UK cooperation with Gulf countries to counter ‘extremism’ is problematic, and risks inadvertently bolstering repression, writes Jane Kinninmont.

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Part of the industrial railway in what is now Chatham Historic Dockyard is still in operation, run by the North Kent Industrial Locomotive Society.[26]

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Professor William Maley offers an introduction to the complex idea of 'the refugee', setting the current European crisis within the wider history of human exile and displaced peoples.

Hop on board one of the county’s glorious steam trains and explore the Garden of England from a whole new perspective.

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England's most charismatic chunks of chalk, chic eateries, boutique sleep spots, history-rich ports and prime golf courses, make Dover a must-see stretch of the Kent coast.

The nearest bus stop is right below the club. Arriva runs a service (140/141) to and from Chatham Marina through Chatham Town Centre every 10 minutes.

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The Medway Poets were formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1982 having performed at major literary festivals and on TV and Radio. They became a major influence to writers in the Medway Towns. From the core of this group the anti conceptual/pro painting movements of Stuckism and Remodernism came into being.[citation needed]

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New for 2016! Command of the Oceans! This is a new permanent gallery that reveals the full dockyard story for the first time and in a way never told or seen before through state of the art audio visuals and interactives – an experience for all the family to get involved. With a brand new entrance, discovery centre and restaurant area, there’s so much to discover! Buy your ticket today online to SAVE.

The term 'chav', research suggests, does not derive from Chatham's name ("Chatham average"), but is derived from the romany word for 'youngster'.[35][36]

Explore how elites in Latin America and the former Soviet Union view the United States in their own words, and read a new report with recommendations on how the US could adjust its approaches and policies based on these perceptions.

New for 2016, a whole collection of styles made at our purpose built factory in the UK. For the past 25 years, Chatham has been making classically British styled men's and women's boat shoes, loafers, and boots. Now one of Britain's key lifestyle footwear brands, trusted by sailors, celebrities, and the British public to provide durable stylish products.

Chatham Memorial Synagogue was built by Simon Magnus in 1867 on the Chatham end of Rochester High Street in Rochester.[30]

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Buses are operated by Arriva Southern Counties and Nu-Venture to various destinations. They serve other towns in Medway including Gillingham, Grain, Strood and Rochester and also to other towns in Kent including Maidstone, Gravesend, Blue Bell Hill and Sittingbourne. There is also an express bus via Strood and Rochester and A2 to Bluewater Shopping Centre in Greenhithe.

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Chatham House Director Robin Niblett looks at the challenges facing Prime Minister Theresa May in deciding the next steps of Brexit and invoking Article 50.

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The closure of the Dockyard has had the effect of changing the employment statistics of the town. About 7000 people lost their jobs. The unemployment rate went up to 23.5%.[20] There has been a concerted effort to revitalise the Thames Gateway area and one of the largest employers in Chatham is now Vanquis Bank Ltd, a subsidiary of Provident Financial.

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Recent Medway artists of note include Kid Harpoon, Crybaby Special and The Monsters, Red Light, Underground Heroes, Tyrannosaurus Alan, Pete Molinari, Lupen Crook, Stuart Turner and Theatre Royal.[citation needed]

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