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Is the Pink Floyd cottage at Dungeness the real thing?

A debate has opened up over whether a cottage sold at Dungeness is the same as the one on an album cover by rock band Pink Floyd. Trevor Bunney, of Dungeness RNLI, is sure that the house bought for £215,000 is not the one that appears on Pink Floyd’s A Collection of Great Dance Songs. It was never definitely publicised …

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It’s all kicking off at Lydd…

Activists prepare for battle to save countryside from the developers

The fight over Lydd airport's proposed expansion in Kent highlights the conflict awaiting the government's new planning policy framework.

Down in the marshlands of Kent, battle lines are being drawn. In Lydd, a historic gateway town near the headland of Dungeness – a desolate moonscape of gravel dunes, bungalows and tundra – the people are angry. They are angry at proposals to build more homes on the edge of town at a time when younger inhabitants are moving away. They are angry at plans to develop a series of quarries that will have conveyor belts running all night. And they are angry about the airport.

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