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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.


Kent Police investigate robbery in Ramsgate

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in Ramsgate.

Shortly after 12.15am on Tuesday 7 April, a 48-year-old woman had visited the petrol station in Hereson Road, Ramsgate, and was making her way along King Street when she noticed two men in an alleyway near to a derelict pub.

One of the men then walked away whilst the second approached her and asked for the time.

Shortly afterwards, the man ran up behind the woman and knocked her to the floor. He then grabbed her purse and made off with it.

He is described as a white, aged in his 30s, of thin build and approximately 5ft 10ins tall. He was clean shaven, had light brown hair and was wearing a coloured hooded top, a dark-colour jacket and tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

The second man, who walked away prior to the robbery, is also described a white, of medium build, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and had short light brown hair.

Anyone with information about the identity of the two men or who may have seen them before, during or after the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Vanessa Law at Kent Police by calling 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/10166/15.

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