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Romney Country Fayre (A day of two halves)

July 29th, 2017 Comments Off on Romney Country Fayre (A day of two halves)
New Romney Country Fayre has traditionally always guaranteed sunshine. However, the weather forecast predicted it could be a day of sunshine and showers for the largest attended free event on the Romney Marsh, and it didn’t disappoint. With early ...

Celebrating 90 years of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

July 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Celebrating 90 years of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
  A weekend of celebrations recently for the RH&DR that was 90 years old on Sunday 16th July. A terrific milestone in its history and a weekend to commemorate the occasion had been arranged and partly funded by the ...

Thugs and the ignorant must not win in the local election

July 19th, 2017 Comments Off on Thugs and the ignorant must not win in the local election
by Andrew South In the week when the Chairman of the Government’s own Watchdog on Standards in Public Life has warned of the approaching ‘tipping point’ of abuse being meted out to politicians and candidates, it seems that local ...

Looker TV: RHDR 90th Anniversary

July 17th, 2017 Comments Off on Looker TV: RHDR 90th Anniversary

Green Party slam Tory vote for 15% pay increase…

July 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Green Party slam Tory vote for 15% pay increase…
Hythe and Marsh  County Tory Councillors vote for 15% pay increase… but not every councillor did!Councillor Martin Whybrow was along with several other opposition councillors voting against a 15% pay increase for county Councillors. Matyin told The Looker: “”Every ...

People in glass houses should not throw stones, as KM gets it wrong, again!

July 13th, 2017 Comments Off on People in glass houses should not throw stones, as KM gets it wrong, again!
By Graham West In today’s Kent Messenger newspaper, on page 2 there is a report about social media spreading fake news, but the picture shows, what is reported to be “A deserted looking High street taken THIS MONTH” when ...

Witness appeal following M20 collision at Junction 11

July 12th, 2017 Comments Off on Witness appeal following M20 collision at Junction 11
Update… Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious collision involving three vehicles on the M20 on Wednesday 12 July 2017. The collision, which occurred at approximately 12.15pm between Junction 11 and 12 coast-bound, involved a red DAF recovery truck, a blue Iveco Straus HGV ...

Annual 10K attracts nearly 150 runners  

July 12th, 2017 Comments Off on Annual 10K attracts nearly 150 runners  
Despite soaring heat over 180 runners took part in the annual Romney Marsh Rotary Club 10K road race last Sunday (9th July)With a course record of 32 minutes, it was not expected to beat the time as the weather ...

Racing towards a bright future

July 4th, 2017 Comments Off on Racing towards a bright future
The name Brooklands is synonymous with motorsport; however the Surrey Super-Bowl of Speed has another namesake that is giving it its own run for its money, with world class racing happening most weekends at the Kent Race Track. There ...

Over 200 people join the parade

July 1st, 2017 Comments Off on Over 200 people join the parade
The traffic in Dymchurch came to a standstill today (Saturday 1st July) as over 200 people joined in with a parade through the Village dressed as pirates and smugglers, on a half mile hike to Dymchurch primary school to ...