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UK International Radio Drama Festival in tune with Herne Bay

Herne Bay hosted the country’s first radio drama festival at the weekend and it went so well that plans are already in hand to hold another next year. The UK International Radio Drama Festival, which ran from Thursday to Saturday (February 26-28), was the creation of Moving Theatre and played productions from across the across the world to audiences at …

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Some Church jobs below living wage

Canterbury Cathedral was one of the Church employers offering pay below the living wage The Church of England pays some staff less than the living wage – despite calling on employers to pay at least that amount – it has been revealed. The living wage, calculated from the basic cost of UK life, is currently £7.85 an hour outside London. …

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Manston loses search and rescue

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs Plans to base search and rescue helicopters at Manston have been scrapped after the airport’s closure. The Kent airfield was announced in 2013 as one of 10 UK bases for the helicopters when private company Bristow takes over the service in July. But a letter from transport minister John …

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Bristow Helicopters could move search and rescue service to Lydd…

Bristow previously planned to base its search and rescue operations for the south east at Manston Comments (0) BRISTOW Helicopters is reportedly speaking to officials at Lydd Airport about moving its search and rescue operation there following the closure of Manston airport. Bristow were due to use Manston airport as a base for its south east search and rescue services, provided …

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Scarlet fever: Hundreds of new cases recorded in the UK

Scarlet Fever is making a comeback Comments (0) More than 300 people were diagnosed with scarlet fever in the UK last week, in the worst outbreak of the disease for 50 years.  Doctors and medical professionals are expressing concern, with 1,265 cases of Scarlet Fever recorded since the year began. The diseases took many lives in the Victorian era but has since become …

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Southeastern rail fails again in new Which? survey

South Eastern came almost bottom of the table in customer satisfaction, and delays. Comments (0) The embattled rail company Southeastern has suffered another blow this morning, after a report named it as amongst the worst rail networks in the UK. The Which? annual train satisfaction survey asked over 7,000 rail passengers to rate their network, on criteria such as punctuality and …

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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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Pylons plan details revealed

Comments (0) National Grid has launched the latest consultation on its Richborough Connection proposals today, revealing detailed plans which include having network lines further away from Monkton and Minster than the current ones The consultation will run from now until March 27 and is likely to be the last chance people will have to give their view on plans to join …

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Pet Shop Boyz postpone Herne Bay gig

Comments (0) THE Pet Shop Boys tribute act due to appear at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay this month has been postponed. The Pet Shop Boyz gig had been scheduled for Friday, February 27, and anyone who had bought tickets can return them for a full refund. All is not lost, however, and The One Direction Experience will now be …

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Poor left behind, archbishops warn

In separate essays, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York make the case for the living wage The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK. Wider uptake of the living wage would combat “the anxiety of bare subsistence”, according to the two most senior figures in the Church of …

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