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Arts project showcases history of black music

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Chatham Library hosted a musical event called ‘MOBO: Through the Ages' this afternoon.

The live music event charted the music of black origin through the ages, from its origins in folk spirituals to Jazz, Soul, Motown, Lovers Rock and more.

It's part of a ten-month arts programme called Legacy, showcasing African and Caribbean culture across Medway.

Local not-for-profit arts organisation, Lyrici Arts, and Medway Council were jointly awarded a grant of £35,776 from Arts Council England's arts and libraries fund to run the Legacy project.

Medway GP's pioneering approach to combat stress

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A staggering £800,000 is spent by the NHS every day on anti-depressants.

Almost 16 million working days are lost every year and that's the true cost of stress and mental illness in today's modern Britain.

However, a GP from Medway has come up with a pioneering approach to help her patients.

It's a simple technique that could save millions of pounds on prescription drugs.

Dr Farnaaz Sharief says her approach is all about tackling the problem early on.

As Nashreen Issa reports.

Nashreen spoke to GP Farnaaz Sharief, Saffia Bunger and Amanda Eveson.

For more information on Dr Sharief's workshops, visit Manage Your Mind.


Two injured after car crashes into house in Rainham

Library picture- the accident happened on Rainham High Street Credit: Google images

An investigation's been launched after a car crashed into a house and collided with several other parked vehicles in Rainham High Street in the early hours of this morning.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s were treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Medway Maritime Hospital.

A crew from Kent Fire and Rescue made sure the property was safe and two neighbouring buildings were evacuated as a precaution, due to concerns of a gas leak.

The occupants have since been able to return.

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