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Gad’s Hill School’s pupils got a rare opportunity to meet Buddhist monk, Kelsang Wangchuk, from the Jampel Centre, Canterbury and hear his message of love and compassion when he came to visit the School in Higham, Kent. More


IN SUPPORT OF EllenorLions Hospices ON SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 2011 BETWEEN 2PM – 5PM More

If you are, then EllenorLions Hospices are asking for any runners who have been lucky enough to qualify for a place in this year’s British 10K to run for them. More

On Friday 10th June 2011 from midday until 3pm EllenorLions Hospices will be holding a ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ at The Old Town Hall, Gravesend, DA11 0AZ. More

The mission to create 100 apprenticeships in Medway in 100 days has begun. The Medway 100 in 100 apprenticeship challenge launched on Thursday, 19 May, and has been championed by private training providers, Mid Kent College and Medway businesses. More

Today (Thursday 19 May) the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announces recipients of a 2011 RIBA Award. Six exceptional buildings in the South East region, which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex have been recognised for their architectural excellence.

The winning projects range from artworks on a seaside esplanade to a school’s performing arts centre. The six buildings in the South East region that have won RIBA Awards are:

No. 1 Smithery, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham – van Heyningen and Haward Architects, London NW5
The Esplanade, Dover – Tonkin Liu, London WC1
House in Dungeness – Nord Architecture, Glasgow
Performing Arts Centre, Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks – Tim Ronalds Architects, London N1

House in Epsom – Eldridge Smerin, London SW11

West Sussex:
House in West Sussex – Adam Richards Architects, London N1.

Judged on a regional basis and approved by a national awards jury, the South East region buildings are amongst 97 buildings in the UK and Europe which have received RIBA Awards today (89 in the UK and 8 in the rest of the EU). The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, for the building of the year, will be drawn from the 97 RIBA Award winners.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ruth Reed said:
“For 46 years the RIBA Awards have reflected the health of British architecture. This year’s winners show that in spite of a terrible worldwide recession, many exceptional buildings have been, and continue to be, built in the UK and overseas. Winning projects demonstrate that even in constrained times committed clients working with talented architects can achieve architectural excellence. “These well-designed buildings will add huge value to the lives, prosperity, health and pride of their owners, users and communities and I am delighted with year’s selection. We are promised an interesting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist

Keep fit and enjoy some fresh air at the same time on Capstone Park’s Trim Trail. More

Dog barking has been selected by Medway Council as the theme for this year’s Noise Action Week taking place from Monday, 23 May to Friday, 27 May. More

Free workshops to help people become more involved in their communities are being run across Medway in May and June. The training will include key skills such as budgeting, managing people, negotiating and influencing, promoting events and fundraising. More

Sunday 19th June: Circular walk from Shorne Church to Shorne Marshes. Meet: 2.30pm outside Shorne Church Guide: Derek Gray 01474 363024

A fantastic new treatment is now available at the Hera Beauty Clinic More

By Suzan Ahmet

Taking to the track once again, Erol Ahmet from Cliffe Woods makes an excellent start to his racing season by making himself known as a tough contender at the Pembrey round of the Thundersport GB Superstock 600 championship.

Although not having raced in 6 months, Ahmet was excited to be racing again along with trying out some new tyres. However, things did not get off to a good start when Ahmet crashed when his front tyre let go during the test day, placing him 10th on the grid. More

10 minutes preparation time, 30 minutes cooking time More

One of the country’s oldest twinning arrangements will be celebrated in Medway next week (May 19-21) with a Taste of France coming to Chatham. More

The stars who created the distinctive British pop sound of the sixties come to Medway this weekend. More

A thought provoking insight into the world of the comedian comes to Medway this month with Ron Aldridge’s play ‘My Dog’s Got No Nose’. More

From folk to medieval sounds through to Prog Rock the Strawbs have been one of the most influential bands in British music, More

In their quest to conquer England, the Romans landed in Kent in 43 AD More

that right now as close at hand as Upnor’s Arethusa Centre, you can go rock climbing? More

In many respects June is the most delightful month of the gardener’s year. More

Diet isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when asked about minerals, aren’t they something you find in rocks? TV commercials for breakfast cereals are constantly talking of fortifying with vitamins and minerals, but are most of us really aware of what exactly minerals are and how important they are to good health? More

Our visit to Simply Italian in Rochester High Street. Read On

Preparation and Cooking Time: 40 minutes More

Welcome to the latest report on this seasons Peninsula Darts League. With just four rounds to go to the end of the season the table has a familiar but intriguing look about it. More

At last finally a break in the weather, the grass was growing and the eagerly awaited day had finally arrived at 11.00 on the 27 March 2010 More

The first mass produced car that is powered exclusively by battery will be manufactured by NISSAN in their factory in Tyne & Wear. More

The village of Cliffe is situated on the Hoo Peninsula and overlooks the Thames Estuary. Early records suggest that Cliffe would have originally been known as Cloveshoo (Cliffe-at-Hoo). More

On 30 November 2007, 12 men met in The Roseneath public house Gillingham and whilst drinking only tea, the Medway Dragons RLFC was formed. The initial aim was to create two teams to join the London RL Junior League. More

Here at Kent Classic Motorcycles (KCM) we are able to service all makes of motorcycles whether it be a Triumph Speed Twin, a Harley Davidson Electra Glide or a Yamaha FJ2900. With a 3,000sq ft service area we can accommodate a multitude of different bikes with full service capabilities. More

Our journey into the history of the peninsula starts with the village of Allhallows. The Village, located to the east of the Hoo peninsula, sits on the Thames estuary looking over Southend-on-sea. Allhallows, now a large village populated by over 1,500 people, was once just a small hamlet. More


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