The Thanet District Council website has completely disappeared from the Internet. I've established this with a "Ping" test which confirms "Destination unreachable." Whether this means Thanet or simply the website, I don't know but I'll make some calls and try and find out.
Two minutes later and from the Chief Exec's office, yes.. the website is down or more accurately the hosting company is having "difficulties". Until an online government is returned to the island, I'm declaring emergency rule and Thanet will be run from here and EastCliff Richard's weblog until further notice.
The first acts of local legislation are to flood the Wantsum Channel and turn us back into an island with a border control and to place a moratorium on all further building projects until we've sorted out the roads mess. Those in favour vote here please. Those against can go and vote somewhere else!
Later... It's back, so that was the fastest change of local government in history. TDC is carrying the message "WEB, SERVICE CENTRE AND AUTOMATED TELEPHONE PAYMENT FACILITIES TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE" but you can always send your cheques here if you prefer.
Ten minutes later... No, it's gone again, so the people's 'Free Thanet Liberation Party' are in charge until further notice.