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April, 2015

  • 13 April

    Election 2015: All women panel at Thanet hustings event

    Comments (0) An all women panel of election candidates will speak at a hustings on Wednesday. The fresh Voices event is aimed at letting people hear from females of all parties standing in South Thanet. Speakers will include Lynne O’Donoghue of the Lib Dems, Conservative Lesley Game, Laura Hackett from the We Are The Reality Party and Labour’s Karen Constantine. Ukip …

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  • 13 April

    Trains delayed or cancelled after over-running engineering works at London Bridge

    Trains have been cancelled or delayed after engineering works overran at London Bridge. Tickets are being accepted on Southern, DRL, London Buses and London Underground works. But train services running to and from the London station could be cancelled for anything up to an hour and a half, it’s been claimed. A Southeastern train The disruption is now expected to …

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  • 12 April

    Tinie Tempah disappoints fans at Club Chemistry in Canterbury

    Clubbers are demanding refunds after rap superstar Tinie Tempah fled a gig in Canterbury after just two songs. Eager revellers waited until 3am last night (Saturday) for Tinie’s appearance at the city’s signature nightclub Club Chemistry in Station Road. But when the Brit Award-winner finally graced the stage, he delivered just two tracks before disappearing again, reportedly saying “I’ll see …

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  • 12 April

    UK must remain in the EU to survive

    I feel compelled to respond to last week’s lengthy letter from the Rev Stuart Piper (A Cheap And Silly Pop At Ukip By MP, Letters and Opinion, Kentish Gazette, March 5). Ukip and its adherents are frightening because of their “rear-view-mirror” view of the world which, I fear, holds dreadful implications for this country and its future generations if they …

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  • 12 April

    26 great pub gardens in and around Canterbury and Faversham to go…

    Comments (0) It’s been a warm weekend so far in east Kent and its set to get even better this week if the forecasts are accurate. Where better than to enjoy the sunny day than sat in a pub garden? Many of you couldn’t think of a better alternative so flooded our Facebook pages with your favourite locals. So if you’re …

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  • 12 April

    Southeastern rewards staff with shopping vouchers despite travel chaos for commuters

    Train operator Southeastern has rewarded 4,000 members of staff with shopping vouchers for their hard work. The employees were given the £25 shopping vouchers, which can be used at Sainsbury’s, Boots and Mothercare, in response to the way they have dealt with disruption at London Bridge. The station is undergoing a £6.5bn renovation which has caused severe disruption for Kent’s …

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  • 12 April

    Laleham Residential Home in Herne Bay rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

    STAFF at a residential care home in Herne Bay did not know what abuse was or who they should report concerns to, inspectors found.The Laleham Residential Home on Central Parade has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission after an unannounced inspection was carried out on January 6 and 9 this year. In its latest report, CQC stated that …

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  • 12 April

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage attacks rivals over Manston Airport interest

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage says his party should take the credit for forcing election rivals to take seriously the future of Manston. The fate of the airport has taken centre stage in the election battle for South Thanet with Ukip holding a rally at Margate’s Winter Gardens yesterday to demonstrate its support to re-open it. The rally, attended by about …

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  • 11 April

    Motorcyclist inured in Herne Bay collision

    Comments (0) A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car in Herne Bay this afternoon. Kent Police was called at 12.20pm following a collision between a Nissan and the motorbike on Canterbury Road. The collision was close to the junction with Hicks Forstal Road. Officers and Secamb attended the scene and the male motorcyclist was taken …

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  • 10 April

    Thanet District Council local election listings: candidates by ward

    The full list of candidates vying for your vote in the Thanet District Council district election has now been published. There are 23 wards with a total of 56 seats up for grabs. Beacon Road Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated* BINKS Roger Keith Silverthorne, 37 Callis Court Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AH Conservative …

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  • 10 April

    Who wants your vote in the local election?

    Comments (0) THE full list of candidates vying for your vote in the district election has now been published. There are 23 wards with a total of 56 seats up for grabs. Noticeable this year is the fielding of UKIP nominations in every ward. This is compared to Lib Dem candidates fighting for seats in just five wards. Labour big-hitters Clive …

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  • 10 April

    Manston airfield radar stops working

    Turned off? The Manston airfield radar Comments (0) THE Thales radar at Manston has stopped working. The STAR 2000 equipment, which provides feed to the MoD through a top “bar” which rotates around, sending out radar pulses, and capturing the returned pulses, is not owned by the MOD. The MOD did pay for a data feed from the radar into the …

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  • 10 April

    Canterbury mum Kerry Geater admits witness intimidation after husband and brother jailed for brutal revenge attack in Herne

    A mother from Canterbury whose husband and brother were jailed for a brutal assault took to Facebook to say they should have killed their victim. Raging Kerry Geater, 37, had hours earlier seen the pair sent down for 13 years after they broke into a house in Herne and battered the man who was involved in a love triangle which …

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  • 10 April

    Pollution warnings on hottest day of year so far

    Comments (0) Today (Friday) is set to be the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in some areas set to reach 22°C. It will be dry and partly cloudy, with the highest temperatures by mid-afternoon. Canterbury and the towns around it are expected to see highs of 18°C. People are being warned about going outside to enjoy the …

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  • 10 April

    18 great pub gardens to go to this weekend in and around…

    Comments (0) Today’s heatwave has certainly put many of us in the mood for a well deserved tipple and a meal in the sun. So whether it is after work or in the weekend, here are the best beer gardens you could find across the districts. 1. The Dolphin The Dolphin’s beer garden has for many years been dubbed as the …

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  • 10 April

    Saharan dust and air pollution combine to create toxic smog over Kent

    Health chiefs have warned those with breathing problems such as asthma to be on their guard tomorrow as Saharan dust and pollution combines to create a toxic smog over Kent. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says air pollutants will be high to very high over Kent. People could experience sore eyes and throat due to the poor …

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  • 10 April

    Manston Airport campaign gets boost

    10 April 2015 From the section Kent Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The fight to reopen Kent’s Manston Airport has received a double boost. Transport Minister John Hayes said he was satisfied the local council would be financially protected in a proposed Compulsory Purchase Order. And he has paved the way for a search …

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  • 10 April

    Herne Bay carnival chairman denies accusations that court selection is outdated

    The chairman of Herne Bay carnival has rubbished claims that the selection of a queen and princesses presents the wrong image of success to girls. Andy Birkett is starting his 26th year organising the summer event, where local businesses and community groups parade along the seafront. But this year’s selection of a new Miss Herne Bay and a carnival court …

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  • 10 April

    Paul Barrett, owner of car retailer Barretts Group, on the east and west divide in Kent, future of Manston airport and being a good car salesman

    Looking out his office window at traffic bustling through Canterbury’s Westgate Towers, car dealership owner Paul Barrett appears almost regal. “I regard myself as almost a custodian of the business rather than the owner or managing director,” said the businessman, 54, whose great-grandfather founded Barretts Group in 1902. The firm sells new and used BMW, Citroen, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover …

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  • 10 April

    Street artist Catman donates work to Catching Lives in Station Road East, Canterbury

    Urban artist Catman is donating the original drawing of his mural on the wall of Catching Lives in Canterbury to the charity. The artwork caused a stir when it suddenly appeared at the day centre for the homeless in Station Road East overnight Tuesday because of its similarity to that of the world-renown mystery graffiti artist Banksy. But Catman, who …

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