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Dr Jenny Harries says Covid infections are at ‘a very high level’

Dame Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said Covid-19 infections are at “a very high level” but are not translating into hospitalizations and deaths. She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘There are around three and a half million people over the last week up to this point, up to March […]

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The School of Art welcomes visual artist Caroline Kent for a series of talks

Don Juan Ibitayo Sr. Conference invited by Caroline Kent The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences School of Art is pleased to welcome visual artist Caroline Kent to the Virtual Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 31. Kent is a Chicago-based visual artist. An article from Like the New York […]

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Strict regulations needed around electric scooters, insurers say

According to insurance industry bodies, strict regulations and enforcement are needed regarding the use of electric scooters. They said government figures showed that in the year to June 2021 there were 882 accidents involving electric scooters across Britain. This claimed 931 victims, the equivalent of 17 people each week, including 732 electric scooter users. In […]

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Store price inflation hits highest level since September 2011

Retail price inflation hit its highest rate since September 2011 as consumers warned the full impact of rising costs is yet to be seen. Annual inflation accelerated to 2.1% in March from 1.8% in February – the highest rate in more than a decade, according to the BRC-NielsenIQ Store Price Index. Food inflation jumped to […]

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Kent Park design stands, after Huntsville Council debates minor changes

Henk Rietveld: “Rock is rock… granite, limestone, whatever. Stop nitpicking and move on!” With all due respect, Henk, that comment betrays great ignorance. Also, the natural granite blocks are not at all analogous to the cut armourstone depicted in the header. Speaking of which, I don’t know if anyone else stipulated the inclusion of natural […]

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£38m Russian superyacht seized in London

The National Crime Agency seized a £28million Russian superyacht in London this morning. This was the first operation of this type carried out in British waters. The ship, called Phi, was detained at Canary Wharf. Agents from the ANC’s anti-kleptocracy cell served a detention notice on the captain of the superyacht owned by a Russian […]

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Another P&O ‘Pride of Kent’ ferry detained after failing inspection | Economic news

A second P&O ferry, the Pride of Kent, is being held after it failed security checks by authorities amid backlash over the company’s decision to replace 800 seafarers with lower-paid crew. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has made the revelation as a new crew member aboard a P&O The ship told Sky News there […]

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10 years later, will Kent’s answer to Disneyland, the £2.5billion theme park project, ever be built?

It’s been billed as the “UK’s answer to Disneyland”, but 10 years later, is the London Resort any closer to reality? First announced in 2012, the ambitious theme park project is for the Swanscombe Peninsula, along the banks of the River Thames between Dartford and Gravesend. A CGI impression of what the London Resort theme […]

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Eight-month extension announced for Canterbury Bird electric scooter trial

Canterbury’s electric scooter trial has been extended by eight months, Kent County Council has announced. The move is the second extension of scooter use, which has proven controversial and divided among people in the areas tested. Rental electric scooters were first introduced in Canterbury in November 2020 when the trial duration was set at one […]

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Scotland is a ‘high priority’ target for Putin in any world war

Defense experts say Scotland would become a priority target for Russia if a Third World War were to break out. A new paper from the Royal United Services Institute also claims Scottish independence could make it a ‘gift’ for Vladimir Putin, who he says is revisiting Russia’s Cold War ‘Bastion’ defense policy , as The […]

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Russian nuclear submarines were sent to the North Atlantic by Putin

Russian submarines capable of carrying 16 ballistic missiles each reportedly sailed the North Atlantic last month. The submarines were dispatched by Russian President Vladimir Putin just hours after he put his nuclear forces on “special” alert following the invasion of Ukraine, reports the Times. British naval chiefs viewed the move as a “posture”, as opposed […]

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An RAF plane flying over Teesside and North Yorkshire

An RAF plane caused a stir on Friday afternoon when it was seen flying over Teesside and North Yorkshire. The Air Force later released a statement confirming that the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III had traveled from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to carry out training exercises, as reported by TeessideLive. It was pictured over the […]

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Food Tourism Market Size and Analysis by 2022-2029 – Abercrombie & Kent, ITC Travel Group, Classic Journeys, G Adventures, TU Elite

New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports, Food Tourism Market The report contains detailed information on the factors influencing demand, growth, opportunities, challenges and restraints. It provides detailed information on the structure and outlook of global and regional industries. Additionally, the report includes data on research and development, new product launches, product responses from global […]

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A breathtaking period farmhouse in the Kent countryside with stunning interiors and a charming brick bakehouse in the garden

It’s not often that a property stops us in our tracks, but that’s exactly what Gould Farm, near the Kent village of Frittenden, has done. Picture-perfect Gould Farm is a simply sublime property in the heart of the Kent countryside, currently on the market through Phillips & Stubbs with a guide price of £2.25million. Old […]

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‘Incredibly deprived’ areas need more help from UK government, say councilors in east Kent – The Isle Of Thanet News

Cllr Binks spoke at the meeting By local democracy journalist Ciaran Duggan The UK government should invest more money in east Kent, advisers say. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to invest billions of pounds of money to ‘level up’ the UK in the 2020s, delivering better paying jobs and a better standard of living. […]

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Live as P&O bosses are grilled by MPs over mass shootings

P&O will face legal action ‘if the law permits’ P&O Ferries will face legal action ‘if the law permits prosecution’, the Solicitor General has told MPs, amid questions about what action can be taken following the sacking of 800 seafarers. Speaking in the Commons, Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry said: ‘When the Prime Minister yesterday […]

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Seven trips for Mother’s Day to take together between moms and daughters

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as travel restrictions are lifted around the world, people are increasingly looking for experiences rather than possessions, to share priceless moments with loved ones. After a surge in searches for “women-only tours” ahead of March 27, Trafalgar Tours has revealed the 7 best mother-daughter trips you can […]

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12-year-old dies on school ski trip to Fort Kent

FORT KENT, Maine – A 12-year-old boy died Wednesday while skiing with his classmates at Lonesome Pine Trails in Fort Kent. Ethan Townsend, a seventh grade student at Valley Rivers Middle School, was participating in a winter wellness day for the school at the ski resort at the time. Fort Kent Police Chief Michael DeLena […]

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New mobile phone driving law removes £200 fine

A stricter law on mobile phone use while driving should be introduced. The government is hoping to clamp down on a loophole that allows drivers to use their mobile phones without being hit with a £200 fine. The law which will come into force on Friday March 25 will mean that drivers in England, Scotland […]

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Meet the Candidates: Senators – Kent Wired

Editor’s Note: Candidates Cliford Fumbui, Christabel Akhigbe, and Carla Thigpen answered interview questions via email. Meet the Candidates: Senators Undergraduate student government elections for the 2022-2023 academic year opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 and closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. There are no candidates for Senate seats for the College of […]

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Daily Communiqué – March 20, 2022

The Chatham-Kent Police Department responded to 134 calls for service in the past 24 hours. Three people were arrested, one person on an outstanding warrant. Disruption leads to arrest – CK22012180 Police attended at around 8.40pm yesterday at a residence on King Street in Wallaceburg due to a disturbance. A local resident located a woman […]

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Electric scooter experiment ‘a failure’, says Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott

The e-scooter experiment fails after 15 device-related deaths, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has said. Matthew Scott also cites the burning of lithium batteries and shoddy infrastructure in pilot projects, such as Canterbury, as reasons why they should be phased out. eco-friendly transportation electric scooter on city sidewalk in sunny day. (55242719) “For safety […]

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Littlebourne: quiet Kentish village that was home to Location, Location, Location’s Phill Spencer

While it certainly doesn’t have the same reputation as a place like Hollywood, Kent has certainly been no stranger to famous faces over the years. From supermodels to movie icons and some of the biggest names in the music industry, the Garden of England certainly has a knack for producing some incredibly big names. A […]

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Ten-point plan to avoid ‘biggest oil supply shock in decades’

Emergency measures such as working from home, lower speed limits and car-free Sundays in cities should be used to reduce demand for oil and avoid a “crippling” supply crisis caused by the war in Ukraine , said the International Energy Agency. He also suggested that business flights be limited, that public transport be cheaper or […]

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National Trust: Stunning properties in Kent perfect for a day trip

As the weather slowly but surely begins to warm up, it’s time to start planning family day trips again. Across Kent there are countless beautiful sites worth visiting for a day in the sun, accompanied by glorious views that will make great Easter excursions. From grand castles steeped in history to vibrant gardens and parks […]

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Kent M25 Dartford Crossing, M20, M2 and A21 traffic updates for Saturday 19th March – recap

This morning we brought you the latest traffic and travel news for Kent. There were multiple vehicle collisions, lane closures on major roads and heavy traffic congestion. Every day, KentLive covers top Kent road news. From incidents on the M25 to minute-by-minute updates from Dartford Crossing – this blog focuses only on the things that […]

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Finding God in the Art and Work of Corita Kent

Artists are like theologians, but funnier. I loved my art history classes as a student, not just because of the incredible beauty that shone through the screen of old-fashioned slide projectors, but because art and architecture helped me better understand theology and spirituality. Our human experience of the ever-changing mystery of God has been made […]

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KRF is ready to help keep Kent moving

Leaders of the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) are closely monitoring the impact of the suspension of P&O ferry services from the Port of Dover on the county’s cross-Channel routes. Simon Jones, KRF Strategic Planning Manager, also ensured the multi-agency group had well-thought-out plans in place to manage any potential traffic disruption to protect local residents […]

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Tell Henry returns to its roots in brand new Kent Town location • Glam Adelaide

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Image Credit: Tell Henry After a year-long stint in the old Beaurepaires along The Parade in Norwood, Tell Henry owners Brad Bonor and Sharon Mackay have found a long-term place in their home neighborhood of Kent Town. After starting in an old converted garage, owner Brad described […]

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Thrill seekers urged to stay away from ‘Britain’s most dangerous road’

Skateboarders and tourists have been urged to stay away from ‘Britain’s most dangerous road’, which appears to have been hit by an earthquake – as it is still moving. The section of the B4069 near Lyneham in Wiltshire has been damaged so badly that the tarmac has completely broken off or is at a 45 […]

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Southeastern hits with £23.5m fine over ‘serious’ breach of contract

A Kent rail operator has been issued a £23.5m fine over a serious breach of contract. Southeastern was found to have concealed over £25m of historic taxpayer funding relating to HS1. The Department of Transport say the money received between October 2014 and March 2020 should have been returned to the taxpayer. This fine comes […]

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‘Packed to capacity’ Kent City Council meeting honors police and outgoing administrator

By Sarah Brusig The Kent City Council meeting on Tuesday March 15, 2022 opened at approximately 7:10 p.m. Attending were Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, Kent City Council Speaker Bill Boyce and Council Members Brenda Fincher, Satwinder Kaur, Marli Larimer, Zandria Michaud. , and Toni Troutner. Council member Les Thomas was not present. The meeting opened […]

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Competition to re-imagine Cork City sees winning entry give Kent Station a dramatic make-over

Cork’s main train station could become a 21st century, green ‘multi-modal travel hub’ with high-speed railway, water buses and Vertical Take-Off and Landing pads for flying cars, under a bold proposal from leading international engineers. Arup Engineering, the global architecture firm behind some of the world’s biggest and most high-profile projects (including the £18.7 billion […]

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Electricity pylons to be refurbished in UK after 100 years

Electricity pylons in the UK are set to undergo an overhaul for the first time in almost 100 years after the first 36 were wired to a new design. Old-style pylons were first designed in 1927 in the recognizable A-frame style. Now, a new Danish design will be rolled out in England and Wales where […]

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Kent County Council plans to enforce traffic offenses on the move in towns such as Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone

Ashford, Dartford, Gravesend and Maidstone are among the first towns in Kent to see council cameras used to catch drivers for so-called ‘traffic offences’. Kent County Council is asking the Department for Transport for new powers which means the authority could fine motorists, up to £70, for ignoring any entry signs, stopping in yellow boxes […]

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The latest Covid rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

It’s easy to see why confusion exists around the current COVID-19 rules in the UK. For one, some medical practices are still only offering online appointments to patients, citing COVID-19 caution. On the other hand, some local businesses such as retail outlets are adorned with signs asking customers to wear masks. This goes against guidelines […]

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Last remaining house in Sunningdale Green in Herne Bay, Kent available for purchase

Sponsored Editorial Redrow’s redevelopment of the Herne Bay Golf Club has proven exceptionally popular, as the third phase of homes is almost sold out, with over 266 homes booked across the community. The last remaining house in Sunningdale Green, the third phase of houses, is available for purchase, providing buyers with an ideal opportunity to […]

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Ukrainian children treated for cancer in England

Twenty-one children from Ukraine will receive life-saving cancer treatment in England after being brought in by the government with support from Polish authorities and clinicians. The children and their immediate family members arrived in England this evening (Sunday) from Poland and will be triaged by NHS clinicians to understand their health needs before being sent […]

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Drink-driving deaths hit five-year low in 2020

Deaths involving drunk drivers hit their lowest level in five years in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic kept many people off the roads. But the total number of fatal crashes fell at an even faster rate, meaning those caused by people driving over the limit accounted for the highest proportion of fatalities in a decade. […]

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Mayor of Kent stresses police support during State of the Town address

Kent Mayor Dana Ralph proudly displayed her support for the Kent Police Department during her State of the Town address. “We love our police department,” Ralph said after a short force video during his March 10 speech at the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center. “They do such an incredible job of keeping our community […]

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Aldi shopper’s suitcase shopping hack bags TikTok fame

A woman packing groceries in a suitcase has had over 376,000 views on TikTok. Lydia uses the eco-friendly method to carry her necessities to the supermarket each time she visits Aldi and it also saves her 15p per bag, as the Daily Star reports. The music video of her checkout hack that she posted on […]

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Council approves first freeway roundabout in Chatham-Kent

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Chatham-Kent Council has approved the construction of the first roundabout on a motorway in the municipality. Chatham-Kent Council has approved the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Queen’s Line and Merlin Road. (Ellwood Shreve/Chatham Daily News) Content of the article Chatham-Kent Council has approved the construction of the […]

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Prince Charles meets the winners of the children’s stamp design competition

The Prince of Wales expressed his appreciation for the act of sending letters as he met the winners of a children’s competition for new stamp designs based on pandemic heroes. The eight winning designs, chosen from over 600,000 entries, feature NHS workers, a scientist, a delivery driver and Captain Sir Tom Moore. Charles welcomed the […]

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Disputed Foster + Partner Kent winery dismissed

After more than two hours of discussion, the council’s planning committee voted to block the scheme last night (March 9) – prompting a round of applause from onlookers in St George’s Council Chambers in Chatham. Eight councilors voted to reject the development, while five were in favour. The decision came despite the recommendation for approval […]

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Contentious Kent winery designed by Foster + Partners is dismissed

Ambitious plans for a striking winery designed by Foster + Partners in Kent have been rejected by Medway Council, a decision that prompted a spontaneous round of applause from those in attendance after more than 1,000 people signed a petition against development. In December 2021 we broke the news that representatives from Medway, Kent, had […]

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UK to build 150 new ships under £4bn deal, government says

A £4billion injection into UK regional shipbuilding will create tens of thousands of jobs and provide more than 150 new naval and civilian ships over the next 30 years, the government has said. The investment, which will be announced by the Prime Minister during a visit to a Merseyside shipyard on Thursday, will “boost” shipyards […]

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Fuel prices hit £2 a liter in Kent at BP on the A2 near Canterbury

Fuel prices hit an alarming £2 a liter in Kent today. The BP petrol station on the A2 near Canterbury was charging 206.9p a liter for diesel tonight – one of the first in the county to break the bar. Steve Berry took the photo at BP services on the A2 near Canterbury Meanwhile, the […]

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Adults only hotel looks extremely rude from the air

People got stitches after satellite images showed a hotel with a rather phallic shape. The Scarlet Hotel describes itself as an “ecological sanctuary on the rugged Cornish cliffs, adults only” and from the ground up looks like a normal hotel. The venue is set against a bay at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay, Cornwall, with a […]

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Kent Sasaki reappointed to the State Building Standards Commission

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom announced Feb. 24 the reappointment of Kent Sasaki, 57, of Walnut Creek to the California Building Standards Commission. Kent Sasaki Sasaki is currently a director and member of the board of directors of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), a national engineering/architecture/materials science firm. He is Past President of the San […]

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Public health expert calls for action against junk food advertising loophole

Research into the way junk food is advertised in bus shelters has revealed a major flaw, which a public health expert from the University of Teesside says needs to be fixed. The research team from the Universities of Teesside and Liverpool and Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) looked at advertisements for food […]

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CK council clears Queen’s Line-Merlin Road roundabout

By Millar Hill March 8, 2022 12:19 p.m. Chatham-Kent City Council has given approval for the construction of a new roundabout at a busy intersection between Tilbury and Chatham. Council approved the $2.1million project – which will be built at the intersection of Queen’s Line and Merlin Road – on Monday in a 13-3 vote. […]

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Dartford roads set for new 20mph zone at Temple Hill as Kent County Council proposes to extend double yellow lines into Watling Street

A new 20mph zone on several streets around a housing estate has been proposed by highway chiefs. Six streets in Dartford are the subject of public consultation following proposals put forward by Kent County Council (KCC). A 20mph speed limit is proposed at Temple Hill The existing 30mph speed limit would be dropped in favor […]

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Kent State to Open Design Innovation Hub for Fall Semester – Kent Wired

Kent State Design Innovation [DI] The initiative began five years ago as an opportunity to solve problems through dynamic relationships between students, staff and faculty. In those five years, Kent State was ranked #6 out of 50 for having the best creative space environments in the United States, according to Great Value Colleges, a research-based […]

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Sevenoaks mechanic saves orphans in Ukraine

The eyes of the world have been on the news since Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia launched a full-scale attack on its neighboring country on February 24, with shocking images of airstrikes and explosions following the assault. Men between the ages of 18 and 60 have been banned from leaving the country and told to protect […]

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‘Significant’ delays in arranging school transport for children with special needs in Kent will be investigated

An independent inquiry into major delays in providing transport to and from school for children with special needs in Kent is likely to take place. Kent County Council says a ‘thorough’ and ‘transparent’ review must take place. It comes after hundreds of pupils with special needs were left behind last month due to a delayed […]

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Kent-based charity provides aid at Ukrainian border

Ukraine Emergency aid. Image courtesy of charity RefugEase from a previous aid campaign. Submitted for publication by RefugeEase RefugeEase, a charity based in Kent, has set up a network allowing them to provide direct aid to people in need on the Ukrainian border. The growing small charity, which has been helping refugees in the UK […]

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Hundreds sign petition backing Kent Film Foundation bid for Granville Theater – Reuters

Granville Theater and Cinema Photo Frank Leppard Some 1,600 people signed a petition in less than 24 hours urging Thanet Council to reconsider its rejection of a bid by the charity Ramsgate Kent Film Foundation to take over the Granville Cinema building. The foundation had hoped to create a new center with a workshop, cinema, […]

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Apollo lends $178 million on Brooklyn’s 25 Kent – ​​Commercial Observer

Rubenstein Partners took on $178 million in debt to refinance its trophy mixed-use building in 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, learned Commercial Observer. Apollo Commercial Real Estate Financing provided the loan for an eight-storey office and retail building. Newmark arranged the financing with a team led by Dustin Stolly and Jordan Roschlaub next to […]

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Prince Michael of Kent confirms he will return his ‘Order of Friendship’ in honor of the Kremlin

3 minute readMarch 04 Prince Michael of Kent has confirmed he will return the Russian state government’s “Order of Friendship” award, one of the Kremlin’s highest honours. The prince, who has previously been accused of using his royal status to provide access to Putin – he has denied the allegations – received the prestigious award […]

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Private electric scooters cause fires, warns Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

Fires caused by e-scooters have tripled in the past year, prompting a warning from Kent Police and Crime Commissioner. CCP Matthew Scott has unearthed the grimmest data and is now urging people not to buy electric scooters, which he says ‘are not just dangerous on our roads…also cause danger in properties people”. Kent Police and […]

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Spotlight on the Arts – March 2022

Each month we feature arts and community organizations and their programs and projects funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts in our Spotlight on the arts which will be included in our monthly e-newsletter, Arts E-News and online. If you have not yet subscribed to Arts E-News, please do so here. Funding for the […]

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Churches and chapels are being converted into heavenly holiday homes in the UK

Quirky and quirky vacation homes have always been a popular way to get away from it all. From giant conkers to treehouses, shepherd’s huts to lighthouses, vacationers are more than ever looking for a getaway that’s a little different from the homes they’ve been cooped up in for months during lockdowns. Whether you’re a history […]

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Russian LNG carriers ready for Kent despite ban

Two Russian tankers carrying gas are due to land in Kent on Sunday, despite Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ decision two days ago that Russian vessels would be banned from UK ports. That’s according to Unison, who say the tankers contain enough liquid gas to supply the UK for 12 days. The two tankers are said […]

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Foster + Partners’ Kent Winery Ready for Approval – On Second Attempt

Medway Council’s planning committee was due to vote in December on whether to approve plans for the Kentish Wine Vault in Cuxton, a scheme supported by client Vineyard Farms. But a decision on the £30m project has been pushed back after councilors asked for more time to consider concerns about visitor traffic and to inspect […]

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Mentor vs. Gilmour – News-Herald

Gilmour vs. Mentor What: Kent District final When: 7:15 p.m., March 4 Or: Kent State Ice Arena, 650 Loop Road, Kent Folders: Gilmour 25-13-1, Mentor 26-9-2 And after: The winner advances to a state semifinal at 5 p.m. on March 10 against St. Ignatius or St. Edward at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. What to look […]

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Landslide closes westbound lanes of SR 18 in Auburn | Update

A landslide on State Route 18 between Weyerhauser Way and State Route 167 that closed westbound lanes early Wednesday, March 2. PHOTO WITH COURTESY, Washington State Patrol A lane reopened late Wednesday morning One lane reopened late Wednesday morning after all westbound State Route 18 lanes were closed due to a landslide in the […]

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Shirley Hughes, beloved children’s author, dies aged 94

Children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has died aged 94, her family has announced. Hughes, best known for her much-loved books in the Alfie series, about a boy called Alfie and his little sister Annie Rose – as well as the children’s picture book Dogger, died ‘peacefully at home after a short illness on Friday […]

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Interview of the month of March 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Rana Begum takes her viewers into an interactive world of colors, light and shapes. Initially, his geometric language goes back to urban landscapes meeting the models of Islamic architecture of his early childhood in Bangladesh. In recent years she has increasingly added more organic elements, as can be seen in her major exhibition ‘Dappled Light’, […]

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Port of Dover: UK passes law banning Russian ships from ports

The UK has become the first country to pass a law banning ships with “any connection to Russia” from entering its ports, according to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. He made the announcement after raising concerns about a Russian tanker due to dock in Orkney on Tuesday. Mr Shapps wrote on Twitter: “To the Foreign Office […]