Your Community Newspaper

Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => veSBeDXRX_Y [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/veSBeDXRX_Y/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/veSBeDXRX_Y/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => D6qGbrD_tm0 [embed] => [embedold] => [thumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/default.jpg [hqthumb] => http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/D6qGbrD_tm0/hqdefault.jpg ) )

In the wake of two potential District councillors stepping down. Rumours that District Councillor David Baker has had enough of all the bad press that the party is now attracting.

In January David Baker who has represented New Romney and Romney Marsh as a UKIP County Councillor felt so strongly that he sent The Looker a statement which

read…

“Following the increasing number of constituents that are raising concerns over the selection of Janice Atkinson as a UKIP PPC for Romney Marsh I have decided to make it absolutely clear that I cannot support her in her campaign.

There are several reasons that I cannot support Ms Atkinson. They are because of her comments about the lady in Ramsgate where she referred to a lady from Thailand as a "ting tong", and of her finger gestures to protesters. I do not consider these actions to be representative of a PPC for Folkestone & Hythe. I have made Ms Atkinson aware of my decision not to support her.

Mr Baker chose to go away for two weeks during the period that UKIP had its Spring Party Conference, seen as a very important event prior to the elections on the 7th May.

He also said that he felt ‘betrayed’ and stabbed in the back in a leaked e-mail to The Looker.

Today's Breaking News

Man overboard scare sparks sea search in English Channel

By Eddie Goddard

 

A "massive search" was launched to find a passenger that was reported missing from a ferry in the English Channel.

A witness said they saw someone go overboard from the Pride of Kent ferry about six miles off the coast of Dover at about 01:30 GMT.

HM Coastguard initially said it was searching for a missing woman but later said all crew and passengers had been "accounted for safe and well".

The search for the missing passenger was stood down after eight hours.

A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said: "The area has been extensively searched overnight and into this morning with nothing found.

"Unless any new information comes to light, the search has been stood down."

'Saw someone overboard'
 
A helicopter from Lee-on-Solent was scrambled, four lifeboats from Dungeness, Dover, Walmer and Calais, and a tug boat from the Port of Dover were launched after the passenger was reported missing in the early hours.

HM Coastguard described the operation as a "massive search".

After the ferry arrived at Calais at about 07:35 GMT, the spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said: "All crew and passengers, including the woman believed to be missing, have been accounted for safe and well.

"However, a witness on board the ferry insists they saw someone go overboard."