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KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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Nano technology: World-leading scientist Dr Anita Goel visits…

Comments (0) One of the world’s leading scientists in nano technology has addressed a summit at the Discovery Park. Dr Anita Goel spoke at the launch of the World Nano Foundation which is based at the former Pfizer headquarters. Founder of the foundation, businessman Paul Stannard, said: “It was a real coup to bring Dr Goel to speak in East Kent …

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Freemasons donate £10,000 to Pilgrims Hospices

A national charity has donated £10,000 to Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent, after months of dedicated fundraising. The money was donated by The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, and will be divided equally between the hospices in Canterbury, Margate and Ashford. Presenting the money Peter Rodd, Assistant Provincial Grand Master said: “Local lodge members, including those in Canterbury and Thanet, have contributed …

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The bid to identify East Kent’s unnamed dead

Comments (0) EACH year some 250,000 people in the UK go missing. Most of those are found but some remain missing for weeks, months and even years. Sadly some of those people will have died and, tragically, there are around 1,000 on the UK Missing Persons Bureau website whose bodies have been found but they have never been identified. Each month …

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Pylon route revealed for Europe link

National Grid has revealed the favoured route for the pylons The favoured route of a new network of pylons carrying electricity in East Kent has been revealed. National Grid said the route would allow electricity to flow between the UK and Europe, through high voltage cables under the Channel. The route runs between Canterbury and Richborough, and goes around the …

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East Kent Hospital Trust’s chief executive Chris Bown’s £294,000 salary for a four-day week to pull hospitals out of special measures

The beleaguered Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s new interim chief executive will earn a jaw-dropping £294,000 for a year’s work – despite only working a four-day week. Chris Bown’s astonishing pay packet – more than double the Prime Minister’s salary – has been branded “disgraceful” by a nursing union. Mr Bown will become the highest paid public servant in Canterbury, earning …

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Herne Bay man sentenced for failing to report collision

Mr Luff failed to stop his car or report the collision on Albion Lane Comments (0) A Herne Bay man who saw a collision from his car and failed to stop or report it has been given a suspended sentence by Canterbury magistrates. Robert Luff, 45, pleaded guilty guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to stop following a collision and …

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John Gilbey retirement interview

Regrets, he’s had a few…..And while they may not be too few to mention, as Frank Sinatra famously sang, they are far outweighed by the achievements of Canterbury City Council leader John Gilbey. The 73-year-old Conservative, who has represented Blean Forest since 2003 and was elected leader in 2007, has announced he is not standing in next year’s election, instead …

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A town full of art and artists

EKOH 2014

It’s that time of year when our local talent flaunt their wares. East Kent is liberally sprinkled with artists, and the finest have gravitated to Herne Bay, of course. This coming weekend they’re opening up their homes for you to gaze, goggle-eyed at the marvels they have wrought. If you can’t make this weekend, don’t fret – they’ll be doing …

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Vote Herne Bay! Vote Duchamp!!

Vote for the Duchamp Festival in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards Herne Bay arts and culture lovers are being urged to vote for the town in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards. The Marcel Duchamp Festival has been nominated for four of the top accolades, and the public has their chance to vote in the category of People’s Award. Last summer …

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