East Kent may have been taking a battering from the weather, but it could have a bright future in the high-tech industry. Business leaders have been meeting in London to discuss the potential.
They say the area has a skilled workforce, low start-up costs and good transport links - so could it become the next "silicon city"? Andy Dickenson reports.
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