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  • Petition: Aug 22, 2014
  • WW1 motor buses
    Article: Aug 18, 2014

    The London Transport Museum will be bringing a genuine WW1 battle bus to Folkestone Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone on 18th September. The bus will be parked outside the Town Hall for the morning.

    General public will be able to get on board between 10.00-10.30 and 12.40-14.00 and speak to museum staff. No bookings needed. No charge.

  • Unemployment falls once again
    Article: Aug 15, 2014
    By Tim Prater

    I've brought together "claimant count" statistics for Folkestone & Hythe and Dover constituencies for 2014, 2013 & 2012 in the chart below.

    [Update 15 August 2014] To the end of 2013, I'd used the BBC website economy tracker at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10604117 but that source now seems to have disappeared. I have therefore changed to using the raw statistics from the ONS website monthly "Regional Labour Market: JSA01 - Claimant Count for Local and Unitary Authorities" releases. There were some marginal differences in figures (mainly percentage claimant counts rather than the number) between that and the BBC figures. For consistency I have updated the chart below to show the ONS figures for both Shepway and Dover back to the start of 2012.

  • Ashford William Harvey Hospital entrance (© Copyright Julian P Guffogg http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/25219 and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
    Article: Aug 14, 2014
    By Sarah Smith

    Lib Dem Dover & Deal prospective parliamentary candidate Sarah Smith has called for the inspectors' report on East Kent hospitals to be taken seriously

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford as inadequate overall, particularly for A&E, surgery, and children's care. Kent and Canterbury Hospital was also rated as inadequate overall by inspectors in March and the QEQM at Margate as requiring improvement, with A&E rated inadequate.

  • Event: November 29, 2014
    Venue and time to be confirmed shortly

    Shepway Lib Dems President's Dinner and Auction

    Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour!

    Join us on Saturday 29th November 2014 for the social event of the Autumn. The Shepway Lib Dem President's Dinner and Auction promises to be a special evening. Tickets cost £12.50 per head if purchased by 30th September (£15 per head after).

  • Quiz graphic
    Event: September 20, 2014 7:00 PM
    Hythe Sports Pavillion, South Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6AR

    Shepway Lib Dems are holding a Community Quiz night!

    EVERYONE WELCOME!

    Why not get together a team and join us on Saturday 20th September at Hythe Sports Pavillion. The quiz starts at 7pm with tickets costing £5 per head (max 6 players per table). There's a £50 top prize for the winning table!

    To find out more contact mail@shepwaylibdems.org.uk now!

  • Radio
    Article: Aug 1, 2014

    Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate Lynne Beaumont will be reviewing the newspapers on the BBC Radio Kent Breakfast Show on Tuesday 5th August at 7am and 8.20am.

    Tune in live on Tuesday to catch Lynne, or listen again after the show on the BBC Kent website.

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    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Free school meals will help boost learning in schools, according to a report published today.

    Trials for the school meals scheme, which comes into effect in September, show that infants from poorer backgrounds perform better in the classroom.

    The report finds that pupils were academically months ahead of their peers elsewhere and more likely to eat vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy food like crisps.