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Is the Pink Floyd cottage at Dungeness the real thing?

A debate has opened up over whether a cottage sold at Dungeness is the same as the one on an album cover by rock band Pink Floyd. Trevor Bunney, of Dungeness RNLI, is sure that the house bought for £215,000 is not the one that appears on Pink Floyd’s A Collection of Great Dance Songs. It was never definitely publicised …

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Case for partnership was ‘weak’

By Tom Barton BBC Look East political reporter 26 March 2015 From the section England Communities secretary Eric Pickles says the South East LEP is an ‘exemplar’ body others should ‘follow’ The case for creating a partnership controlling hundreds of millions of pounds of government cash was considered “weak”, it has emerged. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) combine businesses, councils and …

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Every police force facing major cuts

By Danny Shaw Home affairs correspondent, BBC News Every police force in England and Wales is preparing for major budget cuts over the next five years, the BBC has found. Forces are facing a 5% cut in government funding in 2015/16 and more cuts after the general election. Some forces are planning to reduce officer numbers to help them operate …

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Just how important was Magna Carta?

This year people in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and plenty of other nations will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The document will be lauded for establishing one vital principle. A new book about Magna Carta is published today which claims to offer new insights into one of the most famous documents in British history. This year …

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Welby seeks gay marriage ‘bridge’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage. The Most Rev Justin Welby told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs he wanted to listen to both sides. He also admitted to moments of frustration on the issue. He did not discuss his previous opposition to gay marriage, saying it …

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TV documentary reveals hidden life of Cathedral

BBC2 to screen three-part series after filming goes on for a year A THREE-PART documentary series about Canterbury Cathedral will be broadcast on BBC 2 this month, after a year of filming. The one-hour programmes were due to be shown on the last three Fridays of the year, with the final episode going out on Boxing Day. But a last-minute …

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BBC sitcom brings screen stars to Bay

Bemused diners asked to move out of shot at bandstand SOME of Britain’s best-loved stars were in Herne Bay on Thursday to film a new BBC sitcom. Producers picked the town as their perfect location after shooting a pilot in Studd Hill in October and BBC bosses agreed and commissioned the series. The show, called Grey Mates, is set in …

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Official: Manston to close next week

Following yesterday’s rejection of the American bid, Manston’s management summoned their workers this morning to tell them that Manston will be closing on Thursday 15th May. Here’s their official statement (once again courtesy of the BBC’s Mark Norman).

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Manston bid rejected

Courtesy of the BBC’s Mark Norman (@BBCmarknorman) the latest development in the long-dragging saga of Manston’s decline and fall: My reading of this is that Ann Gloag has had enough of showing an interest in any bid pushed under her nose by well-meaning MPs and local dignitaries. I expect she’ll now focus on closing the airfield once the consultation period …

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BBC Radio Kent airport debate in Rochester

BBC Radio Kent is hosting a debate on airport expansion. A panel will come together at Cliffe Memorial Hall near Rochester on 30th October with doors opening at 18:00 GMT. The panellists will be: Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London’s Aviation Advisor Councillor Alan Jarrett, Deputy Leader of Medway Council John Grant, Executive Vice President of aviation experts, OAG Charles …

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