A group of carpenters in Kent put the finishing touches to their strangest commission today. They completed construction of a replica Viking boat...in the full knowledge that tonight it will be reduced to ashes.
John Ryall spoke to carpenters Andy Parkins and Bob Girardot from Broadstairs Shed and Suzy Humphries, Founder of the Ramsgate Arts Festival.
Fire crews tackling a blaze on Ramsgate seafront say there is steady progress in bringing the fire under control, and the number of crews have now been reduced to four.
Six crews are fighting a fire in Harbour Parade, Ramsgate. The fire is in a second floor flat in a three storey building. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire both internally and externally using a height vehicle.
It is the second time in two weeks the charity’s lifeguards have been called upon to save someone dragged out of their depth by the strong water currents that flow close to the harbour arm.
The latest rescue, on Thursday 7 August, involved a fully-clothed 14-year-old girl who was splashing around in the shallows on a lilo with a friend when she fell off and was swept out of her depth.
RNLI lifeguard Dan Seagrove-Castle spotted the danger early and raced to the girl’s aid on his rescue board before she was taken further out to sea. He helped the relieved youngster onto his board and paddled her back to the safety of the beach.
"Our lifeguards are trained to spot dangers early and react quickly before a situation can escalate. In this instance Dan did exactly that by rescuing the girl before the rip current took her further round the harbour arm and potentially into a busy shipping channel. This is the second time in a fortnight we’ve needed to rescue someone from this spot at Ramsgate. This is a known hazardous area and we strongly advise people not to swim there. We’d urge members of public to follow the advice on the safety signs and swim between the red and yellows flags."
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.
A lorry full of sheep which was set to sail from the Port of Ramsgate has been turned away because of animal welfare concerns. It's believed some livestock may have been injured. RSPCA and government inspectors are investigating.
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.
Nadine Little has been left in shock after her dog was attacked in a park in Ramsgate, leaving him with one eye.
She is now warning other dog owners to think about letting their dogs off their leads.
A dog has been left with one eye following a vicious attack in a park in Ramsgate.
The owner is now warning others about the risks of letting dogs off their leads.
Nadine Little says it's not just breeds on the dangerous dogs register which cause harm.