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Herne Bay gran’s incurable disease ’caused by asbestos exposure…

From left, daughter Faith Williams, Shirley Price and sons Glenn and Robin Price Comments (0) A grandmother is appealing to former colleagues after being diagnosed with an incurable disease she believes was caused by exposure to asbestos at her workplace. Shirley Price, who was born in Herne Bay and has lived in the town all her life, was told just before Christmas …

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Window of toy shop chosen as best in country

Christmas display wins national contest THE festive season has been and gone, but Christmas has come late for one Whitstable shop owner. Mary-Jane Higginson, who owns Buttercup, a children’s toy shop and “lifestyle boutique” in Harbour Street, received an unexpected phone call last Friday. She was told that the store had been chosen by the Le Toy Van toy company …

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Mayor meets bosses over rail woes

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening on Tuesday London mayor Boris Johnson has met with rail bosses to discuss the travel disruption at London Bridge station. The mayor said he shared the frustration of those who have experienced delays and Network Rail were “very apologetic”. The station is being rebuilt for the …

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Rail users warned of more delays

Dave Ward said Network Rail had hoped to present a new station after ‘months of misery’ London Bridge commuters are being warned to expect more cancellations, delays and overcrowding as the railway station undergoes redevelopment. Network Rail has admitted the situation was “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” and said it stemmed from an ineffectual timetable which did not fit the new infrastructure. …

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House of Agnes owner Sandie de Rougement says Canterbury city council should not get involved in Travelodge deal

Travelodge wants to go into partnership with the city council to build a new £4 million hotel in Canterbury. The chain, which already has an hotel in Ivy Lane, is looking for another site and has written to the local authority proposing a “pioneering” financial deal to get it built. But hotelier Sandie de Rougemont, who runs the House of …

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City needs overhaul not a makeover

CAN the city survive after John Gilbey’s running of Canterbury council has been slowly killing the city, with ridiculous council rates, extortionate electricity costs for street traders, lack of response to needs of business in the lower half of the city, etc. Painfully slow erection of Christmas lights, pathetic response time on graffiti tagging, and…. well I would take up …

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Open our hearts to all who need help

This month, the media reported only a third of schools perform a traditional nativity play at Christmas. A further 47% of schools host a nativity, albeit with a new twist or modern characters. This means that despite the protestations of the media, around 80% of schools are still teaching their pupils the Christmas story and sharing it through public performances. …

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Grandmother, 86, faces Christmas in a hospital bed after incident in Sainsbury’s car park in Kingsmead Road, Canterbury

An 86-year-old grandmother is facing Christmas in hospital after falling in a car park when a car horn startled her. Barbara Hanscomb suffered a broken hip after being alarmed by the thoughtless motorist as she loaded shopping into her car while parked in a disabled bay outside Sainsbury’s. He twice sounded his horn because her car door was open, preventing …

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‘East 17 is first of many big acts’

The arrival of band East 17 in Herne Bay for a Christmas gig will mark a new beginning for the town’s nightlife, say club bosses. Hundreds of tickets have already being sold for the group’s Friday at The Front appearance tomorrow and club spokesman Adrian Hand ley says it will be the first of many top Herne Bay gigs. Best-selling …

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MAN-BAND EAST 17 PLAY ANOTHER DAY

90s pop idols are back on the road at new bar ahead of launch ONE of the biggest-selling boy bands of the 90s is coming to town to play a new late-night bar and venue, set to officially launch in mid-2015. In what has been described as “the biggest Christmas party” East 17 will appear on Friday at The Front, …

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