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Herne Bay Photographic Club

The club had an interesting practical evening learning the art of Bokeh – that is the aesthetic quality of a blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. It has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. Instruction was given by chairman Di Long, who began with a short presentation …

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Probus Club, Herne Bay

President Richard Remmington welcomed members, wives and guests to the meeting of the Probus Club of Herne Bay held at the First and Last on December 2. Guest of honour was Anne Shepherd, president of the Ladies Probus Club. Anne was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Richard. An excellent traditional Christmas lunch was enjoyed and followed by a …

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Gilbey a ‘volunteer’ we can do without

YOU quote John Gilbey as saying “over the eight years I have been leader it is staggering what has been achieved” (November 19). Who can match Mr Gilbey’s record of not paying tax on his travel erpenses for five years, claiming mute than £34,000 In ezpvnses during the last financial year and frequently showing a complete disregard for other councillors …

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Right wing DJ’s rant over raid

EXCLUSIVE: EDL member’s pirate station off the air after police seize transmitter A right-wing pirate radio station operating out of a house in Herne Bay was shut down this week after police raided the home of the man running it. As many as 14 officers seized a transmitter and other equipment before arresting top English Defence League member Davey Russell. …

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Ongoing feud ended in court

A jobless man who spouted racist abuse outside shop in Greenhill has been fined £165. David Banborough, of Blackburn Road, pleaded guilty to making racially aggravated threats towards Kamal Omer. Prosecutor Neil Sweeney told Canterbury Magistrates’ Court how the 45-year-old had tried to swing a punch at Mr Omer, shouted abuse, and made threatening hand gestures. Hugh Robertson, for Banborough, …

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Cannabis found in raid on home

A man from Herne Bay has been fined £148 and ordered to complete 40 hours of unpaid work after cannabis was found at his home. Police officers raided the house of Steven Henley in Clarendon Street on November 5 and found 0.2 ounces of the class B drug. The 22-year-old, who recently moved to the area from Devon, told officers …

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‘The season of goodwill has been ruined by this low-life’

Outrage over theft of Christmas tree planted in memory of husband A low-life thief has sparked outrage after breaking into a community garden and chopping down a Christmas tree planted in memory of a former resident. The tree was part of the community area in the Elizabeth Court flats in King’s Road and had been dedicated to Christmas lover John …

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Relief at U-turn on cuts to community wardens

Community wardens in Herne Bay have been saved from the chop after a U-turn by county councillors. Kent County Council had launchnd a six-week public consultation asking for people’s views on possible plans to axe 24 of the county’s 70 wardens. The proposals were put forward because the council wanted to save £1.28 million each year towards the estimated £330 …

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BAY AUTHOR ON TOP OF CHARTS – TWICE

Children’s writer Faye ‘amazed’ by online success of her books BAY author Faye Beerling has hit the top of the Amazon Kindle books chart – twice in one day! The 46- year’oid mum and step-mum of three topped the charts on Sunday in the schools and education section with her children’s history book Tales From The Clock Tower. She was …

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Nigel v Russell will make for tough Question Time

Would-be MP Farage to take on leftie firebrand TWO of the most controversial political figures in the country Russell Brand and Nigel Farage, will clash in a Canterbury edition of Question Time tomorrow (Thursday). It has been billed as a clash of the Titans with fireworks expected. Riddles Comedian and social activist Mr Brand is a left-wing campaigner who has …

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