Kent Refugee Help: It Takes a Prisoner to Set You Free

They have been traumatised by war, by deprivation, by loss. They have said goodbye to the lands of their birth, leaving friends and family behind. They have crossed countries and seas to get here, travelling many thousands of miles Continue reading Kent Refugee Help: It Takes a Prisoner to Set You Free

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Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services

Lang Court So what’s going on at Lang Court? On the one hand they’ve just had new windows, new front doors and new kitchens fitted in every flat, at the cost of several hundred thousand pounds at least. On the other, the residents are being asked to vote on downgrading their services. First appeared in the Whitstable Gazette 16/06/2016 **************** From The Whitstable Gazette. The editor welcomes letters on any topical subject, but reserves the right to edit them. Letters must include your name and address even when emailed and a daytime telephone number. Send letters to: The Editor, 5-8 … Continue reading Residents shocked at vote to cut their care services

Katrina’s chocolates are simply heavenly

It’s become something of a tradition. Every year around this time I encourage my readers to shop locally and to buy their presents from one of the many artists or crafts people who live and work in Whitstable. This year I’d like to introduce you to Katrina Louise Taylor. Some of you will already know her. Many of you will not. Katrina is an artist, but she is also a very talented chocolatier. Ah chocolate: that most heavenly of confections. Who doesn’t like chocolate? But Katrina’s chocolates are in another league altogether. She’s been featured on the BBC Good Food … Continue reading Katrina’s chocolates are simply heavenly

It is wrong to stream kids from the age of 11

The daughter of a friend of mine recently failed her Kent Test. So I finally have proof of something I’ve been thinking for a while. It’s not Kent youngsters who are stupid: it’s the Kent Test. This is a girl who has a reading age of 14; who has been reading by herself since the age of seven; who is imaginative and creative, funny and intelligent, kind and considerate and who has all the qualities to make her an accomplished and well-rounded human being. And yet she failed her test. I won’t go into details here. There were mitigating circumstances. … Continue reading It is wrong to stream kids from the age of 11