Susannah Townsend awarded MBE

Month: December 2016

Susannah Townsend awarded MBE

Olympic hockey star Susannah Townsend was awarded an MBE for her services to the sport. The University of Kent alumni and sports scholar won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics with the Team GB hockey team. Susannah studied Sport and Exercise Science and played hockey for the University, having already been playing for Canterbury first team since the age of 15. Prior to her victory in Rio she visited the University and spoke about her time here. She said “Without a doubt I would not be at the fitness level I am now if I had not had the…

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Julian Brazier MP awarded a knighthood

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier is to be awarded a knighthood on the Queen’s New Year’s Honour list. Julian Brazier MP has served his constituency since 1987 and has been recognised for his contribution to politics and public service. On hearing the news he said: “I can think of many more people who deserve it but obviously I am very pleased and firstly want to thank my wife Kate who has had to put up with 30 years of politics. “It really is a full on job but I have never regretted entering politics and I have been…

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Man found hanged at his home in Canterbury

A young man was found hanged at his home in Wincheap last Wednesday. The police are treating the death of the man, said to be in his early 20s, as “non-suspicious”. One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, recalls rushing outside his house in Tudor Road to investigate after becoming aware of a crashing noise. He believed a nearby house was being broken into. When he went outside, he was asked by another young man for his help to cut the man down. A spokeswoman for Kent Police said: “Police were called by paramedics to an address…

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15 Years of Xbox: Celebrating Fable 2

The first game that I ever received for the Xbox 360 was the fantasy RPG Fable 2. Perhaps not coincidentally, it is also one of my favourite video games of all time (although not a being a big gamer myself, this might not be saying much). Celebrating the original Xbox’s fifteenth anniversary has allowed me to rediscover my love for this game. Fable 2 first came out in 2008 as a sequel to the 2004 video game Fable, both having been created by the British developers Lionhead Studios led by Peter Molyneux. The main focus of the game is…

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Theresa May speaks of a ‘Transitional Brexit Deal’

Priminister Theresa May has stated that her government will work towards avoiding a cliff-edge scenario after the two year Brexit negotiating period is up. The idea is a transitional Brexit deal to further a stable and successful Brexit. A transitional deal would possibly extend the period before Britain leaves the EU. While the extended negotiations are being carried out, hopes are that trading terms and some conditions of free movement will remain between Britain and the 27 member states of the EU. The suggestion of a transitional Brexit came as a response to the CBI president Paul Drechsler’s concerns…

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