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  • Petrol Queues in Medway - any near you?

    By jayenolan at 11:09 on 30/03/12
    The Co-op Texaco garage on City Way, circa 9.30am this morning.
    Panic buying? Is everyone at it or is it all being exaggerated?  Bearing in mind that any strike action has to give seven days notice (aren't we civilised?) I drove around (not too far to be honest - don't want to run out of petrol) to see if there were any major queues. I found a small one at the Co-op garage on City Way (see above) and am reliably informed, by the ever reliable @LozEWright on Twitter, that Morrisons in...
  • Plane crash at Rochester Airport

    By jayenolan at 10:33 on 21/03/12
    Rochester Airport plane crash: How the landing should have looked ...
    A man walked away from an overturned plane at Rochester Airport yesterday afternoon. The light aricraft, a Cessna two seater, turned upside when attempting to land and aircraft investigators have been called in to find out why. Reports say that the ground wasn't wet and neither was it very windy, so any possible reasons for the incident are unclear as yet. The airport is open and operating as usual. Kelvin Carr, the airport manager,...
  • Medway Festival of Steam & Transport - 10th Anniversary at the Historic Dockyard

    By jayenolan at 17:48 on 13/03/12
    Warning: Steam Trains Ahead! The Medway Festival of Steam and Transport at the Historic Dockyard.
    The Medway Festival of Steam & Transport is back, bigger and better than ever this year, as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary over the Easter weekend. The specialist assortment of vehicles within the railway theme will be joined this year by a new Steampunk village, a folk and blues music stage and an Airfix Make and Take activity. The event will include two ex-dockyard locomotives alongside each other in their original working...
  • Beauty or The Beast? Artists against the Estuary Airport

    By jayenolan at 20:53 on 09/03/12
    The Garden of England? Or London's driveway?
    Peter Reeds and Dave Wise are among nine local artists contributing to a new exhibition examining the impact of an Estuary airport in North Kent. The aim of the artists, collectively known as the The No Thames Estuary Airport Artists Group, is to counter the developers' glossy artist impressions and visual spin surrounding the proposed airport in the Thames estuary, and show its real effect in paint, photography and video....
  • Email Boris Johnson and fight his estuary airport plans!

    By jayenolan at 21:17 on 24/11/11
    Email Boris Johnson to fight Boris Island
    A new website has been set up by Medway Council, Kent County Council and the RSPB, enabling North Kent residents to email Boris Johnson directly about his plans for Boris Island. Stop The Estuary Airport has a pre-filled email for you to sign your name to, advising Boris of your displeasure at his continued suggestions and support of plans for a hub airport in North Kent. The email will also copy in Justine Green, Secretary of State...

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