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Pair arrested after police discover unloaded air weapon in…

Google The alleged discovery was made in William Street, Herne Bay Comments (0) Two men have been arrested after police seized an unloaded air weapon in Herne Bay. Officers made the discovery in William Street on Friday (March 27). Frank George Lambert, 43, of Newnham Close, Gillingham, was subsequently charged with possessing a loaded/unloaded air weapon in a public place. Muhin …

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Aylesford Newsprint: The real story behind the paper mill’s closure

With his 17-year career in manufacturing paper at an end, ex-Aylesford Newsprint worker Kevin Fosberry has been booking himself on courses at the Jobcentre. “People don’t buy newspapers as much as they used to – everyone knows that,” said the former process manager, who is now looking for a career in construction. “We know the industry is not doing well. …

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11 things Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long didn’t tell you…

Viking Bay has been named as a top childhood destination Comments (0) A REPORT by Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long has painted Thanet in a very grim light. Branding the isle as ‘English Defence League on Sea’ and ‘Chernobyl-like.’ But here are 11 things the Oxford-educated aristocrat didn’t mention about Thanet *Dreamland will reopen on June 19 with 17 rides and …

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Outrage as article describes Thanet as similar to Chernobyl and like ‘a small module of erupted spleen.’

A national newspaper article describing Thanet as ‘Chernobyl-like’ and “a small module of erupted spleen” has sparked cross-party criticism in the area. The piece, in today’s Sunday Times by Camilla Long – the paper’s film critic – said Thanet was bilious, forlorn and desolate in a portrait of the area ahead of the election. She also described it as “the English …

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National Motorists Action Group probes claims Canterbury City Council’s parking signs are unlawful

Investigators are examining claims the city council has doled out thousands of unlawful parking tickets in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. A UK-wide motorists’ watchdog has referred the authority’s enforcement policy to the district auditor claiming “long-time serious irregularities”. National Motorists’ Action Group (NMAG) says that parking signs throughout the district are illegally worded and rely on a misinterpretation of …

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Bogus ‘water board’ callers strike 11 times in a week

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incidents Comments (0) POLICE are investigating after bogus callers claiming to be from the “water board” struck 11 times in East Kent this week. The incidents began on Monday March 23, with the most recent in York Terrace, Birchington and Marine Parade, Whitstable, yesterday …

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Police hunt for distraction thieves after they target homes in Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury, Ashford, Deal and Birchington

Bogus callers have been targeting elderly residents across the county, tricking their way into their homes so they can steal from them. CCTV has now been released of the two men who claim to be from the water-board, telling the victim there was a leak along the road and that they need to enter the property to turn off the …

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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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Bogus ‘water board’ workers target homes in Whitstable and east…

Comments (0) Police are investigating 11 bogus caller incidents in east Kent that have been committed since Monday, March 23. The latest incident occurred on Thursday, March 26 in Marine Parade, Whitstable at 11.20 am and in York Terrace, Birchington a short time later. It follows similar incidents earlier in the week in Ashford, Deal, St Margaret’s, Martin Mill, Wingham and …

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Changes to buses in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

The Dover and Deal diamond bus Comments (0) Changes are being made to bus services across Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. Stagecoach has announced improvements to existing services as well as plans for extended operations. New connections to and from Canterbury are being made on the Dover and Deal ‘Diamond’ network. A new Sunday service on route 15B between Dover, River …

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