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The top 7 priorities facing our next MP from 2015

THE campaigning for the General Election only started this week, but some people in Canterbury are already looking ahead. TIM BATES looks at the biggest issues that will face Canterbury and Whitstable’s new MP… 1. Housing While Canterbury’s Local Plan has been put together by the city council, rather than an MP, its unpopular plan to build thousands of new …

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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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