More new homes on the way for Kent’s garden city

New homes at Ebbsfleet Green, part of Ebbsfleet Garden City, are being launched today.

The 133 properties at Regent Village represent the next phase of the 900-home community.

Regent Village, Ebbsfleet (42256969)
Regent Village, Ebbsfleet (42256969)

Built by Redrow, they include three and four-bedroom houses and townhouses. They will be followed by a collection of apartments at a later stage.



To date 442 homes have been sold at the new community. As well as houses, the garden city includes shops, schools, a pub and hotel.

In the coming years, a community centre and commercial space will be added.

More than 40% of the development is designated as parkland or open spaces, including play areas, allotments and sports pitches.

The homes in Regent Village have been designed to include several carbon-reducing measures, including electric vehicle charging points.

The new Ebbsfleet Garden City Bridge (39647347)
The new Ebbsfleet Garden City Bridge (39647347)

There is only one remaining property for sale from Redrow’s previous phase of homes, Regent Square.

Jo Wiley, area sales manager at Redrow South East, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching a new phase of Regent Collection homes.

“We expect this new phase will sell quickly, so we encourage interested buyers to visit the development soon to experience the homes and wider community first-hand.”

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The best in home improvement, as picked by readers


We rely on them for help around the home — plumbers, electricians, builders, landscapers, furniture stores and more. Now, Daily News readers are recognizing their picks for the best in each category as part of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Scroll through the gallery to see who tops the list, as picked by the contest voters.

Also see: Full results from the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.


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Cheney senior spurs historic win over Garden Plain

Recognizing the significance of what he had just achieved was a little difficult for Cheney senior Logan Bartlett.

First off, it was hard to keep track of everything he had just done to help Cheney secure a 44-7 victory over Garden Plain, which is the largest victory for the Cardinals over the Owls in the seven decades that the series spans. Cheney improved to 3-0 in a battle of undefeated teams.

There were the three touchdown catches on offense. Then there were the three interceptions on defense. And don’t forget the five extra points and 28-yard field goal he kicked.

“When you’re on a roll, you don’t really think much about it,” Bartlett said after it was all over. “When it’s over, then you look back and realize it was a lot of fun, but you’re not really thinking about it like that during the game.”

There will be a lot of fun to reflect back on for Bartlett after Friday’s performance.

Like the interception he grabbed in his own end zone when Cheney was trailing 7-3 that prevented Garden Plain from extending its lead. Two plays later, Harrison Voth connected with Marcus Peinter for a 70-yard touchdown to give Cheney a lead it never relinquished.

Then there were the pair of touchdown catches he caught in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Both times a Garden Plain defender was next to Bartlett, only to watch helplessly as the Cheney senior created separation at the final moment to haul in the pass.

“Basically what I try to do is be the first one to the ball,” said Bartlett, who finished with four catches for 96 yards. “And then I just get my two hands on it before they can.”

But perhaps Bartlett’s best catch of the night came in the fourth quarter when Voth heaved a prayer to the back of the end zone targeting Bartlett, who had a Garden Plain defender in front of him. The ball went through both of their hands, struck Bartlett in the face mask and bounced into his hands for his third touchdown of the game.

“Geez, Logan had an amazing game,” said Voth, who racked up 340 passing yards. “I have receivers who can catch all of my bad balls. When you have receivers like that, you can put the ball almost anywhere.”

Voth is short-changing himself there. According to Cheney coach Shelby Wehrman, Voth’s improvement from his sophomore to junior season at quarterback is the biggest reason why Cheney is averaging 45.3 points per game during its 3-0 start.

Cheney spreads the field with an array of talented receivers like Bartlett, a 6-foot-4 target in Luke Grace (seven catches, 78 yards, one touchdown), Peinter and Dayton Higgs, which opens up the running game for Quincy Thomas (150 rushing yards). Cheney’s offensive line is led by seniors Landen Ayres, Peyton Hays, Braden Black and Blake Molyneux.

“Harrison has gotten so much better reading the game,” Wehrman said. “You saw

Century-old trees, historic graves in gothic revival churchyard :: WRAL.com

— Tucked away in the small North Carolina town of Tarboro is an ethereal place that can only be described as a ‘secret garden.’

Enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, the ground and graves alike are cloaked in ivy. Century-old trees, crooked with age, create a green dome that, in some places, blocks the sky.

The Calvary Episcopal Churchyard serves as a cemetery, but it is also one of the state’s most beautiful arboretums, with trees and plants from across the globe.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro has North Carolina's version of a ‘secret garden,’ enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, cloaked in ivy, with century-old trees from across the globe.

The design of the churchyard and its original plantings are the work of Joseph Blount Cheshire, who served as rector of the church from 1842 to 1889 – meaning some of these trees could be around 150 years old.

Older still is the parish itself, which dates back to before the Revolutionary War and the founding of America itself – harboring records and stories from when the early North Carolina colonists first settled Tarboro in their search for religious freedom outside of England.

In short, there are very few places in the state that date back as far as the Calvary Parish.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro has North Carolina's version of a ‘secret garden,’ enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, cloaked in ivy, with century-old trees from across the globe.

North Carolina churches before the Revolutionary War

According to their written history, “The establishment of Calvary Parish dates to 1742.”

During the 1700s and early 1800s, many NC churches met in “brush arbors,” which were essentially shelters surrounded in thick foliage with a wooden frame and perhaps a few benches.

Calvary Parish, however, met in a small wooden building near modern-day Chapel Springs, about eight miles away from present-day Tarboro.

During that time, George II was the King of England, and North Carolina was still an English colony, presided over by a royal governor.

The rector of the parish was named Rev. James Moir. “He reported directly to the Bishop of London,” according to the written history.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro has North Carolina's version of a ‘secret garden,’ enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, cloaked in ivy, with century-old trees from across the globe.

The small wooden church was built in 1747, but by 1760 it had burned down, causing the small congregation to move into Tarborough – as it was then spelled.

After the American Revolution, however, the church’s methods of worship, which required a reigning British monarch, were considered treasonous. As a result, the parish changed its name and asked to form into an Episcopal congregation and be accepted into the union with the Diocese of North Carolina. Because of this, the church considers the date of its founding to be 1833, although it actually goes back much farther.

Construction on the building that stands today began in 1858.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro has North Carolina's version of a ‘secret garden,’ enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, cloaked in ivy, with century-old trees from across the globe.

Creating a ‘secret garden’ and global arboretum

With many graveyards and cemeteries being wide open, the enclosed churchyard, encircled by antique walls, make it feel like a walk through an old English churchyard, rather than one in small-town North Carolina.

The gothic-revival style of the church building, with grand stained glass windows and gothic archways, creates an ethereal contract with the ancient trees and creeping ivy.

Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro has North Carolina's version of a ‘secret garden,’ enclosed in a gothic-style churchyard, cloaked in ivy, with century-old trees from across the globe.

Many of the graves date back to the 1800s, with intricate carvings and designs. The headstones themselves are each

Best Home Improvement Stores in Every Region

Do It Best Corporation

Do it Best, formerly known as Hardware Wholesalers, Inc., is known for its hardware, lumber and building materials. With thousands of member-owned locations throughout the United States and 52 other countries, consumers find it a noteworthy alternative to what is often referred to as “the big box hardware stores,” while still providing the same offerings you would expect at those more well-known chains stores. The company caters heavily toward the online consumer, offering the same products previously only available in home improvement centers. “We’ve continually invested in doitbest.com to ensure your online shopping experience is better every day by adding more products, expanding product categories, and further enhancing our service to you,” the company says on its website. If you’re interested in home improvement but have a tight budget, check out these 10 affordable projects.

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Bigg Boss 14 House Pictures: Rainbow Couch, Metallic Decor And More



a close up of a brick building: Representational Image (Bigg Boss 13)


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Representational Image (Bigg Boss 13)


The audience is all set for the latest season of the popular reality show Bigg Boss. The Salman Khan-hosted show is going to premiere on October 3 and the new reports even emerged to claim that the actor will be shooting for the promo on October 1 with the contestants at Mumbai’s Film City. Now, a few pictures have gone viral on social media and the fans claim that these are the glimpses of the house this season. An Instagram account that goes by the name Bigg Boss Khabri shared a few photos online claiming that this is how the Bigg Boss 14 house looks from inside. The pictures show the living area, the bedroom, and the washroom area. One can see a rainbow designed couch along with a statement metallic silver one and other stunning decors. Check out these pictures: While these photos are not official and one can’t claim their veracity, it seems like the glimpses of the Bigg Boss 14 house are all real. The sets are once again created in the Film City and several names from the contestants’ list are already doing the rounds on social media.

Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni, Jaan Kumar, Shubhangi Atre, Karan Patel, Nishant Malkani, Eijaz Khan., Rahul Vaidya, Nikki Tamboli, Shagun Pandey, Pavitra Punia, and Naina Singh among others are a few names that are being strongly speculated as the participants for Bigg Boss 14.

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Eight Tips On How To Choose The Bathroom Mirror – Press Release

The mirror you’re looking at every day is a big deal!Good bathroom mirror not only shows clear, reflect true, service life is long, return not easy bad. A stylish, clear bathroom mirror will make you feel better. So, what kind of mirror should the bathroom choose? Following the bathroom mirror factory to understand:

Bathroom mirror selection:

Framed or unframed bathroom mirror who is better

Will tell from the convenience that use and maintain, the bathroom mirror without a frame is better than the design that has frame, because the inside of the bathroom often is in wet condition, material of frame such as woodiness, leather uses time after long easy occurrence changes; and tell from beautiful angle, the bathroom mirror that has a frame has an advantage over rimless mirror again, but the moistureproof quality that has taller requirement to the material of frame, the plating film circumstance that should notice frame when buying.

Anti-fog bathroom mirror is it necessary to buy:

Special antifogging bathroom mirror, the price is expensive and the practical to the bathroom is not big, do not have the necessity that buys commonly, the mirror of high grade has basic antifogging antirust function commonly.

If the bathroom environment is too much water vapor, you can choose and buy an anti-fog film flat paste in the bath mirror;We can also be dishwashing liquid or soapy water daub on the mirror, can effectively prevent water vapor in the mirror condensation, play the role of anti-fog.

On the discrimination of two-sided mirror:

The perspective direction of the double-sided mirror is determined by the intensity of the light.At night, when the indoor lights are turned on, the outdoor can see the indoor, and the indoor can’t see the outdoor. Some people like to do floor mirror in the bathroom, also can use this kind of mirror.

Distinguish bathroom mirror is double sided mirror to have very simple and effective method, stick small make up mirror to go up to this mirror contrastive the face that sees oneself (or same object), the word of double face mirror image can compare small make up mirror brightness is much darker.

Bathroom mirror size:

Install the mirror in toilet had better choose dimension as far as possible big dot, because if people are in when looking in the mirror, the upper part of the head has very big space if, mean career piece is bright. But also should not be too large, too much space will easily make people in daydreaming. Absolutely cannot choose the kind of mirror that can see a face only, it is very disadvantageous to the development of the career of reside. From geomantic say, go up, on certain level, the mirror in toilet is bigger, the more good luck to the person that reside.

Shape of bathroom mirror:

The mirror in toilet suggests everybody had better choose square most appropriate, this is because the thing of square represents balance and orderly. Remember not to use a mirror with sharp

House to consider bills on Chinese goods made with forced labor, Pelosi says

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 18, 2020.

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Lawmakers will consider two bills next week on goods made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang region, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday, with one that would restrict imports and another requiring publicly traded U.S. companies to make disclosures on supply chains.

“If we refused to speak out about human rights in China because of commercial interests, then we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights any place in the world,” Pelosi said.

Relations with China have become an issue in campaigning for the Nov. 3 U.S. elections, with Republican President Donald Trump running for re-election against his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Control of Congress is up for grabs, with Pelosi’s fellow Democrats trying to retain control of the House and hoping to gain control of the Senate, where Republicans have a small majority.

Trump and his fellow Republicans have sought to portray Democrats as weak on China, which Democrats dispute.

In her remarks on China at her weekly news conference on Friday, Pelosi noted that she has been a critic of China on issues such as trade and human rights for more than 30 years.

The United States and other countries have been ratcheting up pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the remote Xinjiang region, where the United Nations cites credible reports as saying 1 million Muslims held in camps have been put to work.

China has rejected allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang and criticized the United States for meddling in its internal affairs.

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Biden says Senate should wait to replace Ginsburg, Trump lowers flags at White House

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden both offered condolences after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday after a battle with cancer.

Biden, who called her “unflinching” and a “consistent and reliable” jurist who cared about every American’s civil rights, said in brief remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday night that her replacement should not come until after the election, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling for a hearing and a vote.

“Her opinions and her dissent are going to continue to shape the basis for our law for a generation. And, you know, tonight and the coming days, we should focus on the loss of the justice, and her enduring legacy,” he said. “But there is no doubt, let me be clear, that the voters should pick a president, the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider. “

During Barack Obama’s presidency, there was a political controversy when he nominated federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland after the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative jurist, in 2016 and McConnell refused to allow a hearing citing an election year.

Later Friday night, Biden tweeted a statement on Ginsburg, describing her as an “American hero.”

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise,” Biden said.

Ginsburg’s death is likely to set off a fierce political battle between Republicans and Democrats over filling her seat on the nine-person Supreme Court, which already has a conservative majority.

Trump, who held a campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, told reporters after the event that he was stunned to hear about her passing.

“She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life,” Trump told reporters. “I’m actually saddened to hear that. I am saddened to hear that.”

Trump also tweeted out a more complete statement on her passing Friday night, calling her a “titan of the law.”

“A fighter to the end, Justice Ginsburg battled cancer, and other very long odds, throughout her remarkable life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ginsburg family and their loved ones during this difficult time,” Trump said in the statement. “May her memory be a great and magnificent blessing to