In a new shock move Thanet District Council and Dr Simon Moores have teamed up to get to grips with rubbish and to make people take pride in their bins.
A spokes person denied any suggestion of shameless self promotion.
What can you do with this? Another Thanet Star caption competition.
Talk to the Thanet Star and you could get quoted or something... hmm... that ended not-so-well
I'd like to talk to some estate agents on or off the record about the nature of your business in Thanet. I'd also like to talk with people in the business sector especially SME owners. Also love to talk to arts people...
* For those that did not know a SME is a Small or Medium sized Enterprise. Bet you are glad you tuned in for this one!
It's another caption contest for you.
Thanet Bloggers are demanding actual answers as KCC attempt to blame the law as to the nature of around £600,000 in bonus for people who quit.
Quite what aspect of the law it was that managed to trip up KCC is unclear as they are basically refusing to say. Local opinion appears to be that HR cocked up and that perhaps an investigation needs to be carried out.
In short people are calling for blood with a local desire to see head roll - that is a bunch P45s handed to the top bods who let this happen.
It's another caption contest - so see what you can do with it.
Buses are enjoying some minor disruption due to a crash near the double roundabouts near the pub that used to be called the wheatshief. I understand that no one was hurt but people trying to get somewhere dry might have have wondered where the bus was.
But despite crashes and rain the red arrows still showed up to the big event. As did the usual collection of loop-the-loop aerobatics.
Revelers where showing up as early as 8am to the shelterless cliff tops. There to be rained upon and face cold winds.
Not exactly my idea of fun.
Well it is here again - Margate's "Big Event" which, after last years overpriced disappointment, I am in two minds about attending. Sure the air-show element is great and my children love it but other than that I really don't fancy queueing for the rip off food prices, cheap yet costly beer or other "amenities".
I have to say that I did not actually enjoy the event last year although for reasons I am not going to go into I am unlikely to ever forget it.
In terms of value for money I seem to recall that the Big Event 2009 cost over £100k to put on. I also reported that the Lark in the Park vs The Big Event showed up just how expensive the big event was and is.
I remain to be convinced.
What do you know someone wants Sandy Ezekiel after all. Wonders will never end!
Not so much a caption contest (although it is) as a chance to take a last few parting shots at a political figure who has "slap me" written on his soul.
Well you do better then.
In case you missed the plot - there is none. Let's see what you can do with this in another Thanet Star caption contest.
Yes it does seem that we have hit a bit of a news silly season so it is time for me to default back tot he tried and tested photoshoppery that is the caption contest.
What's going on here then?
For the politically slow this is Councillor Ted Watt-Ruffell, Dane Valley Ward, Independent (formerly a Tory)
A hairdresser from Ramsgate has been ordered by Thanet District Council to take down a billboard poster of his wife because it shows "so much cleavage".
Mr Marino said: "It's my wife, she's beautiful, and why not?"
He added: "With the recession, everybody's struggling and it's just nice having something more lively and modern."
But apparently the Ramsgate Society think differently. As Mr Marino did not get planning permission for the poster Thanet District Council have (of course) up held the complaint.
Jocelyn McCarthy, of the Ramsgate Society, said it was distasteful to show "so much cleavage on a public building".
Maybe Peter Checksfield should do a photo shoot there!
Read more from the BBC: Hairdresser told to remove wife's poster in Ramsgate
Margate were beaten by Gower (south Wales) in the Best Beach Vote Off in the Cadbury Flake 99 Great British Beach Awards.
Rhossili Bay in Gower is a surfer favorite and has visible ship wrecks at low tide. Better luck next time?
I am looking for people with something to say. Perhaps you don't have the time or inclination to maintain a full blog but would like to be published.
This offer is open to established bloggers to - even those whose opinion differs from my own.
This was the view yesterday from the Port Ramsgate Web Cam. Which is my way of introducing those that didn't know about it to our local web cam.
The chances of just one person from Singapore wanting to read and comment on a blog about Thanet seems fairly remote. The odds, then, of five or six people from the same ISP in Singapore wanting to read the blog and posting comments while paying no attention to things like this sites preference for names (or second choice names and brand even if those names are "handles" - that is: not your "real life" name) seem even more remote.
So the chances are that when I ban the entire address block from commenting I am not going to block any real readers from posting their thoughts on Thanet topics. If I have blocked you and you want to be unblocked just drop me a line via twitter @ThanetStar or via the
This is the IP block owner in case they want to apologise for their users:
person: SingNet Hostmaster
address: SingNet Engineering & Operations
address: 2 Stirling Road
address: #03-00 Queenstown Exchange
address: Singapore 148943
phone: +65 7845922
fax-no: +65 4753273