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Kent Police take longer to respond to emergencies as waiting times rise by 33% since 2011

Police in Kent are getting slower at responding to the most serious emergencies, with waiting times rising by a third in three years. Officers took an average of 12-and-a-half minutes to arrive at “grade 1” incidents last year – the most urgent – compared to eight-and-half minutes three years ago. The slower response has been attributed to a rise in …

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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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No real appetite for hard-right populism

Gale’s view by your MP Roger Gale In a recent article, which I correctly anticipated would be taken out of context and unsubtly edited by political opponents, I said: “Let me be crystal clear I do not wish to be re-elected with the support of anyone who espouses the views expressed in the minutes following the murder of those working …

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Farage fled man in a camouflaged onesie?

A BIG event for Ukip in Herne Bay was announced for last Saturday… Nigel Farage was to open the shop in Mortimer Street at 9am. What a farce. There they were: their local top brass all poshed up waiting outside to greet their great leader. We in the Labour Party had our usual information stall, our parliamentary candidate and two …

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‘One councillor one vote’ is way to go

THE Local Government Boundary Commission for England has now published its provisional conclusions following its review of the electoral ward boundaries in the areas covered by Canterbury City Council, including Herne Bay. As reported previously in this paper, Herne Bay and Canterbury Labour Party proposed redrawing of the boundaries which would mean smaller wards with each ward represented by a …

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