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Watch World Cup with Banks

CANTERBURY: City law firm Furley Page is sponsoring a dinner that will give people a chance to meet a member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team. Gordon Banks, widely considered one of the best goalkeepers in football history, will be a special guest at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the Ashford International Hotel. It takes place on July 8, the date of the first World Cup semi-final, which guests will be able to watch with Gordon live from Brazil. The event will start with a drinks reception from 5.30pm, followed by a three-course dinner at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £39.50 plus VAT per person or £380 plus VAT for a table of 10 from bookings@kentinvictachamber.co.uk or call Penny on 01732 758530.

Curfew given

CANTERBURY: A Marshaide man has been given a curfew after assaulting another man. Tony Blyth, 19, of Forge Lane, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in Butchery Lane, Canterbury, on March 23, when he appeared at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on May 23. Magistrates sentenced Blyth to 90 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He was given a four-month curfew to remain at an address in Hoath between 8pm and 6am daily. Blyth must also pay £250 in compensation, £85 costs and a £60
victim surcharge.

Afternoon jazz

WHITSTABLE: Jazz will be played at an afternoon of multicultural fun organised by the Friends of All Saints Whitstable on Saturday from 1pm to 6pm at the Vicarage Garden in Church Street. People are encouraged to bring their own picnic and chairs. Tickets are £8 to WTA and Friends Members, £10 to non-members and £12 on the gate. Children under 10 gain entry for £1. Tickets are available from Gatefield Sounds in High Street, All Saints Church office and church hall, or call Zoe on 01227 770183.

Noise limiter

HERNE: A noise limiter is to be fitted to Herne community centre after complaints by residents. Parish councillors agreed to buy the device, costing about £300, so that power would cut out if the noise goes above a certain level.

Herne Bay Times, June 18th 2014


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