KCC COVID-19 cycle lanes cost over £400,000

A freedom of information request has revealed that Kent County Council spent £414,528 of their emergency travel fund on the highly controversial pop up cycle lanes. Kent was allocated a whopping £1.6 million pound from the Emergency Travel Fund, which was designed to allow local councils to produce better walking and cycling facilities. Over 25%Continue reading “KCC COVID-19 cycle lanes cost over £400,000”

Your Little Lift: a gender neutral, eco friendly care package

Your Little Lift is a new, original startup created by Ryan Mairs, known as Mairsy, to encourage people to take a well deserved break in our hectic, busy lives. Ryan suffered the loss of his father at 12 years old, and lived unaware that his mother for six years was at the time an paranoidContinue reading “Your Little Lift: a gender neutral, eco friendly care package”

“Having herpes isn’t pretty; but it’s not something you should hide behind”

According to Marie Claire UK, over two thirds of your friends probably have herpes. Over 66% of people over 50 have herpes. Worldwide, herpes is thought to affect over 3.7 billion worldwide. Herpes Simplex, known as herpes, has two subtypes; HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is typically defined by mouth ulcers, where as HSV-2 is characterisedContinue reading ““Having herpes isn’t pretty; but it’s not something you should hide behind””

Blind man “told to queue like everyone else” by B&M staff

Rick Newman, lives in Ashford with his wife Tracey. He’s severely sight impaired, and uses a white cane to go about his daily life. His wife is arthritic, and has to use two crutches to walk. This means she can only walk short distances comfortably. This weekend, Rick and Tracey recently visited three B&M storesContinue reading “Blind man “told to queue like everyone else” by B&M staff”

Take Home Exams: What are they like?

I sat my Politics, Law and Ethics exam this week. But from home. What was it like? At 11 o’clock this Tuesday, my Politics, Law and Ethics exam paper became available on Blackboard to complete. I should have been sitting it in an exam hall, with two hours to complete it, but instead, due toContinue reading “Take Home Exams: What are they like?”

University bar running at £186,000 loss

A recent freedom of information request sent to Canterbury Christ Church has revealed that the student’s union bar ran at a £186,000 loss in the financial year of 2018/2019. They made over £201,936 in that same period. However, the long list of outgoings was quick to put a dent in the money they had made.Continue reading “University bar running at £186,000 loss”

Panic Buying: How is it affecting everyone?

On December 31st 2019, the World Health Organisation first heard of a potentially deadly, unknown virus. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus in January this year, a rapidly rising number of confirmed cases and deaths has instilled a massive cause of fear, panic and concern for everyone. Over the past few months, the Independent hand sanitiserContinue reading “Panic Buying: How is it affecting everyone?”

Half a million visitors expected to flock to Margate for Turner Prize exhibition, according to organizers

Margate will be hosting the Turner Prize exhibition this year, running from September until January 2020. According to the event’s organizers, they anticipate seeing around 500,000 visitors, with a “significant number” of those coming from outside of Kent. The Turner Prize, established in 1984, is a leading contemporary art prizes, and is recognized internationally. ItContinue reading “Half a million visitors expected to flock to Margate for Turner Prize exhibition, according to organizers”

Kent County Council finally agree for Eastern Bypass

Concept plans posed by Canterbury City Council for a bypass to remove traffic from the ring roads around Canterbury have hit an uncertain roadblock last year after Kent County Council were “anti” plans for it.  However, they have now finally agreed and come to conclusion that Canterbury has developed to a point where it wasContinue reading “Kent County Council finally agree for Eastern Bypass”

Four beloved pets die after rat poison incident

Dog owners in Kingsnorth are in shock as it has been discovered that rat poison has been left in a popular local wood for dog walkers. The woods, located near Furley Park Primary, is hugely popular with dog walkers but it has come to light that someone in the area has been leaving discarded foodContinue reading “Four beloved pets die after rat poison incident”