Construction Begins On £7m Extension at School In Sittingbourne
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22h ago
Construction work has begun to expand a grammar school to cater for boom in pupil numbers. Borden Grammar School in the Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, has already increased its intake for Year 7 over the past two years, boosting numbers from 120 to 150 boys a year. But space is so sparce that pupils have had to have lessons in two mobile classrooms. Kier Group has been awarded the £6.975m contract to build a two-storey teaching block including specialist classrooms for science and IT, staff rooms and a three-court sports hall, which will take just over a year to complete. Since the proj ..read more
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Moped Thief Caught By Medway Police
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2d ago
Medway Police are continuing to actively target those that are committing offences on and stealing mopeds, after a spate of crime in the area. While patrolling in Gillingham on Sunday, a rider on a moped failed to stop for the police when requested. A pursuit commenced around the residential streets. The rider soon ran out of talent and collided with a parked car. They were arrested for traffic and theft offences and the moped was seized. The post Moped Thief Caught By Medway Police appeared first on KentNews.Online ..read more
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Train Catches Fire At West Malling
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5d ago
A commuter train has caught fire as it arrived into the station yesterday at around 4pm. Flames, sparks and smoke could be seen billowing from underneath the train, as passengers quickly evacuated the coaches. It meant lines between Swanley and Ashford International were blocked until after 8.30pm last night. The fire brigade were soon at the scene to deal with the incident with no-one hurt. Strike-a-light – that looks hot! A fire brigade spokesperson confirmed “Five fire engines and a foam unit were sent to the scene, where crews used dry powder to extinguish a small fire. The incident has si ..read more
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South Eastern Railway To Install Power Sockets In Coaches
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5d ago
South Eastern Railways are installing 230v plug sockets and USB charging ports into their refurbished railway coaches. This update to rolling stock will enable passengers to top up their devices as they travel. Some of the coaches are already in use on the Medway line and they hope further coaches will appear on other SE Railway lines soon. With the cost of electricity these days, this is a good opportunity to get some ‘free’ power whilst you travel. This is assuming that someone has not already beaten you to the socket or that the coach is so overcrowded that you stand no chance of getting an ..read more
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Police Looking For Man After Suspected Indecent Exposure
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by KentNews
6d ago
Police have released an image of a man following a report of indecent exposure in Ashford. It was reported that, at around 1.50pm on Thursday 26th January 2023 in Hythe Road, a man exposed himself on a bus to a number of people. An investigation is ongoing and officers have released the image of a man who may be able to assist their enquiries. Anyone with information, or who recognises the man, is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/16390/23. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 The post Police Looking For Man After Suspected Indecent Exposure ..read more
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Anger As Leybourne Lakes Implements Cashless Payments
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by KentNews
1w ago
Visitors to Leybourne Lakes, near Snodland have been left frustrated after the popular country park has gone cashless. It’s cash payment facility has been removed from the car park and replaced with a new system for visitors to pay using an app or card only. The car park was previously pay and display with the option to use the RingGo app. The park, which is operated by the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust (TMActive) on behalf of Tonbridge and Malling council, has also announced that it will also no longer sell season tickets but will honour any issued by the council until their expiry date ..read more
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Appeal For Van Driver After Indecent Exposure In West Kingsdown
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by KentNews
1w ago
Police investigators are appealing for information after a report of indecent exposure by a van driver in West Kingsdown. The incident happened in Hever Avenue at around 3.30pm on Thursday 12th January 2023. A man driving a white van is reported to have slowed the vehicle down as he passed two teenage girls and was then seen to be committing an indecent act. He then turned the vehicle around and passed the victims again. The suspect is described as being white, aged in his early to mid-20s, with dark brown short hair and a short beard. Investigating officer, PC Bethany Main, said ‘We have been ..read more
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How Much Is A Cup Of Coffee?
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by KentNews
1w ago
How much does a cup of coffee cost? It’s a simple question, but with the cost of living crisis all around us, there’s not a simple answer. If you walk down your local high street, you will probably find prices ranging from 99p all the way up to £5. I’m not really sure as I cannot stand the stuff, but tea is probably just as high priced too! But how much does it cost to make a hot drink these days? If you look at the overall running costs of a business, there’s staff pay, rent, lease costs, electricity, water bills, heating, furniture and raw products just to name a few. It’s probably not cheap ..read more
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Sewage Dumping In Sea To Continue For 15 Years
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by KentNews
1w ago
According to the Liberal Democrats, last night 292 Conservative MPs voted to allow sewage dumping by water companies in our rivers and coasts for at least 15 more years. In the last two years alone, water companies in England dumped raw sewage 775,568 times over 5,768,679 hours. The new regulations would permit dumping to continue for 15 more years. Although the Liberal Democrats say that their MPs voted against these weak targets to attempt to force the Tories to set far stronger targets, a number of Tory MP’s from Kent voted in favour. The Liberals have posted a list of every MP that voted ..read more
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Small Boat Crisis Is Now A Massive Issue
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by KentNews
1w ago
UKIP leader Neil Hamilton has said that Tory ministers ‘are paralysed’ and have no balls’ after another thousand migrants arrived into Kent. As anger grows at the increasing number coming to the UK, Neil said ‘they should be locked up in internment camps on arrival, not put into hotels. Fast-track cases & deport them. They all come from France – a safe country. Deport the ministers too’. As the country waits for the Home Secretary Suella Braveman to do something. Not only is there a growing number of hotels being taken over to house the migrants, the numbers now crossing on a daily basis h ..read more
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