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Ashford News

Operation Stack back in place
29th June 2015 19:05

Kent Police have confirmed phase two of Operation Stack has been put in place on the M20 between Maidstone and Ashford due to industrial action in Calais.

Non-freight traffic is being diverted onto the A20 from junction 8 (Hollingbourne) and rejoins the motorway at junction 9 (Ashford W ... read more

Overnight lane closures on M20
29th June 2015 08:45

Overnight lane closures will be in place on the M20 between junctions 9 and 10, Highways England have confirmed.

Invesitgations to "improve journeys" will start this week with lane closures in place in both directions until mid July.

The work will take place between 8pm and 6a ... read more

Commuter gripes could be solved by cycling to work
28th June 2015 15:30

Do you cycle to work? CTC, the national cycling charity, has found that almost half of Britain’s commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able’ distance from their place of work (0-5 miles away). If they aren’t already enjoying a ride to work, CTC’s survey responses suggest that millions of more co ... read more

Hay fever sufferers urged to use pharmacists
28th June 2015 10:30

NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to use their local pharmacy for common minor ailments like hay fever.

As summer arrives and the pollen count rises, one in five people are likely to suffer from the allergic condition, which causes sneezing, a runny nose an ... read more

Ashford's Gig Guide

The Jo Fooks Quartet
Venue: Folkestone Jazz Club
Thu 02/07/2015 20:30-23:00 | Cost: £10

The Clark Tracey Quintet
Venue: The Folkestone Jazz Club
Tue 07/07/2015 20:30-23:00 | Cost: £10

Michael Morpurgo author of War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, among many others, is joined by actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and The Storyteller’s Ensemble to perform The Mozart Question. To
Venue: Revelation St Mary's, Ashford, TN23 1QG
Thu 09/07/2015 19:00-22:30 | Cost: £8-£16

With their T Bone Burnett-produced debut album, guitar-wielding duo Striking Matches creates an unexpected and unique sound that defies easy categorization. The music of Striking Matches — Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis – occupies that sweet spot at th
Venue: Revelation St Mary's, Ashford, TN23 1QG
Thu 09/07/2015 19:00-22:30 | Cost: £12.50-£15

Digby Fairweather & Julian Marc Stringle
Venue: The Folkestone Jazz Club
Thu 16/07/2015 20:30-23:00 | Cost: £10

Jesus Fix, Famyne
Venue: Platform 5
Sat 18/07/2015 20:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

The Tony Kofi Quartet
Venue: The Folkestone Jazz Club
Thu 23/07/2015 20:30-23:00 | Cost: £10

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