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  • It’s toodle pip to cor-blimey as modern slang becomes totes amazeballs

    03 July 2014

    If words such as LOL, tidy, selfie and innit mean nothing to you then it might be time you brushed up on your modern slang, with a new poll from Spitfire Ale showing these new terms are catching up with old traditional British sayings. The premium ale brand asked people which slang words and terms – old and new- they use in everyday speech and while almost half still surveyed admit they still say things such as ‘cock-up’ and ‘get your knickers in a twist’, only one in ten at most use terms such as balderdash, cor-blimey, golly gosh, toff and spiffing.

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  • Teenager Uncovers Shepherd Neame Treasure

    01 July 2014

    A Shepherd Neame beer bottle dating back more than 100 years has been discovered by a teenager on a woodland walk. 16-year-old Malachi Swaine, from Herne Bay, was trekking in West Blean woods when he found the bottle, covered in moss next to a tree.

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  • Five minutes with... Jean Timmons - Senior Brewer

    30 June 2014

    Age: 58 Lives: Faversham Education: Degree in industrial microbiology and biochemistry from Nottingham University; Degree in medical microbiology and biochemistry from Nottingham University; Brewing Diploma; adult education lecturer accreditation.

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  • A Tasty Way to Raise Money for Charity

    30 June 2014

    A Cheese and Wine night at the Walnut Tree pub in Aldington raised £500 for charity. More than 70 people attended the event on Monday, June 23, organised by Karen Barrett, licensee at the historic Shepherd Neame pub.

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  • Featured Recipe: Cranberry and Orange Sorbet

    28 June 2014

    A stunning looking dessert that is low in calories, gluten and dairy free! The fennel seeds give it a special zing but if you don’t like fennel you can always leave them out.

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