New Tourist Information Centre opens in Sheerness as campaign for brown motorway signs continues

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After years of hiding in the shadows, the Isle of Sheppey has its own Tourist Information Centre once again.

The visitor centre on the seafront at Sheerness was opened by Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson and could be the final piece of the jigsaw for the Island to get its own brown tourist signs on the M2.

Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson

Mr Henderson said: “We have been lobbying hard for these signs at junction 5 for sometime but Highways England insisted they could not put one on the motorway until the area had a visitor centre.”

So

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White House, GOP infrastructure talks hit crucial stage

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Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, right, visits the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge construction site together with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, in southeast Washington, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans over President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan are hitting a crucial stage ahead of talks Friday after the latest GOP offer left some dismay in the administration that there wasn’t more movement off the Republicans’ initial $568 billion proposal.

Republicans did increase their offer and have been

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Pop Into The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa For An Ultimate Travel Experience In France

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The countdown to the return to European travel has begun – hip, hip hooray! —  and there’s no better place to celebrate than the birthplace of bubbly in the Champagne region of France. The country will be reopening its borders on June 9th, and EU governments have announced that vaccinated Americans will be able to travel quarantine free.

Just in time for the border reopening  and in honor

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Juvic Pagunsan, with only 11 clubs, earns spot in Open Championship

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Juvic Pagunsan, who hails from the Philippines and at age 43, has spent the last decade on the Japan Tour, will step up onto a much bigger stage in July.

Pagunsan earned a spot in the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in England after winning a tournament using just 11 clubs.

The tournament was the Mizuno Open, also known as “The Gateway to the Open.” The reason he used just 11 clubs is that due to COVID precautions, caddies are only allowed to follow their golfers in carts so Pagunsan lightened his bag a bit and went on to

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Planning a trip? 5 smart travel tips to keep you safe

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We’re moving into summer, which means (socially distanced) barbeques, picnics and maybe a getaway is right around the corner. You might even want to plan a family vacation because the last few months have been tough.

As more people are being vaccinated, we can slowly start doing the things we love again. That includes traveling to our favorite destinations, soaking up some sun and maybe an adult beverage or three. Before jumping online to book your next flight, there are some fake travel sites to watch for. Tap or click here to see how scammers are ripping travelers off.

Once

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Tourist Information Center to reopen this Memorial Day weekend

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Josh Peterson, the executive director of Visit Bemidji, said the comeback of the TIC is an exciting time for the city and is also advantageous to its tourism industry.

“We realized last year, during COVID that people were still traveling and how much this center actually gets used,” Peterson said. “We would have people coming to our office windows asking for information, and it really was eye-opening as to how much information actually goes out of this building.

“There is also a need from the business community wanting to see this place reopened because it helps refer business. So I

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