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Herne Bay’s Telly-Go-Round: the why and how and what

Scores of you were touched by the Herne Bay Rotary Club’s appeal to help maintain the much-loved Telly-Go-Round.It was the idea of two Herne Bay men. George Jones, who ran an electrical shop in the town and is now 92, was one of the original creators. He still works on the attraction every winter, improving on it while it is …

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May 2: The Great Clock Tower Cake and Biscuit Bake Off

Bakers of all ages will be hoping to avoid soggy bottoms when they create cake and biscuit tributes to Herne Bay’s newly restored clock tower. The Great Clock Tower Cake and Biscuit Bake Off is being organised by the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower and takes place on Saturday, May 2. It has been partly inspired by the five-feet tall …

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Can you help Kevin Almond’s family?

The family of a tragic dad-of eight who died in a motorbike accident has been forced to turn to social media for help after struggling to pay their bills. Herne Bay community stalwart Kevin Almond, 55, died last September in a motorbike accident on the A20, but did not leave a will. Hundreds turned out at the funeral for the …

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Herne Bay Chinese takeaways improve after poor rating

The owners of two Chinese takeaways in Herne Bay which scored a lowly single star in food hygiene inspections say they have responded quickly to the critical reports. New Chow’s Garden in the High Street and New China House in Avenue Road were among 10 food outlets in the district revealed last month to be in need of “major improvement”. …

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Banned Herne Bay driver ploughed brother’s MG ZR into kerb

A banned driver who smashed a car into a Herne Bay roundabout and then ran off has avoided going to prison. Magistrates decided that Kalvin Mapungwana should receive a suspended sentence and curfew after he ploughed the MG ZR into a kerb in Sea Street and destroyed railings on the other side of the road. At a previous court hearing, …

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Vandals target Ukip office in Mortimer Street

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The base in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, was targeted overnight, with staff discovering the damage this morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. The part cleared windows …

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General Election 2015: Who’s standing in North Thanet

A safe seat for the Conservative Party, North Thanet has been represented by Conservative stalwart Sir Roger Gale since its inception in 1983. The constituency consists of the northern and west of the Thanet district and Herne Bay, which is part of the Canterbury district. Who’s standing in 2015? Roger Gale – Conservative Party George Cunningham – Liberal Democrat Frances Rehal …

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Driver rescued after collision in Charles Street

A driver has been rescued from his vehicle following collision with building in Herne Bay today. Kent Fire and Rescue were called to Charles Street in Herne Bay at 2:28pm today after a man, believed to be in his sixties, was trapped in his vehicle following a collision with a building. No cutting equipment was used but firefighters assisted paramedics …

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Frank Lambert fined after bringing air rifle into work

A man who owns an air rifle later allegedly used to threaten a young woman in Herne Bay has been fined. Canterbury Magistrates Court heard that firearms enthusiast Frank Lambert, 43, took the rifle out of his car and brought it into the Shad curry house in William Street, where he works. Another man later allegedly pointed the gun into …

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Yvonne Bryce says she is lucky to be alive

A shocked grandmother says she is lucky to be alive after a young boy threw a brick at her car’s windscreen as she drove along a main road. Yvonne Bryce, 63, was driving home on the Old Thanet Way when the boy – thought to be no older than 10 – hurled the object at her car and smashed the …

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