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Thousands of headstones to be tested for safety

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Around 100,000 headstones in graveyards across Thanet are to be tested for safety in the next five years.

Those that fail will be banded to a wooden post to stop them falling and causing further damage.

Thanet Council say they will carry out the works sympathetically.

Before any testing takes place notices will be displayed in the relevant cemetery and notices placed in the local paper advising of the date and duration of the testing in each area.

For more information and advice, contact the cemeteries and crematorium office or visit the website.

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Interviews with Thanet South & Thanet North candidates ahead of constituency results

Craig Mackinlay, Con. Thanet South candidate

Roger Gale, Con. Thanet North candidate

There were one or two things in the manifesto that were ill presented''

– Roger Gale, Con, Thanet North candidate

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Police appeals after two seriously injured in Kent crash

Two air ambulances were called to the scene Credit: Timothy Wooding

Kent Police are making fresh appeals following a serious collision in Thanet in which two women were seriously injured.

Officers were called to a collision at 2pm on Saturday on the London-bound carriageway of the A299 Thanet Way close to the turn off for St Nicholas-at- Wade. The accident involved a Volvo tipper, Daihatsu YRV and a Citroen Xsara Picasso.

Two female occupants in the Daihatsu suffered injuries that are described as serious and were taken to a London hospital for medical treatment.

Four other people were taken to a local hospital with injuries that are described as minor.

Two female occupants in the Daihatsu suffered injuries that are described as serious and were taken to a London hospital for medical treatment.

Four other people were taken to a local hospital with injuries that are described as minor.

First stage of application to reinstate Manston as an airport submitted

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The campaign to reopen Manston Airport has moved a step forward, with the first stages of a planning application submitted.

The plan requires the compulsory purchase of the land from the current owners who want to build homes and a commercial development on the site.

The plans by Riveroak, who do not own site, want to upgrade the site primarily as a cargo airport, with some passenger services with a capacity of at least 12,000 air cargo movements per year.

Thanet's Big Health Check - how fit are you?

Blood pressure checks will be available Credit: Press Association

Free health checks are being offered in Thanet from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th November. The on-the-spot MOT's are designed to help prevent serious long-term conditions like heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. They'll be available at the following venues:

  • ASDA Broadstairs (foyer)
  • Monday 2 – Saturday 7 November
  • 9am – 5pm Book a slot or just walk in
  • Paydens Pharmacy, Margate
  • Monday 2 – Saturday 7 November
  • 9am – 5pm Book a slot or just walk in
  • Paydens Pharmacy, Broadstairs
  • Monday 2 – Saturday 7 November
  • 9am – 5pm Book a slot or just walk in
  • Courts Pharmacy, Ramsgate
  • Monday 2 – Saturday 7 November
  • 9am – 5pm Book a slot or just walk in
  • Newington Health Clinic, Ramsgate
  • Friday 6 November
  • 9am – 5pm book first
  • Westwood Cross
  • Thursday 5 November
  • 9am – 5pm Book a slot or just walk in
  • People Plus (The Argyle Centre) , Ramsgate
  • Monday 2 November 12.30 – 4.30pm walk-in

Watch this video to find out why you should have a health check.

NHS Health Checks are an excellent way to find out if you are on the right track. Some conditions, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, don’t have any symptoms, so you won’t know you have them unless you get a check. Once you’ve had the health check, you’ll be given a free personalised plan to help you to stay fit and healthy.

– ANNE FORD, KENT COMMUNITY HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
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