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Heather Taylor hits the jackpot with huge win at Connaught Bingo Club

A self-confessed bingo addict had lady luck on her side when she scooped a cool £20,000 while playing in Herne Bay. Great-grandmother Heather Taylor, 72, has been a regular visitor to the Connaught Bingo Club on the seafront for the past 15 years, alongside her husband Eric. She bagged the big win while taking part in a national game on …

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Planning protests as chippie changes listed former pub

A chippie with a champagne bar is opening in Sturry – but the council is investigating claims it does not have planning permission. Papa’s Restaurant has taken over the Welsh Harp pub site in Mill Road and painted its white walls battleship grey. The award-winning business, with 42 outlets nationwide, is preparing to open in the Grade II Listed building …

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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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Persistence pays off for ‘old-fashioned’ new Sheriff

AN INDUSTRIAL chemist turned computer consultant can now add the role of sheriff to his CV after being elected as one of the civic leaders of the district. Sturry North councillor Tony Austin was voted in as sheriff of Canterbury at a meeting of Canterbury City Council on Wednesday. He was nominated by Barton Conservative councillor Jeremy Bellamy, who also …

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HERNE BAY GOSSIP

by Baywatcher IT HAS been 24 years since Herne Bay provided a Lord Mayor for the district, so there were cheers aplenty when Reculver councillor Ann Taylor pulled on the robes last week. But one thing many people will miss from Heather Taylor’s time is the observations of her dry-witted chaplain, the Rev Peter Freeman. In his last official duty …

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HERNE BAY GOSSIP

By Baywatcher THE Lord Mayor of Canterbury, councillor Heather Taylor is a familiar figure around town, and will be back this week to visit the Ladies Who Latte networking group at the Bandstand. So when council leader John Gilbey sang her praises at Last week’s meeting of the full council, he may have expected a warm reception. His choice of …

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Hectic yet enjoyable 12 months for me

SITTING down to write a seasonal message offers an opportunity to pause for a few minutes and reflect on what has been an incredibly enjoyable — not to mention hectic — seven months as Lord Mayor of Canterbury. And upon that reflection, there is no doubt in my mind that it is the people of our wonderful district who have …

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