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‘Lib Dems appear to be making a comeback – but why not in Kent?’

‘Lib Dems appear to be making a comeback – but why not in Kent?’

The Lib Dems seem to be having a problem gaining traction in Kent - and political editor Paul Francis thinks it could be all down to Labour...

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‘Airbnbs are pushing local people out – we have a duty not to use them’

‘Airbnbs are pushing local people out – we have a duty not to use them’

As her friend’s long-term seaside home is turned into an Airbnb, columnist Melissa Todd explores the impact of holiday lets on local communities.

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‘Some people don’t know what real poverty is – we don’t need Netflix and phone contracts’

‘Some people don’t know what real poverty is – we don’t need Netflix and phone contracts’

Nationalism, poverty, knife crime and our obsession with net zero are just some of the topics tackled on this week’s letters page.

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‘An aspirational advert for the world of business, it is not’

‘An aspirational advert for the world of business, it is not’

The Apprentice’s 18th season is nearing a climax - but is it time now for it to retire from our screens after years of sterling effort?

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‘Was I naive to think I was actually in with a chance of getting Micky Flanagan tickets?’

‘Was I naive to think I was actually in with a chance of getting Micky Flanagan tickets?’

Secret Thinker was one of many left disappointed after failing to secure tickets for Micky Flanagan’s Kent gig – but was he ever in with a chance?

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‘If we can use 24/7 gyms, is it time to scrap Sunday trading laws?’

‘If we can use 24/7 gyms, is it time to scrap Sunday trading laws?’

With gyms the latest venues to seek 24/7 opening hours, our columnist asks is it now time to revisit Sunday trading laws?

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‘The Boys’ Brigade was great - but attending church, not so much’

‘The Boys’ Brigade was great - but attending church, not so much’

Back in the early 1980s, signing up to the Scouts or Boys’ Brigade was something of a rite of passage.

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‘Could more hotels unlock county’s event potential?’

‘Could more hotels unlock county’s event potential?’

Could Kent unlock a more prosperous future as an event host if it could provide more hotel options?

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‘Given most people don’t give a jot, is it time to rethink the Easter holidays?’

‘Given most people don’t give a jot, is it time to rethink the Easter holidays?’

Opinion: For some the Easter weekend is a crucial time to reflect but our columnist thinks the whole period is due a rethink for the modern era…

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‘Constant surveillance of young people is perpetuating a myth they’re a generation to be feared’

‘Constant surveillance of young people is perpetuating a myth they’re a generation to be feared’

It’s the holidays and online gossip boards are complaining about children’s behaviour, which is doing more harm than good argues our columnist.

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‘I didn’t want to come nose-to-nose with a jellyfish’

‘I didn’t want to come nose-to-nose with a jellyfish’

Fancy trying a bit of sea swimming? Our columnist gave it a go (sort of) and made a fashion faux pas in the process.

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Mum, 34, in endless pain: 'I'd consider Dignitas but can't afford £15k'

Mum, 34, in endless pain: 'I'd consider Dignitas but can't afford £15k'

A mum living in agony with severe arthritis has described her struggle to cope - and the measures she would be prepared to take to end her pain.

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‘We should do our best to help lone children arriving in small boats’

‘We should do our best to help lone children arriving in small boats’

Housing unaccompanied asylum seeker children, poverty cliches and our national anthem are among topics tackled in this week’s letters to the editor.

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‘It’s only right the wronged are compensated – but we all end up paying the price’

‘It’s only right the wronged are compensated – but we all end up paying the price’

It’s only fair for anyone wronged by public bodies to receive compensation, but as Secret Thinker says, we usually end up footing the bill.

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‘From supermarket tills to ‘print-at-home’ tickets – are we losing patience with the self-serve era?’

‘From supermarket tills to ‘print-at-home’ tickets – are we losing patience with the self-serve era?’

After backlash at HMRC and protests over train ticket office closures are we losing patience with the demand to self serve, asks our columnist?

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‘Is this the worst motorway in the country?’

‘Is this the worst motorway in the country?’

Kent is blessed with two motorways - but is one of them the nation’s most soul-destroying, asks our columnist?

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‘Don’t let a handful of nimbys kill off thriving businesses’

‘Don’t let a handful of nimbys kill off thriving businesses’

Planning decisions may sometimes be tough, but our columnist believes they should favour businesses looking to expand and thrive.

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‘This country is a shirkers’ paradise – no wonder people come in their boatloads’

‘This country is a shirkers’ paradise – no wonder people come in their boatloads’

The benefits system, 'extremist' views and the treatment of the Princess of Wales are among topics tackled in this week's letters to the editor.

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‘Football is being dragged in the gutter – we need zero-tolerance policy to referee abuse’

‘Football is being dragged in the gutter – we need zero-tolerance policy to referee abuse’

The pace at which football is clamping down on referee abuse is ‘unbelievable’ says Secret Thinker, who is calling for a zero-tolerance approach.

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