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Manston airport didn’t work, and neither will RiverOak’s plan

Out of the mouth of a former airport employee comes a word about the airport’s viability. Or, rather, a word about its non-viability. Read on for lots of lovely facts. As part of the redundancy consultation carried out between March and May 2014, the management team presented employees with the expected running costs for 2014-2015. With revenues of just £2.78m …

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General Election 2015: How can you register to vote before…

The deadline to make sure you can vote in next month’s General Election is midnight tonight (Monday). You need to register with your local authority in order to attend the polls on May 7 and have your say in who runs the country. Registering can be done online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote where you can update your details on the electoral register. You …

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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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Doris the giant tube web spider keeps Whitstable conservatory pest-free by eating false widows

A monster spider, which even preys on the feared false widow, has been found in a Whitstable conservatory. The creepy, black-bodied creature is believed to be a Segestria Florentina, also known as the tube web spider – the largest spider species in the UK. The eight-legged beast crawled out from a thick nest inside Dee Stringer’s conservatory in Milstrood Road …

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AC Goatham & Son in Hoo advertise 500 full time jobs for harvest season having planted the largest pear orchard in Kent for decades

More than 500 full time jobs are available at an apple and pear producer for this year’s harvest season. A C Goatham & Son will be hiring staff to work in their network of orchards across Kent from June, which supply a sixth of the apples sold in the UK’s supermarkets. The company will be hiring up to 100 thinners …

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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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Dole numbers in Kent increase for second straight month in February, bucking the national trend

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased for the second consecutive month in Kent, once again bucking the national trend. Another 351 jobseekers joined the dole queue in February, taking the county’s total to 19,836 according to the Office for National Statistics. Canterbury was the worst performer, with 85 more people signing on last month, taking the city’s total …

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BACA calls for Manston airport to reopen

BACA has called for Manston airport to reopen as a “cargo hub” Comments (0) THE Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has called for the Department for Transport to investigate why Manston airport was allowed to close in a short timeframe. BACA, the world’s largest air charter organisation with over 220 members, says reopening the airport as a cargo hub would free …

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Dirty dining: Kent’s 24 filthiest eateries that scored a zero hygiene rating

Twenty-four food outlets may be putting diners at risk having earned a zero hygiene rating – the lowest possible score for food safety and cleanliness. Fly infestations, out of date food, dirty surfaces and cross-contamination were just some of the issues highlighted by inspectors. A zero star rating indicates ‘urgent improvement is necessary’, and inspectors have the power to close …

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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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