Kent transport

Public health expert calls for action against junk food advertising loophole

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

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

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

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

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

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Spotlight on the Arts – March 2022

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

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

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

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Hundreds of SEN pupils miss school as Kent County Council announces it will launch a review of transport issues

An investigation will take place after hundreds of children with special needs were unable to attend school because transport contracts were not concluded in time. Many parents across the county are frantically trying to get in touch with Kent County Council about their own child’s arrangements. Families with SEN children are deeply frustrated with the […]

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Storm Franklin hits Kent days after Storm Eunice caused chaos

Work is continuing in an attempt to restore power to thousands of Kent homes and businesses after Storm Eunice. UK Power Networks crews traveled across the county after high winds knocked down power cables on Friday and fallen trees also damaged lines. Hear from a Hextable resident who went without power this weekend, we also […]

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Families in financial difficulty to be offered free holidays by the government

Families struggling financially, or facing illness, isolation or bereavement, will have the opportunity to take a weekend break thanks to a new government fund. More than 800 family holidays and trips over the next few months will be funded by the £600,000 ‘England for All’ fund. The fund will help parents, carers and young people […]

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The county will have speed cameras that also catch jumpers at red lights

Cameras capable of catching motorists speeding or crossing a red light are installed at two locations in Lancashire. The infrared cameras will be installed at locations controlled by traffic lights – the A59 county road in Ormskirk and the point where the main road meets Hayfield Road, LancsLive reports. Lancashire County Council has already said […]

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Van Raays hands over the reins after 20 years leading the Chatham-Kent chapter of Canadian Food for Children

Breadcrumb Links News Local News A Chatham couple who led a grassroots effort that has helped thousands of people living in poverty in other countries are stepping back to let the younger generation pick up the slack. Cindy Waddick, left, takes over the reins of the Chatham-Kent chapter of Canadian Food for Children from John […]