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Thanet Times publishes its final edition after 116 years

By Thanet Times  |  Posted: October 02, 2012

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TODAY we turn the page on a piece of isle history with the final edition of the Thanet Times.

The newspaper which spanned three centuries during its 116 year history, brought all the best local news and views to the people of Thanet.

As a truly red-top newspaper, the Thanet Times was often controversial and gloried in the affectionate nickname the Thanet Crimes.

Among many on-the-edge articles was its weekly dose of page 3 fun.

Love us or hate us, with pun-tastic headlines and sometimes unbelievable tales to tell, we were never, ever dull.

The Thanet Times has led the way in bringing scores of stories to the world – articles that started on the pages of Thanet Times have made their way around the globe.

Our tales were picked up by everyone from the national newspapers in Fleet Street to worldwide television networks who couldn't get enough of the weird and wacky slice of life that we specialised in.

Our reporters have gone on to work on some of the country's leading newspapers, trained in the art of honing a great story and with an eye for the unusual angle.

We will continue to bring you all the news that matters with our sister newspaper The Isle of Thanet Gazette every Friday and online at thisiskent.co.uk

But it is farewell to this very special part of Thanet life.

It has been an honour to bring you the Thanet Times every week and we could not have done it without you – our readers.

Inside – three centuries of history, the Thanet Times through the decades; former editor Mike Pearce remembers the glory days; your memories.

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  • XtinD  |  October 03 2012, 9:47PM

    It's a shame this has happened. I'm really going to miss this free local paper. x

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