Kenya - hate speech raises its ugly voice


Analysis of resumption of politically-motivated hate speech in Kenya as political tensions rise.


Keith Somerville - for The Conversation.

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Dickens Festival 2016


The Dickens Summer Festival is celebrated in Rochester every year. Charles Dickens lived in Rochester for over 20 years and he was a lover of the city. From the 3rd until the 5th of June people from Medway and many tourists from around the country gathered in Rochester to take part in the festival. This year's theme was the Old Curiosity Shop. People were on the streets dressed as characters from Dickens' novels. There were also readings, performances and parades. This year the number of people attending the festival was lower than in previous year.

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CFJ KIT RETURNS - recall of all equipment.


Before you enjoy your well earned summer sojourn please would you return all outstanding Kit to me.

This is vital for graduating students and equally important for all others in order that I may audit, service and prepare for next year.

You must inform me of any broken kit and you are responsible for the replacement cost of any missing items.

DEADLINE : MONDAY 20th JUNE 12.00pm.

Kit to be returned to Gerardo (only).

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Charles Dickens Festival 2016


Thousands of people flocked to the streets of Rochester this weekend to enjoy the annual Charles’ Dickens Festival. This year it took the theme of “The Old Curiosity Shop” which features one of Dicken’s most memorable characters, “Little Nell”. Now in its 38th year, the programme boasted costume competitions; street entertainment and even a 1 man show from Gerald Dickens - the great great grandson of the man himself. I caught up with Gerald after his ghostly re-telling of “The Signalman” to find out what he loved most about the festival dedicated to his past.

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Gravesend Rotary Club pedal towards success as their ‘On Your Bike’ event closes in on raising £500,000 for charity.


Gravesend’s Rotary Club hosted their 30th ‘On Your Bike’ event that ran across the borough of Gravesham.

The annual bike ride that was held on Sunday the 17th of April saw hundreds of residents from inside and outside the area take part in the charity event to help raise funds.

Cyclists of all ages took the opportunity to cycle 15, 30 or 40 kilometre routes in order to raise money for Ellenor Lions Hospices, a charity that looks after the terminally ill.

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Churchgoers in West Malling, Kent embark on a holy pilgrimage through the village to commemorate Christ over the Easter weekend


Dozens of churchgoers took to the streets of West Malling over the Easter weekend to celebrate the Christian holiday. In a show of solidarity, the leaders of each church denomination marched through the village carrying a wooden cross measuring over six-feet tall.

The Easter pilgrimage took place in the village of West Malling.

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Family of missing Cuxton man Nigel Knights call off search on Facebook after body found in River Medway


The family of a man who went missing 10 days ago called off the search last night after a body was discovered near Strood Pier. 

Emergency crews and a forensics team were called to the pier on the River Medway at 5:30pm on Wednesday afternoon (18 May 2016). The body has been taken away for idenitifcation. 

The body was spotted in the River Medway near Strood Pier on Wednesday evening

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British Conceptualism - Don't Judge a Book by its Cover


In the age of the iPhone, the quality of an artist’s work is judged not by the ideas behind it, but by how ‘instagrammable’ it might be. Perhaps this is why Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979, Tate Britain’s most recent exhibition, has received such negative reviews.

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Convergent journalism 1 revision session


We'll be holding a revision session for Year 1 students for convergent journalism 1 on Monday afternoon. 2.30pm in the main newsroom.

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