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Interview for London Pedal Pushers

January 31, 2012

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Anna Glowinski has spent all week on her bike learning to back flip. She has been practicing in a foam pit, but has been landing them well. She says this is her biggest achievement. At 26 with her leopard print cardigan and swirly glitter pattern on her cheek (because she is going to a party […]

Hackney councillors slam bus service cuts

January 28, 2012

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The decision to scrap a twenty-four hour bus route in Dalston has been slammed by Hackney Council. Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to cut the N236 service which runs between Finsbury Park Station and Hackney Wick, between the hours of 1am and 4am. It passes through Dalston, stopping at Boleyn Road, Kingsland High Street, […]

Magicians choreographer starts Zumba classes

January 24, 2012

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A Faversham choreographer is helping conjure up some new moves for hit TV show ‘The Magicians’. Leigh Miles, from Eastling, has been directing Pete Firman on the Saturday night BBC programme. It’s the latest addition to an impressive CV for Leigh which includes presentating and performing on Crackerjack, Top of the Pops and the Royal Festival Ballet. The 48-year-old caught […]

New lemurs arrive at Howletts

January 24, 2012

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New article in The Kentish Gazette: Photo: KentOnline Three new red bellied lemurs are the first of their kind at Howletts. The animals, which are native to Madagascar, made their debut at Howletts Wild Animal Park last week in the Walking With Lemurs enclosure. The males are distinguishable by their reddish brown fur and dramatic […]

Hundreds look to the skies at BBC Stargazing Live event

January 19, 2012

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More than 400 people took a look at the stars for BBC Stargazing Live this week. Locals joined members of the South East Astronomical Society at Canterbury’s Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys to peer through telescopes on Tuesday. Head of Physics, Dr Becky Parker hailed it a huge success despite problems with cloudy skies…Read More  

Doping strips Grégory Bauge of World Championship title

January 6, 2012

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French rider Gregory Baugé has been suspended and stripped of his track sprint gold medal for doping violations. The retrospective suspension runs from 23rd December 2010 to 22nd December 2011 meaning he will lose the medals he won at the 2011 World Championship. The French team will also lose its team sprint title…Read More