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Pilgrims Hospice bosses resign after beds’ row

Shock announcement by chief executive and chairman of trustees TWO of the most senior members of staff at the Pilgrims’ Hospice have resigned. Chief executive Steve Auty will step down at the end of the month, while Dr Richard Morey has already departed as chairman of the board of trustees. The two men have 25 years’ experience at the charity …

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People power prompts hospice closure rethink

A public outcry over plans to close the Pilgrims Hospice ward in Canterbury has inspired charity bosses to reconsider. Trustees were “extremely concerned” about the outpouring of opposition expressed by hundreds who attended an emotionally- charged public meeting at Canterbury Academy last week. On Monday, they decided to postpone further public meetings while the trustees “review their plans” for inpatient …

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Hospice reconsiders Canterbury ward closure

PUBLIC meetings arranged by the Pilgrims Hospices in Margate and Ashford have been cancelled, as trustees reconsider plans to close the inpatient ward at Canterbury. The planned closure in 2016, which senior trustees and executives had described as “necessary”, has been heavily criticised, with hundreds of angry members of the public storming out of a meeting last month. Dr Richard …

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Mum’s delight at car valeting prize

MUM Abi Calder has a car as bright as her smile after winning a Mother’s Day competition run by a valeting company. Matt’s Valets offered a free valet and a bouquet of flowers for the most inspirational mum who goes the extra mile for her community. Abi, of The Grove, Greenhill, runs The Activity Box pottery studio in William Street …

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Double celebration as Abi’s business finds a new home

Minions help mark three years of fun A PIRATE partied with cartoon characters and Minions to help a Bay business in a double celebration. The Activity Box craft studio turned three on Saturday – and also officially opened in its new location after moving from Mortimer Street to the former Herne Bay Stationers shop in William Street, near the Kings …

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Four flourishing firms

CHRISTMAS may be just a memory but the celebrations continue for Bay businesses with birthdays next month. The Activity Box and Berry’s Eatery will have both been in the town for three years, while A Bundle of Books and Pretty Green Vintage are marking the end of their first year in business. Liz Crudgington found out the secrets of successful …

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