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The first woman to earn city’s freedom

YOUR report (January 21) that Amanda Cottrell is the first woman to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Canterbury is incorrect. The first woman to receive what is the Honorary Freedom of the City of Canterbury was, in fact, Alderman Mrs Evelyn Mary Hews. The ceremony took place on November 9, 1967. A list of all the Freemen …

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Food Bank needs your support

An appeal has been launched by Canterbury Food Bank to bring some festive cheer to struggling families this Christmas. It is has been kickstarted with a donation by the Kentish Gazette, which has been backing the charity over the last year. Organisers want to provide seasonal hampers and gifts to more than 150 families in the district, as well as …

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Chiefs quizzed over leader’s tax

City council bosses faced a grilling over their controversial decision to pay leader John Gilbey’s £1,250 tax bill with public money. Chief executive Colin Carmichael and director of resources Tricia Marshall were hauled before the authority’s scrutiny committee to explain the move. They also came under fire for failing to publicly announce the decision, which was revealed exclusively in the …

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Council’s priorities aren’t secret – they’re confidential!

Definition of secret: not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others. Definition of confidential: intended to be kept secret.  [Oxford Dictionaries online]  Who does Cllr Gilbey think he’s kidding?  Canterbury City Council is one of the most democratic local authorities in the country, claims leader John Gilbey. He hit out after the Kentish Gazette …

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