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East Kent charities benefit from police property fund

Comments (0) KENT Police has used its property fund to help charities across the area. The property fund comes from the auction of items seized during police operations and unclaimed property. The resulting money is distributed to good causes twice a year. Latest charities in east Kent to benefit are: Demelza Children’s Hospice The hospice, in Sittingbourne, provides care and support …

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Calvin Saward, whose dad called police after he wielded knife in Central Parade, Herne Bay, calls his tag an ‘ankle rolex’

A teenager who went out for a street fight armed with a knife has escaped jail – thanks to his dad. Calvin Saward, 18, had been baited in December by former friends, who called him, asking for a scrap outside his home in Central Parade. The youngster grabbed a knife to confront the gang – only to face his dad, …

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Former youth commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand in local elections

Comments (0) FORMER youth commissioner Kerry Boyd has been selected by the Conservatives to stand for Westgate in the forthcoming local elections. The post was created by Kent Police crime commissioner Ann Barnes in a bid to improve relationships and understanding between young people and the police. Miss Boyd was suspended from public duties last June after tabloid allegations of her …

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Eight-year-old child given shotgun licence by Kent Police

A child as young as eight has been issued a shotgun licence in Kent, it has been revealed. The youngster, who was granted the certificate by Kent Police, is among the youngest in the country to have legal access to a shotgun. The shock figures came to light after a freedom of information request by Sky News to forces in …

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Youth crime commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand for election in Birchington South in Thanet as a Conservative councillor

Kent’s first youth crime commissioner is to stand for election for the Conservatives in Thanet. Kerry Boyd is featured in the party’s list of candidates being put forward for the election in May. Today marks the completion of her year-long contract as crime youth commissioner, a role created by the Kent commissioner Ann Barnes. Margate’s Kerry Boyd was appointed youth …

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Canterbury district jobless total falls over past year

Good news on the jobs front Comments (0) UNEMPLOYMENT in the Canterbury district is falling, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics today. They showed that 1,139 people were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in the district, a decrease of 0.7 per cent on last year. There was, however, a slight rise on last month, although Debbie McIntosh, …

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Dole numbers in Kent rise for the first time in 11 months, up by nearly 900 in January

The number of people on the dole in Kent has risen by nearly 900. It is the first time the amount of unemployed claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has grown for 11 months, according to the Office for National Statistics. In total, 19,485 people signed on in January, up by 870 on the previous month. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance …

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Big thank-you to white van driver

I would like you to publish a letter to thank a young man in white van who stopped and helped me. It was Monday morning and I was driving from Canterbury to Wingham garage when my car broke down on the S bend at Littleboume. I started the long walk to Wingham when a young man in a white van …

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Relief at U-turn on cuts to community wardens

Community wardens in Herne Bay have been saved from the chop after a U-turn by county councillors. Kent County Council had launchnd a six-week public consultation asking for people’s views on possible plans to axe 24 of the county’s 70 wardens. The proposals were put forward because the council wanted to save £1.28 million each year towards the estimated £330 …

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