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Britain’s noisiest streets could get noise cameras to ‘banish boy runners’

A new scheme is to be rolled out across England and Wales as the government seeks to ‘ban boy runners’. The Department for Transport has revealed that £300,000 should be invested in ‘noise cameras’ to tackle rowdy motorists who rev their engines or have noisy exhausts. A search has now been launched to find four […]

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Things to do in East Kent this May Day Bank Holiday

Tiptoe through bluebells this May Day Do you need ideas to keep the children busy during the May Day holiday? To help families make the most of the long weekend, InYourArea.co.uk came up with some ideas to help them have fun. Our spring roundup includes everything from speedy cars and seaside safaris to vintage vehicles […]

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There are plans to build a tramway under the Thames between Kent and Essex

A tram that passes under the Thames? We are all ears. Image: KenEx It looks like something from an unconstructed London archive: a tram passing under the Thames. But it’s not a chapter in the London history books — it’s a current plan, which could materialize in the coming years. Introducing KenEx, a (terribly named) […]

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James Bulger’s father fights for the killer to be deprived of his anonymity

The father of murdered toddler James Bulger has revealed his son’s case is set to be debated in Parliament. More than 200,000 people backed a petition in 2018 calling for a public inquiry into the 1993 murder. The offer, which had been backed by James’ mother, Denise Fergus, was initially rejected by the government. But […]

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Truss says West needs to rethink its approach to international security

The crisis in Ukraine must be the catalyst for an overhaul of the Western approach to international security, said Foreign Minister Liz Truss. In a keynote address on foreign policy, Ms Truss said the UK needed to strengthen its military while forging alliances with free nations around the world, using their economic might to deter […]

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Principal Architect – West Chesterfield, MA, USA | Jobs

We specialize in building energy-efficient homes, net-zero homes, passive homes, deep energy retrofits of existing structures, and high-performance historic restorations. This is a great opportunity to learn about high performance construction and be part of a small company whose mission is to advance a response to climate change through the built environment. We are looking […]

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Private electric scooters could soon be legalized on public roads

Private electric scooters may soon be allowed to ride on public roads, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said. According to PA, the Cabinet minister said the legislation would be included in the Queen’s Speech on May 10. Currently, electric scooters can only be used legally on English roads if they are part of rental scheme […]

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Kent Kleinman named director of faculty at Brown Arts Institute

Kleinman earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Since the 1990s, Kleinman has engaged in scholarly work focusing primarily on 20and European modernism of the century. He has received two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships, four Graham Foundation Fellowships, a Rudy Bruner Award, and two Architect’s Journal Top 10 Books […]

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Meet Richard Rozewski, Kent State Educator and Interior Designer at Bialosky

Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creators and creative agitators! Read on for our next episode with Richard Rozewski, Jr., who teaches interior design at Kent State University while working as an interior designer at Bialosky. How long have you lived in Cleveland and where do you currently live? Before moving, […]

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Ten properties ideal for a weekend

Global hotel technology company, eviivo, has rounded up ten properties perfect for a romantic getaway, mini-moon or last-minute weekend getaway. Wool Market House – Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds of Gloucestershire, Woolmarket House is a stunning property with an authentic atmosphere. Parts of the building are over 300 years old, making the property rich in […]

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40,000 railway workers vote for “the biggest rail strike in modern history”

More than 40,000 railway workers will begin voting on Tuesday on whether to strike in the disputes over jobs and wages. The Railway, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) has said a yes vote among its members could lead to the biggest railway strike in modern history. The union said Network Rail planned to cut at […]

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Whitmer announces bridge and road repair projects in Clinton and Kent counties starting this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2022 Contact: [email protected] Governor Whitmer announces major bridge and road repair projects on I-69 in Clinton County and I-96 in Kent County starting this week In 2022, Governor Whitmer makes the biggest investment in state roads and bridges in Michigan history LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer announced today that major […]

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7 reasons this Folkestone rookie agrees it’s the best place in Kent – Lyndsey Young

Folkestone has been named among the best places to live for 2022. A new report has been produced by property specialist Garrington, who offer their services and expertise to people looking for their next home. Bath took first place this year, followed by Lyme Regis in second place and Salisbury in third place. Folkestone secured […]

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Pride in Medway Awards 2022 at Mid Kent College, Gillingham

After a two-year hiatus, the Pride in Medway Awards returned on Friday night as they celebrated their 20th anniversary. Over 110 people attended a special gala evening held at Mid Kent College in Gillingham. 2022 Pride in Medway Awards Winners and Finalists Although now two decades old, enthusiasm for the event shows no signs of […]

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UK holidaymakers visiting Portugal will be treated as EU citizens

UK holidaymakers traveling to Portugal should be treated as EU citizens at the airport to avoid delays. Travelers will be able to use the same channels and systems as people arriving from EU countries. People with e-passports will be able to skip long lines and physical checks and use e-gates in Lisbon, Faro, Porto and […]

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How Kent MPs voted on Lords’ amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill

MPs rejected Lords’ amendments to the controversial Nationality and Borders Bill. This includes a proposed amendment that would require Parliament – both MPs and Lords – to approve any offshore deal before it comes into force. Amendment 53B was defeated by 303 votes to 234. The House of Commons did not support any of the […]

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Lambton-Kent board well oriented with absences: director

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Despite the problems experienced by some other boards in southwestern Ontario, the Lambton Kent District School Board is showing a good trend with absences, says its director of education. Getty Images Content of the article Despite the problems experienced by some other boards in southwestern Ontario, the Lambton Kent District […]

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Several major MDOT highway projects are planned in Kent County for the 2022 construction season

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — State transportation officials have planned a number of interstate and highway projects this construction season in Kent County. Some of the Michigan Department of Transportation projects have already started for the season. Work will begin Monday, April 25 on a new on-ramp to I-96 at Fulton Street (M-21) in Grand Rapids […]

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What will Kent’s town centers look like in 20 years?

Twenty years ago, our main streets were very different. Which, given their subsequent decline, begs the question of what will they look like in the future? After all, if you had told someone at the turn of the century that Debenhams, Woolworths, BHS and Topshop would all have been burned at the funeral pyre of […]

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King County awards $1 million for three Kent park projects

A King County Council committee has approved a $1.04 million grant to the City of Kent to spend on three park projects. The city will receive funding for renovations to Salt Air Vista Park and Morrill Meadows Park as well as improvements along the Green River Trail and Intercity Trail. King County Council’s Transportation, Economics […]

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Tiny hometown sparks 27 public comments at Kent City Council on Tuesday night

By Sarah Brusig The Kent City Council meeting on Tuesday April 19, 2022 opened at approximately 7:08 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, Les Thomas and Toni Troutner. The agenda was unanimously approved and the meeting began […]

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Kent on UK energy transition plans

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 8:30 a.m. The government finally unveiled its long-awaited energy security strategy earlier this month, with ambitious targets to boost offshore wind, solar, nuclear and hydrogen. This follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the government wanted to ensure the UK’s energy independence and security of energy supplies. To achieve this, Downing Street […]

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NHS social distancing requirements scrapped in England

Patients no longer need to be far apart in GP and hospital waiting rooms, according to new NHS guidelines. NHS organizations in England have been instructed to “return to pre-pandemic physical distancing in all areas”, but people will still be encouraged to wear face masks. The new guidelines cover “all areas”, including emergency services and […]

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Province Funds Skilled Trades Training Program Unique to Chatham-Kent

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Phil Mock, left, and William Laurie, both of the Prosperity Roundtable, hold some of the tools that young participants in the upcoming Introductory Skilled Trades course will receive, along with a tool belt. PHOTO Ellwood Shreve/Chatham Daily News jpg, CD Content of the article A program launched and designed in […]

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Stress Awareness Month: Ways to Manage and Prevent Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are extremely unpleasant to live with and can happen to anyone. A typical panic attack is a frightening combination of physical and psychological symptoms, including irregular breathing and a heightened sense of alarm. “It is estimated that most people will experience at least one of these unexpected attacks at some point in their […]

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Train staff criticize ‘see-through’ uniform claiming it shows their bras

A transport and travel union has urged Avanti West Coast to drop plans to bring in a new uniform, saying the outfits are ‘cheap’ and ‘seamless’, North Wales Live reports. The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) said there had been no proper consultation on the new uniforms and that they left female members feeling “exposed”. […]

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Kent entrepreneurs to open Cleveland Bagel Café in historic building this spring

Prolific Kent entrepreneur Mike Beder is getting back into the cafe business while helping to preserve an iconic building near Kent State University’s main campus. Beder and select business partners — including Evan Bailey, Charlotte Varney and Nicole Jabbour Awad — this week announced plans to open the Cleveland Bagel Café in early May in […]

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Inside artist Kent Monkman’s Ontario home

The paintings, performances and installations of Cree artist Kent Monkman have been part of the sea change in North American art, in terms of recognition and celebration of First Nations and Indigenous communities. His pieces have been shown around the world, including in the 2019 solo exhibition, “Mistikosiwak: Wooden Boat People,” staged at the Metropolitan […]

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After approval of 500-acre solar project, Kent considers moratorium

Sheep graze under solar panels in South Carolina Sheep tend to grass and weeds under solar panels at Furman University in South Carolina. Wochit After months of debate over a controversial farmland solar project, Kent County officials have approved boundaries for future solar farms and are considering a moratorium on large “utility-wide” installations. In recent […]

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New lanes on Highway 18 | shier

Cartoon Cartoon by Frank Shiers Upcoming improvements to State Route 18 after three decades of efforts to widen the entire state highway. The state passed its nearly $17 billion Move Ahead Washington transportation package earlier this month, which earmarked $640 million in funds to expand and add safety upgrades to a five-mile stretch of […]

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Sevenoaks residents react to Kent County Council’s proposals to reduce school bus routes

Furious parents, children and residents have slammed proposals to cut a school bus route. The S4 road, which serves four secondary schools in Sevenoaks, is threatened with closure under Kent County Council (KCC) plans. Locals fear cuts to bus services will leave villagers near Sevenoaks stranded There are growing fears the move could lead to […]

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Try birdwatching with the Kent Street Center – Peace Arch News

Jhe Kent Street Coffee Shop is selling frozen meals again. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by the Center and get delicious homemade frozen meals and soups at very affordable prices varying between $6 and $9. The cafe is also open for seated service. Enjoy a bowl of soup […]

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What causes car motion sickness and how to avoid it

As the Easter bank holiday approaches, many of us will be looking to hop in the car and get away for the long weekend. Unfortunately, motion sickness can be a rather unpleasant side effect of a long car journey, but what exactly is motion sickness and how can we avoid it? Euro Car Parts research […]

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P&O cancels its cross-Channel ferries for the entire Easter weekend

P&O has confirmed that all of its cross-Channel ferries between Dover and Calais will be canceled for the whole of the Easter weekend. P&O Ferries had hoped to operate some services but confirmed on Thursday evening that this would not be possible. The ferry company was hit with major disruption after immediately laying off 800 […]

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Labor pledges to restore neighborhood policing after ‘decimation’

Labor has pledged to ‘restore’ Neighborhood Policing after warning that under the Tories the number of ‘bobbies on the beat’ had fallen by a third, leaving the service ‘decimated’. The work highlights figures from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Police and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), which it says show the number of Neighborhood Officers or […]

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Easter travel chaos is expected as flights are canceled and ferries curtailed

Fears over Easter travel chaos are growing as more flights have been canceled and plans to boost cross-Channel ferry services stalled. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has warned that travel networks will be “extremely busy” over the bank holiday weekend. On Wednesday, British Airways cut at least 53 scheduled flights on domestic or European routes to […]

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Network Rail is spending £2million to remove graffiti at 196 sites in Kent

More than 32,000 meters of graffiti have been removed this year as part of a Network Rail effort to ‘freshen up Britain’s railways’. A total of 196 sites have already been tackled on the Kent route and five more sites in the county are awaiting cleanup. Network Rail is working to remove graffiti from the […]

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Kent’s lost cross-Channel roads from Dover to Calais before the construction of the Channel Tunnel

There is no need to go back too far for a time when the only way to get to France or Belgium was by ferry. Then came this Channel Tunnel, which was opened to passengers in 1994. This elaborate creation has been in the making for a long time. Construction began in 1988 with a […]

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EasyJet boss: delays in crew security checks adding to flight cancellations

The number of canceled flights is rising due to delays in processing security checks for new airline staff, according to easyJet boss Johan Lundgren. The chief executive said the airline was waiting for the Department for Transport (DfT) to clear around 100 new staff to start work. EasyJet has canceled hundreds of flights in recent […]

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The most popular holiday destinations in Greece in 2022 according to Google trends

Greece is a popular European destination for holidays all year round. Green foliage and gentle sunsets fill the landscape with the country’s ancient history. The country is a cultural hub that has been popularized in films including the musical Mamma Mia. Greece is known for its surrounding islands that offer views of the Mediterranean Sea […]

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Rail services to Faversham resume after caddy was thrown off line

Rail services between Margate and Faversham stations were disrupted last night due to a train hitting a shopping cart that had been thrown onto the line. Rail operator Southeastern reported the incident happened near Faversham and the line from Whitstable to Faversham was blocked at the time. The driver had been working to fix a […]

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East Ham drug dealer who sold drugs in Kent arrested in Dagenham

Published: 11:37 april 11, 2022 An East Ham County drug dealer who sold heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed after being arrested in Dagenham. Darryl Addae, 28, has been identified by police as the man behind the ‘Alex’ line, which was supplying drugs in Ashford, Kent. He was arrested at a property in Dagenham […]

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Deal vs Sevenoaks: We’ve compared the two Kent towns named the best places to live – Adam McGroarty

There are so many reasons we can give as to why Kent is great to live in. Whether you are looking for a peaceful home in the hills of the countryside or a place in a bustling community, there really is something for everyone. But when it comes to choosing a place to live in […]

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Kent road chaos including Operation Brock ‘could strike again in summer’

Road bosses fear the travel chaos in Kent could be repeated this summer if controls limiting traffic entering the county are not introduced. Senior Highways Manager Toby Howe – who last week said Operation Brock had ‘proven’ – admits the summer holiday getaway is concerning given huge delays over the past nine days. Operation Brock […]

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A couple from Kent drives Ukrainian refugees across Europe in a minibus

A man from Whitstable spent a month traveling 10,000 miles across Europe, ferrying refugees from war-torn Ukraine to safety. Here he recounts his experience… Moved by the heartbreaking coverage of the Ukraine crisis, 57-year-old labor lawyer Francis Wildman decided to do something to help. Francis with a group of three women he transported to Lisbon, […]

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Grant Shapps ground Russian oligarch’s private jet at Biggin Hill

A £35million private jet belonging to Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler has been banned from flying in the UK as part of sanctions in response to the war in Ukraine. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced he had deregistered the plane, meaning all certificates in place to allow it to fly have been suspended. The Cessna aircraft […]

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MedSpeed ​​Promotes Kent Creasman to Chief Commercial Officer | News

A healthcare sales veteran leading a growing team ELMHURST, Ill., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — MedSpeed, the leading provider of same-day logistics services for the healthcare industry, has promoted Kent Creasman to the commercial director. In his new role, Creasman will lead the company’s customer experience, sales and marketing efforts with a focus on customer […]

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Asda warehouse staff vote on industrial action

Asda warehouse staff are voting on industrial action which could see them go on strike. Thousands of Asda workers will vote today after unions rejected a pay deal that would have seen a better offer but cut sick pay. The advisory vote could lead to another ballot on whether to take industrial action. Bosses had […]

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Kent State Sorority Invites Community to “Pie-A-Tri” – Kent Wired

Despite the chill of a spring day, Tri Sigma members stood outside, their faces ready to be hit with a fresh pie from a tin, to raise money for March of Dimes and of the Tri Sigma Foundation on April 4. March of Dimes is an organization focused on supporting moms and their babies. The […]

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Small home village at the center of Kent City Council meeting on Tuesday evening

By Sarah Brusig The Kent City Council meeting on Tuesday April 5, 2022 opened at approximately 7:08 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 Board voted unanimously […]

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P&O employee sues company for wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment

A former head of P&O Ferries is said to have sued the company for wrongful dismissal, racial discrimination and harassment. The BBC reports that John Lansdown has filed a claim in court against the company and its chief executive, and seeks financial compensation and exemplary damages of up to £76million. P&O Ferries said its job […]

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Injured seal with more than 10 ‘puncture wounds’ rescued on Deal Pier

A young seal was rescued on Deal Pier and transported to vets. The seal was spotted on Sunday (April 3) after being spotted by the pier guard. The local rescue group Animal Help Protection and Welfare (AHPAW) responded. They are a small group of experienced veterinary nurses and carers who are dedicated to helping animals […]

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Explore Kent – it’s a walk in the park in Thanet

Sponsored Editorial Access to fresh air, space to breathe, and green spaces filled with nature make us feel happier and healthier. Our local parks give us all of this and more for free. Exploring the outdoors hasn’t always been easy for everyone, but more parks, woods and open spaces are being made accessible with wider […]

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Kent’s new mine museum and £1.7m visitor center now open – The Isle Of Thanet News

Kent Mining Museum By Colin Varral After several delays and nearly three years after its originally planned launch, the Kent Mining Museum and Betteshanger Country Park Visitor Center was officially opened in a special ceremony on Saturday April 2. The museum was opened in the presence of nearly 200 guests, all of whom had been […]

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What led to the death of Antarctic explorer Captain Scott

Captain Robert Falcon Scott lay cold, frozen and dehydrated in a tent in Antarctica. He was accompanied by two companions – Edward Wilson and “Birdie” Bowers. Knowing that death was near, he lay down in his freezing sleeping bag and scribbled down the latest messages to his friends, loved ones and followers. “These raw notes […]

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Operation Brock: Kent lorry chaos enters day two after freight queued for eight miles

Bad weather and a shortage of cross-Channel ferry services are responsible for huge border queues and blocked roads around Kent today. Three-hour waits are reported after capacity at the Port of Dover was reduced, due to reduced services from DFDS, Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries following the layoffs debacle. Drivers were stuck for hours in […]

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9 playgrounds and nature parks across Kent that are well worth a visit

If you’re looking for ways to get the kids off the couch and into the fresh air while on vacation, what better place to start than an adventure playground. Kent has some of the best playgrounds and parks in the country that will keep children entertained all day long. Whether it’s rock climbing, jumping rope, […]

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Protests will be held across the UK against the cost of living crisis

Demonstrations will be held across the country on Saturday over the cost of living crisis and soaring energy prices and other bills. The People’s Assembly said it expects thousands of protesters to take to the streets in dozens of locations across the UK to highlight those suffering ‘real hardship’ due rising fuel and food prices, […]

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Kent School Board Selects Three Finalist Superintendents

Three finalists are vying to be Kent School District’s next superintendent, including acting superintendent Israel Vela. The other finalists are Keisha Scarlett, assistant superintendent of academics for Seattle Public Schools; and Mary Templeton, superintendent of the Washougal School District, just east of Vancouver in Clark County. The Kent School Board chose the three after reviewing […]