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Shameful secrecy, disgraceful conduct

We’re pretty clear that the whole PwC thing, apparently OK’d by “Dave” Cameron, is a transparent attempt to keep any pro-Manston votes loyal until Farage and UKIP are safely defeated in North and South Thanet. Intrigued by the suggestion that it will take a leading accountancy firm two months to decide whether RiverOak had the dosh for a CPO, we …

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Thanet gets a new chief executive

Thanet district councillors are expected to formally appoint the authority’s new Chief Executive on Thursday. Members are being asked to back the existing acting chief executive Madeline Homer to take the position, which also includes the Head of paid Service role.   Ms Homer has been acting chief since last June, taking over from Dr Sue McGonigal who was on …

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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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11 things Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long didn’t tell you…

Viking Bay has been named as a top childhood destination Comments (0) A REPORT by Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long has painted Thanet in a very grim light. Branding the isle as ‘English Defence League on Sea’ and ‘Chernobyl-like.’ But here are 11 things the Oxford-educated aristocrat didn’t mention about Thanet *Dreamland will reopen on June 19 with 17 rides and …

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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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French businessman Thaddée Segard says commuting from Calais could solve Canterbury district’s housing problem

Cross-Channel commuting could hold the key to solving some of Kent’s housing problems, a French businessman claims. Thaddée Segard says increasing pressure to build thousands of homes in the Canterbury district in particular would be eased if Brits moved to Calais. Eurotunnel bosses have endorsed the idea and urged politicians to back the scheme. Businessman Thaddée Segard in Calais Property …

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Flood defence work brought forward

Hundreds of properties and roads were flooded across the south-east of England last year More than 12,000 homes across the south-east of England are to be protected from flooding sooner than planned, the government has announced. It is bringing forward £41m of the six-year flood defence programme announced in December, allowing work to get under way on 40 flood defence …

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Kent’s beaches among dirtiest in England according to Marine Conservation Society

Kent’s beaches are among the dirtiest in England according to the results of a new litter survey. During a clean-up of 14 beaches in the county last year a total of 21,085 pieces of rubbish were collected – up by around 9,000 on 2013. That is enough to fill 155 bin bags. The most rubbish, 39 bags, was collected at …

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Kent to get higher speed rail link

Southeastern said improvements to the service would be complete by 2019 Up to 10 minutes is to be slashed from journey times between Thanet and London with the help of a £12m investment, it has been announced. Infrastructure and operational changes will potentially reduce journeys from 71 minutes in peak times to 63 minutes. Local MP Laura Sandys hailed the …

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The Corner House triumphs at Taste of Kent Awards

Comments (0) THE Corner House won Restaurant of the Year at the Taste of Kent Awards beating fellow Thanet eateries The Ambrette and Wyatt and Jones. The Minster restaurant triumphed at last night’s awards dinner at the Kent Show Ground. Back @cornerhousekent HQ!!! Thanks everyone who supported us!! pic.twitter.com/Zy769OPqib— The Corner House (@cornerhousekent) March 12, 2015 The Corner House, in Minster, …

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