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MP welcomes sport funding

HERNE BAY: MP Sir Roger Gale has welcomed a Government pledge for continued funding for sport in schools. David Cameron announced the £150 million a year primary PE and sport premium would be kept until 2020, netting £1,316,010 for schools in Sir Roger’s constituency. He said:

“This is part of our long-term plan to create an education system that gives young people who want to work hard the skills they need to get on in life and have a more secure and better future.”

Orchids display

RECULVER: An exhibition about English wild orchids can be seen at Reculver Visitors’ Centre until March 16. The display at the Kent Wildlife Trust building is open at weekends between 11am and 3pm and includes watercolours, photographs and information about local wild orchids. It also features a poem set to music inspired by the theft of a lady orchid from Yorkletts last May.

Author happy

HERNE BAY: Author Faye Beerling is celebrating after 100 copies of her first book have been ordered. Nautical Chaos was first released as an e-edition and went into print on Valentine’s Day. The first print run was 350 copies and 100 have already been reserved. Faye has been interviewed on Radio Cabin and will hold her first book signing on March 29 at a spring fair at St Barthomolew’s Church, King Edward Avenue.

Herne Bay Times, February 20th 2014

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