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Ramsgate Harbour Filthy

Thanet blogger Eastcliff Richard posted yesterday about oil and grime floating in Ramsgate Harbour.

Filth in Ramsgate Harbour

The Ramsgate inner harbour was filthy today. There was a large oily slick of floating rubbish - not far from the disused King George IV Maritime Heritage Pontoons. Reports ECR (visit page for a bigger picture).

Quite rightly it has been pointed out that this is not the sort oft hing that leaves a good impression on visitors. It's just as well then that it is the off season and people only ever visit in the summer. Oh wait...

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A fresh look for 2014

A New Year Demands a Fresh New Look.

Following the moaning from a minority that like to pick holes in everything Thanet Star has moved on to a fresh new look based on the recently revised layout. We've shifted from a green based look to a cleaner blue based look.

Already half of our writers have started saying "but I liked the green" showing that there really is no pleasing everyone.

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Thanet Facebook Page Owner Sued?

Thanet commentary Facebook Page "In Touch With Thanet" has been threatened with legal action.

Whether or not you see In Touch With Thanet as a blog or simply some periphery social media presence it cannot be denied that the more than two thousand followers of the page enjoy the almost daily posts. For those of you living under a rock this last year In Touch With Thanet is a page where the news about Thanet is often posted along with first hand video and photography of events and people feel they can freely discuss what is going on in Thanet.

Somehow this has upset people.


Quite what a Facebook page could have possibly have posted in the name of political debate that could be worthy of litigation currently escapes me.

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Thanet Round Up

After taking some legal advice the stories I have been working on are going to be sat on for a while.

I will be publishing what I have uncovered but it will not be yet. We will have to wait for a few months. It will be worth it I hope.

So until then let us have a look at what else is going on arround Thanet.

The Kentish Gazette have published on KentOnline.co.uk about the new man in charge of policing while the Thanet Gazette published about the sick attack on an elderly couple (Cynthia Ratcliffe, 65, and her husband, Neil, 68) which is the same story we mentioned in Byte Sized when we linked to the original story (uncredited by the Gazette).

Meanwhile in the blogs Big News Margate has called for Alan Poole to go which is a popular sentiment accorss a lot of social media as well at the moment even given his slightly late appology. It seems a lot of people have a lot of unhappy things to say about the District Council's services.


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Who reads Thanet Star?

Thanet Star presents a mix of news, politics, reviews, events and opinion on issues and stories from around Thanet. It reaches people via a number of technologies and social media websites.

Thanet Star has well over 1100 followers on twitter and every post is announced at least twice to our followers at the time of publication and at some point later on too. Each post is often discussed before, during and after writing especially when extra research is needed.

In addition to the more than a thousand Twitter followers Thanet Star has about 250 Facebook Fans who see not only our headlines as they happen but additional photographs, debates and polls. This goes well beyond the initial "likes" with our discussion on Margate High street reaching 444 Facebook feeds and our False Widow info graphic reaching over 5,900 facebook feeds and being shared 118 times so far.

In just a few days one website article was shared on Facebook some 134 times with a ShareThis total of over 1126.

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