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Blue ice cream and a cat called Boris Johnson

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • It has been a rather lacklustre election campaign to date, so it was left to the blond mop head Boris Johnson to sprinkle a little political stardust on a trip to Kent this week. The …

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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …

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Just who are you calling a bit woolly on policies?

An avid knitter from Deal has recreated the faces of the Dover and Deal Parliamentary candidates. Pat Wilson, 57, of Griffin Street, knitted Conservative candidate Charlie Elphicke and Labour candidate Clair Hawkins after receiving leaflets through her door. Mrs Wilson creates knitted characters for a variety of events and presents them in the window of her home and tweets them …

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PM has nothing to fear from TV debates

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale Those of us, on both sides of the House of Commons, who have a ringside seat for Prime Minister’s Questions are, I think, agreed that during the past 12 months there have been occasions when, had the contest across the despatch box been a boxing bout, the referee would have stopped the …

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Poor left behind, archbishops warn

In separate essays, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York make the case for the living wage The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK. Wider uptake of the living wage would combat “the anxiety of bare subsistence”, according to the two most senior figures in the Church of …

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