kent Police has renewed its appeal for information following a report of an assault in Ramsgate on Saturday 29th March.

At around 2:50pm, a 39 year-old man was reportedly attacked by another man in Ellington Park, off Ellington Road.

The victim suffered two black eyes and bruising and cuts to his face.

The man police wish to trace in connection with the incident had a dog with him at the time the incident took place. He is described as a male in his late 30s, with gingery-coloured hair.

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the incident are asking anyone who recognises the man pictured to contact them.

The man's dog is described as white, with beige-coloured patches and a beige tail and was on a linked chain-style lead. After the incident, the man walked away with the dog towards Park Road.

The same dog had been in the park around three hours earlier, being walked off its lead by a woman with long black curly hair who it is believed may be the ginger-haired man’s wife.

Protestors greet sheep lorries at Ramsgate

Live animal exports have resumed at Ramsgate - 18 months after they were banned by the local council.

Two lorries carrying sheep entered the Port this morning, greeted by protesters who oppose the transport of live animals to the continent. Exporters had switched operations to Dover but repairs to a berth there mean they have returned to Ramsgate for the time being.

The High Court has since ruled that the ban by Thanet Council was unlawful, meaning it will have to pay compensation to the exporters.

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