"Over the past 30 years the seaside town of Margate in Kent has grown used to letdown and disaster. It has seen its iron pier swept away, and its tourist industry follow; its aspirant football club demolished their stadium, only to discover they lacked the means and planning permission to build a new one. When the economy hit rock bottom, the town was left with a deserted high street and a string of council-backed regeneration projects that failed to reach fruition. So, when locals heard that plagues of boils, frogs and lice were coming next, you could have forgiven them for shrugging their shoulders and carrying on as normal."
Carry on reading the story in today's Guardian about the Margate Exodus.