How to send news items for the KentFolk News pages

Please send news items as plain text or html (most emailers can be set to produce either of these), to beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com_dot_
MS Word .doc pages can now also be handled, and are in fact now the prefered method for sending me information that has embedded images. (If you have trouble reading the resultant .mht files on the web, please tell me - I have only tested them with Internet Explorer.)
I can now display .pdf files, but will only do so for high-profile events - they are usually very large, and also suffer from the disadvantage that they are not searchable, so really they are far from ideal.

The news items are titled automatically from the email subject line, so it would help if you can make this informative - and if you intend to send items regularly in one month, a date in the subject line in ISO format is a help : i.e. 2006-04-20. Such dates have the advantage that they then automatically sort and display in date order.

Any textual info should be as plain text or html, so it is searchable, not in graphical format. There is no problem with it being in nice fonts/colours, and laid out in a tidy display format, see many examples on the news pages.

Please do not embed graphics or attachments in your email, they are a lot of work to process, to display on the web, and usually take up a lot of web space unless I re-size them.

If you want to include graphics, posters, flyers, etc., find somewhere on the web that you can upload them to, and then just put a pointer to this location in the email. This way people have a choice as to whether to download them or not, and they then cause me no extra problems.
To read more on how to do this, please see : Having images, photos, posters and flyers in emails for the web