IN THE NEWS TODAY

New Cameroon lamb born at Artisan Rare Breeds – story and video from belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Also coverage from BBC News.

More coverage for @ararebreeds , this time involving a parrot – from newsshopper.co.uk

Four car crash near crossing – story from gravesendreporter.co.uk. Coverage also from newsshopper.co.uk

Nose biting trial put back to 2015 – story from newsshopper.co.uk

Further coverage of Ebbsfleet housing and Paramount Park – story from newsshopper.co.uk

Update on flytipping in Southfleet - coverage from newsshopper.co.uk

Charity money stolen from Wat Tyler – story from kentonline.co.uk

Smart phone app workshop – coverage from newsshopper.co.uk

Dartford-based Laing O’Rourke acquires new company – story from insider

 

EVERYBODY SHOPS CONFERENCE – Department of Business Innovations and Skills

It appears that several members of staff at Dartford Borough Council spoke at this conference today.  The following are a series of selected tweets about the event obtained by following #everybodyshops . Hopefully in due course, Dartford BC will give further details of this event and their presentations.

James Lowman ‏@JMLowman Delighted to be chairing BIS / industry conference today on retail meeting the needs of an ageing population.

Howard Morgan ‏@hbmorgan Tweeting from#everybodyshops “evolving retail experience for changing society” conference at Govt Dept of Business

James Lowman ‏@JMLowman Graham Harris from Dartford Borough Council now talking now talking about the high street retail environment  #everybodyshops

James Lowman ‏@JMLowman  Graham Harris: town centres are not just retail hubs, they are community hubs #everybodyshops

Edward Cooke ‏@BCSCEdCooke Towns stand for community hubs, not retail hubs according to Graham Harris of #dartford council #everybodyshops

Jaya Sabnani ‏@ellandi_jaya Dartford B C MD “Town stand for Community Hubs” #everybodyshops

Shanaaz Carroll ‏@MrsC1967 @ATCMUK member #dartford on aspiration for town and opportunity for #community hubs #greatplaces #everybodyshops

Edward Cooke ‏@BCSCEdCooke Graham Harris, #dartford council MD, sets out his vision for growth in the town inc. ‘innovative funding solutions’ #everybodyshops

Shanaaz Carroll ‏@MrsC1967 Retailers encouraged to become ambassadors for #dartford  #towncentre #everybodyshops #greatplaces @ATCMUK

James Lowman ‏@JMLowman Graham Harris: digital screens will be used on Dartford to help improve shopper experience #everybodyshops

Shanaaz Carroll ‏@MrsC1967 @ATCMUK #everybodyshops #Dartford to create digital community signage model to interact with local ppl #greatplaces pic.twitter.com/8bn1KbUMHB

James Lowman ‏@JMLowman  Lewis Kirnon: Dartford BC consults with older people on high street design, service and offer #everybodyshops

 

OTHER TWEETS

KCC Highways @KentHighways (2.40pm) Dartford A225 Princes Road: The traffic lights at the junction of Lowfield Street are all out please approach with caution.Engineer en-route

SaH&H Parish Council @sahpc1 Our bid to clean and recut lettering turned down. Apparently it’s already too clean and lettering mostly OK#nothappy #WW1 #toogoodatourjob

Cllr Av Sandhu MBE @AvtarSandhuMBE As Deputy Mayor going to Budget Review business meeting with speakers from  Hedley Dunk Limited being held at… fb.me/1c3tOQAy1

At the very well attended Dartford Elders Forum with the Mayor of Dartford Cllr Patsy Thurlow and Escort Denz… fb.me/6oJqhNZwO

NWK Volunteer Centre @NWKVolCentre NWKVC is looking for roles for corporate volunteers in Dartford & Gravesham. Not-for-profit orgs contact us for info #corporatevolunteers

The Edge D+T School @Edge_Tweets Calling all dartford youth… does anyone have a coat stand we could use for Mary Poppins tommmorrow? Tony and… fb.me/2A9vrn8Y0

Greenwich Morris @squiregmm Dancing out with Dartford Motley and Dacre this Sunday lunchtime at the Ivy Leaf Dartford. Hope the weather is as good as last Sunday.

Dartford FC @dartfordfc Under 14s Player sign for Gillingham Academy | Dartford FC fb.me/374hBiO6c

Richard Wells @RichWDartford The marvellous Heath Ward will be even more marvellous next week thanks to DBC Deep Clean. Get involved!    dartford.gov.uk/by-category/tr…

S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 Don’t 4get the Police Contact Point @ Greenhithe on 22/3.Your chance 2 discuss issues & share info with local police. …beandgreenhithetc.kentparishes.gov.uk/default.cfm?pi…

S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 Police Surgery @ the Community Cafe, Church Rd from 1pm-2pm on Monday 31st March 2014.

S&G Town Council @SGTownCouncil1 The Town Council would like to welcome the newest addition to the S&G local Police team, PCSO 57751 Steve Howard. kent.police.uk/Your_Neighbour…

Stone Cricket Club @StoneCricket PRACTICE! Deep Heat at the ready, first nets session is 11am Sunday @ Wilmington Grammar School for Boys. Newcomers welcome! #cricket #kent

TrappedBetweenTigers @tbtigers We’re playing a show with 48Hours on 4th April at Amar Hall in Dartford with loads of other great bands. Here’s… fb.me/6CHgTpCys

Joydens Wood Junior @joydens_jnr Congratulations to all our trampoline finalists! Two individual trophies and six medals!!

Miskin Theatre @MiskinTheatre 1 mile fun run for Sport Relief, well done Miskin Actors! pic.twitter.com/Elo7EDsmmB

Compiled by @Andyclark57

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Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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