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Mystery bidder who spent £200k on a public toilet in Canterbury

An underground public toilet on a landmark city centre site is to be converted into a subterranean bar and coffee shop. KentOnline can exclusively reveal that the lavatory – just yards from Canterbury’s historic city wall in Broad Street – has been bought by Loft Bar owner Angela Long. Ms Long, a businesswoman who has operated in the city for …

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Dole queues in Kent shrink for first time this year in final figures before the general election

Queues for the dole shortened in Kent for the first time this year giving the government a final boost heading into the general election. There were 431 fewer people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the county in March, taking the total to 19,405, according to the Office for National Statistics. The fall follows two consecutive rises, which itself came after 11 …

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Quality craft that’s a bit different

The country’s finest contemporary artists and craftsmen will be back in the county this weekend. Sculptures, handbags, artwork, silverware, jewellery, ceramics, clothing and furniture are just some of the items they will be displaying at the Craft in Focus fair in Canterbury. Running from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, the popular annual event offers a chance to buy …

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Kent’s best pub gardens: The Dolphin, St Radigunds Street, Canterbury

The Dolphin, Canterbury This uncluttered garden in St St Radigunds Street offers sun-worshippers the option of sitting on the grass to catch a few rays while supping on a bitter from one of the pub’s various real ale pumps. Seating areas surround the main lawn. The atmosphere is bustling without being crowded, meaning anyone lounging about can concentrate on their board …

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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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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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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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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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Has Banksy struck at Catching Lives in Station Road East in Canterbury?

A Banksy-style drawing has appeared overnight on a wall in Canterbury leading to hopes it could be the work of the world-famous mystery street artist himself. The black and white and colour image was discovered by staff arriving for work at the open centre for the homeless in Station Road East this morning and is causing a stir of excitement …

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Snail sommelier Helen Howard provides snails to Cafe Rouge after building thriving business

Escargots have long been a French delicacy but now it seems the British are developing a taste for the common garden snail. Their rise in popularity can partly be attributed to snail farmer Helen Howard, who started her business eight years ago from a spare bedroom and has just been appointed “snail sommelier” by Cafe Rouge. The former biology teacher …

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