PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 December 2018 Judy Rimmer What time will your local supermarket close its doors on Christmas Eve? Archant Just discovered you’re missing a crucial Christmas dinner ingredient? Here are details of when supermarkets around the area close their doors on Christmas Eve. However carefully you plan your festive shopping, there are always those last few items you have forgotten. Perhaps you need more milk for your bread sauce, some extra sprouts - or more chocolates and mince pies if the family has been digging in early!But what time will the shops shut their doors? Many stores in Suffolk and north Essex will close early on Christmas Eve, often at 6pm and 7pm. Here are details of the opening hours for larger supermarkets and town-centre food stores. Smaller shops and convenience stores may be open later for those real last-gasp items.SUFFOLKIPSWICHAldi, Meredith Road: 8am-6pmAldi, Hines Road: 8am-6pmAsda, Bury Road: 12am to 7pmAsda, … [Read more...] about When will supermarkets close their doors on Christmas Eve in Suffolk and North Essex?
A man has been arrested after reports two people were punched in the face in a fit of 'road rage'.The incident, in which a man and a woman were allegedly assaulted, took place in Hythe Road in Willesborough, Ashford on November 30 at around 1.08pm.Officers arrested a 25-year-old from Ashford in connection with the assault at 11.30am today.The arrested man is currently in police custody. … [Read more...] about Man arrested after ‘road rage’ assault
Ashford has been named the best in Kent when it comes to recycling for the fourth year in a row.According to statistics by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the town had the highest percentage of household waste recycled and composted in the last financial year with 56.6% - an increase of 1.6% from the previous year.The area also produced the least amount of waste, which was sent to landfill, placing it in the top 10 nationally.Scroll down for audio Amy Casey, waste and recycling education officer for Ashford Borough Council, said: “It's at the forefront of people’s minds now. It’s been talked about enough, but since Blue Planet II and the whole David Attenborough effect, I think it’s definitely been in the media a lot more."I think people are taking it on board our throw-away society and thinking how we can be more sustainable."Nationwide, Ashford is now 27th in the country for recycling – a huge jump up from 35th place last … [Read more...] about Top recycling towns revealed
PUBLISHED: 16:17 17 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 17 December 2018 Jessica Hill Mackman Secures Tender with ECPR L-R: James Royce – Technical Director, Mackman; Kate Hawkins – Marketing, ECPR; Rebecca Gethen – Communications Manager, ECPR; Martin Bull – Director, ECPR; Paul Mackman – Managing Director, Picture: Mackman Archant Colchester-based scholarly association, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), has chosen a Sudbury agency to support the commemoration of its 50-year anniversary in 2020. The ECPR is an international organisation that represents academics and universities worldwide in the study and teaching of politics and international relations, encouraging training, research and cross-national co-operation among political science scholars. Rebecca Gethen, Communications Manager at ehe ECPR said: “The ECPR is an international association, serving a global community of academics, but it has a … [Read more...] about The international political research organisation that has been based in Colchester for almost 50 years
A grammar school in Ashford has issued a safety warning after two of its pupils pretended to be another girl's friends when they spotted a man following her.Norton Knatchbull School on Hythe Road have taken the opportunity to remind their pupils 'not to walk home in the dark' in a safeguarding message sent out to parents this week.The incident reportedly took place on Thursday evening in the town centre.In an email seen by KentOnline, assistant head teacher and safeguarding lead Richard Hoyte said: "Yesterday (Thursday December 13), a sixth form girl from one of the other schools in Ashford was followed and pestered by a stranger in Ashford town centre."On this occasion, I am very pleased to report that two Norton Knatchbull sixth form girls had seen what was going on and had the presence of mind to pretend to be the girl’s friends and get the man to leave her alone."This incident happened at 5.30pm so not really that late."While the sixth formers were praised for their sensible … [Read more...] about School’s safety warning after girl followed