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Local News 24 April 2018


Double trouble for the RNLI
Ramsgate RNLI responded to not one, but two call-outs on Monday.
The crew were on their way to a yacht with engine failure off Broadstairs, when several calls were made to the Coastguard reporting that two children had been swept out to sea on a dinghy at Joss Bay.The crew diverted, rescued the children and brought them back to shore. After giving the youngsters a lesson on sea safety the crew then resumed their mission to the stranded yacht which they then towed back to Ramsgate harbour.
New plans for Hartsdown Academy
Hartsdown Academy in Margate has submitted plans to knock down five of its buildings and create a new teaching block and sports hall extension, as well as landscaping the grounds. The planning application seeks permission to finally replace some of the buildings in poor condition on the site.
More litter and public bin collections at weekends
Thanet council will be changing its litter-picking schedule from next Friday so that teams make rounds at hotspot areas twice a day at the weekends.The news follows a high volume of complaints last weekend from across the isle about overflowing bins and litter-strewn streets.
A Marathon Man with a Musical Motivation
Broadstairs karaoke marathon runner Graham Burns took on the London marathon once again on Sunday. The 54-year-old, who has raised over £60,000 over the last four years for Breast Cancer Now, ran whilst singing karaoke and carrying the machine the entire way. All of us here at Academy FM would like to sing his praises.
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