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The door of the library is a door into us

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner I WAS very pleased to accept an invitation this month from Swalecliffe Library to talk to readers about my life, my time writing for TV shows like Eastenders and my new series of crime novels set in Whitstable. The Talktime sessions take place at Swalecliffe on Thursdays …

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Fighting closure of historic post office

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner A FEW weeks ago I wrote in this column about the value of whistleblowers. Last Tuesday (March 31) the whistle was blown on Post Office Ltd when a statement was leaked to me announcing the “temporary closure” of Whitstable’s Crown Post Office from April 29. Whitstable’s post …

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Green’s petition is not nothing new

WHILE Alex Stevens, Michelle Freeman and Stuart Jeffery of the Green Party have invited residents of Gorrell, Seasalter and Tankerton wards to sign their petition calling for a town council in Whitstable they might be interested to know that there has been a petition in circulation on this issue for some considerable time and it can be found at www.ipetitions.com/petition/whitstable-town-council …

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Rally brings renewed hope in fight for historic airport

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner Transport Minister at anniversary turn out ON MARCH 19, I joined a rally to mark the anniversary of the announcement of Manston Airport’s closure. Organisers had asked that we bring along “whistles, flags, everything you have” so that Ann Gloag could “hear us from Scotland”.  It was …

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Author signs copies of new crime novel set in Kent

WHITSTABLE author Julie Wassmer will be signing copies of her debut crime novel at the Waterstones store in Canterbury this weekend. Ms Wassmer, a former EastEnders scriptwriter, won a contract last year with a top publishing company Little, Brown to produce the series called The Whitstable Pearl Mystery. The book is the first in a new crime series set in …

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Call this progress? As a student I bought Wimbledon flat for less than £8,000

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner LABOUR RECENTLY unveiled plans to slash tuition fees by a third and to increase maintenance support for students. I’m sure this will please the student I heard at a recent university debate who complained that with the financial commitments students are burdened with these days he would …

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Novels to put town on map published

First in a series of crime books features Old Neptune pub THE first in a series of crime novels set in Whitstable will be published tomorrow (Thursday), with launch events taking place at one of the well-known landmark settings featured in the book — the Old Neptune pub. Town resident and writer Julie Wassmer won a contract last year with …

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Whistleblowers who pay price for telling the truth

THE financial sector was rocked by recent news that a Swiss subsidiary of HSBC bank helped ‘super-rich’ clients to avoid paying tax. Nicholas Wilson is the IT employee who ‘blew the whistle’ on this, but he has warned others against exposing “financial crimes” because, as he put it: “The Establishment is so corrupt in this country.” Wilson says he spent …

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Kent Police should-just return to fighting crime

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer TV writer, author and local campaigner LAST month I commented on a Guardian newspaper report on how Kent Police had asked for a list of names of the attendees to a university fracking debate. Having been a panelist on the debate, which took place in November at Canterbury Christ Church University, I followed …

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Kent Police accused of abuse of power for planting undercover officers at fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University

Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” after it planted plain-clothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested that two officers monitor the meeting, which took place on November 19, following concerns over the attendance of a prominent Green Party activist. The …

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