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Yes, there was an earthquake last night

In case you were not one to jump on Twitter the moment it happened there was an earthquake in Thanet last night.

At this stage details are a big sketchy but it looks like a 4.2 magnitude quake which took place about 12km down and out to sea somewhere.

Did you feel the quake? tell us about it.

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GEEK, are you going?

It is that time of year again when Game Expo East Kent takes place.

The odd thing this year is that I have yet to hear anyone say that they are going. I am sure that some of you are going, so speak up: are you going to GEEK?

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Ramsgate leisure development or more houses?

According to The Isle of Thanet Gazette Council looking to sell Staffordshire Street car park to developers. Apparently the council is advertising for developers to express interest although, typically for the paper, it fails to say where.

It is suggested that the council would like to see a leisure development but will consider anything. So what do you think are the chances that we will not actually just see a bunch of houses built there?

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Manston update: exploding tools gravely injure man

An exploding grinder today resulted in a man needing to be airlifted to hospital from Manston.

Following on from our breaking news earlier today it seems that someone was injured at Manston today.

Early reports are of an industrial accident while work was underway to dismantle an aircraft at Manston. While details are still sketchy we understand that injuries are not life threatening but nevertheless serious.

I am sure you will want to join with us in hoping that the unfortunate person makes a full recovery.

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Breaking News: Manston

There are breaking (but as yet unconfirmed) of a possible emergency incident at Manston.

Air ambulance and fire fighters are apparently in attendance. Early indications are that there was some kind of accident while an aircraft was being broken up at Manston airport.

We will report more as information becomes available.

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Hyper-localism

For those interested in blogging local news in and arround the UK this BBC article from last year is sure to be of interest.

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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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