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Elderly people have political awareness

I refer to the recent letter from Anne Belworthy praising the students from Canterbury Academy for mocking Ukip (Well Done To Pupils Poking Fun At Ukip, Letters and Opinion, Herne Bay Gazette, January 1). This is fine, but I take issue with her last paragraph where she states if only older people than them had as much political awareness. Nothing …

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Well done to pupils poking fun at Ukip

All that I can say is well done to the young people at the Canterbury Academy who have been able to poke funny at this very scary party who are peddling the politics of blame and fear so reminiscent of the 1930s (Ukip Leader Doesn’t Get Kick Out Of ‘Pathetic’ Phone App, Gazette and Faversham News, December 25)! If only …

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Ukip leader doesn’t get kick out of pathetic phone app

Nigel Farage has condemned as “risible and pathetic” a phone app featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the White Cliffs of Dover. The Ukip leader says the game — developed by a group of Canterbury school pupils – “crosses the line”. In it, players control the Fromage character and compete to kick immigrants as far as possible …

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Closure off, but new plan means beds at risk

HOSPICE TO STAY OPEN The Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient centre in Canterbury will stay open – but bosses are refusing to say how many of its 16 beds will be spared the axe. Trustees’ chairman Dr Richard Morey said the organisation was reacting to the public outcry over the proposed closure of the entire Canterbury inpatient unit. But the hospice insists …

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People power prompts hospice closure rethink

A public outcry over plans to close the Pilgrims Hospice ward in Canterbury has inspired charity bosses to reconsider. Trustees were “extremely concerned” about the outpouring of opposition expressed by hundreds who attended an emotionally- charged public meeting at Canterbury Academy last week. On Monday, they decided to postpone further public meetings while the trustees “review their plans” for inpatient …

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Students pitch for investment

Entrepreneurs unveil new ideas EXPLODING dinosaur advertisements, a new way for parents and teachers to communicate and quizzes that teach employees about their boss’ favourite movies – all were ideas pitched at the inaugural demo meeting of Ambition House on Wednesday. Student groups from Ambition House, which helps students and young people develop business ideas and create new companies in …

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Hospice ward axe divides opinions

ON MAY 8, the closure of Pilgrims Hospice’s inpatient ward from 2016, with the loss of 16 beds, was announced. Chief executive Steve Auty said the change would help cope with increased demand in an aging population. Tim Bates has heard views both for and against…. BEREAVED mum Bev Carroll does not support the Pilgrims Hospices decision to close its …

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Shock, sadness… and fears donations could fall away

THINK AGAIN SAVE OUR HOSPICE – SPECIAL REPORT Bosses at Canterbury’s Pilgrims Hospice are under mounting pressure to rethink the planned closure of the 16-bed care unit. They claim the charity-run centre, which opened in 1982, is “no longer fit for purpose” and closing it will save £500,000 a year. Instead, they want to expand hospice care in the community, …

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