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All You Need to Know for Tuesday 20th March 2018
OK, two days into the working week and plenty happening in Kent as usual. Here is a round up of latest news, sports and events in Kent. Plus for good measure we have included some more interesting information to get you through the day.
Foster parents tell ITV News they loved Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan ‘like a son’ and never suspected him.The foster parents of the Parsons Green bomber have told ITV News how they never suspected the “bright” and “lovely lad” they “loved like a son” would build a bomb in their kitchen while they were on holiday.Penny and Ron Jones said they knew the teenage asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan as a model student destined for university, who mowed the lawn and gladly helped with shopping at the family’s Surrey home he had shared for two years.The first time they learned the Iraqi orphan was in trouble came the day after last September’s Tube attack when Mrs Jones answered the phone to be told by police they had their home surrounded..For more on this Full Story KentNews.Co.UK
Music professor calls for singing to become a treatment on the NHS.Singing should be prescribed as a treatment on the NHS, says a Canterbury music professor who claims its health benefits would have a “profound effect” on the nation.Former head of music at Christ Church University, Grenville Hancox, says he is convinced of the evidence after carrying out a six-month research project with Parkinson’s sufferers.It used a group of people with the illness, none of whom had sung before in a choral group.The results, he says, revealed improved emotional wellbeing and social support and reduced depression, anxiety and stress levels.Prof Hancox recently presented his findings during in Brisbane in Australia where he worked with colleagues on the research and was a keynote speaker at a three-day Sing to Beat Parkinson’s symposium, which he founded.Now he has launched an online petition on the Government website calling for the NHS to acknowledge the medical benefits and is appealing for support…For more on this KentOnline.Co.UK Full Story
Cricket :DBD hits 50 as South win in Barbados.Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond hit a fluent 50 as South took a 1-0 lead against the North in Barbados.England coaches and selectors watched on as the 24-year-old hit eight fours as the South started the three-match one-day series in style.See DBD this summer with a 2018 Kent Membership >Bell-Drummond (52) and Middlesex left-hander Nick Gubbins (116) got the 2017 series winners off to the perfect start as they amassed 347 after North captain Steve Mullaney invited the South XI to bat first.Sussex all-rounder Delroy Rawlins was the only other batsman to pass 50 with Lancashire paceman Saqib Mahmood claiming a career-best five wicket haul, all clean bowled.In reply, Somerset spinner Dom Bess took three wickets and restricted the scoring in the middle overs despite resistance from North skipper Mullaney and Warwickshire batsman Sam Hain setting up an unlikely chase..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Events Coming Up
Jazz at The Alex – Stever Waterman’s All Star Septet – Friday 23rd March 2018.JAZZ @ THE ALEX on Friday March 23rd 2018 at 8pm – Steve Waterman’s All Star Septet features Steve Waterman Dave O’Higgins Simon Allen Mark Nightingale Gareth Williams Alec Dankworth Clark Tracey.JAZZ @ THE ALEX on Friday March 23rd 2018 at 8pm features Steve Waterman’s All Star Septet.Steve Waterman on trumpet & flugelhorn Dave O’Higgins on tenor sax Simon Allen on baritone sax Mark Nightingale on trombone Gareth Williams on piano Alec Dankworth on bass Clark Tracey on drums.The All Star Septet will be playing classic jazz featuring music by Gerry Mulligan, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Benny Golson.Expect to hear classics such as Watermelon Man and La Fiesta..Full information Inspire Kent Events for Full Story
Whats on at the Movies
The main movie playing across all Kent cinemas this week isRed Sparrow
It scored<strong 47% by Rotten Tomatoes. Read the full review here Full Movie Review on Rotten Tomatoes
Whose Number One in Music Charts this week?
GOD’S PLAN – DRAKE
Weather Today and Tomorrow
8 Celsius today peak with chance of Rain and Snow, tomorrow should at 9 Celsius peak with Mostly Cloudy.