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Karl Marx stayed here at 62 Plains of Waterloo in Ramsgate

The founder of modern socialism was fond of holidaying in Ramsgate

Jordan Hold was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on April 25

Jordan Holt tied up his victims before stealing thousands of pounds worth of belongings


Kent Fire and Rescue responded to a 999 call in Birchington

Chris Wells, leader of Thanet District Council

Cllr Wells was taken to court by his own authority after falling behind on tax payments, which he has since repaid in full

South Thanet's Craig Mackinlay

Earlier this month, Thanet District Council’s Ukip leader Chris Wells demanded Kent Police launch a full investigation into the spending


Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative

John Lunn

John Jo Lunn of no fixed address was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday


From Cliff Richard to Madonna, Prince to Elton John, the county has played host to a number of superstars over the years

Bus stop

To help families spread the price, they can split payment into two half-yearly passes at £135

Cash seized as part of probe

Men from Ramsgate and Herne Bay are jailed following major HMRC probe


The doctors are taking action on Tuesday and Wednesday in opposition to proposed new contracts

Kent Police

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Wintry showers are being predicted this week

£20 banknote design

Local artist Tracey Emin says she’s “especially happy because it is Turner and he loved Margate”


A petition supporting the doctors and opposing the privatisation of the NHS will also be launched

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell, 33, robbed the One Stop Shop in Northdown Road in August last year

Fergus Wilson

His application for a judicial review at the High Court on Thursday but a ruling was made in favour of Dover District Council

James Bedingfield

James Bedingfield dragged a girl by her hair up several flights of stairs to his bedroom where he raped her

Kent Police

It comes following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office

Margate's RNLI inshore lifeboat team

He had run into difficulty and was heading to an offshore sand bank when help arrived

Kent residents host street party for Queen's Jubilee last year

Local authorities say the bigger celebrations will come in June

James Brokenshire (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

James Brokenshire revealed that last year there was a total of 3,043 asylum applications from unaccompanied under 18s

Mark Handford

Mark and Nichola Handford used their home to produce large quantities of the drug, worth up to £140,000

NSPCC want all Kent PCC candidates to support its latest campaign

Comes ahead of the elections in May which will see Ann Barnes replacement elected to office

Timothy Brierley in Calais

Timothy Brierley, 54, underwent a standard gall bladder removal procedure in France

School decision day

But around four per cent failed to get any of their choices

Nigel Farage

The American president visits Britain next week when he is expected to express support for the UK to vote to ‘remain’ part of the EU


A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision

Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on her successor to keep the pressure on the Home Office

The Holly Tree pub - formerly known as Ye Olde Charles - in Margate. Photo: Google Street View

The Holly Tree was badly damaged by a fire in 2014

The Tunnel Sabotage on Sky Atlantic

Show returns with dramatic opening episode featuring scenes filmed across the county

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay at his emergency Westminster summit

The summit brought together key charities and organisations including Kent Police, the CQC, the NSPCC and the Royal Deaf Children’s Society

Only Fools and Horses exhibition is heading to Dreamland

Chance to see props such as the Batman and Robin gear worn by Del and Rodney as well as the contents of their famous Peckham flat

Will Hay

Blue plaque on the building commemorates his time spent in the town


The crash took place on Ramsgate Road

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