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Herne Bay Boccia still leading the way for disability sport

Comments (0) A HERNE Bay Paralympic sports club have just celebrated their second birthday as they help lead the way for disability sport in the county. Herne Bay Boccia offer the opportunity for athletes with motor disabilities to play a target ball sport related to the French game of petanque or Britain’s own indoor bowls. Boccia is played sitting down and …

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London Bridge compensation ‘needed’

MPs described Tuesday rush hour scenes at London Bridge as “chaotic” and “dangerous” Passengers suffering severe delays because of the upgrade works at London Bridge should receive compensation, the rail minister has said. Thousands of people were stranded in “life threatening chaos” at the station on Tuesday, a transport union said. Network Rail apologised and said the situation was caused …

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Stranger danger warning after boy offered lift to school by man in Greenhill, Herne Bay

Parents in Herne Bay have been put on high alert after a man approached a teenage boy just weeks after a girl was followed home from primary school. The man – who was in a black car – is said to have pulled up alongside the 13-year-old son of Caroline Alton in Greenhill and asked him if he wanted a …

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Green light for Sainsbury’s plans in Altira Park, Herne Bay

How the Sainsbury’s at Altira Park will look Comments (0) PROPOSALS for a Sainsbury’s food store, petrol station and eight industrial units at Altira Park on the outskirts of Herne Bay have been fully approved by Canterbury City Council. The local authority had resolved in October last year to grant planning permission for a Sainsbury’s foodstore, petrol station and eight industrial/warehouse …

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Developer offers lifeline of new home for football club

Canterbury City Football Club could see a long-awaited new stadium built after a developer stepped in with a lifeline. The club – without a base since 1999 – has been offered land in Hersden free of charge and could have a new all-weather pitch and stands constructed by 2018. But developer Persimmon Homes, which is already proposing 800 new houses …

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Youth crime commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand for election in Birchington South in Thanet as a Conservative councillor

Kent’s first youth crime commissioner is to stand for election for the Conservatives in Thanet. Kerry Boyd is featured in the party’s list of candidates being put forward for the election in May. Today marks the completion of her year-long contract as crime youth commissioner, a role created by the Kent commissioner Ann Barnes. Margate’s Kerry Boyd was appointed youth …

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Lyons Solicitors in Herne Bay closed over ‘dishonesty’ fears and owner Michael Lyons suspended

A law firm has been forced to close after its owner was suspected of dishonesty which put clients at risk. Lyons Solicitors in William Street, Herne Bay, was closed with immediate effect last week after regulators intervened. Its owner Michael Lyons has been suspended pending an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Lyons Solicitors was based at 57, William Street, …

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Herne Bay’s Boy With A Boat… the graffiti remains

Comments (0) One of Herne Bay’s most well-known landmarks remains tarnished by spray paint weeks after it was targeted by vandals. The Boy With A Boat, sculpted out of Portland limestone by Paula Haughney and installed in 1993, has had two black eyes and smiley mouth added to it by vandals Dave Lee Giles took the accompanying image to highlight the …

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‘Lives threatened’ at London Bridge

Overcrowding at London Bridge railway station resulted in “life threatening chaos” at rush hour, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has said. Passengers jumped over and crawled under ticket barriers on Tuesday night in an effort to avoid the crush on the concourse and platform in south London. Network Rail said services were delayed by someone being hit by …

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Solar eclipse 2015: Myths and tall tales about the event

Comments (0) Stargazers, and the rest of us, are set to experience a treat when the skies are darkened by the biggest solar eclipse in Europe. The moon will block the sun’s rays, for almost two hours from 9.31am, on the morning of March 20. But for some, it isn’t just a case of the skies going dark – the eclipse …

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