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There is nothing new about spending cuts.  I remember in 1978, towards the tail end of Jim Callaghan’s government, a dire evening of what can only with generosity be called “theatre”, at the York Hotel (now O’Neills, by Chatham rail … Continue reading

  • Posted on 3. January 2009
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It’s been a good autumn for the supermarket chains in Medway.  Tesco has been granted planning permission toextend its edge-of-town superstore in Strood, whilst Sainsburys has been given the go-ahead to build a supermarket complex on the Medway City Estate. Publicity … Continue reading

  • Posted on 28. December 2007
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The future of hearing aids has arrived, and it’s digital. Good news for everyone?  Rew Oates, front-man of Kent-based band Wheels and social worker by day, claims it is not. He says, ‘Digital aids aren’t suitable for all types of … Continue reading

  • Posted on 16. April 2006
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The Medway Towns are expanding and getting more businesses! That’s really exciting, because it all started with an idea from an Australian internet casino. Thursday 30 June saw Medway anti-cuts supporters, striking teachers and civil servants converge on the Command … Continue reading

  • Posted on 9. April 2006
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Medway Eyes is proud to present Medway Happenings 2011, the fourth annual all day music festival for Oxjam. This event was originally started by Medway Eyes’ great friend and frequent collaborator Bob Collins back in 2008. Bob is a huge … Continue reading

  • Posted on 26. June 2005
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As a celebration of all that’s great about the area, Medway Eyes and The Medway Broadside are putting together an ‘A-Z of Medway’. The A-Z, part love letter to Medway, part alternative tourist guide, will eventually appear in print and … Continue reading

  • Posted on 10. June 2005
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A Medway based writers’ collective, ME4 Writers was formed by playwright Sam Hall in 2008, after she moved to the area. Sam says ‘I was searching for some form of writers group and couldn’t find one, so I decided to … Continue reading

  • Posted on 31. July 2004
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Bill Lewis is one of those Medway artists and writers who seem to have been around forever, whose name crops up frequently at least in local artistic circles, and yet whose work has so far been largely and unjustly neglected. … Continue reading

  • Posted on 3. May 2002
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Local news has recently been concentrating on traders suffering in Chatham High Street, raising the question of whether Medway Council has failed the commercial sector or if the situation is a blip on the radar that will rectify itself before … Continue reading

  • Posted on 10. December 2001
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