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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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Kent faces biggest housing shortfall in the south east

House building in the county is failing to keep pace with demand, leaving more and more people facing homelessness according to Kent charity Catching Lives. The latest government figures show Kent needs 8,519 new homes, yet only 3,100 were built last year, leaving a shortfall of 5,419. In comparison, the county with the next highest shortfall in the southeast is Surrey, …

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£1m cost-cut aim with hope of saving museums

Merging services with other councils will prevent the closure of museums and libraries in the future – that is the hope of Canterbury City Council chief executive Colin Carmichael. Councillors agreed on Thursday to join forces with Dover and Thanet district councils in delivering housing services, IT, face-to-face contact centre and customer services, revenues and benefits, residual housing and building control. …

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