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Have you noticed?

Has anyone noticed the huge jump in prices at The Spa Beckenham. I am a pensioner and not only has my annual membership increased from 12 to 17 but my entrance fee now has no concession for off-peak or combi. I had no idea of these increases until I w
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Bromley Times obituary was refreshing and positive

I JUST had to write to thank you for the excellent obituary notice regarding Mr D J Oakey which was published in a recent issue. I attended his funeral and the service in celebration of his life, where that article was mentioned and praised for its comp
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Absurd and petty 'tyranny'

IF proof were lacking that the LDA-funded 'dialogue' process is a cynical front for a pro-development agenda, then now we have it. I quote from page 14 of the record of the Park Working Group for December 7, 2005: 'Some individuals not appropriate - JP,
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Does council actually care about the elderly?

I was disgusted to hear that the council are trying to charge us housebound people 8.59 on top of all the other bits and pieces that we pay out. The council might as well put us all against a wall and shoot us, because you haven't got much to look forwa
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Blind couple targeted in handbag snatch

THIEVES snatched a handbag from a blind couple as they walked along the street with their guide dogs. Anne Thair, from Bromley, was petrified the robbers who grabbed her bag containing keys would get to her house before her and ransack the place. She wa
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News in brief

Fire strike vote postponed l A STRIKE ballot by fire brigade union members was postponed last week pending last-minute talks with employers. A growing row over pension changes had threatened to erupt into mass walkouts with firefighters set to oppose pr
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Taking risk on 'death road'

PEDESTRIANS take their life in their hands crossing a road where a pensioner was killed, according to residents. Joan Bennett, 75, of Raglan Road, Bromley, died last Thursday (16) when she was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing on Bromley Common, t
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Crusade to save OAP day centre

A PETITION is being raised in an attempt to save a day centre for the elderly that faces the axe. Users at the Belle Grove Day Centre, St. Paul s Cray, gave their support last Saturday (18) when ward councillor Sue Gibbens gathered signatures. She sai
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Teen arrested after armed seige in flats

THESE exclusive pictures show the moments when police diffused an armed siege last week. Officers were called to Boylands Road, Downham, at 11am last Wednesday morning after reports that a man with a knife was holding two people hostage and threatening t
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Skater lands star 'roll' in Madonna video

A SKATER is appearing in the video for Madonna's latest single. Simone Wells, from St Paul's Cray, is gracing screens across the globe in the video for the pop star's single Sorry, which was released on Monday. The member of Orpington-based rollerskatin
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