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Local News 17th August 2018




Part of the Canterbury Road in Westgate was closed off by police on Thursday evening after a suspicious device, possibly unexploded ordnance, was discovered at a property. Police officers had been searching the property in relation to the discovery of cannabis plants. Nearby buildings were evacuated and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to the scene, however the device was found to be non-suspicious and the cordon was stood down at around 7.20pm. A 51-year-old man from Westgate was arrested in connection with the cannabis plants; he has since been released on bail. Enquiries are ongoing.



A new pilot scheme involving the creation of four specialised theatres at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital could help reduce the number of patients waiting more than a year for elective surgery. East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, which is responsible for a number of hospitals including Margate’s QEQM, will be increasing the number of planned orthopaedic operations, including hip and knee replacements, as part of a national pilot scheme.



Two ambulances, a paramedic car and the Ramsgate inshore lifeboat were called to Broadstairs jetty on Thursday afternoon, to reports of a possible drowning incident. By the time the lifeboat arrived on the scene, the RNLI Lifeguards had managed to get the two people involved in the incident, ashore. Neither required further treatment.



Newington will have a new Post Office branch opening next month.

Post Office Ltd has agreed to open the service at Rams News & Off Licence, in Newington Road, on Monday, September 24. The previous Newington branch closed in 2017 due to operational reasons.




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