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Stone-throwing yobs in Herne Bay

A toddler was hit in the eye by stone-throwing yobs who are “driving tourists away” from Herne Bay seafront. The three-year-old was hurt in one of three incidents witnessed by a town councillor in as many weeks. Also targeted by the unruly teenagers were a coach-load of French students and a pensioner. Cllr Andrew Cook (Con) says he has seen people being …

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Vegetarian Nosh

Canterbury district is famous for its huge range of great restaurants, cafes and eateries, to suit every taste. This is certainly true for vegetarians and vegans, who are spoiled for choice in the area, even amongst the bistros of Canterbury, and the seafood restaurants of Whitstable. Here are our picks for some of the best restaurants to visit if you’re …

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Seafront Spa plans re-submitted

Plans for a new health spa hotel on Herne Bay seafront have been resubmitted to council officers. The proposals at East Cliff Parade, near the Kings Hall, are for a luxury retreat with facilities for slimming, weight loss and detox. But last summer residents reacted to the proposals with fury, believing it would ruin the sea views in Canterbury Road …

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Herne Bay woman Sonya McCulla said she had planted bombs

A middle-age woman posed as a terrorist and sparked full scale bomb alerts after claiming to have planted bombs in Canterbury. Sonya McCulla, 51, stole a mobile phone from a train and then used it to phone in the threats. She told police and fire services that devices had been planted at Canterbury Cathedral, the council offices, the rail stations, and …

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Bay museum opens in june

HERNE Bay Museum is not expected to open for the summer until Saturday, June 20. Management of the venue passed from Canterbury City Council to the Herne Bay Museum Trust this spring. David Cross, secretary of the Friends of Herne Bay Museum, said: “This is not a serious issue or a problem, simply a time-scale thing to do with the …

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WEA Courses – Spring and Summer Terms

WEA HERNE BAY BRANCH Courses – Spring and Summer Terms 2015 Archaeology: The Ordinary House in Kent During the course we will discover the origins and evolution of domestic architecture in Kent and something of the lives of those who lived in these houses. Tutor: Deborah Cole Venue: Beach Creative, Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5PT Days: …

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Herne Bay Coastguard rescue two people from speedboat

Two people were rescued from a speedboat after it got stuck in mud 100 metres off Herne Bay last night (April 24). Whilst on a water rescue training session, the Herne Bay Coastguard Rescue Team was called to a report of two people stranded onboard an offshore powerboat that was stuck 80 metres from the slipway in the infamous deep …

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Heather Taylor hits the jackpot with huge win at Connaught Bingo Club

A self-confessed bingo addict had lady luck on her side when she scooped a cool £20,000 while playing in Herne Bay. Great-grandmother Heather Taylor, 72, has been a regular visitor to the Connaught Bingo Club on the seafront for the past 15 years, alongside her husband Eric. She bagged the big win while taking part in a national game on …

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Greenhill drink-driver Skye Tuck crashes weeks after passing her test

A teenager who crashed into a car while over the legal alcohol limit had passed her driving test little more than a fortnight before. Skye Tuck, 18, celebrated earning her licence on March 23 – but had it for just 18 days before ploughing her Vauxhall Corsa into another vehicle in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Magistrates in Canterbury heard that police …

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Garage owner Mick Hearn badly injured after crashing treasured car

A popular mechanic remains in a critical condition after a freak accident outside his garage left him in intensive care. Chapel Autos boss Mick Hearn, 75, was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken back and damage to his heart. The grandfather-of-four crashed his classic 1961 Chevrolet Impala in Charles Street, Herne Bay, on Sunday afternoon, …

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