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March, 2015

  • 24 March

    Herne Bay’s Bun Penny is a brighter place thanks to clock tower…

    Comments (0) HOPES are high that The Bun Penny pub will soon be restored to a venue of which Herne Bay can be proud. Destroyed by fire in September 2011, it was bought last summer by Ernie Tefvik, owner of Ernie’s Plaice fish-and-chip shop in Whitstable, reportedly with a view to creating a family restaurant and luxury flats on the site. …

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  • 24 March

    KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

    The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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  • 24 March

    Manston airport lost £100 million under private ownership and time for a ‘B Plan’ says Kent County Council report

    Manston airport incurred losses of more than £100 million in its 16 years of private ownership and was losing £100,000 a week before it was closed by former owner Ann Gloag. The figures have been published in a Kent County Council report, which says it is time to “look for a B Plan” for the site after it failed as …

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  • 23 March

    Paper driving licence scrapped by DVLA: 7 things motorists need…

    The paper driving licence will be scrapped Comments (0) The DVLA is to phase out the paper part of the driving licence in a matter of months as the government continues its digitally focused push. Motorists currently keep two parts of their licence, the plastic ID card, and the paper counterpart used to record endorsements and penalty points. But the latter …

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  • 23 March

    Nuclear bunker in Hoo sells for £18,000

    A nuclear bunker has sold at auction for £18,000. The property for sale with Clive Emson auctioneers exceeded the pre-sale guide price of £10,000 to £15,000. Although it wasn’t the most attractive des res it was certainly a lot cheaper and a fair bit safer than the average two-up two-down. Getting onto the property ladder was never like this. Picture: …

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  • 23 March

    New coastal pathway between Ramsgate and Fokestone announced

    Comments (1) A stretch of the England Coast Path connecting the coastline between Folkestone and Ramsgate has been approved. The 59km route will include familiar landmarks, the White Cliffs of Dover, Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve and includes new access to Richborough port. When officially open, the route will mean walkers will be able to get to previously unreachable foreshore, beaches …

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  • 23 March

    Man charged over alleged attack at the Hungry Horse in Whitstable

    The alleged incident took place at The Wheatsheaf Comments (0) A Herne Bay man has been charged in connection with an alleged confrontation at the Wheatsheaf restaurant in Whitstable. Robert Simon Jacobs, of Grand Drive in Herne Bay, has been charged with affray, criminal damage to property, possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious substance, attempted wounding, threats to …

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  • 23 March

    Braveheart John Price steps up training for Brighton Marathon

    Comments (0) A HERNE man is preparing for his second marathon just a year after saying he would never put himself through the ordeal again. John Price, 53, was asked at short notice – four months – by his niece Holly Finch to run with her in last year’s Brighton Marathon and, incredibly, within 16 weeks had increased his running distance …

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  • 23 March

    Nano technology: World-leading scientist Dr Anita Goel visits…

    Comments (0) One of the world’s leading scientists in nano technology has addressed a summit at the Discovery Park. Dr Anita Goel spoke at the launch of the World Nano Foundation which is based at the former Pfizer headquarters. Founder of the foundation, businessman Paul Stannard, said: “It was a real coup to bring Dr Goel to speak in East Kent …

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  • 23 March

    Man dies after being struck by train between Herne Bay and…

    A man was pronounced dead this morning Comments (0) A MAN has been pronounced dead this morning after he had been struck by a train between Birchington-on-Sea and Herne Bay. The Incident was reported shortly before 9am this morning. A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “Our officers were called to a crossing close to Birchington-on-Sea railway station on Monday, 23 …

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  • 23 March

    Rogues gallery of food hygiene – 10 worst offenders in Canterbury revealed

    The district’s 10 worst offenders for food standards breaches can today be revealed. We’re naming and shaming the restaurants, takeaways and pubs that scored lowest when council inspectors paid a visit. All 10 scored just one out of five overall when tested in areas such as hygiene, safety and confidence in management – a rating ruling them in need of …

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  • 23 March

    French businessman Thaddée Segard says commuting from Calais could solve Canterbury district’s housing problem

    Cross-Channel commuting could hold the key to solving some of Kent’s housing problems, a French businessman claims. Thaddée Segard says increasing pressure to build thousands of homes in the Canterbury district in particular would be eased if Brits moved to Calais. Eurotunnel bosses have endorsed the idea and urged politicians to back the scheme. Businessman Thaddée Segard in Calais Property …

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  • 22 March

    March 20 – April 2: MOD Shoeburyness – Forthcoming Activity Alert

    Dear Resident, Detailed below is advance notification of activities which may be noticed in your neighbourhood. All of the limitations and stipulations outlined below apply. Date Reason for Notification 20 & 23 March 2015 Explosions may be noticed. 26 March 2015 Gunfire may be noticed.Shoeburyness East Beach foreshore closed to the public, 08:00-12:00. 30 March 2015 Gunfire may be noticed. …

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  • 22 March

    Government proposal to extend Discovery Park Enterprise Zone to…

    Comments (0) THE government has outlined plans to add Manston airport and Betteshanger to the Discovery Park Enterprise Zone. The status was granted to the then-Pfizer site in August 2011 after the pharmaceutical giant pulled most of its business out of Sandwich. The status, which gives five years of tax breaks potentially worth £21.4 million, access to simplified planning rules and …

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  • 22 March

    Herne Bay pair arrested after woman allegedly glassed in Hungry Horse restaurant, Whitstable last night

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a bar worker was allegedly glassed in Whitstable last night. Police were called to the Hungry Horse restaurant in Herne Bay Road at 6.50pm following a report of a disturbance. A female member of staff suffered a facial injury after she was allegedly hit with a glass, while a man reported …

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  • 22 March

    Herne Bay duo arrested after female worker at Hungry Horse,…

    A man and woman from Herne Bay have been arrested Comments (0) A man and woman from Herne Bay have been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident at a restaurant in Whitstable last night (March 21). Kent Police was called at 6.50pm following a report of a disturbance at the Hungry Horse in Herne Bay Road, Whitstable. A female …

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  • 21 March

    All you ever wanted to know about Reculver: talk at visitor…

    Comments (0) YOU can learn about the rich and fascinating history of Reculver at a talk being given at the site’s visitor centre tomorrow (Sunday, March 22). Best known for the striking 12th-century towers that tower over the area, thousands of people visit Reculver Country Park every year to enjoy its history, wildlife and fresh air. Perhaps not everyone knows that …

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  • 21 March

    Thomas Cook accidentally book Herne Bay man John Moore and his wife on 18-30 clubbing holiday to Zante, Greece

    A travel agent mistakenly booked a 56-year-old man and his wife on an 18-30 holiday for young clubbers.

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  • 20 March

    Missing Herne Bay teenager found safe and well

    A teenager reported missing from her home in Herne Bay at the start of the month has been found safe and well.Jamie Charles, 16, was reported first missing on March 1. Officers found her a little over a week later before losing contact again, sparking concern for her welfare.But a Kent Police spokesman today confirmed she was now safe and …

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  • 20 March

    Eclipse tweets in east Kent dominated by pictures of grey skies as people make light of non-event

    It was supposed to be a mesmerising phenomenon, the likes of which won’t be seen again for decades. But any chance of catching sight of a near-total eclipse were firmly kicked into touch by a mass of grey clouds looming large over the east Kent coast. In typically-British style, hundreds of people across the Canterbury district and Faversham took to …

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