News and Events, 13th - 19th September
Is Lincolnshire chilli the world's hottest?
A company in Lincolnshire, Fire Foods, has developed what they believe is the world's hottest chilli. They claim it is the equivalent of drinking acid, and hope it will set a new world record. Its been named the Infinity Chilli, and its makers are constantly looking at ways to grow even hotter versions of this fiery pepper.
Sea crash pilot has a 'lucky escape' in Kent
A man had a narrow escape after crashing his microlight craft into the sea off the Deal coast near Kent. After experiencing difficulties and making a crash landing, he was rescued by a passing ship that saw the incident, and taken to hospital in Margate to be treated for hypothermia.
Martin Jennings Cornish charity bike ride
More than a 1000 bikers set off on a memorial ride from Truro to Falmouth, in honour of Martin Jennings, who was killed in a racing accident whilst competing in the Isle of Man Manx Grand Pix in 1987. Every year the event takes place, with more and more riders getting involved for charity. This year, the proceeds raised will go to Cornwall Hospice Care.
Scottish anglers guilty of fishing illegally
Two men have been prosecuted after they continued to fish illegally in the Scottish borders, neither man having an English rod licence. Their conviction came after years of controversy over the River Esk, which the Environment Agency in England wished to control. Both men have been released without charge, as the trial has been seen as a test to see the effects of controlling the river from across the border.
London’s 16 farms, in addition to hundreds of community gardens, come together in the grounds of Capel Manor to host the UK’s only City Harvest Festival. A combination of rural country living and the inner city rush with competitions, presentations, and a celebration of local food.
A selection of music, theatre, sport, film, dance, comedy and much, much more, Newport’s 2010 Festival promises to have something for everyone. Hundreds of events, starting in September, run until the end of December in a number of venues across the city.
With many traditional folk acts and dancers from around Kent, the Deal Maritime Festival promises to give visitors a taste of the young and old, local and world music and custom. Acts can be found at various venues in and around Deal.
Evening entertainment for everyone; looking at the city of Bath in a different light. Take a look at the historical by day, but be prepared for the hysterical by night. A ninety-minute stroll around the centre, with the opportunity to learn something new about the city.
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