Ayling released again

Contributed by editor on Dec 18, 2003 - 02:20 AM

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The former Kent GP, Clifford Ayling, who was jailed for four years for abusing women patients, has been released from prison for a second time.

Ayling, has served another sentence for breaching the conditions of his parole.

It has been reported that Ayling may decide to settle in the Cheriton area near Folkestone where he used to practice.

Vodka and Red Bull Christmas Cake

Contributed by editor on Dec 17, 2003 - 02:32 PM

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1 cup water 1 cup of brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda 1 cup of sugar

1 tsp salt Lemon Juice

4 large eggs Nuts

1 bottle of Vodka 1 can of Red Bull

2 cups dried fruit


1. Sample the vodka to check the quality.

2. Take a large bowl, check the vodka again.

3. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and mix with a little red bull and drink.

4. Repeat.

5. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

6. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

7. At this point its is best to make sure the vodka is still ok.

8. Flavour with red bull to taste.

9. Try another cup - just in case turn off the mixerer.

10. Break two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

11. Pick fruit off floor

12. Mix on the turner.

13. If the dried fruit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver.

14. Shample the vodka to check for tonsisticitity, flavour with a little Bed Rull.

15. Next ssiffft two cups of salt. Or something … Who giveshz a shi**

16. Throw a pinch of Bed Rull over your shoulder

17. Pick up the can, mop the floor

18. Check the vodka

19. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

20. Add one table.

21. Add a shpoon of shugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

22. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over..

23. Don't forget to beat off the turner

24. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the vodka and kick the dog.

Massive discount for newbies to Marina

Contributed by editor on Dec 17, 2003 - 02:21 PM

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Dover Marina is offering a 20 per cent discount to new berth-holders visiting its stand at the London Boat Show.

Representatives of the marina will be on Stand N1775 to discuss the benefits of using Dover Marina and a promotional video will be playing. The exhibition opens at Excel on 8th January and runs for eleven days.

A 48-page guide, including 2004 tide tables and tariff, will be available.

The offer for new berth-holders must be taken up by 29th February. As an example, a saving of £466 can be made on a 10-metre craft in the Tidal Harbour. Annual moorings run from 1st April.

For further information ring Dover Marina on 01304 241663 or email

Fresh appeal over car death

Contributed by editor on Dec 17, 2003 - 02:09 PM

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Police are renewing their appeal over a serious road crash in Hythe which led to the death of a 73-year-old woman.

Pensioner Olive Scruton was struck by a car's wing mirror on Prospect Road in Hythe. She was taken to hospital after the incident on November 29, but died.

Officers would like to hear from any of the drivers and passengers who stopped at the scene.

Hot tip on red dye

Contributed by editor on Dec 17, 2003 - 02:07 PM

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A red dye used to colour solvents, oils, petrol and polish could have found its way into chilli products – and into local homes, Shepway Council has warned.

It is working with the Foods Standards Agency to get food products containing the dye, called Sudan 1, removed from shop shelves and restaurants but says some products could still be found in the home.

Sudan 1 has been found in ground, dried and powdered chilli. Fresh chillies are not affected. The dye has also been found in a number of relishes, chutneys and seasonings. The most recent products found to contain Sudan 1 are: Maysum brand frozen samosa and spring rolls; Pran brand Naga Chilli Pickle extra hot; Map Tandoor Masala spice mix and Natco Tandoori Masal spice mix; Netto Chilli Con Carni, 392g cans; Spar Chilli Con Carni, 392g cans; Mutti SPA Brand Sugo Piu Peperoncina pasta sauce, 290g jars; Cirio brand Arriabbiata chilli sauce, 400g.

Sudan 1 is not a permitted food colour in the EU and is a suspected genotoxic carcinogen.

Arthur Atkins, Principal Environmental Health Officer, said there was no immediate risk of illness to anyone who had eaten a product occasionally and possible risk was likely to be very small.

“It is possible that products containing Sudan 1 could be found either in the home, in restaurants or in take-away food. Anyone who has any of the products on the list can either check with the council’s environmental health department or visit the Foods Standards Agency website:, to see whether it is one of the contaminated batches.�

Getting ready to party

Contributed by editor on Dec 17, 2003 - 02:02 PM

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Children living in bed and breakfast accommodation and council hostels for the homeless in Folkestone will be having their own special Christmas party – thanks to Coast and Countryside Housing Services.

Thirty youngsters and their with mums and dads will be tucking into their favourite food and playing party games at the Civic Centre on Monday 22 December when housing services staff host the afternoon’s activities. The children will also be taking home Christmas presents donated by council staff.

Councillor Brian Copping, Cabinet member for housing, said sponsorship for the annual event has been overwhelming: “As well as the generosity of our own staff, contributors so far include McDonalds, Saga, Pizza Hut, Avenue Lettings, The Shepway Tenants and Leaseholders Group, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Help for sporty resolutions

Contributed by editor on Dec 16, 2003 - 02:59 PM

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From January 2004 Folkestone sports coaches will be given a helping hand to learn more about developing their sport thanks to their local library.

The Coaching Resource Collection is supported by Kent County Council Libraries and the Sports Development Unit, who have teamed up with the Kent Active Sports Programme, to make sure the background material and knowledge for those interested in taking up or teaching a sport are readily available.

The scheme has been running for six years but was re-launched in 2002 and has travelled to many towns across the county including Dover, Sittingbourne and Sevenoaks.

When the collection arrives in Folkestone visitors will be able to check out coaching journals and magazines and sports science and medicine publications.

KCC's Lead Member for Community Services, Michael Hill, said: "It is wonderful to see the Sports Development Unit, KCC Libraries and the Kent Active Sports Programme team up to provide this improved service for sport lovers across the county. I'm sure everyone will find the material extremely useful and a perfect accompaniment to those interested in starting a healthier and more active new year."

Folkestone Camera Club meeting 8 December 2003

Contributed by webmaster on Dec 15, 2003 - 12:37 PM

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On Monday  8th December, we had the pleasure of seeing another Audio Visual Slide Presentation from our Australian counterparts in Brisbane with whom we have an ‘exchange’ each year, and is always a very good show. 

In addition to this Arthur Bailey, a long-standing member of our club showed a selection of his own Audio Visual shows.  We all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening seeing many different aspects of photography combined with good commentary or music.  Our work has now been sent to Brisbane for their members to see and  we look forward to next years exchange.

During the evening our Chairman announced that o­ne of our members Mr Bob Turrell, had been awarded the ‘Unsung Sports Hero 2003’  BBC South East Trophy from the BBC, for all his volunteer work over many years at the Shorncliffe Day Centre.  Bob, and his wife Betty, were invited to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards Night which was televised live, o­n Sunday 11th December.  A car was sent to collect them and took them to the Kensington Hilton Hotel where they stayed.  During Sunday, Bob said he thoroughly enjoyed himself, meeting many Sports Heroes and shaking many of their hands – a weekend to remember.  Well done,  Bob, congratulations from all our members.

Next week it will be our Christmas Social evening where we shall all enjoy a very informal evening with our friends.

We will resume our usual meetings o­n 5th January with a presentation from the Clay Cross and Bywater Photographic Society.  This will be a superb evening and hopefully giving ‘food for thought’ to our members as it is always good to see other clubs work.

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Our meetings are held at the United Reform Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone o­n Mondays at 7.45pm.  New members are always welcome, if interested please phone Mrs Jenny Barraclough (Secretary) 01303 245399 or 
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Folkestone Camera Club meeting 1 December 2003

Contributed by webmaster on Dec 15, 2003 - 12:28 PM

<FONT face=Arial color=black size=4>FOLKESTONE CAMERA CLUB

On Monday 1st  December we held our annual Len Charles Cup Competition which is where members may show up to 15 slides, of any subject as long as the are connected, along with a commentary. Sevent entries were shown and judged by our own members and it proved to be a difficult task in finding a winner.

Winner of the Trophy was:- Ian Stone –‘Tibet’ 

Other entries were received from :- Melanie Chalk  -‘The American Garden’, Keith Radford – ‘Singapore’,    Robert Brisley – ‘Slovenia’,  David Hughes – ‘Greek Islands’,  Vic Fowler  - ‘Scotland’,  Bill Grudgings – ‘Canada’

The December Practical evening will be  held o­n Wednesday 3rd  December.  This is where members come along for a more informal evening to practice their practical skills.

Next Monday 8th December, we will be seeing an audio visual sent to us from Australia, along with some work by a long standing member of the club, Arthur Bailey,  which will prove to be a very pleasant evening.  The following Monday will be our Christmas Social where Denis Bridges (another long-standing member of the club) sets many members slides to music for a very informal and fun evening where a couple of games will also be arranged,. This along with food and drink brings in the Christmas spirit and a very friendly and enjoyable evening.

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Meetings are held at the United Reformed Church Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue. Folkestone, every Monday commencing at 7.45pm  New members are always welcome and anyone interested in joining, please, ring Jenny Barraclough (Hon. Secretary) 01303 245399 or e mail: further information.

E-mail banking fraud

Contributed by webmaster on Dec 15, 2003 - 09:18 AM

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<FONT color=black size=2>A fraudulent e-mail is being circulated, claiming to be from NatWest online Banking, asking customers to reactivate their online account access by entering their security details in full.

NatWest confirm that this is a fraudulent e-mail as they would not ask customers for this type of information by e-mail, and ask that customers do not respond, and contact their helpdesk immediately on 0845 60 50 789.