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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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Should we give fracking a go or is it just unsafe?

City councillors will debate whether to oppose frackmg and unconventional gas drilling in the entire district at a full council meeting tonight. The Liberal Democrats are bringing forward a motion calling on the council to stop any exploration on council owned land and instead support growth in renewable energy sources. Cllr Mike Sole said: “We had to take it to …

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Back the fight for council buy-out of Manston airport

SHOULD companies show corporate responsibility for the people whose areas and amenities they exploit? That’s a question currently being answered by people in Manston who are fighting to save our regional airport. Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag bought Manston for £1 last October and closed it on May 15, citing losses, in spite of an offer made by the American company …

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System gives small clique a stranglehold on power

A piece of my mind TV writer, author and local campaigner Julie Wassmer gives her views… HOW thoroughly democratic of Councillor Neil Baker to support a petition calling for Canterbury City Council’s ruling executive to resign if a majority of Tankerton voters lobby him to do so. I have to wonder, however, why Cllr Baker delayed this move until December …

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