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Teen jailed over charity ride death

A teenager who killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bethany Mackie, 18, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when her car hit Christian Smith, 38, from behind. He was cycling alongside his wife on the last leg of a 24-hour, 248-mile ride across Kent and Sussex on 22 March. The …

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Herne Bay teenager jailed for five years after charity cyclist…

Comments (0) A HERNE Bay teenager has been jailed for five years after causing the death of a charity cyclist while driving drunk. Bethany Mackie, 18, of Beltinge Road, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court today (Friday), having previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. In the early hours of the morning of March 22 …

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Danny Scott texted his ex-fiancee Tasha Horne just hours before his body was found at bottom of Reculver cliffs

A taxi driver texted his ex-fiancée saying “please don’t watch the news” just hours before his body was discovered at the bottom of cliffs yesterday morning. Troubled Danny Scott, 28, was pronounced dead on the beach at Reculver shortly after 9am. It is believed he jumped to his death. The church bell ringer and dad-of-one had split from his girlfriend …

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Rail fares hike: travelling to London is about to get expensive

Comments (0) RAIL company Southeastern has announced plans to freeze its fares for passengers but regulated rail fares from Whitstable and Herne Bay to London are expected to rise in 2015. It comes as the rail company announced fares for more than million off-peak journeys in 2015 will drop for passengers in Kent and East Sussex. Southeastern introduce an increase of …

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John Gilbey retirement interview

Regrets, he’s had a few…..And while they may not be too few to mention, as Frank Sinatra famously sang, they are far outweighed by the achievements of Canterbury City Council leader John Gilbey. The 73-year-old Conservative, who has represented Blean Forest since 2003 and was elected leader in 2007, has announced he is not standing in next year’s election, instead …

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Step back in time during heritage weekend

Tours and exhibitions showing off historically significant places and sights will be on offer from September 11 to 14, as part of the annual Heritage Open Days. The event celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. The Library at Canterbury Cathedral will be …

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Nothing to loos by renting this space

A rare opportunity has arisen to rent out business space which offers one of the best views of the beach in Whitstable and could leave you flushed with happiness. The unusual office space has been built into the upper floor of the public toilet block in Beach Walk but offers something which should not be poo-pooed for it is a loo …

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Community hospitals costing us £10 million

HEALTH bosses say community hospitals are costing £10 million across the district and they need to cut costs. Simon Perks, accountable officer for the clinical commissioning groups in Canterbury and Ashford, told county councillors the three hospitals in the Canterbury district – Queen Victoria, Whitstable and Tankerton and Faversham Cottage Hospital – added an extra £10 million to the budget …

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Final consultation for draft Local Plan

Six weeks of public consultation on the final draft version of the city council’s Local Plan gets under way on Thursday 5 June. This is the version of the plan that will be the basis for a public examination carried out by an independent inspector later this year. Full details and all the documents will be on the council’s website …

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No need to go to Eton – Eton’s coming here

I do hope nobody is over-awed by the fact that Eton College is the driving force behind the JCBs in this proposed development. I’m not sure how this fits in to the Local Plan, but Cllr John Gilbey has said that “the Bends should always be protected as a valuable green gap and open space”. This is the other side …

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