Month: January 2016

Ward and Partners donate £8000 towards a new bath for disabled children

  Ward & Partners recently donated £8000 towards a new hydrotherapy bath for the Dragon’s Retreat short break unit based at Parents Consortium, Hextable Kent. This is a local charity that supports disabled children and their families. Caroline Brinkman, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Parents Consortium said” This is such a vital piece of equipment for our Dragon’s Retreat. It’s really important to give each child a bath before bedtime as this calms and relaxes them and helps aid sleep. We are really grateful to Ward and Partners for their support.” Managing Director Aldo Sotgiu looks after the Kent...

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Local Motorsport team commits to British GT4 Championship

One of the UK’s most prolific motorsport outfits, Team HARD, will make its British GT Championship debut this season after confirming the purchase of two brand new Ginetta G55 GT4s. The squad, best known for its BTCC exploits, is no stranger to British GT thanks to its Volkswagen Racing Cup support series entries. 2016 sees it take another step forward by switching to the main paddock for the first time as part of a long-term championship commitment featuring at least one entry. Indeed, the GT4 programme is seen as an important addition to Team HARD’s remit of offering drivers...

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Local Motorsport team confirms driver for BTCC

Press Release from Team HARD – Team HARD has regular points-scoring finishes in its sights this season, after signing former MINI Challenge champion Chris Smiley for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Smiley contested the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup in Germany in 2014, before making a one-off appearance in the VAG Trophy with the Kent-based outfit at Oulton Park last October – dominating with a double victory. Now graduating to the pinnacle of British tin-top competition, the 23-year-old Northern Irishman will pilot the squad’s updated Toyota Avensis – a car worked on extensively over the off-season, resulting in...

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Review of Annie the Musical at the Orchard Theatre

By Annabelle Jain I have long been a fan of Annie the Musical so I jumped at the opportunity to go along to The Orchard Theatre when I heard that it is  hosting  a brand new production of the musical Annie.  Another reason I really didn’t want to miss it was that it featured Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan and seeing as I have also been a massive fan of Birds The Feather growing up this seem like the perfect show. I can honestly say that I was not disappointed. For those who may not have been lucky enough to have...

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Longfield Model Railway Exhibition – January 2016

The Erith Model Railway Society annual January model railway exhibition, one of South East England’s largest shows, has moved to a new and better venue for this year. It will take on Saturday 30th (10:00am to 5:00pm) and Sunday 31st January 2016 (10:00am to 4:00pm) at Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH. Entry prices are £7.00 for Adults, £6.00 for Concessions, £3.00 for Children (5-16 yrs.), under 5’s free, with a family ticket being £18.00 (all prices include a free programme).   This year’s exhibition will continue to encompass over 30 quality layouts and full details...

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