Your guide to life and leisure, business and pleasure in Kent
|Since the year 2000 Yourcounty has been one of the leading independent information providers (over 10,000 pages published) for the historic county of Kent, the main area of catchment includes Medway and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley. We cover almost all aspects of Kent life and welcome submissions of content and information from our users. We have a range of free promotional tools for local businesses but we place our audience needs at the centre of our coverage. We hope you enjoy your visit.
|Local News & Sports:
The Local News Headlines:
Civic And Freedom Parade To Support Troops - Maidstone will witness troops marching with bayonets fixed, colours flying and drums beating.
Overnight Safari Experience Up For Grabs - An online quiz is giving website visitors a chance to win an overnight safari experience for two at Port Lympne’s Livingstone Lodge.
The Bridge Builders Of Tomorrow - The annual competition was won by a team from Luton Junior School. Pupils from Riverview Junior School was second and Byron Primary School third.
Skate Park For Park Wood - What equipment would you like to see at the proposed £60,000 new skate facilities.
Commendations For Local Attraction - The new East Wing of Maidstone Museum has been recognised at the Civic Trust Award by a commendation.
Music Project Springs Forward - Orchestra One run by Kent Music in partnership with Golding Vision, Soundhub and Rhythmix begins its sessions for students in April.
New App For Recycling - Maidstone residents can access a wide range of up to date recycling information thanks to an app, which is free and available on iPhone and Android devices.
Composting In Maidstone - Bins at reduced prices that start at just £16
Trading Standards Warning For Herne Bay - Driveway work cold callers as well as other home repair/maintenance.
Local Sports News:
The Local Sports Headlines:
Folkestone Racecourse Closed - Is this really the end of racing at Westenhanger
after 100 years?
West Kent Futsal Success - Six qualification tournaments have been held by the Tonbridge & West Kent School Sports Partnership over the last month at U12, U14 and U16 age groups. 250 players took part attempting to gain a place at the Kent Futsal Finals.
| Business news, jobs in Kent:
Local Business News Headlines:
National Worm Count Weekend - Millbrook plays host to the Open Air Laboratories’s Soil and Earthworm Survey.
FDs' Excellence Awards 2013 - Crowe Clark Whitehill have been named Auditor of the Year at an award ceremony hosted by Real Business and the ICAEW.
New Recruit At Vertex Law -
The employment team at Vertex Law has seen the addition of Kayleigh Leonie to its numbers.
Millbrook Rewards Programme - The Southfleet garden centre will have the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress on hand to help introduce a rewards programme this Friday.
Kent Event Centre - Bookings for events are up suggesting a possible rise in local business confidence.
Jobs Boost For Local Airport - Manston has recruited 42 new staff members to meet the needs of the twice daily return flights from Manston to Schiphol with KLM. The total of staff at Manston now rises to just under 150.
Respite Support For Carers - Avante's My Time services were launched at the end of last year.
Green Energy - Enevis is asking local businesses if the time is right to make the switch to renewable energy.
Next Concept Store In Maidstone - The local consultation now completed the plans for the Eclipse Park store have been submitted.
Jobs & Employers In Kent
Jobs in Kent and employment opportunities, employers sorted by district and employment category. Need some help and advice with Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). People With Disabilities free recruitment and job help. We have also started to review the new Universal Credit system.
Local travel, traffic & weather resources:
||Local Traffic & Travel - Links for up to the minute local traffic and travel information.
SouthEastern Trains - Timetables and news for Southeastern trains, they run 2,000 train services to 179 stations across 1,100 miles of track.
Kent Road News - You can check out links and real time news for M20, M2, M26 traffic delays and planned engineering work and scheduled closures.
Ferry And Cross Channel News - Links to Dover ferry departures and arrivals. regional ferry departure and arrival information information.
Flight and Airport Links - If you need to check on any flight details try the relevant links. Many provide real-time or live information for flights into and out of the regions airports.
Weather News and Forecasts - Links to the latest Kent weather. Gale forecast the inshore water forecast and much more.
High Tides - Kent Tidal predictions for twenty-eight days ahead are available as well as the UK National Tide Gauge.
M25 Traffic News - AA Roadwatch, Highways Agency, Traffic England
We list web based resources in the order that we think is most useful. If you have a different experience please let us know.
Strange But True: The Present For The Person That Has Everything - Whisky Restores Sight To A Man Blinded By Vodka - Badgers Blamed For Road Collapse - Dogs Learn To Drive - In Seven Weeks - Is The World Sprint Record Under Threat (you have to see this to believe it) -
Coptic Pope Chosen By Young Boy and much more.
Kent51 - Have you seen anything? - The
Beast of Bluebell Hill -
Big Cat Attacks -
Black Dog - Dover Castle - Hype or hauntings?
- Leybourne Lights -
Oxney Bottom - The scariest place in Kent?
- Wallaby on the North Downs....and much more
The diary, attractions & days out:
What's On In Kent:
The Alex Hutton Piano Trio feature at the The Brook Theate in Chatham with
Asaf Sirkis on drums and Yuri Goloubev on bass. The Live Elvis Show comes to the Sheppey Little Theatre in Sheerness on the 18/05/13. On the 19th of May The Forum in Tunbridge Wells plays host to the highly rated band Rat Attack. An entertaining charity night is on offer at
Detling Village Hall on the 25th Charity Concert on the 25/05/13,
The Highly Strung Band present a range of 60's 70's music. In support of the The Heart of Kent Hospice.
Yes, Prime Minister - Assembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells) - 28/05 to 01/06/13
This acclaimed comedy has already enjoyed great success in the West End now comes to Kent. Michael Fenton Stevens, Crispin Redman and Bernard Matus star with excellent support.
Kent - Rochester Cathedral
I sometimes wonder how fortunate is Kent to have both Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals within it.
Kent Tourist Attractions - Over 60 brilliant attractions from all parts of Kent including Save Margate Caves.
Book Reviews - The Little Book of Kent
by Alexander Tulloch
Tourist Attraction - Rochester Bridge Trust Chapel & Bridge Chamber
La France - Cross channel deals, features
|Kent lifestyle, features, pub &
The Best Regional Indian Restaurant - The Ambretta
Kentish Food - Gifted Kent Young Chefs In; K College Cook Off
Food Directory - More than 50 local food producers and retailers. Allen Farm Cobnuts, Beult House Bees, Bourne's Butchers, Brogdale Horticultural Trust, Dungeness Fish, Gore Farm Country Foods and Gifts, Kent Beer Festival and many more. Ocado - Waitrose online ordering groceries to your home.
Kentish Recipes - About half the recipes we've published are very traditional typically English dishes. Bread and Butter Pudding, Chestnut Stuffing, Ham and Lentil Soup, Skate Wings, Fisherman's Pie, Potted Shrimp and many more.
Pub Review - The Frog & Orange at Shatterling - A charming pub restaurant well known for excellent food, created using local ingredients. Shatterling is just outside Sandwich on the A257.
Pub Directory - Over 100 Kent pubs free and independent listings.
Restaurant Directory - Independent reviews, listings and contact information.
Community Features - Harveys In Canterbury - Store launch raising funds for the Pilgrims Hospices.
Donation To The Blackthorn Trust - DSH Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
DSH has made a £500 donation to Maidstone-based charity The Blackthorn Trust. The DSH contribution was made following a survey completed by clients.
The Rochester Bridge Trust is distributing £25,000 in community grants to inspire young Kent engineers and scientists, as well as help fund repairs to some of the county’s most historic buildings.
Council Money For Community Projects - There are community grants available from the Pride in Maidstone Fund for initiatives that will "make Maidstone a better place".
Postbag - More like surreal abuse than helpful advice: "Dear Buster, I finally worked out what's so compelling about your stories, half is fact and half COMPLETE fiction. And it's hard to know which is which."
Sitemap - The Yourcounty sitemap
Estate Agents - Letting Agents - Visit these pages if you are looking for somewhere to live. If you find any of our details out of date please let us know.
Personal Finance, Accountancy, Audit, Debt, Receivership and Administration, Tax Consultancy, Business Finance, Grants and Government Support and Business Banking.
Wedding Photography -
Getting married in Kent? Well the chances are that you'll need a good reliable wedding photographer.
New Car Dealers - New Car Dealer Guide, it covers Audi dealers, Citroen dealers and Renault dealers to name just three.
Christmas Present Ideas - When you have a clear idea what you want to buy getting a Christmas present can be a relatively easy matter. Also many Christmas tips like how to decorate a Christmas tree.
Anniversary gifts. suggestions and recommendations for all the major wedding anniversaries
The Sales - Amazon, Bench, B&Q, Boden, Boots, Currys, Dixons, Halfords, John Lewis, Marks And Spencer, The White Company - Bathroom Index - Home Insurance - Car Insurance - Shopping - Local Business Directory - If you're looking for Life Insurance take a look at our Standard Life page, the current deal offers £60 in M&S vouchers and monthly premiums for as little as £5.
Dog Walking in Canterbury - Dog lovers available to take care of your pet in East Kent