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deaf A dedicated British Sign Language (BSL) student from Ramsgate ‘with a heart of gold’ has been recognised with a prestigious award, and shortlisted for a national accolade.

Elizabeth Mincer, who studies at John Townsend Trust in Margate, was awarded South East Learner of the Year, and shortlisted for national Learner of the Year in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards. More

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As the annual statistics for the RNLI are released, numbers show that the charity’s new lifeguards in Thanet have proved their worth over last summer, with almost one in ten beach visitors speaking directly with a lifeguard for advice. More

As the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) releases its summer statistics today, it has emerged that the charity’s second busiest coastal lifeboat station was Ramsgate.

Aside from the ever-busy stations on the River Thames in London at Tower and Chiswick (with 160 and 73 launches respectively), Ramsgate’s 49 launches made it the second busiest lifeboat station in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, after Southend-on-Sea. More

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