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Local News 22 June 2018



Hundreds of properties in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Cliffsend were affected by a power cut last night. The outage was due to a fault on an underground electricity cable. The power went out just after 10pm, although most homes appeared to have regained power by around 11.oclock. The majority of affected properties were in Ramsgate.



A documentary charting the horrific murder of a Margate mother of three and her friend in Canterbury in 2016 is to be screened next month. Natasha Sadler-Ellis, and Simon Gorecki, were fatally stabbed, during an attack by Christian Foster at a property in Dickens Avenue, in March 2016. Gorecki and Foster who both lived at the property, had an argument about hot water which spiralled out of control. Foster was sentenced to 30 years.



Rail services between Margate and Broadstairs were disrupted yesterday afternoon after a lorry hit a bridge. Kent Police were called out at 12.41pm after a lorry collided with a railway bridge at Ramsgate Road and Queens Avenue, Margate. No injuries were reported, but the line was blocked for several hours while the bridge was examined by engineers.



A Margate father of two has made a music video warning about the dangers of drugs after almost dying from a cocaine overdose. Danny Waters who had stopped breathing and collapsed in the street as a result of the overdose, is now working with a charity called Fixers which gives young people a voice to campaign on issues which matter to them.


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