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An edition of the Magna Carta, which belongs to Sandwich town council, discovered in Kent County Council’s archives in Maidstone

An edition of the Magna Carta has been found buried in Kent’s archives.  The historic document which established the principle of the rule of law was discovered at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.  The charter has been authenticated by Professor Nicholas Vincent, of the University of East Anglia, who confirmed it belongs to Sandwich town council. King Edward I gave …

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Conference looks at flood lessons

A conference to look at what could be learned from last year’s winter floods in Kent has taken place. Organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), the conference heard from Ashford MP, Damian Green, and the leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter. David Thompson, senior analyst, at the Committee on Climate Change also spoke. More than 200 …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Plans for the new station go on display in February and March Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London’s Stratford International have been unveiled. Passengers would be able to travel from Thanet Parkway to London in about an hour from 2019, Kent County Council (KCC) said. The station near Cliffsend would have two unstaffed …

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Flood defence conference planned

The floods during the winter of 2013 and 2014 affected large parts of Kent A conference to look at the lessons learned from last winter’s floods in Kent is being set up. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is organising the conference. More than 200 homes were flooded in the Yalding and Tonbridge area a year ago, and thousands …

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COMMUNITY WARDENS TO BE SAVED IN KCC U-TURN

SAVED: Herne and Broomfield community warden Michelle Weston’s job will not be axed Comments (0) COMMUNITY wardens in Herne Bay will not be axed as feared in a county council cost-saving cull. Michelle Weston, who works in Herne and Broomfield, and colleague Dave Neame, who works in Greenhill, were told in August that their posts were under threat as part of …

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I’m staggered by roadworks

Julie Wassmer – TV writer, author and local campaigner THERE’S been a bit of a hiatus since my last column appeared because, for the very first time in my life, I’ve been suffering from a bad back. “Join the club!” I’m sure many of you might say, and certainly I consider myself to have been lucky thus far because for …

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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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Final consultation for draft Local Plan

Six weeks of public consultation on the final draft version of the city council’s Local Plan gets under way on Thursday 5 June. This is the version of the plan that will be the basis for a public examination carried out by an independent inspector later this year. Full details and all the documents will be on the council’s website …

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Manston air show had its problems, but is this the way forward?

More people went to Manston than on any day for years. There were lots of businesses, big and small, from near and far, out there making money.    With a bit of practice, they could probably manage to get the traffic management more or less right. Manston could become the new Kent County showground. They have the space to run …

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