Month: July 2012

PROBLEMS AT BROADSTAIRS HEALTH CENTRE LATEST

Things don’t seem to be getting any better at the troubled Broadway Practice in Broadstairs. This film shows the promises Concordia Health Ltd made when they took over the practice back in Janurary and what things are like now. Is this the face of the brave new National Health Service?

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DARK FORCES IN THANET?

Councillor John Worrow accuses Thanet Council’s Standards Committee of letting “Aids Voice Mail” councillor Ken Gregory off lightly. He believes dark forces are at work behind the scenes.

On Thursday July 12 Worrow is supporting Councillor Ian Driver’s motion committing the council to use its legal powers to deal with any councillors expressing or publishing homophobic, sexist of racist views.

A public demonstation has been organised to support the motion which will meet in Margate’s Hawley Square at 5pm.

For more on this story see “Drum These People Out” in this month’s Thanet Watch magazine, on sale in newsagents across Thanet now.

DEL BOY OLYMPIC TORCH BEARER

 

A chap called Derek Harding is carrying the Olympic Torch for Thanet.

Do you know why?

See the latest issue of THANET WATCH magazine in newsagents and other shops across Thanet now.

A page on this website lists the places you can get Thanet Watch, but if you have problems getting hold of a copy, ring us on 01843 604 253.

 

 

FOLK WEEK STAR TOLD BLAIR TO STICK IT

Did you know one of the star performers in this year’s Broadstairs Folk Week, Benjamin Zephaniah, turned down an OBE and told Tony Blair “to stick it” …?

For more about Benjamin, Broadstairs Folk Week and everything else going on in Thanet this summer, get the July-August issue of Thanet Watch magazine.

You’ll find Thanet Watch in newsagents and other shops across Thanet — see page on this website WHERE TO GET THANET WATCH.

If you have problems getting hold of a copy, ring THANET WATCH on 01843 604 253.

THANET’S PUNK BANDS

 

Who were the punk bands that set Thanet alight in the 1970s?

In the second part of his series on how punk came to Thanet, Steven Todd focuses on the cutting edge performers of the time.

The Rivals, the Record Players, and, of course, the wonderful Arnold were essential home grown talent.

But outside groups made a huge impact.

Sham 69, Todd says, came with an “ocean of skins”.

Get a taste of this piece of crucial cultural history in this summer’s issue of Thanet Watch in newsagents across Thanet now.

If you have trouble getting hold of a copy, ring Thanet Watch on 01843 604 253.