Author: Dave Stevens


There was a warm welcome for both Wanderers supporters in the clubhouse and on the pitch for the players in the opening phases of the match. Thanet were without Andy Letts and Jay Morbey who were both injured, Warren Riddell-Broomfield was not available. Kris Finneran, Lewis Stone, Kieran Wright and Peter Macaulay returned to the starting XV. League positions indicated a stroll in the park in the warm sunshine for the Thanet side but the opening salvoes from the hosts quickly dispelled any complacency. A penalty after six minutes finally established Thanet deep in the home half. Loose-head prop Danny...

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A Very Important and Emotional Message Delivered To Young St George’s Students In Special Assembly

Year 9 Students from St George’s Church of England Foundation School recently attended a very poignant and emotional assembly involving a number of organisations and charities. The assembly, brought together by Neil Butcher, from Kent County Council Trading Standards, and School Nurse, Carol Salter, was organised to highlight the dangers of alcoholism and the support that is available for young people and their families. Organisations involved in delivering the assembly included The Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP), Addaction, Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Pie Factory Music and Educational Life, but the main focus was an inspirational young man called Henry Maybury...

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Inspirational Newington CPS Pupil Raising Money For Little Princess Trust Charity

One inspirational young Year 5 pupil from Newington Community Primary School has bravely decided to have her beautiful long hair chopped off for charity. Having grown her hair since birth, Summer- Louise is having her long golden locks cut for Little Princess Trust. Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. They also assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia. The charity works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the...

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After a very positive meeting recently with Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Kent History and Heritage at Canterbury Christ Church University, we are very pleased to announce that we will be publishing a series of Local Historical Blogs on our website. Dr Sweetinburgh is a very knowledgeable writer and historian and is extremely passionate about her subject matter. We consider ourselves lucky to have her on board …… please enjoy her latest blog. This week I want to bring you a report on the first Faversham History Fair that I attended last Saturday, which was organised by...

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We can all learn a lesson or two about community from the fantastic tale of ‘The Litter Muncher’

When a play is accompanied by the tagline “A rubbish musical” you’d be forgiven for considering giving it a wide berth, but I am so glad I watched the fantastically fun The Litter Muncher this afternoon at The Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre, Broadstairs. I soon learned that the only thing that was “rubbish” with this performance was the subject matter. Everything else about this musical was, to use the popular performance vernacular, FABULOUS. The play starts off with an extremely bright and cheerful scene set in the picturesque ‘Lazy Daisy Village’ … an idyllic home to many colourful characters...

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