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Pupils get together to help the food bank

A COLLECTION at Spires Academy for the Canterbury Food Bank has resulted in hundreds of soup cans, packets of pasta, tins of beans and boxes of cereal being donated to help vulnerable people. Robert Palmer, Spires’ assistant vice-principal, had to deliver the items in the school mini-bus because the amount that had been collected was so great. It is the …

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‘We want to thank helpful teenagers’

A HERNE Bay couple are appealing for help to track down four kindhearted teenagers. Alison and Brian Taylor hope to trace the youngsters who helped them after one of their dogs went missing in Memorial Park on Saturday evening. Mr Taylor had been walking springer spaniels Barney and Harry at around 6.30pm when he lost sight of Barney, who is …

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Counting cost of winter storms as homes collapse

Gales cause damage to cars and property CHRISTMAS was anything but merry for dozens of people this year as they dealt with the aftermath of seasonal storms. Scores faced the festive season without water or power after trees brought down power lines, and power failures affected water supplies. Hundreds more were left counting the cost of the damage, with severe …

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We’ll keep working hard on your behalf

THROUGHOUT my time as leader of council in this wonderful city and district, I have tried to represent each and every resident to take us all through very difficult circumstances caused by the financial situation in this country. Of course it is not always possible to please everyone on every occasion. We have had to make difficult decisions but we …

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Hectic yet enjoyable 12 months for me

SITTING down to write a seasonal message offers an opportunity to pause for a few minutes and reflect on what has been an incredibly enjoyable — not to mention hectic — seven months as Lord Mayor of Canterbury. And upon that reflection, there is no doubt in my mind that it is the people of our wonderful district who have …

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A tough year – but it’s getting better

LOOKING back, 2013 was another tough year. In the public sector, pay rises are well below inflation (including Members of Parliament, at least until 2015). In the private sector many have seen it fall. Yet the cost of the goods and services has been going up. Recovery has been slow coming, but it does seem that the years of austerity …

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Thanks for all the carnival support

MISS Herne Bay, Kiera Ives and Herne Bay Carnival chairman, Andy Birkett would like to thank everyone in and around Herne Bay who have supported carnival events during the past year and showed once again that Herne Bay is a great place to be. For the first time in many years the association held a week of events which we …

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East Kent coast gets conservation zones

But still ‘a long way to go’ says wildlife trust WORK to protect wildlife in the seas off Kent still has “a long way to go,” despite the granting of three Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) last month. The Kent Wildlife Trust, working with other trusts across the country has fought for a decade to persuade successive Governments to create a …

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New technology puts unit among the best

Hospital staff help podiatry patients across the country YOUR boots may be made for walking, but what if your foot needs some adjustment? Expert technicians based at Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Hospital don’t need to walk a mile in your shoes to work out how to help. Thanks to the latest technology, much of it paid for by the hospital’s …

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My time on the bins was not a waste

Student goes out with dustmen CANTERBURY Christ Church University student Frazer Edwards, pictured, appeared in the Times at the start of last year complaining about the build-up of rubbish outside his house. Frazer, 21, then spent ten weeks with Serco, which is employed to clear the area’s rubbish. WASTE management is of vital importance to both human health and to …

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