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The benefit of fake news: how we discovered Shoreham in Kent

Whether it takes the form of a selective choice of facts, exaggeration, economy with the actualité, or a little careful drafting, low-level dishonesty it would seem has become rife everywhere. We’re now accustomed to it, from Donald Trump through Brexit to those companies that irritatingly tell us ‘your call matters to us’. But are there any… Continue reading The benefit of fake news: how we discovered Shoreham in Kent

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Enjoy North Kent’s marshy solitude before the threat of thundering traffic looms large

Old, once industrial landscapes are rarely attractive but invariably generate enormous amounts of interest. Cliffe in the North Kent marshes is no exception.  The boggy ground here holds no obvious chocolate-box beauty but it deserves to be preserved and respected as much as the most beautiful places in the world. This landscape is rough-edged, peppered… Continue reading Enjoy North Kent’s marshy solitude before the threat of thundering traffic looms large

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London’s last late-Georgian enclave in E1 that came about following one of London’s greatest fires 

Today Albert Gardens is the hub of a conservation area. The fact it’s there at all is down to the third greatest fire London ever saw – after the Great Fire of 1666 and before the London Blitz of 1940 I discovered Albert Gardens and its surrounding streets and squares when I met the two elderly… Continue reading London’s last late-Georgian enclave in E1 that came about following one of London’s greatest fires