Wednesday 21st Of October 2020
Tuesday 20th Of October 2020
A crowdfunder has been launched for the Ramsgate Arts Barge project.
The campaign, launched yesterday, is to help raise money to turn the 130-year-old Dutch barge in Ramsgate harbour into a waterfront community arts hub. The aim is to create an arts and performance space, with theatre, films, exhibitions and workshops.
Monday 19th Of October 2020
Four fire engines attended a property in Gloucester Avenue this morning, and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze, before carrying out salvage work to make the scene safe. No casualties were reported, and it’s believed the cause was accidental.
Police found the weapon, a Taser disguised as a torch, along with a large quantity of drugs when they searched a flat in Athelstan Road in October 2018. Cash, a dealers list and scales were also seized. Alan Stuart was arrested and later admitted possession of a disguised firearm. He was found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court of possession of cocaine, MDMA and cannabis with intent to supply, and was jailed for four years.
A woman has been taken to hospital after a serious assault in Westgate.
Police were called in the early hours of Saturday morning to a property in Beach Rise. It is alleged that there was an altercation involving a group of people during which a woman was assaulted in a communal doorway, and suffered facial injuries. Police are now seeking witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage who may be able to assist the investigation.
Lorry drivers heading for Europe could be fined £300 if they do not have a Kent travel pass.
The tough enforcement measure has been laid down by the government. The aim is to reduce congestion between the UK and French borders after Brexit from hauliers not having the right documents at the Channel Tunnel. Drivers are to be held personally responsible if the new laws are not adhered to. Government officials say that possession of a permit should allow drivers to head straight to the ports without joining the back of queues on the M20.
Margate Festival is to receive £89,000 in round two of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund grants.