A disgruntled homeowner living close to Shepherd Neame in Faversham has hit out at a "saturating stink" caused by the brewery.Former journalist Mark Gardner, who lives in Partridge Lane, has called on the company to find a solution to "this sorry saga".He claims brewery bosses have failed to address issues caused by the installation of a £1 million water filtration plant four years ago, which he believes the "unsavoury stench" is a by-product.Mr Gardner said: "Constant assurances that improvements are in hand have failed to materialise and the promised 'new dawn' assumes mirage status."The company has emphasised in several statements that the foul smell is harmless."A questionable assertion since prolonged exposure creates nauseous feelings and affects strongly one's sense of wellbeing."For a pungent liquid and accompanying steam to be issuing from a pipe in the open air is positively medieval and a far cry from 21st-century cutting edge."Mr Gardner says the smell tends to be … [Read more...] about Brewery defends ‘saturating stink’
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Spectators could be forgiven for feeling they had time-travelled back to 2008 when watching Wales at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina. Viewing from the sidelines, an Australian player prompted laughter among his team-mates by wondering aloud: “What's Leigh Halfpenny doing out there?” He was looking at Ioan Davies at the time, a player Halfpenny’s mother might confuse with her son if she ever saw him in a game situation. It’s all there: the headguard, the distinctive running style, the courage in defence. Whatever, the Wales U20 full-back is happy to accept the compliment. “It’s not the first time I’ve heard the comparison,” he said in an interview with the Welsh Rugby Union’s official website. “It must be the headguard. “Those sort of comments are nice to read and hear but you have to keep your feet on the ground. You analyse your own game and know exactly how you played after every … [Read more...] about The youngster who is earning comparisons with a Welsh rugby icon
Rainhill CC are anchored at the bottom of the ECB Liverpool Competition premier division table. The Gingerbread men, who batted first, scored 220-3 declared in which George Lavelle smashed a century and Alex weighed-in with 79.There was little the hosts could do to stem the tide and had to be content with a wicket apiece from Liam O'Toole, Peter Kelly and Qaiser Ashraf.In reply, Rainhill never looked likely to reach their target and were dismissed for 114.Only Sean Vandome (32), Matthew Fletcher (26) and Ben Edmundson (24) reached double figures on an afternoon Rainhill collected a meagre two points for their efforts.Rainford and Newton-le-Willows are both among the early pacemakers in division one, picking up a maximum 25 points from their home fixtures against Wigan and Birkenhead Park respectively.Relegated Rainford have already set their eyes on a quick return to the top flight but were given one or two scares before edging home against the Pie Eaters by one wicket.John Dotters … [Read more...] about Difficult start to new cricket season for Rainhill
Alan Dymock is the Features Editor for Rugby World magazine. (CNN)In its entire history, Ireland has never made it past the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup. In eight attempts, it has failed to make it into the last four -- and in 1999 lost a play-off to make the quarters, against Argentina, while in 2007 the men in green couldn't get past the initial pool stage. Yet after Irish exploits in 2018, hope swelled that the Rugby World Cup in Japan the next year would be very, very different. That year Ireland won a Six Nations grand slam, defeating all its northern hemisphere rivals. On the summer tour Ireland won a series away to Australia, 2-1. In November, as well as beating Italy, Argentina and the US, it toppled the world No. 1 All Blacks 16-9 in Dublin. At the World Rugby awards at the end of the year, coach Joe Schmidt was named coach of the year, fly-half Johnny Sexton was player of the year, and the side won team of the year. Read More Ireland was on a roll... But … [Read more...] about Can Ireland reignite Rugby World Cup hopes?
Uneven economic recovery is combining with deteriorating environmental conditions to threaten humanity itself, write Richard Kozul-Wright and Kevin P GallagherThe “Green New Deal” (GND) proposed by progressives in the United States cannot be achieved in isolation. To tackle climate change and inequality together, all countries will need to agree to new rules for international cooperation.The start of such a rethinking began in April 2009, when the G20 met in London and promised to deliver a coordinated response to the global financial crisis, followed by a future of more robust growth. Then, that December, world leaders met in Copenhagen under the auspices of the United Nations promised big cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, to limit global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels.Then British prime minister Gordon Brown announced a “new world order” founded on “a new progressive era of international cooperation”; the second ended in disarray. Yet, … [Read more...] about New set of principles needed for a global Green New Deal