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Vandals target Ukip office in Mortimer Street

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The base in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, was targeted overnight, with staff discovering the damage this morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. The part cleared windows …

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Dole queues in Kent shrink for first time this year in final figures before the general election

Queues for the dole shortened in Kent for the first time this year giving the government a final boost heading into the general election. There were 431 fewer people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the county in March, taking the total to 19,405, according to the Office for National Statistics. The fall follows two consecutive rises, which itself came after 11 …

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Kent’s best pub gardens: The Dolphin, St Radigunds Street, Canterbury

The Dolphin, Canterbury This uncluttered garden in St St Radigunds Street offers sun-worshippers the option of sitting on the grass to catch a few rays while supping on a bitter from one of the pub’s various real ale pumps. Seating areas surround the main lawn. The atmosphere is bustling without being crowded, meaning anyone lounging about can concentrate on their board …

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26 great pub gardens in and around Canterbury and Faversham to go…

Comments (0) It’s been a warm weekend so far in east Kent and its set to get even better this week if the forecasts are accurate. Where better than to enjoy the sunny day than sat in a pub garden? Many of you couldn’t think of a better alternative so flooded our Facebook pages with your favourite locals. So if you’re …

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Southeastern rewards staff with shopping vouchers despite travel chaos for commuters

Train operator Southeastern has rewarded 4,000 members of staff with shopping vouchers for their hard work. The employees were given the £25 shopping vouchers, which can be used at Sainsbury’s, Boots and Mothercare, in response to the way they have dealt with disruption at London Bridge. The station is undergoing a £6.5bn renovation which has caused severe disruption for Kent’s …

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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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UK Oil and Gas Investments report finding a large amount of oil in the Weald basin which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire

There could be a “world class” supply of oil underground in the Weald, according to a new discovery by an exploration firm. UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG) say there could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil beneath the South of England, after analysis of a well drilled at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport. But the firm says …

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How well are Kent care homes rated?

8 April 2015 From the section Kent Since last October, there have been seven residential care homes rated inadequate in Kent by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A further 20 have been rated as requiring further improvement. Adrian Hughes, CQC deputy chief inspector, said from 1 April those services rated inadequate would be placed into special measures with a requirement …

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Tinie Tempah to play ‘intimate’ gig at Club Chemistry, Canterbury on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tinie Tempah, the rapper behind the huge No. 1 of 2010, Pass Out, will be playing to his Kent fans this weekend. Club Chemistry in Canterbury is the latest Kent venue to attract the British star, 26, who has previously performed at the Hop Farm Festival in 2011 and Maidstone’s Gallery nightclub last year. Tinie – real name Patrick Okogwu …

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7 places to eat in and around Canterbury and Faversham with…

Scores on the Doors ratings help to make your decision on where to eat out Comments (0) There are lots of things that we take into consideration when gong out for a meal: menu, location, service and reputation among them. Thanks to the Food Standards Agency’s Scores on the Doors system you can now find out easily which eateries have the …

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