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Enough of these feeble excuses for inaction

Zero tolerance would mean less crime ‘Unenforceable’ and ‘impossible to police’ are defeatist words used repeatedly by many in authority in relation to a whole variety of illicit activities that need good, strong legal measures implemented to control them but which never get any. Kent County Council and Kent Police spokesmen seem to particularly relish the use of these negative …

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£1.5m to spy on us could be better spent

[pullquote]Well, since the UK is the most-spied upon nation in the world why don’t we have the lowest crime rate?[/pullquote]Civil rights campaigners Big Brother Watch have branded as shocking the huge amount of money Canterbury council has spent on spy cameras in the past three years. And we sympathise with this view. At a time when council employees are facing redundancy, …

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A CCTV camera has been installed on Herne Bay seafront to deter beach hut vandals - but only for six weeks. The temporary measure was put in place after concerns about vandalism and arson attempts were expressed. The seafront at Western Esplanade has long been a target for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, with countless crimes reported in recent years.

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Watching the arsonists

A desperate mum has pleaded with the council to help stop arsonists ruining her family's summer. Carolynn Binnie - whose beach hut has been destroyed by fire-starters three times - wants CCTV installed along the seafront in Western Esplanade, Herne Bay.

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Cargolux in international criminal conspiracy

It appears that Infratil's best friends Cargolux are getting their arses kicked for their part in an international criminal conspiracy. Two conspiracies, in fact.

The US Department of Justice has accused several airlines of engaging in a conspiracy to eliminate competition by fixing the international cargo rates they charged, from at least 2001 through 2006. Three of the airlines have coughed up fines to avoid the presumably more expensive rigmarole of going through the courts.

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The first media coverage

More beach huts for Herne Bay A concerned councillor fears vandals could “cause havoc” if 40 new beach huts are built on the Herne Bay coast. Cllr Gillian Reuby of King Edward Avenue voiced her fears after the ball was set rolling on plans to build the “Tankerton-style” huts at East Cliff. Two potential developers want to design, build and …

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