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‘We want to thank helpful teenagers’

A HERNE Bay couple are appealing for help to track down four kindhearted teenagers. Alison and Brian Taylor hope to trace the youngsters who helped them after one of their dogs went missing in Memorial Park on Saturday evening. Mr Taylor had been walking springer spaniels Barney and Harry at around 6.30pm when he lost sight of Barney, who is …

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Counting cost of winter storms as homes collapse

Gales cause damage to cars and property CHRISTMAS was anything but merry for dozens of people this year as they dealt with the aftermath of seasonal storms. Scores faced the festive season without water or power after trees brought down power lines, and power failures affected water supplies. Hundreds more were left counting the cost of the damage, with severe …

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East Kent coast gets conservation zones

But still ‘a long way to go’ says wildlife trust WORK to protect wildlife in the seas off Kent still has “a long way to go,” despite the granting of three Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) last month. The Kent Wildlife Trust, working with other trusts across the country has fought for a decade to persuade successive Governments to create a …

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New technology puts unit among the best

Hospital staff help podiatry patients across the country YOUR boots may be made for walking, but what if your foot needs some adjustment? Expert technicians based at Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Hospital don’t need to walk a mile in your shoes to work out how to help. Thanks to the latest technology, much of it paid for by the hospital’s …

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My time on the bins was not a waste

Student goes out with dustmen CANTERBURY Christ Church University student Frazer Edwards, pictured, appeared in the Times at the start of last year complaining about the build-up of rubbish outside his house. Frazer, 21, then spent ten weeks with Serco, which is employed to clear the area’s rubbish. WASTE management is of vital importance to both human health and to …

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