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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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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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Play Pac Man in Canterbury and east Kent on Google Maps

Play Pac Man in Canterbury Comments (0) Ever been stuck in traffic at the Wincheap Roundabout, or reduced to tears on the M2 or even the A28? If yes, the thought of simply gobbling up the cars in front to speed up the journey ahead must have occurred more than once. And now you can, thanks to a combination of the …

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Herne Bay drug dealer Kyle Aylward caught out after using mobile phone at the wheel by police officers

A jobless Herne Bay dad-of-two is regretting the cost of using a mobile phone while driving. Kyle Aylward was spotted at the wheel by police officers who stopped him…and found illegal drugs in the vehicle. That led to a search of his home in Eddie Willet Road and the discovery of £5,000 in cash in a tin and eight counterfeit …

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Red Arrows to head for Herne Bay for town’s ‘biggest ever one-day…

The Red Arrows are coming to Herne Bay Comments (0) The Red Arrows display team will take to the skies over Herne Bay this summer, it has been confirmed. The Amy Johnson Memorial Airshow on August 15 will include the 10-strong Great War Display Team, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire, Hurrican, De Havilland Vampire and a flypast by Tracey Curtis-Taylor. …

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Herne Bay parking: now we’ll get 10 minutes’ grace

Not so quick! Motorists now have 10 minutes’ grace on their parking tickets Comments (0) Drivers who overstay their parking tickets are to be given a period of grace before picking up a fine. Anyone who stays parked 10 minutes over their allotted time in off-street or on-street council parking spots will not be fined for that period. It is reported …

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Benefits of cars

ACCORDING to Olive Wilkins-Oppier: “There should only be one set speed for our roads and the slower the better.” I was going to suggest that perhaps every car should have someone walking in front of it with a red flag, but I think this has been tried before! Or perhaps I will just take the engine out, then it will …

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