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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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Drop in sessions announced: Are you registered to vote in…

Comments (0) With less than six weeks to register to vote in this year’s General Election, Canterbury City Council have announced a series of drop in sessions to help get as many people as possible to the polls on May 7. People have until April 20 to register to vote in the General Election. The two announced drop in sessions, one …

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Herne Bay parking: now we’ll get 10 minutes’ grace

Not so quick! Motorists now have 10 minutes’ grace on their parking tickets Comments (0) Drivers who overstay their parking tickets are to be given a period of grace before picking up a fine. Anyone who stays parked 10 minutes over their allotted time in off-street or on-street council parking spots will not be fined for that period. It is reported …

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Former youth commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand in local elections

Comments (0) FORMER youth commissioner Kerry Boyd has been selected by the Conservatives to stand for Westgate in the forthcoming local elections. The post was created by Kent Police crime commissioner Ann Barnes in a bid to improve relationships and understanding between young people and the police. Miss Boyd was suspended from public duties last June after tabloid allegations of her …

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Eight-year-old child given shotgun licence by Kent Police

A child as young as eight has been issued a shotgun licence in Kent, it has been revealed. The youngster, who was granted the certificate by Kent Police, is among the youngest in the country to have legal access to a shotgun. The shock figures came to light after a freedom of information request by Sky News to forces in …

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Government to review airport CPO

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs A government review has been ordered into the decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Kent’s Manston Airport, which closed last May. Thanet District Council (TDC) decided in December it would not go for a compulsory purchase order (CPO), despite the wishes of campaigners. Transport minister …

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War veteran Cyril Neame bitten by rat at Haydon Mayer Care Home in Herne Bay

The family of an 83-year-old war veteran with dementia moved him from a Herne Bay care home after he was bitten by a rat while he slept. Great-grandfather Cyril Neame suffered a wound to his hand after the rodent sunk its teeth in at the Haydon Mayer Care Home in Albany Drive. Kent County Council raised concerns about his care …

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Minister John Hayes announces review over Manston Airport

The government is to appoint a consultant to review the decisions taken so far about the future of Manston Airport. Transport Minister John Hayes made the announcement during a visit to the airport site today. Mr Hayes said: “I recognise the strong interest in keeping Manston Airport open which is why the government is leaving no stone unturned in the …

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Transport Minister makes Manston airport announcement

Comments (0) THE government will appoint a consultant to undertake a review of the process so far on decisions about the future of Manston Airport, Transport Minister John Hayes announced today. John Hayes was at Manston today to meet those at the heart of deciding the airfield’s future, including leader of Thanet District Council Iris Johnston and local MP Roger Gale. …

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Solar Eclipse 2015: How to watch it safely

Comments (0) Thousands of people are waiting in anticipation of the solar eclipse on March 20. You know the best places to watch it, and you’ve seen the myths about it, but what if you actually want to watch it. See below for the best tips from the South East Kent Astronomical Society 1. Make a pinhole projector Related content Get …

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