Section: Kent

Everything with a Kent-based theme

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Adventures of a Coastguard

Don Adamson

It takes a special kind of person to get a kick out of being hauled out of bed in the small hours and in all weathers to deal with sometimes tricky problems. There are compensations: I shall always treasure the gleam in young eyes when, at PR gigs, I would explain, “Coastguards are the good guys. We save lives and rescue people. The best thing about us is that you get your clothes dirty, come home covered in mud and there is nothing your mother can say about it.”

Trams Or Light Rail: Transport For Life

Nicholas Kerr
Waiting tram

Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.

Ride and Stride – Raising Funds For Kent Churches

Nigel Wheeler

In Whitstable, we found many churches and chapels open and pleased to see us. Fine Kentish ale, swimming in the sea, visits to a few of Whitstable’s quaint old shops and a search for oysters rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day … and hopefully a few well earned £££s for the Ride & Stride cause. 

Save the Honest Miller

Emily S*

“It is not just about a pub for us – it is about helping to sustain our community. It is about investing in the future of the community and ensuring The Honest Miller is run for the good of Brook and nearby villages, for us now and for future generations to come.” Save The Honest Miller Group

Reintroducing Wildcats In Kent

Georgina Mear

Rangers at Wildwood Trust, Herne Bay, are currently hard at work clearing the ground for the new breeding centre in Kent as part of a ground-breaking new project to establish the first wild population of the wildcat outside of Scotland in over 200 years.

The Battle Of the Cull

Annette Beveridge

cattle movement regulations. They are concerned that the Government is undertaking the cull without real evidence that it is working. In 2008, a scientific research paper entitled, Bovine TB: The Scientific Evidence stated, “we conclude that badger culling cannot meaningfully contribute to the future control of cattle TB in Britain.”