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Kent County voters embrace senior mileage renewal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Voters overwhelmingly passed a Kent County Senior Millage renewal proposal on Tuesday, August 2. Unofficial primary election results from the Kent County Clerk’s Office showed 95,064 voted yes and 39,400 voted no on the ballot proposal. The Kent County Elderly Services mileage request was to maintain the current mileage rate of […]

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County Council offers free trees to plant in Kent – ​​The Isle Of Thanet News

KCC wants to plant thousands of trees Kent County Council (KCC) is inviting applications for free trees to meet its target of 1.5 million more trees to be planted in the county. The council has launched a series of pilot projects under the Trees Outside Woodland program which is developing new, sustainable ways to increase […]

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Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent

Traveling in South East London is supposed to be quite a hassle. North Londoners are sure that beyond Borough Market lies an arid wasteland dotted with Morley’s until you come to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the scenic Greenwich River, where you can retreat your gas mask. South Londoners swear it’s not so bad. […]

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State Attorney General Opposes PES Rate Increase Request

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Public Counsel Unit is challenging proposed rate increases by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) beginning in January 2023. “Families in Washington are struggling right now,” Ferguson said in an August 1 press release. “They don’t need higher utility bills than absolutely necessary.” The public council unit filed testimony against the hike […]

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Kent County unveils non-profit grant program

DOVER – Kent County nonprofits are now eligible for grants under an $8 million program, created with federal funding, to help agencies still struggling to recover from the pandemic of COVID-19. Kent County’s COVID-19 response programs will include two initiatives: COVID Loss Recovery to address financial losses during the pandemic, and COVID Capital Enhancement to […]

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Kent leaders join forces to ask for help to end the traffic jam on the county’s roads

Kent leaders have joined forces to demand the government find a long-term solution to end the traffic jam on the county’s road in the event of cross-Channel disruption. Seven councillors, the police and crime commissioner and representatives of the Channel Tunnel operator and Visit Kent co-signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, […]

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Kent authorities are demanding more government money to deal with the traffic chaos in Dover

K ent local authorities have asked for more money from the government to better manage disruption to the roads caused by delays at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. Thousands of people had their cross-Channel journeys cut short last weekend due to customs delays at the port of Dover and a serious collision on the […]

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Sound Transit approves free public transit for children and teens

Young people 18 and under will soon be able to travel for free on all Sound Transit transportation starting September 1. On July 28, Sound Transit’s board of directors unanimously approved a new policy allowing free fares for children and teens. Previously, the reduced fare for young people was $1.50. “Today’s decision will not only […]

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Decision to cut bus services in Kent called by opposition councilors

Additional reporting by Ciaran Duggan, local democracy reporter The decision to cut dozens of bus services in Kent has been recalled by opposition councilors as people share their anger over the move. Kent County Council agreed to cut 38 subsidized trips across the county in October as the local authority seeks to save £2.2million to […]

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Rail strikes add to Kent’s tourism industry nightmare as visitor numbers plummet to attractions like Dover Castle

Rail strikes are set to add to the woes of tourist attractions in Kent, after chaos in cross-Channel travel last week saw visitor numbers plummet. Earlier this week, Deirdre Wells, chief executive of Visit Kent, called on the government to act to help ease delays in Dover and Folkestone and the resulting congestion on Kent’s […]

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Mandatory masks indoors on main campus from July 29 – Kent Wired

Masks are required indoors on the main Kent State campus after Portage County moved into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s high community spread designation for COVID-19. The university regularly monitors COVID levels and bases its policy on CDC recommendations “for counties at ‘high’, ‘medium’, or ‘low’ community levels when making decisions about safety […]

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Family injured on ‘nightmare’ boat ride near Kent Island

A family of six – including a child – suffered burns after a fuel malfunction ignited a flash fire aboard a boat on Friday night in the Kent Island area of ​​Queen Anne County. Kimberly Claxton Korman posted on Facebook: “What started out as a wonderful day with our family of 6 ended very tragically. […]

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Kent travel chaos: is there a solution and should Brexit be to blame? | Transportation

The travel stalemate hit Kent’s roads around Dover and Folkestone again over the weekend as British tourists faced the realities of traveling in the EU during a busy period for the first time since the entry into force of Brexit in January 2021. It was a miserable start to the holiday on the mainland with […]

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Life on the frontline for surgeon Andy Kent who has returned to the Highlands after traveling to Ukraine to work with medical charity UK-Med where he witnessed Russian rocket attacks in Liev and Dnipro

Surgeon Andy Kent who is back in the Highlands after his trip to Ukraine. An Inverness trauma and orthopedic surgeon witnessed first-hand two Russian rocket attacks at opposite ends of the same train journey. Andy Kent, who is based at Raigmore Hospital, flew to Ukraine on his 58th birthday to work with the UK-Med charity […]

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Which roads are closed in Kent? M20, M2, A20 and A2 roads for tourist and freight traffic to the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and ferries at the Port of Dover

With multiple road closures and diversions in place in Kent and major delays at ports, it can be confusing to know which is the right route to take. Police and transport chiefs have proposed a series of routes indicating where tourist and freight traffic should go depending on where they are going. Queues at the […]

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Queues at Dover: a “critical incident” has been declared by the Port of Kent

The port of Dover has attacked the French authorities for ‘terribly insufficient’ border control staff ruining the summer getaway for thousands of families. A ‘critical incident’ has been declared by the Port of Kent due to six-hour queues, with tourists urged to consider staying away. This is one of the busiest times for overseas travel […]

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Aftermath of devastating wildfires in Kent after hottest day on record

Firefighters spent the day continuing to battle the devastating wildfires in Kent. They erupted around Dartford on the hottest day of the year, destroying large areas of land. Hear from our reporter Sean Delaney who visited the scene of a we also heard from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Meanwhile, several villages in Kent […]

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Two Kent nonprofits receive funding to provide mental health services

Two Kent nonprofits will receive funding to help provide mental health services to reduce health disparities. Living Well Kent will receive up to $537,000 and Kent Youth & Family Services will receive $225,743, according to a press release from the Seattle-based nonprofit HealthierHere collaboration. HealthierHere announced in June that it would invest $6.5 million to […]

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SR 18 will see full closure this Saturday near Snoqualmie

The north end of State Route 18 is expected to be closed in both directions this Saturday, July 23, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The freeway will be completely closed between Issaquah-Hobart Road and the Interstate 90 interchange. Local access will be provided to those living […]

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The food tourism market is booming with strong growth prospects

The report offers a comprehensive research study of the Food tourism market which includes accurate forecasts and analysis at global, regional and national levels. It offers a global vision of the world Food tourism market and a detailed value chain analysis to help players gain a close understanding of the significant changes in business activities […]

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Here’s the ultimate irony behind so-called states’ rights | whale tales

Many crazy ideas are floating in the winds of this country, noxious seeds destined for the ears of sympathetic legislators. And given the divided state of our nation right now, there’s a decent chance that even the most cringe-worthy could make the leap. Below, I’ve highlighted a handful of those stinkers, in this case dreamed […]

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Kent Resilience Forum responds to Tier 4 heat warning

The heat health alert has been raised to level 4 for the first time, with temperatures on Monday and Tuesday next week (July 18-19) reaching 40C. The government’s Level 4 alert says a severe heat wave could have impacts beyond health and social care with potential effects on transport systems, food, water, supply in energy […]

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Gilberts: Ships on the water led to the development of Chatham-Kent

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Column The Chatham-Kent waterways were the main travel and transportation routes during the early settlement of the area. The Hattie Cabin (Document) Content of the article The Chatham-Kent waterways were the main travel and transportation routes during the early settlement of the area. A relevant comparison is that rivers like the Sydenham, […]

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‘Play streets’ could see Kent roads regularly closed for a few hours so children can play safely

The idea of ​​temporarily closing roads so children can play in the streets in Kent is one to “seriously consider”. Kent County Council (KCC) was asked this week to introduce the ‘play street’ scheme – where a road is closed to traffic for a few hours, on a regular basis, so young people can have […]

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UK heatwave weather: Dogs in hot cars can die, Kent Police say

Constables noticed an increase in the number of unattended pets in vehicles during the 30C heatwave and officers in some cases broke windows to help the dogs. Kent Police, for example, posted a reminder on Facebook, in which the force said the dogs were in severe heat pain – and it could lead to their […]

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More disruption on Kent Railways as South East backs strike over pay, job security and conditions

Huge disruption is expected for rail services this summer after train drivers in the South East voted overwhelmingly to go on strike. Hundreds of members of the Kent-based operator have announced their intention to back industrial action in a row over wages, job security and conditions. South East trains around Kent and London will be […]

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Tribute to Bruce Kent by the President of Pax Christi England and Wales

Anne Farr Ann Farr, President of Pax Christi England and Wales, paid the following tribute during an online memorial to Bruce Kent yesterday, organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the International Peace Bureau. Other speakers included CND leader Kate Hudson and MP Jeremy Corbyn who spoke of “a terrible loss to our […]

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Chilliwack-Kent MLA calls Horgan’s legacy ‘inspiring’ premier – Agassiz Harrison Observer

Following the resignation of British Columbia Premier John Horgan ahead of the 2024 election, Chilliwack-Kent MP Kelli Paddon said his leadership had inspired her. “He worked hard and guided us through extraordinary challenges as a result of his own health issues,” Paddon said. “The example he set is inspiring, and our entire caucus is ready […]

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Summer excursions, concerts on the schedule at Kent Street Center – Peace Arch News

Jhe Kent Street Activity Center Sing A Long group meets every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm throughout the summer. This social group invites anyone who likes to sing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to come and visit. Non-members can sing three times before purchasing their membership. For more information on Sing A Long or any […]

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The incumbent will face off on August 2 in Kent County’s 19th District Democratic primary

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An East Grand Rapids city commissioner and a longtime Kent County commissioner will face off on August 2 to represent the Democratic Party in the November election for the county commissioner’s 19th district. . The two Democrats, Kris Pachla and incumbent Dave Bulkowski, will face off Aug. 2 for a […]

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Terreno Realty (TRNO) sees strong demand and rents property in Kent – July 6, 2022

Terreno Realty (TRNO Quick QuoteTRNO – Free Report) announced the execution of a full construction lease with a national building products distributor for approximately 117,000 square feet in Kent, WA. The lease started on June 30, 2022 and will expire in December 2029. Recently, this industrial REIT also announced the signing of a lease with […]

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Savings adopted for bus service supported by Kent County Council

David Brazier, Cabinet Member of Kent County Council for Highways and Transportsaid: “As a council, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the need for services in all areas of authority and an increase in the cost of operating them. “We need to ensure that we can produce a balanced budget and prioritize the services […]

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LocalGov.co.uk – Your authority on UK local government

Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com. Kent County Council’s children’s services have been rated ‘exceptional’ by Ofsted, with inspectors acknowledging the council has been dealing with an ‘unprecedented number’ of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. The Ofsted report, published yesterday, scores highest in three of the four categories and ‘good’ in the fourth, with overall effectiveness in providing services […]

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Chatham-Kent heat warning urges cooling centers to open

By Millar Hill July 4, 2022 4:03 p.m. Chatham-Kent will experience a few more days of hot and humid weather. Daytime cooling centers will be available at several locations in Chatham-Kent while a heat warning issued by Environment Canada remains in effect. The weather agency says daytime temperatures are expected to reach 31C on Monday […]

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Should Kent County Council be dismantled and unitary authorities introduced to cut costs?

There is a ritual that takes place every year when local councils set their budgets, which involves the councils pretending they need more money and the government pretending they don’t have any. And even if they need more financing, they should find it from their savings. The public sector is facing new challenges caused by […]

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Randall Emmett, ex of Lala Kent, accused of abuse and fraud

Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock/Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock If you don’t know Randall Emmett for his empire of “geezer teaser” movies that (briefly) feature older stars like Bruce Willis and Al Pacino, you might recognize the Hollywood producer as Lala Kent’s ex-fiancé from Vanderpump Rules. But according to a June 30 report from Los Angeles Time, Emmett is also […]

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Vehicle weight limits in place on Rockwell Drive in Kent – ​​Hope Standard

Due to high water levels, traffic along Rockwell Drive will be restricted from Monday, June 27 through July 8. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has imposed a limit of 5,000 kilograms for vehicles. Lighter passenger vehicles, small delivery vans and emergency vehicles are not restricted at this time unless high water levels […]

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Vehicle weight limits in place on Rockwell Drive in Kent – ​​Abbotsford News

Due to high water levels, traffic along Rockwell Drive will be restricted from Monday, June 27 through July 8. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has imposed a limit of 5,000 kilograms for vehicles. Lighter passenger vehicles, small delivery vans and emergency vehicles are not restricted at this time unless high water levels […]

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Small and medium sized businesses in Kent supported to go green

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a new voucher scheme to enable local businesses to implement green solutions to support their future growth. The Green Recovery Voucher Scheme is part of the C-Care (Covid Channel Area Response Exchange) project which is funded by the EU Interreg France (Channel) England programme. Annabel from Bradbourne Bakery in […]

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New Kent first responders, resident recognized for lifesaving actions – Daily Press

NEW KENT – Members of the New Kent Fire and Rescue Service and a quick-witted resident were recently honored for helping save the lives of heart attack victims. “[Their] dedicated efforts to save lives have defied odds and have resulted in three people being with us here tonight,” Chief Rick Opett said at the June […]

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Kent County Council officers refuse in-person meetings ‘because they are cold’

Council officials refuse to attend meetings in person because they are “cold”, one Tory has claimed. Thanet rep Trevor Shonk made the comment before storming out of a meeting because a highways official was not present. Trevor Shonk, advisor to Thanet. Photo: Kent County Council The Conservative adviser said: ‘I have a whole host of […]

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Ambulance wait times in Kent are improving as responses from the South East Coast Ambulance Service are quicker over the past year

Although patients have reported long waits for ambulances in recent weeks – including a 78-year-old woman who had to wait almost 14 hours and a father who feared he would die after waiting 10 hours – the latest figures reveal the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust (Secamb) has actually improved its service. The NHS […]

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Transport for the South East unveils £45billion plan to transform Kent and South East transport infrastructure by 2050

A hugely ambitious multi-billion pound strategy to transform the county’s transport infrastructure has been revealed. The 30-year plan, compiled by Transport for the South East, says the plans – which would boost everything from public transport to roads and rail links – would not only ensure the region remains an economic powerhouse, but would decarbonize […]

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A Kentish woman who moved to the deadliest place to become an aid worker – Keep The Faith ® The UK’s black, multi-ethnic Christian magazine

British humanitarian writer and photographer on life in South Sudan: the deadliest place to be an aid worker “Cutting down a big jar of needs – sometimes you wonder what aid really means.” Former Hythe resident Jenny Davies recently returned to the UK from her new home in Juba, South Sudan. She moved in early […]

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100-year-old man identified as UK’s oldest drinking driver

Officials have revealed the UK’s oldest drinking driver was a 100-year-old man and was one of five over-90s arrested by officers for driving over the limit. New data obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) by leading UK car rental company Select Car Leasing has lifted the lid on the drink-driving problem in […]

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How a £3.2bn Crossrail extension in Kent could be funded

Transport for the South East (TfSE) has outlined a method by which it can raise £3.2billion in funding to build an extension to the Elizabeth Line which would see it extend to Ebbsfleet and beyond to Gravesend . The transport organization has opened a public consultation on its Southeast Strategic Investment Plan, which outlines how […]

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Bragging Brits admit Instagram rivalry drives them to copy friends’ trips

A third of Brits admit that rivalry on Instagram drives them to copy what their friends share when planning perfect days – and nearly half won’t even let the price of a place deter them. A study found that more than 20 million Britons confessed to being inspired to visit attractions for day trips and […]

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Met Office issues yellow weather warning as thunderstorms set to hit Kent

After Kent embraced several days of rare British sunshine, the weather is looking to turn sour. The Met Office has now issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for tomorrow (June 23) as Kent is set to be battered by torrential downpours. The warning is in place for a total of 14 hours, starting at 10 a.m. […]

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Kent fish and chip prices rise as cost of cod and oil rises

Kent Chippies say they fear for their future as the price of fish continues to rise. Meal prices have soared as vendors are forced to pass the burden onto customers, while a van operating in Swale has already closed after refusing to charge £14 for a cod supper. The 160-year-old industry faces tough times as […]

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Kent train strikes: I’m glad the railway workers are out – teachers and nurses should too – Vicky Castle

The biggest railway strikes in a generation began today (June 21) and are set to bring the country to its knees. The government has criticized the large-scale industrial action in hostile terms, and public opinion is mixed. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, called the walkout “a huge act of self-harm”. Other ministers called the action […]

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A woman has visited 70 countries – staying for free in amazing homes

A globetrotter who has visited no less than 70 countries has revealed her trick to staying in chic apartments and stunning homes – for free. Sibu De Benedictis, 33, left her last permanent home after finishing school – and hasn’t settled anywhere since. She estimates that she has visited up to 70 countries on several […]

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Some Kent trains will not run until Wednesday afternoon due to rail strikes

Parts of the railway line in Kent will be closed until Wednesday afternoon due to continuing staff problems caused by strikes. Members of the rail, maritime and transport union are due to walk out on Tuesday June 21, Thursday June 23 and Saturday June 25 over wages and working conditions. However, strikes will still impact […]

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How much do railway workers earn before planned train strikes

A number of allegations were made regarding railway workers’ pay ahead of the planned industrial action. Members of the RMT union plan to strike on June 21, 23 and 25 over wages and layoffs. The union represents over 40,000 employees at Network Rail and 13 different rail companies. There was even a debate in the […]

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Gillingham: The ‘dilapidated’ town of Medway is set for a full revival

One of Medway’s central towns could see millions of pounds used in an effort to start reviving the area. In recent years, Gillingham’s reputation has undeniably slipped, with many in the town itself believing that the area has suffered a noticeable decline. The High Street in particular is a place that has seen significant change […]

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Rail strikes next week will cost £1billion, government says

Next week’s rail strikes could devastate Britain’s post-Covid recovery and cost key industries more than a billion pounds, the government has been told. Kate Nicholls, chief executive of industry group UK Hospitality, warned that tourism and leisure businesses were already fragile after the pandemic shutdowns and would take a “big hit”. It comes after the […]

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Free school transport apps made easy in Kent

Image: Go to automaton Submitted by Kent County Council Many parents of children entitled to free transport to school in Kent will find the process of obtaining the relevant passes has been much easier for the year ahead. Historically, all parents have been asked to request free school transportation and wait for their child’s eligibility […]

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Arriva increases bus fares by 6% in Kent and Medway

Bus company Arriva has announced that it will implement all bus fares in Kent and Medway from tomorrow Sunday. All one-way and round-trip fares will increase by a flat rate of 6%. Child fares will increase in the same proportion to remain at 50% of the adult fare. All one-way and round-trip fares increase by […]

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Upcoming space-themed refurbishment in Kent’s Kherson Park

After a delayed take-off due to COVID-19, a space-themed renovation will soon arrive at a park in Kent town centre. On June 7, Kent City Council unanimously approved a $1.62 million contract to renovate Kherson Park, 317 W. Gowe St., after Lakewood-based Green Tech Excavation submitted a the lowest bid among three companies. “It will […]

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NHS patients given warning appointment before industrial action

NHS patients in England are urged to plan their appointments in advance as railway strikes are expected to cause travel chaos next week. Speaking ahead of the strikes, the NHS’s top doctor reminded people that ‘the NHS remains open’ as he called on people to seek treatment when needed. Millions of people are seen and […]

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Are you coming to Middlesex against Kent Spitfires?

We look forward to welcoming you to the Home of Cricket for what we are sure will be a fantastic experience for all. We want your stay at Lord’s to be special, so please read the following important information regarding your visit. Match times We encourage spectators to arrive early to avoid crowds and allow […]

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New ‘affordable’ electric vehicle costs just £20 a month

A revolutionary electric car promises to put people on the road for just £20 a month. The Citroën Ami is a zero-emission quadricycle – a four-wheeled “microcar” – with a top speed of just 27.9 mph. It’s built for the daily commute around town and has a 6kW electric motor and 5.5kWh battery for a […]

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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance has 8.2% vacancies

Content of the article Chatham-Kent Health Alliance officials are facing an 8.2% vacancy rate, although they say some of the vacancies are the result of new jobs within the hospital organization. Content of the article Meredith Whitehead, vice president of transportation and chief nursing officer, said vacancies had fluctuated between 6.2% and 8.4% over the […]

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Parents spend over £2,400 a year getting their kids rolling

Parents in the UK spend an average of £2,400 a year – or £46.15 a week – driving their children to different activities such as parties or leisure, according to a new study. The research comes as petrol prices continue to soar across the UK. And car experts Zuto also found that parents spend around […]

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Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey has died aged 65

Former Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey has died aged 65, her publicist has confirmed. The television star died on Saturday after a long illness in Morocco, where she owned property, her publicist Benjamin Webb told the PA news agency. She joined BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den program in 2011 and left in 2012, later presenting Channel […]

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Temporary workers could replace strikers

The government is considering legal changes to allow agency workers to replace striking staff, in a bid to protect the public from disruption. It is understood Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not ruled out the option as travelers face chaos on London’s railways and Underground due to widespread industrial action. The move would involve overturning […]

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Great Kent Wine Experiences and Wineries to Visit 2022

Published: 00:00 June 12, 2022 Updated: 10:36 am 13 June 2022 With English Wine Week taking place June 18-26, there’s no better time to visit one of Kent’s best wineries. A look back at some of the experiences offered… Glorious Gusbourne A lovely way to enjoy a summer’s day – wine tasting at Gusbourne – […]

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King’s Hall in Herne Bay could become Kent’s main ‘music centre’ if leveling fund is secured

Council bosses believe a radical revamp of King’s Hall in Herne Bay can help it become Kent’s number one concert venue. The refurbishment of the old theater is part of a bold £13million vision to develop the town’s best-known assets – with the bandstand, clock tower and memorial park also online for improvements. The King’s […]

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Mitcham’s transport company, Kent Couriers, is going from strength to strength

One of the South East’s growing transport companies has made a major investment to nearly double its fleet from 11 to 20 vehicles, creating new jobs and opportunities for customers to move their goods across the UK and in Europe, despite the new challenges facing the industry. Kent Couriers, based in Mitcham, is optimistic about […]

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Zero-emission hydrofoil “flying” workboat launched

Marine engineers have launched a ‘world’s first’ commercially viable workboat that ‘flies’ over water using electric hydrofoils. The eco-friendly vessels deploy the same foiling technology used by America’s Cup racing yachts, with hydrofoil wings attached to the hull with vertical struts. Much like an airplane taking off on a runway, the underwater wings lift the […]

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TUI forced to hijack two planes after issuing ’emergency code’

Two TUI flights sent emergency alerts this morning as they were diverted over UK airspace. The diversions were picked up by live flight tracker Flightrader24 and both planes were diverted to Birmingham. The flight tracking site detected two hijackings which began after pilots indicated a ‘general emergency’, reports Yorkshire Live. It is not yet clear […]

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Railway union plans biggest industrial action in decades

Glastonbury festival-goers and cricket fans face travel chaos later this month as thousands of railway workers take part in a three-day strike. Members of Network Rail’s Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union and 13 rail operators will stand down on June 21, 23 and 25, in the biggest demonstration of industrial action in the industry […]

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Rats with tiny backpacks are trained to find earthquake survivors

Rats are being trained to be sent through the earthquake debris carrying tiny backpacks – so rescue teams can talk to survivors. The innovative project is being worked on by research scientist Dr Donna Kean, 33, from Glasgow. So far, seven rats have been trained, taking just two weeks to get them up to speed. […]

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DoorDash delivers food bank meals to Kent/Sussex residents

The Delaware Food Bank and DoorDash announced an expanded partnership to provide free lunch boxes to food-insecure residents in Kent and Sussex counties. A local Dasher made the first ceremonial delivery to a downstate resident on May 26. Since 2018, DoorDash’s Project Dash has empowered community organizations to leverage DoorDash logistics to increase access to […]

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Warnings as postal workers and train drivers go on strike

Rail passengers are being warned of a major disruption to services over the bank holiday weekend due to a strike by train company drivers. While postal workers have launched a new strike in a wage dispute. Members of the TransPennine Express Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union quit on Saturday and will strike again on […]

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Dartford mum paid over £20,000 after Kent County Council special educational needs double fail

A mother has been awarded more than £20,000 in compensation after a council was found guilty of failing two of her children with special educational needs, causing them to miss years of schooling. Kent County Council has been asked to apologize to a Dartford family and pay the costs in recognition of “distress and frustration”. […]

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Jet2 denies boss blamed ‘lazy Brits’ for disrupting travel

Airline Jet2 has denied reports suggesting its chief executive, Steve Heapy, blamed “lazy Brits who live on benefits and sit on their asses” for potential travel disruption. Mr Heapy is said to have made the remarks during a meeting between Transport Department ministers and airline bosses. The meeting was designed to resolve the chaos seen […]

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New lifeboat ‘Zenith’ set to have regional impact

To reach the new South King Fire and Rescue fireboat, you must pass the old ship housed at the Des Moines Marina. Though it’s provided rescue services in southern Puget Sound for nearly 40 years, the 32-foot white fireboat, built in 1985, looks far less powerful than its sleek, 43-foot aluminum replacement at the end […]

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Kent County voters to decide August 2 on senior mileage renewal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kent County voters are being asked on August 2 to renew the property tax that has provided seniors with additional services for the past 24 years. Voters will decide to renew the Kent County Senior Millage for eight years, from 2023 to 2030, at the current mileage rate of 0.50 mils. […]

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Expanded Summer Programs at MSD

The Milford School District has expanded its summer school programs Milford School District Director of Student Learning, Dr. Bridget Amory, has provided details to the Milford School Board on the expansion of summer programs that will be offered to students over the summer. The programs will help students who are struggling to meet standards and […]

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Soaring food prices push retail inflation to highest level in a decade

Last month, store prices rose at the fastest pace in more than a decade due to rapidly accelerating food inflation, new figures show. Industry experts added that consumers’ situation will “get worse before it gets better” as prices continue to rise alongside other household bills. The latest BRC-NielsenIQ retail price index showed retail price inflation […]

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Kent Council urged to tackle sexual exploitation and human trafficking – Agassiz Harrison Observer

Child sex trafficking advocate Cathy Peters urged the district council to take action and advocate to end sexual exploitation at the May 25 meeting. Peters speaks out for the sexually exploited through his “Be Amazing Campaign to End Sexual Exploitation” campaign. “I have educated all BC councils, MLAs, MLAs and police departments on child sexual […]

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Monkeypox: Dozens of new cases discovered in England

According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), a further 71 cases of monkeypox have been detected in England. The latest cases, as of May 29, bring the total number confirmed in England since May 7 to 172. There are four confirmed cases in Scotland, two in Northern Ireland and one in Wales, bringing the […]

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Major disruption to Kent roads due to mid-term traffic, Operation Brock, Dover TAP and A20 Roundhill tunnel closure

There are major disruptions to Kent’s roads due to a combination of factors as families go on mid-term vacation. An ‘unusually high number’ of people traveling today has made the road network ‘extremely busy’, transport bosses have warned. Long queues of trucks due to cross-Channel disruptions The A20 Roundhill tunnel near Folkestone has been closed […]

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Councils are given new powers to fine motorists for ‘on-the-move traffic offences’

Councils will soon be able to seek new powers to fine motorists for offenses such as stopping at a yellow junction, but many drivers fear this could become a money-making scheme. On-the-move traffic offenses – which also include driving in a bus lane, making an illegal U-turn and going the wrong way on a one-way […]

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Kent School District to buy six new buses for $989,932

The Kent School District will purchase six new buses at a cost of $989,932 as part of its older bus fleet replacement program. The Kent School Board unanimously approved the purchase at its May 25 meeting. North Carolina-based Thomas Built buses will be purchased from Schetky Bus and Van Sales in Lakewood. Each bus can […]

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WWII anti-aircraft battery Fort Borstal in Kent goes on the market for £1.5m

A Victorian fort, which served as an anti-aircraft battery in World War II and has now been converted into a home, is on the market for £1.5million. Set in 50 acres of land, Fort Borstal features an extensive network of Napoleonic underground tunnels and a two-bedroom house. The five-sided citadel was built in 1875 by […]

Kent transport

Things to do in South Kent during the Jubilee Bank Holiday

In June, the nation will use a four-day public holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To commemorate 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign, official events will include a Platinum Pageant, Trooping the Color and Service of Thanksgiving. Across the country there will be hundreds of street parties, special festivities and beacon lighting. To help […]

Kent transport

Bexley Council calls for extension of Elizabeth line to Kent

The Elizabeth line is facing calls to be extended to Kent just a day after the massive transport project opened after years of delays and budget overruns. The leader of Bexley Council said the new line going beyond Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet would be essential to support ‘struggling communities’. The new train service, originally known […]