The Kent Messenger Group has pulled out of the deal to buy up The Thanet Times and The Isle of Thanet Gazette.
I am not sure if this is good news or bad news, I suppose this realty relies on their ability to survive what are interesting times in the word of business.
I haven’t had either of the free papers that the two companies produce this week, this means that I have looked at the stories they have produced on their websites instead.
Two stories caught my attention, one being that The Charles Dickens pub in Broadstairs has closed http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Sudden-shutdowns-leave-Broadstairs-pub-staff-cold/story-13655641-detail/story.html and the other being that the council are going to stop monitoring their CCTV between 3am an 9am http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-15458905
I think the problem here is a fundamental one, which is as technology advances how does anyone get paid for writing anything?
Sorry the picture isn’t very good, should have used different paints, but I hope it shows my confusion over this problem.
I will ramble on I expect
The blue I mean, something out of a travelling art palette I have sorted this out now and can put a squirt of cobalt blue straight from pocket to palette and produce a fairly even wash anywhere.
Sorry I digress, of course the main news item is that the queen and the duke of Edinburgh are to visit Margate next month, see http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2011/october/26/her_majesty_visits_margate.aspx once again I find I don’t know what to say.
In view of my recent problems with trying to find out what events are going to be on, I wonder if the council will announce the royal visit on their website.