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Woah, your fence is on fire...

Was this childish foolishness gone wrong or something more sinister?

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At 10:15pm (2215) passers by raised the alarm on spotting a fance alight in Northdown Park Road, Margate. The fence which belongs to Leleham Gap School was well alight and several buckets of water (and the need of a passing young man to urinate) were needed to bring an end to what could have been a very nasty fire.

This reporter and his uncle were passing the school when we noticed the flames. With the help of a passing motorist and some local neighbours the fire was soon damped down and the fire brigade in attendance.

We left the professionals to do their job but could not help but speculate on who might have lit the fire and why.

Was it board kids or something worse? Hopefully we will never know and this will be the last of it.

The fire brigade should be praised on arriving at the scene so quickly. It is good to know that our fire service are so prompt in their response. Well done lads.

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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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Your view: Reasons to be proud of Thanet

There should be, I feel, many reasons to be proud of Thanet.

Just recently I started a personal challenge (for reasons documented here) and part of that challenge was to find a damn good reason to be proud of the country I come from. That got me thinking about being proud of the district I come from too.

So I thought I would throw it open to you guys to help me compile a list of reasons to be proud of Thanet.

Rock Doc Walk Thanet Sept 2011

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£1.4m in Winnings for an Unknown Thanet Person

Someone in Thanet could be missing out on £1,471,718 - an unclaimed lottery jackpot for a winning ticket purchased in Thanet.

The search is now on to find the owner, who matched all six numbers in the Lotto draw on Saturday August, 2 2014. The winning Lotto numbers were 13, 23, 28, 37, 42, 45 and the bonus ball was 25. The lucky ticket-holder has until Thursday, January 29 2015 to claim their prize. says The Thanet Gazette.

I am pretty sure that I am not the winner as I do not play. If you do play double check your old tickets because you could be sitting on a fortune.

If you don't want it...

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Thanet: A week in review

So what's being going on in Thanet this week?

I don't think anyone missed that Southern Water once more dumped poo into the sea and spoiled our beaches.

We live in the South East and get a lot of rain. Southern Water can hardly have found a whole heap of rain as a total surprise. So why are they still woefully under prepared for the stuff. It is rain. It falls often.

Talking of rain falling fromm the sky it turns out that people in America (where else) willingly pay up to US$51 for hard water because it is somehow wetter or something. A well motivated business could easily bottle up our chalky stuff, ship it across the pond, import softer water from somewhere else for us to use and still turn a profit.

Well, okay, maybe...

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

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