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Airport alert....10 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 10, 2003 - 12:47 PM

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At Heathrow Airport today a man, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a compass, a protractor, and a graphical calculator.

Authorities believe he is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.

He is being charged with carrying weapons of maths instruction.

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Get on your bike for cycle route launch....10 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 10, 2003 - 05:32 AM

The first phase of a Folkestone-wide cycle route is being launched to coincide with National Bike Week that runs from Saturday 14 June....more


Jennifer Lopez misses out to David Beckham with Selsted pupils ….10 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 10, 2003 - 05:17 AM

Pupils from Selsted Primary School took a look behind the scenes

of local government at Shepway District Council on Thursday (5 June)

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Gurkha soldiers start work on White Horse despite EC ruling ….9 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 09, 2003 - 02:15 PM

Despite being ruled illegal, a team of Gurkhas based at the Army Barracks in Shorncliffe have begun putting in place the white limestone blocks, which will form the permanent carved outline of the Folkestone White Horse ….more


Tip off leads to Museum netting three rare watercolours ….9 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 09, 2003 - 01:55 PM

Dover Museum entered the 21st century when it netted three rare watercolours by ‘Dover’s most eminent artist’, William Burgess, using the electronic internet auction website, Ebay.....more


Hundreds of cars crushed in latest crackdown ….9 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 09, 2003 - 01:45 PM

Almost 300 illegal untaxed and abandoned vehicles have been dealt with in the latest month-long clampdown under Operation Cubit in Folkestone, Dover and Deal.. ….more


Hawkinge Broadband reaches the trigger target....9June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 09, 2003 - 01:23 PM

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Dear Ed,
I have just done my daily check on the BT pre-registration site,
and it would seem they have reduced our trigger level to 300.

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South East Today report provokes response from Chief Constable....6 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 06, 2003 - 11:49 AM

Kent Police Chief Constable Bob Ayling was so concerned by BBC South East Today's report yesterday evening (Thursday, 5 June) on crime in Kent, he felt he had to present a true picture.….more


Air ambulance crew mistake fire smell for farts....5 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 05, 2003 - 11:41 AM

A Norwegian air ambulance crew almost ignored the smell of an on board fire because they thought it was just the patients farting....more


Eurotunnel increases fleet....4 June 2003

Contributed by localrags on Jun 04, 2003 - 02:44 PM

Eurotunnel's 15th truck shuttle enters commercial service this month on the 35-minute shuttle service from Folkestone to Calais/Coquelles. ….more