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Our Man in Westminster MP Damian Collins

‘Art Buff’, the mural created for Folkestone by the internationally renowned artist Banksy is to return to the town. This is excellent news and our thanks are due to Sir Roger De Haan and the Creative Foundation for their tenacious legal battle to secure its future. Last year when the work was created by Banksy in Payers Park, during ...Full Article

Airport boss exits job after less than a year

Speculation was rife as to why former Chief Executive Charles Buchanan has suddenly left Lydd Airport. In a press release to The Looker a spokesman for London Ashford Airport ...Full Article

Damian Collins hosts an apprenticeship fair at Leas Cliff Hall

I am organising an Apprenticeship Fair, which will incorporate my 3rd Jobs Fair at The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on Thursday 1st October to put people looking for work, ...Full Article

Our Man in Westminster Damian Collins MP

The House of Commons returned this week after the summer recess and business has been dominated by the consequences of the migration and refugee crisis in Europe; an issue we have also ...Full Article

Spitfire pilot makes emergency landing in Woodchurch

Emergency services were called to an incident involving a Spitfire plane, following an emergency landing in a field in Woodchurch, near Ashford. The pilot was already out of the ...Full Article

Growing up in New Romney during the war

First Published In Issue 4 There were Sentries at the end of most roads in Littlestone and one was situated on the railway bridge, halfway along The Avenue. When ...Full Article

‘Living and Working in Lydd’

First Published In Issue 3 I did various jobs on the farm during the war including catching moles that were causing a lot of damage to the arable crops. ...Full Article

“Goal Running”

First Published Issue 2 This ancient game, peculiar to Kent and East Sussex, was first played in the late 19th Century. Virtually every town and village had a team ...Full Article

A Postman In New Romney

First Published Issue 1 On leaving school, I obtained a job as a Boy Messenger at New Romney Post Office and sometimes they gave me part-time postman’s job if ...Full Article

The ‘scousification’ of….

Saturday 5th September 2015 I almost choked on my cappuccino-as we sat after lunch on the Fred. Olsen cruise ship Braemar last week – when my friend stated that ...Full Article
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