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Manston Pickle

The already deprived residents of one of the poorest local authorities in England may soon be deprived of sleep, too — thanks to the ineptitude of Thanet council. Thanet’s Manston airport, owned by Kiwi conglomerate lnfratil, wants to operate flights throughout the night — mostly old, noisy freight 747s. The airport’s boss, Charles “Manston” Buchanan, says this will somehow help …

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KCC – prize-winningly rotten

Kent County Council managed to scoop two titles in Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs Awards 2011. The column, which lists authorities’ municipal wrongdoing, named council leader Paul Carter as Mr Toad of the Year and former managing director Katherine Kerswell as Goldenballs of the Year. Councillor Carter’s entry read: “Paul “Petrolhead” Carter announced that he is to take January 2012 off, …

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