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All You Need to Know for Friday 12th January 2018
Lots always happening throughout the country and to make it easy here is a quick round up of latest news, events, movies, sport and weather in Kent. Have a good weekend.
Bailiffs visit more than 200,000 Dartford Crossing motorists.Bailiffs were sent to visit more than 200,000 motorists who failed to pay bridge tolls last year.New figures from Highways England revealed that 200,610 drivers who did not pay the Dart Charge, for the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex, were visited by debt collectors.The automated toll was introduced in November 2014 in an effort to ease congestion and help traffic at one of the countries busiest roads.In 2016 alone, there were 99 million chargeable journeys made at the Dartford Crossing – but not all of them paid their way.Last year was the first year Highways England’s contract with debt recovery companies were fully operational.The government-owned company said one warrant was issued for each unpaid charge notice – a customer can be given two PCNs, meaning two warrants would have been issued.The figures mean almost one in every 500 journeys could have a warrant executed for payment..For more on this Full Story KentNews.Co.UK
Wiggles Playgroup at Sheerness gets “outstanding” Ofsted inspection.Youngsters at Wiggles Playgroup in Sheerness have something to shout about after the nursery was rated ‘outstanding’ at its first inspection.Ofsted visited staff and children in Delacey Hall on the Esplanade last month, and gave top marks for each of four categories.Following the publication of the education watchdog’s report, owner Vicki McManus said: “I always dreamed of running a pre-school nursery.“We opened in September 2015, with 24 children on the roll – now have 76 and employ 20 staff serving the community.“Our manager, Shelley Gould, and staff all strive for excellence.“We are proud to have received recognition of all our hard work and dedication by being graded as ‘outstanding’ on our very first Ofsted inspection.”Inspector Sarah Stephens awarded top marks for effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching; learning and assessment; personal development; behaviour and welfare; and outcomes for children, after conducting a joint observation with the manager, viewing documents, speaking to parents and children and holding discussions with staff…For more on this KentOnline.Co.UK Full Story
Cricket :Kent will play Leeward Island Hurricanes, Guyana Jaguars, Jamaica Scorpions and USA on the 2018 FGS Plant Tour.The Spitfires have been drawn in the West Indies Super50 Group B based in Antigua with the opening game on Wednesday 31 January against seven-times champions Guyana.Click here for details of supporters tour packages with Smile Group Travel.Each side will play their four group opponents twice with the last group match on Sunday 18 February against hosts and four-time winners Leeward Islands.It will be the first time Kent have played the US national side and the first time against an American side since a tour match against the Gentlemen of Philadelphia at Canterbury in 1908.The county played in the United States on a landmark tour in September-October 1903 when they played in Philadelphia, New York and Pennsylvania.Kent could face familiar opposition with Hampshire in Group A and the top two from each group competing in the semi-finals taking place on 21-22 February before the final on Saturday 24 February..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Events Coming Up
hink Floyd at Leas Cliff Hall – Friday 19th January 2018.Regarded as the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience.Think Floyd, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, are renowned for their stunning celebration of one of the world’s greatest musical icons and with over 20 years’ experience faithfully recreating the legendary sound of Pink Floyd live on stage, it’s no wonder they are regarded as the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Whats on at the Movies
The main movie playing across all Kent cinemas this week isJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
It scored<strong 77% by Rotten Tomatoes. Read the full review here Full Movie Review on Rotten Tomatoes
Whose Number One in Music Charts this week?
PERFECT – ED SHEERAN
Weather Today and Tomorrow
8 Celsius today peak with chance of Mostly Cloudy, tomorrow should at 7 Celsius peak with chance Cloudy.