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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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How much the Queen’s Houses are worth as the Platinum Jubilee is celebrated

The value of Queen’s UK’s property portfolio has reached new heights in 2022, with the figure exceeding £3billion according to a new study. Research has estimated Her Majesty’s portfolio of royal properties could be worth up to £3.7billion, with royal residences including castles, palaces and luxury lodges in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and in Wales. […]

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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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Kent continues to attract apartment and townhouse projects

Seven apartment, mixed-use or townhouse projects under construction or planned for the town centre, East Hill and West Hill involve Kent-based IHB Architects. Madison Plaza Apartments is the largest project as the seven-story structure towers downtown above surrounding buildings at 102 Madison Ave. N., between West Smith and West Meeker streets, just west of Uplands […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Kent Downtown Partnership announces new photo contest

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) announced a quarterly photo competition this week and is looking for people interested in capturing “the essence of Kent’s town center through creative imagery”. From June 1, the organizers invite all our photographers, Instagram girls, architecture admirers and Farmer’s Market fans and everyone in between to send in their favorite […]

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Milford Middle School project moves forward

Milford School District has chosen an architect bringing the MMS project closer to completion With Milford School Board’s approval of BSA+A’s bid for architectural engineering services for the remodeling of Milford Middle School on Lakeview Avenue, the project has taken a step closer to completion. BSA+A will lead the design and site plan development processes […]

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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 […]

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The First Permanent Digital Immersive Arts Experience Will Open This Fall

London’s first permanent digital immersive arts experience, Frameless, will open this autumn in the heart of London’s West End cultural district, bringing art to life like never before. As the largest digital immersive arts experience of its kind in the UK, Frameless is poised to become a new flagship destination among the already world-class attractions […]

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The towns some people insist on are in Surrey, Essex or Kent, although they are definitely in London

There are areas of London that were not part of the capital. Croydon was in Surrey, Romford was in Essex and Bromley was formerly in Kent. Although times have changed, many people seem to be stuck in the past, continuing to refer to certain parts of the capital as Essex, Kent or Surrey. We are […]

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The whole country will reap the benefits of the opening of the Elizabeth line, says PM

The long-awaited opening of the Elizabeth Line in London will have benefits beyond the capital, Boris Johnson and the city’s mayor have said. The Prime Minister said the whole country will ‘reap the rewards’ of a planned multi-billion pound boost to the economy as the new railway line carries passengers from Tuesday. The delayed and […]

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Falling insect numbers in Kent are ‘extremely concerning’ – The Isle Of Thanet News

Decline of insects Photo kimgreenhalgh90 By local democracy journalist Ciaran Duggan Insect numbers have declined sharply in Kent over the past 17 years. A new study published by Kent Wildlife Trust has found that insect numbers have declined by 72% in the county between 2004 and 2021. Insects, such as bees and butterflies, pollinate food […]

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The Kent IT expert, 36, claimed he was turned down for a BBC job because he wasn’t ‘geeky’ enough

A computer expert has tried to sue the BBC after claiming it turned him down for a job – because he wasn’t ‘geeky’ enough. James Orior, 36, from Kent, applied for a digital design trainee program at the company which appealed to design and technology geeks. He argued in an employment tribunal that he had […]

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Missoula Greenway Wins Funding for Russell Crossing and Kent Avenue Roundabout

Efforts to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians in a congested Midtown business center have received a financial boost that will calm traffic and make crossing Russell Street easier when completed. The $305,000 project will also fill another gap in the city’s efforts to build an east-west greenway stretching from the University of Montana to […]

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Three people taken to hospital after Trooping the Color rehearsal stand collapsed

Three people have been taken to hospital after parts of the spectator stands collapsed during a rehearsal of Trooping the Color in London. The London Ambulance Service (LAS) has confirmed that a total of five people were treated for injuries following the incident at Horse Guards Row at around 11am today (21 May). Dozens of […]

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Motorists could get 5,000 free driving miles under new plans

The government is considering a new road pricing system that could give motorists up to 5,000 free driving miles. The proposal is to plug the projected £30billion hole in Treasury finances due to fuel loss as more and more electric vehicles hit the road. Low users would pay nothing and the money would be made […]

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Kent County Council’s plan to scrap bus services branded ‘bonkers’

A heated debate has ensued in a council chamber over planned cuts to bus routes in Kent, which have been described as ‘crazy’. Politicians are divided over Kent County Council’s (KCC) controversial plans to scrap 55 subsidized bus routes which are deemed to benefit local communities but unprofitable for the local authority. Kent County Council […]

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Our guide to outings in Kent this May semester, including arts and crafts, family activities and outdoor trails

From nature walks to family activities, step into the May semester with these fun days across Kent… Learn more about the role bees play in our ecosystem with the mid-term bee walks at Brogdale in Faversham. Image: Brogdale Collections Brogdale, Faversham Make the most of the warm weather and stroll through the beautiful orchards of […]

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DBCC emphasizes the importance of regular mammograms

The DBCC stresses the importance of regular mammograms (Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute) The American Cancer Society reports that there will be 1,010 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2022, making it the first cancer diagnosis in the state. They also indicate that approximately 160 people will lose their battle with breast […]

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KenEx: Reaction to ‘sustainable’ tram network plans linking Kent and Essex

People have given their reaction to plans for a new tram network linking Kent and Essex. The project, named KenEx, aims to provide “sustainable public transportation infrastructure” between the two counties. As part of the proposals, a 1.2km tunnel will be submerged under the River Thames, allowing the connection between North Kent and South Essex. […]

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The lost pubs of Tunbridge Wells that hold so many fond memories

There is such a rich collective memory in Tunbridge Wells of pubs and bars and even odd hotels, which were favorite watering holes. Memories can be sparked by a single photograph of a pub on one of our city’s streets. Pubs were perhaps more important in people’s lives a decade or two ago. Social life […]

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Kent weather: Map shows Saharan dust expected to return

It’s been two months since many people in Kent were left confused after waking up to orange skies and finding smears on their vehicles. Saharan dust, also known as “blood rain”, is expected to return to the country later this week. These downpours are triggered by fine dust from the Sahara which can turn the […]

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Edward will mark the completion of the journey on the Crossrail with Elizabeth line

The Earl of Wessex will mark the completion of London’s Crossrail project by traveling on the Elizabeth Line. Edward will be greeted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and London Transport Commissioner Andy Byford at Paddington Station on Tuesday. He will meet the staff who played a key role in the project […]

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Greggs warns Brits prices could rise ‘5p or 10p’

Fast food chain Greggs warned of rising costs and said customers should expect further price hikes as a result. In an update to shareholders, the company said costs have risen across the market. Roger Whiteside, who will step down as chief executive of Greggs on Tuesday, said the company was determining its final potential price […]

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Mural project in Kent calls for artists’ input and creativity

KENT, Ohio — There’s an open call for local Kent artists to brighten up an old vacant warehouse and help turn it into a new student storage and rental business this summer. The building owner, in partnership with Paino Associates Architects & Builders and Main Street Kent, is accepting submissions for mural designs to cover […]

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I visited Tunbridge Wells after 10 years and was pleasantly surprised

I hadn’t been to Tunbridge Wells in over 10 years so when I was asked to go recently I jumped at the chance. I can’t remember the last time I was in Tunbridge Wells specifically, but I have very fond memories of my time there, so I was interested to see if anything had changed. […]

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How We Turned Our 1950s Semi Truck In Kent Into A Bright And Airy Beach House | Interiors

In 2018, architects Sonya Flynn and Mark Baker had just finished renovating a large 1970s house on a North Kent seafront for a client when a smaller house down the road came on the market. During the project, they had fallen in love with the place: the pebble beach, the breathtaking sea view and the […]

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The market for children’s bicycles will see explosive growth

“Global Children’s Bicycle Market Research Report 2022”This research report offers Covid-19 outbreak study accumulated to offer latest insights about acute characteristics of the Kids Bikes market. This intelligence report includes investigations based on Current scenarios, historical records and future predictions. The report contains different market forecasts related to the market size, revenue, production, CAGR, consumption, […]

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Owletts in Cobham and other North Kent National Trust sites will open once a month

A family that fought to protect their ancestral home from near-permanent closure to the public has won. The National Trust has announced that Owletts in Cobham, near Gravesend, and several other period properties are to close to visitors except for a ‘heritage’ weekend this year. Camilla Baker, the great-granddaughter of British architect Herbert Baker, lives […]

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Organic Milk Substitutes Market | Business challenges and critical success factors |Kent Nutrition Group, Royal Milc, Manna Pro, SIN Hellas, Biocom, etc. – ManufactureLink

organic-milk-food-market Organic Milk Substitutes Market Report Coverage: Key Growth Drivers and Challenges, Regional Segmentation and Outlook, Key Industry Trends and Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, COVID-19[feminine] Impact analysis and projected recovery, and market sizing and forecasting. Latest research launched on Global Organic Milk Substitutes Market, it provides a detailed analysis with presentable graphs, charts and tables. This […]

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Companies responsible for the ‘pothole scourge’ will be more easily penalized

The ‘pothole scourge’ will be addressed in new government measures created to penalize companies responsible for leaving damage on roads after carrying out roadworks. The Department for Transport (DfT) has said utility companies will face financial penalties more easily for poor quality roadworks and leaving potholes behind. It is hoped that the new law change […]

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Reader’s View: Let’s Listen to Kent Worley – Duluth News Tribune

The article “Covering I-35 in Duluth?” (News Tribune, May 7) shows an at-grade walkway as the “redesigned Interstate 35 corridor through downtown Duluth,” but the image misses an important detail: the perpetual traffic jam. The artist’s conception shows a total of eight cars facing the intersection. Where are the trucks? Motorhomes and vans carrying boats […]

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Fort Kent Hospital’s $13.6 Million Renovation Improves Services in Northern Maine

FORT KENT, Maine — A $13.6 million project at Maine’s northernmost hospital has modernized a facility that hasn’t seen major work in more than 70 years. The recently completed four-story addition to Northern Maine Medical Center includes two new operating rooms, a renovated lab, an activity area for children treated in the psychiatric behavioral health […]

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Fear of recession in UK as cost of living crisis deepens

There are growing fears that the cost of living crisis could push the UK into recession. Official figures showed the UK economy grew at the slowest pace for a year at the start of 2022. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.8% between January and March, compared with […]

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Publication of the results of the citizens’ survey | Milford LIVE! – Local news from Delaware, Kent and Sussex counties

by Terry Rogers A survey sent to Milford residents found reductions in satisfaction in some areas In January, residents of Milford were asked to complete a National Community Survey, a questionnaire created by a national benchmarking survey company designed to gauge their satisfaction with municipal services while learning what residents want to see. on new […]

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Portugal announces major change to entry rules for UK travelers

Portugal has announced a major new change to its travel rules that will make entry into the country easier and faster for British travellers. It was announced that UK tourists would be fast-tracked through the check-in process, just like EU citizens. Those traveling from the UK will be allowed to use eGates alongside EU citizens […]

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Chatham-Kent to increase treatment center grant

Content of the article To help avoid any further delays or inflationary costs with the new construction, the municipality will increase its previously approved grant to the Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Center. Content of the article Councilors unanimously approved a recommendation at the May 9 meeting to increase the grant to $3.1 million — an addition […]

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Walk through the past with historians

by Terry Rogers The Milford Museum runs a walk down memory lane where you can learn about the Milford that looked like this If you’ve ever wondered about the history of some of the unique buildings found in the northern part of Milford, you can learn more at the ‘Walk Through the Past’ event sponsored […]

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KenEx: first look at designs for new £800m tram network linking Kent with Essex

Images have emerged which bring plans for a new tram network between Kent and Essex to life. The project, named KenEx, aims to provide “sustainable public transportation infrastructure” between the two counties. The proposals include a 1.2km submerged tunnel built under the River Thames, allowing the connection between North Kent and South Essex. A detailed […]

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New rail body for UK announced in Queen’s Speech

The creation of a new public sector body to oversee Britain’s railways was included in the Queen’s Speech. Great British Railways (GBR) will ‘simplify’ the rail network and improve passenger services, according to a Downing Street briefing paper on the Transport Bill. It will absorb the public infrastructure management company Network Rail and will take […]

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Seven houses for sale in Kent with stunning swimming pools

With the weather warming up, you can make the most of summer with the spectacular pools at these seven properties…if you have the money. Barnden Farm near Ashford is a Grade II listed property with a lovely outdoor swimming pool. Photo: Keller Williams Barnden Farm, near Ashford This £2.2million Grade II country estate has many […]

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Metro is offering a discounted carpooling scheme to residents of Kent

King County Metro has a new carpool program for Kent residents earning $25 or less an hour as part of a two-year pilot program aimed at reducing transportation costs and increasing transportation options in common for entry-level workers. The program, which began on May 1, has a monthly fee of $49, which includes van, gas, […]

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Roosevelt students, community rally for reproductive rights in Kent

Several dozen people from Kent, Ravenna and Stow demonstrated for reproductive choice on Sunday outside the Portage County Municipal Court building on East Main Street in Kent. The protest was organized by Theodore Roosevelt High School junior Clara MacPherson. She said she learned about the leak of the Supreme Court’s proposed majority decision to overturn […]

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Disabled people in Kent still face problems 27 years after first Disability Act

It has now been 27 years since Britain saw its first Disability Act, but people with disabilities still face widespread problems in Kent. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 made it unlawful to discriminate against disabled people in employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or the disposal or facility management. Robin Kenworthy Shows How […]

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The return of a post-pandemic Art Brussels

Art Brussels comes back to life after two missed years for Covid, from April 28 to May 1. It’s not a fair attended by the usual blue-chip international galleries, but it attracts some high-quality galleries – 157 this year – with a good mix of well-established and newly established galleries. There are few special projects […]

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Benenden: the sleepy Kentish village that was home to Jo Brand

While we may not have star power quite like Hollywood, Kent has been no stranger to stardom over the years. From blockbuster movie stars, beloved television personalities to musical legends, some of the biggest names in entertainment may have lived on your doorstep. One of these stars is a popular comic and TV personality. Jo […]

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The sleepy Kentish village that was home to Jo Brand

While we may not have star power quite like Hollywood, Kent has been no stranger to stardom over the years. From blockbuster movie stars, beloved television personalities to musical legends, some of the biggest names in entertainment may have lived on your doorstep. One of these stars is a popular comic and TV personality. Jo […]

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Warehousing and transport fastest growing industry in UK since Brexit

Warehousing and transport is the fastest growing industry in the UK over the past two years following Brexit and the online shopping boom during the pandemic. The number of businesses in the sector grew by 21% between 2019 and 2021, while growth across all industries was just 1%, according to figures released by the Office […]

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The disadvantages of electric vehicles

Posted: 2022-05-06 22:45:18 Modified: 06/05/2022 22:43:48 I do not share Senator Adam Hinds’ enthusiasm for electric vehicles (“Driving EV growth in Mass”, April 16). It is true that electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions. They’re quiet, fast and no doubt fun to ride. But the power needed to charge these battery banks has to be […]

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Emergency services at mall amid reports of ‘explosion’

Emergency services are believed to be at a shopping center following reports of an explosion. It is understood that parts of White City Retail Park in Manchester have been cordoned off. Full details of the incident have yet to be released. However, a nearby road was also closed, according to the Manchester Evening News. Greater […]

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KenEx: Plans to build a new £800m ‘sustainable’ tram network linking Kent and Essex

Exciting plans were put in place to build a new tram network that would link Kent with Essex. The project, named KenEx, aims to provide “sustainable public transportation infrastructure” between the two counties. Thames Gateway Tramlink Ltd is set to help the government achieve its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The […]

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Vacant Managing Director position at Kent and East Sussex Railway

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a 10.5 mile long heritage line running from Tenterden in Kent to Bodiam in East Sussex (with a potential extension of a further 3.5 miles to join the main line at Robertsbridge) which uses a mixture of steam and diesel. heritage trains. Welcoming over 80,000 visitors each year, […]

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Principal Architect – West Chesterfield, MA, USA | Works

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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Local elections 2022 take place today – what you need to know

People across the UK will go to the polls on Thursday for the 2022 local elections. Voters will choose local representatives in England, Scotland and Wales and there will also be an election for the Northern Ireland Assembly. When are the municipal elections? Local elections take place on Thursday 5 May. Polling stations will open […]

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Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings – Kent Wired

Kent State alumnus Tom Grace rings the bell in memory of May 4th victims. (Matthew Brown) Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shooting in which four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory over Commons Bell under Taylor Hall in their memory on Wednesday. Jeffrey Miller, […]

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Kent beach cottage restored by Atelier Alicart is a modern idyll

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life in this peaceful Victorian beach house on the Kent coast, magically reimagined by Atelier Alicart. A stone’s throw from the shingle of Kingsdown Beach, the Kent property was originally a school and reading room for local fishermen, built by the local parish. It has been masterfully restored […]

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Former President Donald Trump Holds ‘Save America’ Rally in Ohio – Kent Wired

The sun and warm temperatures brought thousands of Trump supporters to the Delaware County Fairgrounds where former President Donald Trump held a “Save America” ​​rally on Saturday. The events page on Trump’s website said doors opened at 2 p.m. and lines formed for as long as the eye can see as massive crowds came to […]

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Abercrombie & Kent celebrates 60 years with the greatest trips of all time – Travel Weekly

Abercrombie & Kent marks six decades since it was founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. The company has charted an innovative course over the past 60 years, starting in the wilds of Africa and becoming the world’s largest luxury travel company bringing the same spirit of adventure found in safaris to destinations […]

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New King County Metro carpool scheme in Kent offers low-income commuters maximum flexibility

King County Metro Transit’s ridesharing program has taken the next step to make ridesharing more accessible and affordable. A new pilot scheme is offering a reduced rate of $49 per month for carpooling to Kent residents and commuters earning $25 or less per hour. The program starts on May 1. The monthly fee of $49, […]

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Kent County Council launches public consultation to tackle driving offenses in Ashford, Dartford and Maidstone

A new public consultation has been launched by Kent County Council (KCC) to tackle traffic offenses in three Kent towns. The proposed plans would allow KCC to impose new powers to “improve safety and tackle congestion” in Ashford, Dartford and Maidstone. Among the proposals, KCC says it will enforce traffic violations, including driving through a […]

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Kent officials persist on Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge solutions – Agassiz Harrison Observer

A true gateway to Agassiz-Harrison, the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge is never far from the minds of residents, visitors and elected officials. During her report, District Mayor Sylvia Pranger said officials continue to meet with provincial officials about transportation issues along the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge. The two sides communicate frequently about the bridge, as residents and visitors continue […]

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13 summer music festivals across Kent you can’t miss in 2022

Summer is fast approaching and the weather is getting warmer. So music lovers will be delighted to know that there is no shortage of live music to keep you entertained in Kent. And there’s something for everyone. From classical artists to soul music and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in music over the […]

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Deal Castle: our fascinating visit to Kent’s little-known fort that goes unnoticed – Matt Drake

Deal Castle is a fascinating insight into Tudor life that won’t break the bank to visit. While Dover Castle is stunning and one of the best preserved examples of Norman architecture in the UK, it costs more than double Deal’s price. This is understandable due to the scale and size of Dover Castle. Meanwhile, Hastings […]

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Remembering May 4 kicks off with the Jerry M. Lewis Lecture – Kent Wired

Lillie Leisure Jerry Lewis speaking Monday, May 2 at the May 4 Jerry M. Lewis Conference and Luncheon. The start of the Jerry M. Lewis Lecture and Luncheon Series not only honored Emeritus Professor Lewis, a witness to the May 4, 1970 shooting, but also focused on recognizing and commemorating the tragic events and efforts […]

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Noisiest streets in Kent 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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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 […]

Kent transport

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 […]