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When is VE Day? And what are you doing to celebrate it?

NEXT month sees the 70th anniversary of VE Day, otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day. It celebrates the day, May 8, 1945, that the Allies accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender in the Second World War. In other words, it was the end of the conflict in Europe. This year’s VE Day, on Friday, May 8, will herald three days of …

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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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Electric link ‘should be buried’

25 March 2015 From the section Kent The route of the pylons is under public consultation “Vast” electricity pylons that will be built over 12 miles of Kent countryside should be buried underground, a campaign group has said. The National Grid will build 60 towers, running from Richborough to Canterbury, to help transport electricity to and from Europe. The Campaign …

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Eclipse in Kent likely to be overshadowed by clouds says South East Kent Astronomical Society

The weather could cast a cloud over hopes of seeing a rare eclipse of the sun on Friday morning. The forecast is for a gloomy day and local astronomers admit the chance of witnessing a good example of the phenomenon are slim. The best viewing in the UK will be across north-west Scotland, where 95% of the sun will be …

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Pub Landlord too chubby for planned parachute jump

Pub Landlord photo by FUKP2 Avalon and Pete Dadds Comments (0) A PLANNED parachute jump in Kent by Pub Landlord Al Murray has been ditched – because he weighs too much. The South Thanet general election candidate was due to drop into Headcorn Aerodrome near Ashford tomorrow morning (Friday), before travelling to The New Inn in Sandwich to address constituents. But …

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Solar Eclipse 2015: 13 facts you ought to know

Comments (0) Stargazers are waiting in anticipation for Europe to experience its biggest solar eclipse in 15 years. Later this month, the moon is expected to block the sun’s rays for almost two hours. To prepare you for the event, we thought we would pull together 13 facts to ought to know about a solar eclipse: 1. What is a solar …

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Solar eclipse 2015: Myths and tall tales about the event

Comments (0) Stargazers, and the rest of us, are set to experience a treat when the skies are darkened by the biggest solar eclipse in Europe. The moon will block the sun’s rays, for almost two hours from 9.31am, on the morning of March 20. But for some, it isn’t just a case of the skies going dark – the eclipse …

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Herne Bay air show will host 10 Great War planes

The Great War Display Team is coming to Herne Bay pic The Great War Display Team/Facebook Comments (0) THIS year’s Herne Bay air show just keeps growing and growing – it has been announced that 10 First World War aircraft will be re-enacting dogfights along the seafront during the August event. A spokesman for BayPromoTeam said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce …

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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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Have your say on Richborough ‘Nemo’ project

Comments (0) CONSULTATION on a network of pylons planned for across the east Kent countryside will open on Tuesday. The so-called Nemo Link, being developed by National Grid to connect the UK’s power network to Europe, would involve cables under the sea between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Richborough near Sandwich. The Richborough connection is a proposal for a series of 50 …

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