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Alabama Rot: new threat to pets

Dog owners are being warned to watch out for a deadly new canine disease sweeping through the country. Alabama Rot is a disease that originated in American greyhounds, but has made the crossing to the UK in recent months. While it can be treated if caught early by a vet, the disease can be fatal. The first signs of Alabama Rot …

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May 5-7: MOD Shoeburyness – Forthcoming Activity Alert

Dear Resident, Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply. Follow us on Twitter @SHB_Alerts for updates to this information. Date Reason for Notification 5 May 2015 Explosions may be noticed. 6 & 7 May 2015 Gunfire may be noticed earlier than usual, 08:30. Note: …

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Ann Gloag named on Sunday Times Rich List 2015

Businesswoman Ann Gloag, who closed Manston airport last May has been named on the Sunday Times Rich List. In 2015 list, published yesterday, Mrs Gloag, who retains a minority stake in the Manston site, was said to share a £1.04 billion fortune with her brother Sir Brian Souter. The pair founded transport empire Stagecoach in 1980, which now controls 16 per …

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TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy blasts Southeastern Trains

Southeastern services have been branded “awful” by Transport for London Boss Sir Peter Hendy, who also compared the firm’s ticket inspectors to the Gestapo. In a no-holds barred interview with Management Today, Sir Peter, who is responsible for the capital’s transport service, said: “On Southeastern the trains are like the Wild West. They are —-, awful. And then every now and then some …

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Albion Rovers, and why I fell out with Cameron

There are now just two weeks until the general election, and political parties have began to unveil their manifestos for how they believe the country should be governed. This week, Ukip’s challenger Piers Wauchope met reporter Aidan Barlow outside the party’s campaign office in Mortimer Street in Herne Bay ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Piers Wauchope is 58 and a barrister. He …

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Blue ice cream and a cat called Boris Johnson

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • It has been a rather lacklustre election campaign to date, so it was left to the blond mop head Boris Johnson to sprinkle a little political stardust on a trip to Kent this week. The …

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Bob’s street hits stumbling block

Friends of Blockbusters host Bob Holness are still holding out for a street tribute to him. Calls were made for a road to commemorate the life of Mr Holness, even before he died, by Ashford Cllr Michael Claughton. Council rules at the time forbade the naming of roads after people who were still living, although this has now changed. After …

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July 10-12: Kent County Show in July has 200 stands booked already

Port Lympne Reserve, Hadlow College and Kent County Council are among the organisations who have already signed up to have a stand at this year’s Kent County Show. The deadline for applications to have a stand at the show, which will be held on Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, is this Sunday. More than 200 stands …

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British Pie Awards 2015: 9 places to grab a pie locally

The 2015 British Pie Awards ceremony is set to take place tonight (April 22) to celebrate the nation’s love of pies. Year after year, hundreds of pie producers enter the awards in the hope of receiving a British Pie Award accolade. We’ve put together a list of places in our region which offer stunning selections of pies. Do you think …

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Pat’s woolly party candidates have Ukip leader in stitches

UKIP supporters say leader Nigel Farage won’t pull the wool over your eyes – but that pearl of wisdom hasn’t stopped one nan from knitting a mini version of the politician. Pat Wilson has created a knitted Nigel, and also a woolly Cameron, Clegg, Miliband, Natalie Bennett and other candidate figures, in the run-up to the General Election. The talented …

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