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Students given their ball back by councillors

CANTERBURY Christ Church University’s summer ball has been given the green light after bosses pledged no repeat of last year’s noise disruption. At a meeting of the licensing sub committee, councillors allowed the university to serve alcohol until 3am and play music outside until 1.30am on June 5, the day of their ball. The ruling also covers all their future …

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Issues not solved by driving students out

LAST week’s edition of the Canterbury Times featured a letter which stated there were “too many students” in the city. While students and householders in Canterbury generally get on well, there have been points of tension in the last year. An end of term party at Canterbury Christ Church University drew more than 70 noise complaints. The letter, which was …

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One marathon isn’t enough…

James Bennett is taking on a challenge to complete four marathons in four days. Here he talks to reporter Aidan Barlow about charity fundraising and running Tell us about yourself? I’m 23 and I live near the Memorial Park in Herne Bay with my mum. I went to school at what is now the Spires Academy before studying at Canterbury …

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Anonymous buyer saves beauty spot land under threat

A beauty spot saved after the Kentish Gazette revealed it could be closed to the public is thriving under its new charitable ownership. A year ago the future of the Hambrook Marshes in Canterbury, where the Great Stour cycleway runs to Chartham, was thrown into doubt after the land was put up for sale. We revealed there was no legal …

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Police ‘abused power’ by spying on fracking debate

Kent Police has been accused of an “abuse of power” following allegations it planted plainclothes officers in the audience of a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. It emerged this week that a chief inspector requested 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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Police wrong to demand names of those at public fracking debate

A piece of my mind Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and local campaigner SHORTLY before Christmas, the Guardian newspaper reported that Kent Police had asked Canterbury Christ Church University to hand over a list of names of people attending a public debate on fracking. The debate took place on November 19, attracting over 300 people and panel speakers that included …

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Professors delighted to be on the Queen’s special list

TWO professors, one from the University of Kent and one from Canterbury Christ Church University, are in the New Year Honours List. University of Kent’s Professor Sarah Spurgeon has been appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Christ Church University’s Professor Jan Burns has been appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the …

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Police under fire after demanding list of fracking debate attendees

University refuses request described as abuse of power by the Green Party Kent Police is under fire this week after it emerged the force asked for list of peopler who attended a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University last month. The force claims it made the demand for reason of “public safety” and to assess “the threat and risk …

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Prestigious figures all set to debate fracking issues

A piece of my mind – Julie Wassmer, TV writer, author and campaigner FROM 7.30pm tonight (Wednesday) I will be taking part in my first public debate — speaking out against fracking. Canterbury Christ Church University has organised the event, which will be filmed and which has attracted some very prestigious fellow speakers. Also putting forward the case against tracking …

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Polo Farm homes plan would fund new sports centre

Bosses at the Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury are hoping planning permission will be given for 18 new homes on the site to fund a new indoor sports centre. The application is due to be considered by the city council on May 27 and has prompted several objections. But club chairman Gus Oates claims that if allowed, it would …

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