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Goodbye Westwood Cross Roundabout?

Now that they've built you a new road they plan to pedestrianise?

According to plans published by Kent County Council the Authority plans to remove a heavily used roundabout and padestrianise part of Margate Road.

Traffic will have to divert via Poorhole Lane unless it's a bus or a taxi.

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Other plans include acquiring the road owned by Tesco and making it an official part of Thanet's roadway.

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Electronic Cigarette shop to open in Broadstairs

Broadstairs will be seeing Kent's Broadstairs' first Vape Coffee Shop open for users of electronic cigarettes.

I caught up with Sean Donnellan, the proprietor of Vape Elite for the inside scoop.

Donnellan explained just what vaping is and why it is better for you. There's a lot of people that would rather slate it because of bad press, he told me. I'm all for educating people because it's a much more healthy option for smoking.

When you smoke a regular cigarette you inhale over 3900 harmful toxins as does everyone arround you. With vaping, on the other hand, you are at least 90% safer and no longer putting others at risk.

But is it as safe as people claim? Keep reading for the full story.

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Manston's Taiwanese Hope

A delegation of Taiwanese investors should have visited Manston airport this afternoon thanks to the Lib-Dems.

According to the Thanet Gazette envoys from the Taipei Representative Office in the UK have been invited to the airport today by Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Thanet North George Cunningham.

Cunningham (Thanet North) along with Russ Timpson (Lib-dem PPC for Thanet South) have been adiment that not only can Manston be saved that it can be run profitably. An opinion that, we understand, the Thanet and East Kent Chamber of Commerce agrees with.

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Is the Gazette too biased?

Is it just me or does the local press have a political agenda?

If there is one thing that you cannot accuse the Thanet Gazette of being it's unbiased. Take, for example, the ongoing news of candidates selected to stand for Thanet South. You could be forgiven for thinking that only the right have managed to stand anyone.

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Should we legalise Cannabis?

Should we legalise Cannabis to prevent the sale of more harmful "legal highs"?

Cannabis Joint

Given the news that Trading Standards are cracking down on the dangerous "legal highs" is it time to consider the less leathal yet non-legal alternatives?

Tell us what you think.

Remember to keep the debate interesting and enjoyable please attack the opinion and not the person. Thank you.

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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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