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Thanet Finder Adds Image Search

Thanet Finder, Thanet's first and only dedicated search engine, has been updated to include image search.

Thanet Finder was started as a community project in 2008. Since then the core group of maintainers (which often includes Thanet Star's Matt B) have been working hard to keep us connected to everything related to Thanet.

Thanet Finder leverages the power of Google and recently the search giant has released tools that have allowed Thanet's search engine to return a dedicated Thanet image search.

The new search option is still very new but we are all hopeful that this will be an enhancement that will prove useful to people.

Take the newly improved Thanet Finder for a spin.

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Good news for Thanet car lover

A Ramsgate resident received what can only be described as the Good News of The Year when he learned that he has won a £92,000 Maserati GranTurismo S.

You can read more here.

Have you had any good news lately?

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Who do you think the election race is between?

When it comes to elections it really boils down to the to the main contender vs the best challenger.

In thanet North and Thanet South who would you say the contenders and challengers are?

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Letters: Reforming the Bedroom Tax

Thanet Star recently received a letter from Lib-Dem George Cunningham.

Dear sirs,

With the so called bedroom tax affecting so many people here in the Thanet area, the good news is that the Liberal Democrats have taken the first step in reforming the bedroom tax by winning a crucial vote in Parliament.

Under the proposals, which were passed recently in the House of Commons, existing tenants will not be penalised when they cannot move into smaller accommodation because this is not available or where there is a serious medical reason for an additional room.

Our plans mean that any financial penalty would go to the housing provider rather than the individual claimant. The new system would incentivise social landlords to reduce the number of tenants under-occupying their homes, freeing up bigger properties for larger families.

These proposed changes to the policy have been welcomed by a number of organisations including Shelter, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Crisis, Oxfam and the Disability Benefits Consortium

However, Conservatives have stated publicly that they oppose reforms to bedroom tax and although Labour support the removal of the spare room subsidy, they have not indicated that they would also change the rules for the private sector.

George Cunningham

Liberal Democrat PPC for North Thanet

We at Thanet Star are pleased that George is taking this issue seriously. We recently received word that Sir Gale voted to keep the Bedroom Tax as it is at the moment - a deeply unfair and broken tax.

Well done Mr Cunningham.

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What could the Lib Dems do for Ramsgate?

Russ Timpson talks about his connection to Thanet and his vision for its future.

Short version:

  • Pro getting something done with Pleasurama (and disappointed that the local council have taken so long over it)
  • Pro Manston as a fright and ancillary service centre
  • Pro jobs
  • Claims a degree of being local to the area
  • Feels Ramsgate should and could be a prime tourist hotspot

I don't know about you but I like what he has to say.

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Did you know?

Margate was the first seaside resort to introduce deck chairs way back in 1898.

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MP Roger Gail (thanet North) wanted to increase VAT

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MP Roger Gale (Thanet North) has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Too popular

On Wednesday 28th May the article The staggering truth about Gloag's Manston deal was so popular that it was briefly unreachable as the server could not supply pages fast enough.

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Did Labour Lie?

Who actually believes TDCs Health and Safety line? Comment now on Thanet Star.

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MRP Minutes

All of the Margate Renewal Partnership Board Meeting Minutes (Via FOI)

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Manston Airport

Two weeks to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP (via BBC)

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CCG to review

Thanet CCG told by High Court judge that policy on assistive reproduction technique is “unlawful”. [link]

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Good comments

Generally longer, more in depth, comments get flagged as spam less often.

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Spam stopping

Matt has spent some time retraining the spam filter to avoid false positives and catch more spam. If your comment gets flagged as spam let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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Did you know?

People traveled from as far as Boston USA to come to GEEK 2014.

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