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Election hustings at church

A chance to grill election candidates from five major parties will be held at Christ Church on Monday. The debate has been organised by the Rev Anthony Everett, with questions submitted by audience members for discussion. The Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip will all be attending to answer your questions. Doors open at 7pm, for more information about …

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Man arrested after disturbance

A man was arrested on suspicion of using threatening and abusive words and behaviour after a disturbance in Sea Street. Nigel Smith, 42, of Sea Street, is accused of using threatening behaviour which was likely to cause alarm of distress. He has been bailed to appear at court on Monday, April 27. Herne Bay Gazette, April 23rd 2015

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Family reopens village pub

A family determined to save their beloved village pub have returned from France to restore it to its former glory. Roland Whatley-Bates and his wife Beverley celebrated opening the Rising Sun in Beltinge last week after its doors were shut for seven months. The pub – the only one in the village – has undergone an extensive refurbishment and the …

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Vigil in memory of driver

A young driver died in a collision involving three cars on the Old Thanet Way. Adrian Stroud, 23, was travelling in his silver Volkswagen Golf GTI when he was involved in a collision with a Land Rover and Vauxhall Corsa. Emergency services were called to the Old Thanet Way on Sunday, where the crash had happened at the junction with …

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Vandals daub Ukip election office with swastika graffiti

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The premises in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, were targeted overnight on Sunday, with staff discovering the damage the following morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. It …

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Albion Rovers, and why I fell out with Cameron

There are now just two weeks until the general election, and political parties have began to unveil their manifestos for how they believe the country should be governed. This week, Ukip’s challenger Piers Wauchope met reporter Aidan Barlow outside the party’s campaign office in Mortimer Street in Herne Bay ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Piers Wauchope is 58 and a barrister. He …

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Parents urged to help tackle vandals targeting town gallery

Volunteers have issued an appeal to parents to help them track down the youths responsible for a spate of vandalism in Herne Bay. The Pier Trust was left stunned to find that panels in the windbreak had been smashed twice In five days. Then on Thursday last week vandals struck again at Beach Creative in Beach Street, smashing windows at …

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Major themes of manifestoes

With just two weeks to go until polling day, Alex Claridge looks at the manifestos of those standing and examine five key pledges of each. Major themes running through them are tackling congestion and pollution, altering the way the council works and protecting open spaces. Outside the five main parties, we also include the pledges of Labour-turned-independent councillor John Wratten …

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Herne Bay and District Cactus and Succulent Society

Members were treated to a wonderful evening this month on the fascinating subject of carnivorous plants from all parts tf the world by guest speaker and renowned expert Richard Baker. Richard, who has been growing these amazing plants for many years, spoke with much enthusiasm as he explained how the huge pitcher plants from Borneo and Indonesia can digest animals …

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Can you tower above all the others in baking competition?

Bakers will have the chance to put their skills to the test as part of a competition organised by the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower. The group is inviting people to take part in their bake-off competition on Saturday, May 2, to be held in the plaza by the seafront landmark. There are three age categories to allow the …

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