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Why learning maths should be music to your ears

Now, it's not often we say that learning maths is music to our ears, but for the pupils of one primary school in Kent, that's exactly what it is. Teachers and children from Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate have banded together to make statistics, screens and songs the perfect learning tool. Andrea Thomas explains.

VIDEO: Be part of the crew with boating charity

A charity which takes disadvantaged and disabled people out to sea is fund-raising to buy a custom built boat for the South East.

The Wetwheels foundation was set up by boating enthusiast and paraplegic Jeff Holt - and so far there are three motor-boats in the Wetwheels fleet.

Sarah Saunders went along for a trip from Ramsgate harbour to find out more.


Parents keep up campaign to save deaf school

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition to save the Royal Deaf School in Margate.

It was announced earlier this month that it was being put into adminstration, after the trust that ran the school had run into financial difficulties.

Campaigners are now calling for new funding to be found to re-open the site. Derek Johnson has been speaking with parent Sonja Bigg and Terry Riley from the British Deaf Association.

Premiere for 'The Lost Choices' film made in Ramsgate

The film was made in Ramsgate

A feature film that was made in Ramsgate and starring local people who gave up their time for free has had its premiere in the town.

"The Lost Choices" was made on a shoestring budget by Jamie Thomson, a writer/director who went to extreme measures to get the film made, as David Johns reports.

The interviewees include actors Levi hart and Callum Pease.

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Farage "EU Out" tour begins in Ramsgate

The leader of UKIP, south east MEP Nigel Farage has been in Thanet this afternoon.

Mr Farage says he will make immigration the centrepiece of his campaign for the UK to quit the EU, and for the first time, an opinion poll puts the quitters ahead of the remainers.

David Johns went to see how Ramsgate responded to the UKIP leader.

Daredevil ride makes a comeback

It was called the 'Ramsgate Sprint', a daredevil ride along the seafront that had to be stopped when the motorbikes became too fast.

That was in 1968 and now the event is set to return as Andy Dickenson reports.

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