Margate

Deprived seaside towns to get funding boost

Ailing seaside towns are to receive almost £30m to boost growth, the Treasury has announced today, following statistics showing they suffer from above-average levels of deprivation.

Taxidermy: I am the walrus... get me out of here

First he was shot, stuffed and introduced to Queen Victoria. Now Britain's most celebrated walrus is leaving his home on a fake iceberg in south-east London for his first glimpse of the sea for more than a century.

Emin: Torch role a 'surreal dream'

Artist Tracey Emin could not hide her delight as she carried the Olympic flame through her home town and said she had been overwhelmed by one of the more surreal experiences of her life.

Win a limited edition Tracey Emin monoprint

To celebrate her exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Tracey Emin has produced a limited edition monoprint, Golden Mile, based on a work from her Margate monoprint series (1994).

Galleries and festivals are reinvigorating our coastline but do they

Folkestone is one of those English seaside towns which, on a nice day, can lift the spirits but, in the drizzle, dampens them. Yes, it has a good-natured, rough-and-ready atmosphere, a working harbour, a sandy beach and a vestigial holiday industry; notably on a genteel, hotel-lined cliff top parade called The Leas. There is even a couple of new additions: a child-pleasing walk-through fountain and a brace of groovy glass-and-steel restaurants.

Kent: Touch down on planet Thanet

The Turner Contemporary gallery may have just landed in Margate, but this fragment of Kent has plenty more to offer visitors, says Simon Calder

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Farah paves the way with gold

Briton wins 10,000m on first day of European Championships as team-mate Thompson celebrates a well-deserved silver