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Broadstairs Blues Bash 16th-18th February

Broadstairs Blues Bash is a FREE Blues music festival which is now into its tenth year. It takes place annually in mid-February in the Victorian sea-side town of Broadstairs in Kent, England, UK. In 2017 there were 55 local, national and international Blues acts in 14 venues in the town and the festival attracted several thousand people. Due to Read the full article…

A20 Harrietsham Highway Improvements Scheme

Kent County Council is launching a consultation into highway improvements on the A20 at Harrietsham. The plan is to create a more pedestrian friendly environment and improve links between the new housing development sites, the existing housing and village centre. Proposals include a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph, constructing new pedestrian Read the full article…

Chelmsford City Council announces improvement works to Bell Meadow

Chelmsford City Council has announced that it will be undertaking improvement works to Bell Meadow, Chelmsford. The improvements will help to bring together the wider town centre park locations such as Central Park with the city centre. The scheme will see the entrance spaces improved, alongside a new pedestrian crossing and new trees planted. These Read the full article…

Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; Pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the Read the full article…

World champion Rhianne kick starts new challenge as manager of the Waterfront spa and health club in Kent

The newly-opened Waterfront Spa & Health Club at the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel will be run by a world class athlete – Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing champion Rhianne O’Neill. Rhianne is currently ranked third in the world in Kickboxing following her success at the 2017 World Championships. Over the years she has Read the full article…

Chelmsford City Council working to reduce litter pollution

Chelmsford City Council is continuing to raise awareness of litter in Chelmsford. The City Council is highlighting the issue of litter pollution on a local, national and global scale, and encouraging residents to take their litter home and recycle if they can or dispose of it correctly. As part of the Council’s fight against litter, the Street Care Team work seven Read the full article…

Single Awareness Day 2018

It’s a humorous holiday to celebrate being single, to share with single friends, to send each other presents or even order yourself some flowers. On this day many people wear green, as it is the complementary opposite of red. Another popular option is an absence of color (black), to symbolize an absence of celebration. One Read the full article…

£75m deal to help shape city centre’s future

Canterbury City Council yesterday (Tuesday 13 February) took full control of the Whitefriars shopping centre. The £75m deal to buy the full freehold and leaseholds was approved by an overwhelming majority of city councillors at a Full Council meeting on Thursday 4 January, since when the council and the vendor, TH Real Estate, have been Read the full article…

Valentine’s Day 2018

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognised as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Read the full article…

Local ‘health and care heroes’ sought for awards marking 70 years of the NHS

A competition to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday was launched in Westminster last Wednesday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards will see English MPs put forward individuals and teams serving their constituencies for national recognition, with the winners being announced at a special awards ceremony on the House of Commons Terrace the day before the NHS’s official anniversary. It Read the full article…

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