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National award success for Ashford family business

Contributed by editor on Jun 15, 2019 - 03:00 PM

Matthew Pestridge (second from left) with his award

 

An award-winning Ashford garage will be looking for a new display cabinet after picking up another top prize and being shortlisted for yet more success.



Folkestone 'leaky' library forced to close for emergency repairs after water pours through roof

Contributed by editor on Jun 15, 2019 - 01:05 PM

Notice of closure  Photo: Ray Duff

 

By Ray Duff

Following the recent ongoing closures of the upper floors of Folkestone Library due to water ingress above the main stairwell after heavy rain, it has now been forced to close completely for urgent repairs to the roof and internal structures.



Folkestone and Hythe residents asked - Are you spoiled rotten when it comes to food?

Contributed by editor on Jun 15, 2019 - 11:10 AM

 

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is supporting Love Food Hate Waste’s Spoiled Rotten campaign which is calling on people to take action and spot their food waste traps, from over-buying milk 'just in case' to buying a bag of apples when the recipe only needs one or two.



Flash mobs cycling and parties lined up for Learning Disability Week from Folkestone to Tunbridge Wells

Contributed by editor on Jun 15, 2019 - 08:55 AM

 

A range of activities have been organised to mark Learning Disability Week, including a cycling event, a Makaton flash mob, a tea party and training sessions for relatives, carers and professionals.



Monkey reward offered to catch taggers plaguing Canterbury district

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 07:32 PM

Tagging across Canterbury district  Photos: Canterbury City Council

 

Taggers are being targeted in the latest move by Canterbury City Council to crack down on graffiti and the council is offering a 'Monkey' (£500 in cockney rhyming slang) reward for information that leads to the conviction of vandals responsible for a series of tags across the district.



Businesses burgled at Bridge near Canterbury on same evening

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 04:15 PM

 

Kent Police is seeking information after officers received reports that two businesses near Canterbury were burgled on the same evening.



Port of Dover leads the way cutting carbon emissions with scores of solar panels

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 02:19 PM

Scores of solar panels on the former multi-story car park roof  Photo: Dover Harbour Board

 

The Port of Dover has proven its mission to be a sustainable company for the future by transforming its former multi-storey car parks into state of the art, solar panelled roofing.



Bijou Cinema plans in the balance as work on Whitstable Harbour shed takes a step closer

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The empty shell of the harbour shed in Whitstable  Photo: Canterbury City Council

 

Members of the Whitstable Harbour Board will be asked at a meeting today, 14 June, whether to rule out the proposal for a cinema on the shed site in the harbour.



Hopping on the bus can get you fit says Dover council!

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 10:25 AM

 

Dover District Council and Places Leisure are offering a month’s free bus travel with Stagecoach for members and concession card holders at the Dover District Leisure Centre.



Dungeness lifeboat tows stricken yacht back to safety from English Channel shipping lanes

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2019 - 08:10 AM

The stricken yacht Photo: Volunteer lifeboat crew member Simon Collins

 

On Monday 10 June at 5.50 pm, the UK Coastguard called Dungeness lifeboat to assist a 28’ yacht, sailing from Eastbourne to Boulogne.


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