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Universities boost Medway economy by £143.6m

By Dan Worth The three universities in Medway contribute more than £143.6m to the local economy and support at least 1,200 full time jobs across the unitary authority, according to latest research. The universities, which share a campus at Chatham Maritime, are also responsible for economic impact worth a further £234.7m across the south-east, sustaining the equivalent of Read the full article…

Officers, staff and public commended for protecting vulnerable people

Kent Police officers and staff have been commended by the Chief Constable for their efforts in protecting vulnerable people. Between them the four detectives, police constable and call handler provided vital assistance to a distressed man and woman and protected multiple children from sexual exploitation – securing custodial sentences of more than 40 years in Read the full article…

Honorary degrees announced for University ceremonies in November

By Martin Herrema Olympic Gold hockey medallist and alumna Susannah Townsend MBE and architect Sir Terry Farrell are among those due to receive honorary degrees from the University in ceremonies during November. Others set to be honoured by the University at ceremonies in Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals are dancer and choreographer Janet Smith MBE and anthropologist Read the full article…

Concert series draws to an end with angelic sounds

An autumn concert programme held at the University of Kent will conclude with a visit from The Society of the Strange and Ancient Instruments next month. The society will play some of the instruments which appear in descriptions and depictions of angels through the ages, as well as other strange and ethereal-sounding instruments. Traditional tunes, Read the full article…

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol backed by UK Supreme Court

RSPH has welcomed the judgement from the UK Supreme Court that minimum unit pricing on alcohol is legal. RSPH has welcomed the judgement from the UK Supreme Court that minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol is legal. Legislation to introduce MUP passed through the Scottish Parliament without opposition in 2012, and can now be implemented Read the full article…

Man jailed for homophobic attack in Margate

An 18-year-old man has been jailed after carrying out a homophobic attack in Margate. During the evening of Sunday 6 August 2017 two women were walking down Grosvenor Hill in Margate when they were approached by a group of people. One of the group, Tyler Crane, confronted the victims with homophobic abuse before swinging a Read the full article…

Upcoming Christmas Light Switch-on’s taking place in Thanet

This past weekends Westwood Cross Christmas Light Switch on kicked off Christmas in Thanet and with plenty more Christmas Light Switch on’s yet to take place, we take a look at the remaining festive switch on’s you can still attend.   Ramsgate Town Christmas Lights Switch-On November 26th- 12-5pm The next switch on will be Read the full article…

Rob Brydon coming to Margate Winter Gardens next March

New Show… Make sure to book your tickets for next March as Welsh comedian Rob Brydon will be performing at the Margate Winter Gardens. The 52 year old is a master of many traits having played standout roles in hugely popular TV sitcoms Gavin and Stacey and Marion and Geoff. Rob has also appeared in Read the full article…

Thanet’s dedicated Environmental Action Team makes great strides in eight weeks

Eight weeks after its launch, the dedicated Environmental Action Team formed by Thanet District Council has tackled tonnes of waste in Cliftonville West. Since it launched in September 2017, the Environmental Action Team – a cross departmental group of officers – dedicated to working in Cliftonville in a bid to improve the street scene in Read the full article…

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early

NHS England Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, will today (21/11/17) announce the scaling up of an innovative scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. Speaking at the Economist War on Cancer event in London, he will highlight the success Read the full article…

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