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Southeastern change services in response to feedback

Southeastern services set to change Comments (0) SOUTHEASTERN will change some of its services from Sunday March 8 in response to passenger feedback on the timetable. Passengers’ views have been collected and the train company have hope the changes will help alleviate crowding on some of its busiest services. Where demand for service is high more carriages will be added and …

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Campaigners say Manston should be reliever airport in letter to…

The letter was delivered to Number 10 yesterday Comments (0) CAMPAIGNERS lobbying to reopen Manston airport have delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, making the case for the site to be used as a reliever airport. Representatives from Save Manston Airport, Why Not Manston? and RiverOak, the American firm proposing to bring aviation back to the site, visited Downing …

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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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Parkway station: your views wanted at consultation meeting

What do you think of plans for a parkway station in Thanet? People in the Herne Bay area are being asked for your views on the facilities, potential impacts and benefits of the proposed station in Thanet that is intended to improve train travel to and from London (Stratford International). The county council says the proposed station will improve the perception of …

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Entrepreneurs thriving in Kent

Entrepreneurs appear to be thriving in Kent after a record number of new businesses were launched in the county last year, according to new figures. An unprecedented 13,223 companies were registered here in 2014, against a previous best of 12,599. It brings the county’s total number of firms to 88,167 – another record sum – according to findings based on records at …

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Herne Bay photographers show their talents in competition

Members of Herne Bay Photographic Club have been pitting their skills against each other in competition. The first contest had the theme ‘Street’ and was won by Denise Smith for her photo All By Myself. The judge was Trevor Youe, who had given the club a lecture in October, and he spoke about the art of capturing a good ‘street’ image. He …

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Kent’s jewel in the crown is Thanet according to expert Clive Aslet of Country Life

Forget Devon, Kent is the nicest place on the planet. That’s the view of Clive Aslet, editor-at-large of Country Life writing in the Telegraph. He was hitting back at well-travelled supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who said the title should go to her home county of Devon. And where is the best place in Kent according to Mr Aslet? He says it …

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Canterbury council refuses to change parking policy despite tribunal ruling its signs are unlawful

A landmark tribunal ruling has found Canterbury City Council guilty of illegal parking enforcement – yet the authority is refusing point blank to change its policy. Numerous parking signs – in place since 2007 – are unlawfully worded and unenforceable, adjudicators have decided. Their decision could prompt hundreds of challenges to historic tickets doled out in one of the city’s …

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Music in Mortimer Street prepares great year for Herne Bay

Music In Mortimer Street is beginning its eighth year as a vehicle for promoting music in Herne Bay. Its aim is to offer a spectrum of music in a new venue, the United Church, which enjoys an excellent organ, grand piano, impressive acoustics and a central location. It has hosted male voice choirs, brass bands, solo singers, jazz and popular …

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Top 10 chippies in the District

The results are in! We asked for your favourite fish and chip shops in around Canterbury and you responded in your droves. More than 1,000 of you voted for the tastiest in your region after a total of 14 were nominated, and the results might not come as a surprise. See below for the top 10 and their share of the vote – …

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