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Tinie Tempah to play ‘intimate’ gig at Club Chemistry, Canterbury on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tinie Tempah, the rapper behind the huge No. 1 of 2010, Pass Out, will be playing to his Kent fans this weekend. Club Chemistry in Canterbury is the latest Kent venue to attract the British star, 26, who has previously performed at the Hop Farm Festival in 2011 and Maidstone’s Gallery nightclub last year. Tinie – real name Patrick Okogwu …

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£198k to spend a penny at underground toilets!

Historic city wall loos attract huge interest at showground auction A SET of toilets in Canterbury have sold at auction for almost £200,000, nearly four times the auctioneer’s estimates. The subterranean loos are situated next to the city wall adjoining No. 3 Burgate. It is thought that the toilets date from the 1930s and that there might be development potential, …

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‘Frantic’ winter has cleared out city food bank

CANTERBURY’S Food Bank has launched an urgent appeal for more essential supplies, after a frantic winter cleared out its warehouses. Organisers and volunteers say they are In desperate need, after a frantic period that saw them handing out 726 emergency parcels in December — a 73% increase on the year before. Angela Gardiner, who co-ordinates the food bank, said management …

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Dig reveals full glory of history arch

RAMBLERS and cyclists in Canterbury will get the chance to see inside a new Grade II listed building, after it was unearthed by the Friends of the Crab and Winkle Line. The Beverley Meadow Arch, which lies along the Crab and Winkle cycle path, was buried by the Canterbury City Council decades ago, to help protect the railway line above …

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Upbeat note to news of festival’s year off

Organisers may have pulled the plug on this summer’s Lounge on the Farm festival, but music fans should not despair. Yes, it’s disappointing that for various reasons Lounge is not on the 2015 festival calendar – not least because it gives home grown talent a chance to be heard. But we have to respect the festival founders’ position, which is …

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Lounge on the Farm festival shelved for a year

Canterbury’s Lounge on the Farm festival will not take place this summer for the first time in nine years, we can reveal. Organisers of the event say they are taking a year off – but hope to return in 2016 at a new venue in the city. Festival co-founder Sean Baker says the decision was taken for a variety of …

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Rogues gallery of food hygiene – 10 worst offenders in Canterbury revealed

The district’s 10 worst offenders for food standards breaches can today be revealed. We’re naming and shaming the restaurants, takeaways and pubs that scored lowest when council inspectors paid a visit. All 10 scored just one out of five overall when tested in areas such as hygiene, safety and confidence in management – a rating ruling them in need of …

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Ptolemy Dean critical of Slatters Hotel proposals

Presenter of BBC’s Restoration criticises Guy Hollaway’s plans to redevelop Canterbury’s Slatters Hotel A TV architect has launched a withering attack on a controversial city centre hotel scheme – accusing developers of “kebabbing” Canterbury’s historic buildings. Ptolemy Dean, presenter of the BBC’s Restoration series, claims the city could “come to regret” the proposed Slatters Hotel development in its current form. …

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Churchill Magna Carta plan revealed

Winston Churchill’s plans to give the US a copy of Magna Carta, in return for its support in World War Two, are revealed as part of a new exhibition. All four surviving original copies have been brought together for the first time, at the British Library, to mark the manuscript’s 800th anniversary. Government papers revealing Prime Minister Churchill’s part in …

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Entrepreneurs thriving in Kent

Entrepreneurs appear to be thriving in Kent after a record number of new businesses were launched in the county last year, according to new figures. An unprecedented 13,223 companies were registered here in 2014, against a previous best of 12,599. It brings the county’s total number of firms to 88,167 – another record sum – according to findings based on records at …

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