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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.

Appeal after teens robbed in Ramsgate

Two boys aged 14 and 15 were robbed of their phones and money in a Ramsgate street.

Police are appealing for information surrounding the robbery that happened at 7.40pm on King Street where the two boys were approached by two teenagers dressed in black.

The teenagers, aged between 16 and 17, asked the victims for the time and the boys got their phones out to look.

They were threatened to be beaten up if they did not hand over the money and phones.

Both victims handed over their phones and the two offenders then ran off down Belmont Street.

Anyone with information should call 01227 868278 quoting reference ZY/39545/13.


Church celebration

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Work is about to begin to create a visitors centre at a historic church in Ramsgate. St Augustine's has been awarded eighty thousand pounds from the lottery. It's the first step in what could be a major boost for tourism in the area.

David Johns explains, speaking to the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark; Conservative MP for Thanet South, Laura Sandys; and the great-great grandson of Pugin, Robert Pugin Purcell.


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