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Man fulfils deathbed promise to friend and loses more than 10 stone

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A man has fulfilled his friend’s dying wish after shedding more than 10 stone.

Mark Smithers, 30, used to tip the scales at a hefty 24st and was so fat that he had food thrown at him while waiting at a bus stop. 412 more words


Kent reappoint Key as Captain

Kent have announced that experienced batsman Rob Key will remain as captain for the 2015 season.

The 35-year-old will go into his ninth season as captain at Canterbury, having led the side between 2006 and 2016 and then returned to the role last year, replacing James Tredwell. 24 more words


Tick Tock... the clock is ticking

One of the most familiar sights in Yalding is the church clock which is nearly 300 years old. The  lovely sound of the clock striking can be heard all over the village. 229 more words

Yalding Church Preservation Society

Reasons to Choose Efficient Air Conditioning Maintenance

The different types of air conditioning Berkshire company offers include portable units, window units, central or whole-home units, through-the-wall units. Air conditioning units are ideally designed for cooling the homes, removing humidity and heat from interior spaces. 216 more words


Harold (Bob) Jones

Harold was the fifth child of my great grandparents, Robert Jones and Ada (nee) Allman). He was born 27 5 1905 in Sale, Cheshire and moved to 5 Gresham Villas, Hildenborough Kent, with his family before 1908. 175 more words


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. 876 more words