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All You Need to Know for THursday 7th December
Hope you are enjoying your week, the weekend is now almost here – and that’s great news. Here is our round up news, sport, events, movies and weather in Kent.
Rail fares to rise by 3.4% in January.Train fares will rise by an average of 3.4% next month, the largest hike in five years.
The passenger watchdog and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union hit out at the increase, which comes into effect from January 2.Announcing the rise, industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said more than 97p in every pound from fares goes back into improving and running the railway.The Government uses the previous July’s Retail Prices Index measure of inflation to determine increases in regulated fares, which was 3.6%. These are around half of all tickets and include season tickets on most commuter routes and some off-peak return tickets on long-distance journeys.Train operating companies set the prices of other tickets but are bound by competition rules.Passengers can find the new fares and buy tickets online and at ticket offices from today..For more on this Full Story KentNews.Co.UK
Man accused of plotting to kill Theresa May in Downing Street attack appears in court.A man accused of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack on Downing Street has appeared in court.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on terror charges on Wednesday.The 20-year-old is alleged to have planned to bomb the security gates outside the Westminster residence before attacking Number 10 with a knife and suicide vest in a bid to kill Mrs May.Rahman has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared in court alongside Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to travel to Libya for terror purposes.They were arrested in raids by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command in London and Birmingham on November 28…For more on this KentOnline.Co.UK Full Story
Cricket :Kent will welcome Champions Trophy winners Pakistan for a first class match at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Saturday 28 April 2018.It will be the eleventh time Kent will face Pakistan in a first-class fixture at Canterbury with the tourists triumphant in three of their previous visits.Click here to secure your seat with a 2018 Membership >Head coach Matt Walker said: “We’re delighted to welcome international opposition to Kent again next season.“It will be a good experience for our players to face some top-level cricketers and provide an entertaining match for our supporters.“With the Women’s ODI at The Spitfire Ground later in the year, there’s a packed summer of cricket and we can’t wait.”..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Events Coming Up
Christmas Food Festival at Whitstable Castle – Sunday 10th December 2017.Christmas Food Festival at Whitstable Castle On Sunday 10th December, we will be hosting our ‘Christmas Food Festival’ at Whitstable Castle from 11.00 – 4.00pm.The Castle will be filled with an abundance of local Kentish produce to buy & sample plus a few outdoor activities including our Santa’s Grotto.The Orangery Tearooms will be open all day serving food, drinks and light lunches. Hope to see you there!!Whitstable Castle & gardens.Whitstable Castle, or Tankerton Towers as it was first known, started life as a residence for the Pearson Family in the late 1790’s. After a £3m refurbishment the Castle is now managed by the Whitstable Castle Trust. The Castle provides a unique and special venue for weddings, private parties, local classes, corporate and community events..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Whats on at the Movies
The main movie playing across all Kent cinemas this week isPaddington 2
It scored<strong 100% by Rotten Tomatoes. Read the full review here Full Movie Review on Rotten Tomatoes
Whose Number One in Music Charts this week?
HAVANA – CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG
Weather Today and Tomorrow
13 Celsius today peak with chance of rain, tomorrow should at 4 Celsius peak with chance cloudy.