Fur kids find fame in tutus, tiaras and skirts, Kentish Express, July 7, 2011
Feature on Peter Dowling and Karen Chamberlain who spend up to £1,000 on their six British bulldogs, who even have their own wardrobe full of tutus and tiaras. The story was picked up by national press including the Daily Mail and the BBC.
“Some people are quite shocked when they see them in tutus and tiaras. It’s perfectly normal for me. I love dressing them up and making them look pretty.”
Take it down!, Kentish Expres, April 1, 2010
An article about Ted Relf, a plumber who was told to take a homemade pothole warning sign down as police said it was a ‘distraction to drivers’. This story was picked up by the Telegraph, the Daily Express and was one of the top read stories on the BBC website.
“I can’t believe it’s an offence to have a warning sign for the benefit of motorists and cyclists on my fence. I thought I was being helpful and public spirited.”
Bitter bottle battle brews, Kentish Express, April 8, 2010
A microbrewery owner labelled a copyright infringement claim put against them by a French champagne giant as ‘farcical’. The dispute arose after the Old Dairy Brewery at Rolvenden named one of its real ales Red Top, the same name as a registered Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne. A copyright tribunal later found in favour of the British brewers.
“This whole situation is simply farcical but we will not be bullied and intend to fight to the bitter end.”