Issue 5 – 21 April 2021 – Spring has Sprung
“Spring Lamb” by EssjayNZ is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Kent Bylines – News from the Garden of England & Gateway to Europe
Do feel free to contact the editorial team: Andy Pye, Charlotte Mbali, Martin Brice, Patrick Reynolds, Chris Hammond – we welcome offers of articles and letters to the Editorial Team about existing ones!
We are currently looking for articles on twinning of Kent towns. Please let us know if you have any stories or contacts about this. Also for stories of migration from people who spent their childhood, or long periods later, in another European country.
Rewilded Kent coal mine under threat
The fate of Betteshanger – the rewilded Kent coalmine – and all its wildlife hangs in the balance pending a planning application decision
Will blue daffodils soon be unaffordable?
Charlotte Lebon looks at why some plants may become unaffordable in British garden centres next year now that Brexit regulations have taken effect
Local government in Kent: the who, how and why
Local Government elections will take place on 6 May 2021. We explain the structure of local government in Kent.
Why some people who love dogs decide not to have one
How many people who decided on the spur of the moment to get a sweet puppy have considered the animal’s needs?
Save the oaks
750,000 young oak trees due for planting may be destroyed by nursery owners who blame delays in government help for woodland creation.
Are Whitstable oysters tanking?
What to do about the tonnes of Whitstable oysters still in the tanks after a ban on exports to the EU?
A poem, Spring Mourning by Mark Brophy
NHS reform part 2: connecting the parts together
Many patients don’t even know who their GP is, or if they have one. With NHS reform, what does this mean for the future of GPs?
UK Green Roof subsidy programme collapses in tatters
The UK’s Green Roof environmental subsidy programme collapses in tatters
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A Calais demo on climate change
The Calais Region Citizens for the Climate are determined to make Macron honour his Climate Change promises.
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