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Archaelogists begin another dig at "one of Britain's most important prehistoric monuments"

New dig to begin at one of the country's most important monuments Credit: ITV News Meridian

Archaelogists from the University of Reading are beginning another dig at the site of what they say is one of Britain's most important - but little explored - prehistoric monuments.

Marden Henge between Stonehenge and Avebury was built around 2400 twenty four hundred BC. It's the second year of a three year project. Researchers hope to find out more about life during the Stone Age.

Stonemasons prepare for Winchester event

Stonemasons will be displaying their skills at the cathedral Credit: ITV

Stonemasons from around the UK will be taking part in an unusual event at Winchester Cathedral next month. On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July the masons will be taking part in a carving competition, working publicly in the Cathedral Inner Close. Visitors to the event will be able to watch them at work, find out about stonemasonry, have a go at carving and enjoy a festival atmosphere.


Why this bone fragment has people flocking to Rochester

He was one of the most famous Archbishops of all time but today Henry the second's troublesome priest was returned to Kent - 800 years after he was murdered.

A small piece of Thomas Becket's elbow has arrived at Rochester Cathedral attracting hundreds of visitors.

The 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the most important English Saints of all time after he was reportedly killed on the orders of the King for standing up for the church.

Andrea Thomas was among those witnessing the arrival of the relic.

Andrea spoke to Professor Louise Wilkinson from Canterbury Christchurch University.

Cathedral to tell the story of young carers

The exhibition will be held at Winchester Cathedral Credit: ITV

YMCA and The Children’s Society are to present a compelling portrait exhibition, called ' Hidden', at Winchester Cathedral, next month. It tells the story of young carers – often invisible to society – who face huge responsibilities and unimaginably difficult choices. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers in the UK is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.


Parade in Gravesend to mark Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

The parade follows a route through the town centre

A parade has taken place through the streets of Gravesend to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. The annual event followed prayers at the Gravesend Gurdwara temple, and speeches.

All members of the local community have been invited to join the celebrations.

The procession is called the Nagar Kirtan procession

"On behalf of the Management Committee I would like to invite all the residents of Gravesham to come and attend the festivities which will be taking place at the Gurdwara and in the Town Centre.

"The Sikh community has a long and proud history here in Gravesham and we appreciate the support of all our partners and the local community in making Vaisakhi such a colorful spectacle."

– Davinder Singh Bains , President of the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara

Worshippers arrive to celebrate Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

People arriving at Gurdwara in Gravesend Credit: Andy Dickenson

The Sikh community in Gravesend have been arriving at the Gurdwara temple in Gravesham ahead of celebrations to mark their holy festival of Vaisakhi. Hundreds of people will parade through the streets.

Vaisakhi originates from the harvest festival in the Punjab region of India. It also marks establishment of the Sikh community - known as the Khalsa.

The temple is at the centre of today's celebrations
New arrivals ahead of Vaisakhi celebrations
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