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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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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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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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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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Southeastern change services in response to feedback

Southeastern services set to change Comments (0) SOUTHEASTERN will change some of its services from Sunday March 8 in response to passenger feedback on the timetable. Passengers’ views have been collected and the train company have hope the changes will help alleviate crowding on some of its busiest services. Where demand for service is high more carriages will be added and …

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Campaigners say Manston should be reliever airport in letter to…

The letter was delivered to Number 10 yesterday Comments (0) CAMPAIGNERS lobbying to reopen Manston airport have delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, making the case for the site to be used as a reliever airport. Representatives from Save Manston Airport, Why Not Manston? and RiverOak, the American firm proposing to bring aviation back to the site, visited Downing …

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