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April, 2015

  • 26 April

    Bay museum opens in june

    HERNE Bay Museum is not expected to open for the summer until Saturday, June 20. Management of the venue passed from Canterbury City Council to the Herne Bay Museum Trust this spring. David Cross, secretary of the Friends of Herne Bay Museum, said: “This is not a serious issue or a problem, simply a time-scale thing to do with the …

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  • 25 April

    WEA Courses – Spring and Summer Terms

    WEA HERNE BAY BRANCH Courses – Spring and Summer Terms 2015 Archaeology: The Ordinary House in Kent During the course we will discover the origins and evolution of domestic architecture in Kent and something of the lives of those who lived in these houses. Tutor: Deborah Cole Venue: Beach Creative, Beach House, Beach Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5PT Days: …

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  • 25 April

    Whitstable’s Crown Post Office – The Last Post

    THE LAST POST A COMMUNITY PROTEST AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF WHITSTABLE’S CROWN POST OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL 2015 This protest will have support from all sides of our community. There will be a film crew present on the day. THE FACTSPost Office Ltd has been totally committed to closing Whitstable’s Crown Post Office since 2013 – in spite of any cost …

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  • 25 April

    Herne Bay Coastguard rescue two people from speedboat

    Two people were rescued from a speedboat after it got stuck in mud 100 metres off Herne Bay last night (April 24). Whilst on a water rescue training session, the Herne Bay Coastguard Rescue Team was called to a report of two people stranded onboard an offshore powerboat that was stuck 80 metres from the slipway in the infamous deep …

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  • 25 April

    Heather Taylor hits the jackpot with huge win at Connaught Bingo Club

    A self-confessed bingo addict had lady luck on her side when she scooped a cool £20,000 while playing in Herne Bay. Great-grandmother Heather Taylor, 72, has been a regular visitor to the Connaught Bingo Club on the seafront for the past 15 years, alongside her husband Eric. She bagged the big win while taking part in a national game on …

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  • 24 April

    Greenhill drink-driver Skye Tuck crashes weeks after passing her test

    A teenager who crashed into a car while over the legal alcohol limit had passed her driving test little more than a fortnight before. Skye Tuck, 18, celebrated earning her licence on March 23 – but had it for just 18 days before ploughing her Vauxhall Corsa into another vehicle in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Magistrates in Canterbury heard that police …

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  • 24 April

    Garage owner Mick Hearn badly injured after crashing treasured car

    A popular mechanic remains in a critical condition after a freak accident outside his garage left him in intensive care. Chapel Autos boss Mick Hearn, 75, was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken back and damage to his heart. The grandfather-of-four crashed his classic 1961 Chevrolet Impala in Charles Street, Herne Bay, on Sunday afternoon, …

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  • 23 April

    TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy blasts Southeastern Trains

    Southeastern services have been branded “awful” by Transport for London Boss Sir Peter Hendy, who also compared the firm’s ticket inspectors to the Gestapo. In a no-holds barred interview with Management Today, Sir Peter, who is responsible for the capital’s transport service, said: “On Southeastern the trains are like the Wild West. They are —-, awful. And then every now and then some …

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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    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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  • 23 April

    Blue ice cream and a cat called Boris Johnson

    Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • It has been a rather lacklustre election campaign to date, so it was left to the blond mop head Boris Johnson to sprinkle a little political stardust on a trip to Kent this week. The …

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  • 23 April

    Local elections are just as important as the big one

    From The Chief Executive’s Office by city council chief executive Colin Carmichael With the general election dominating the news, it’s perhaps inevitable that local elections are being a little overlooked. So this is a good moment to remind everybody that on Thursday, May 7, not only will you be electing your MP to represent you, but also your local Canterbury …

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  • 23 April

    Stadium not a good use of cash

    Canterbury Council’s budget is tight and will remain so in the near future. There are far better uses of public money than giving a loan, let alone a grant, to built a football stadium in Hersden. It might benefit the few hundred people living in Hersden and the students of the local academy, but not the wider community in Canterbury, …

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  • 23 April

    Courts can help to clear litter

    I am appalled by the volume of roadside litter deposited by mindless people and HGV drivers in particular. I daily use the A2 London/Dover Road and have to view the disgusting volume of roadside litter. What a dreadful example to set before those drivers entering/leaving the UK via the Channel ports and rail terminals. Over the past week or so …

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  • 23 April

    Wanted: Views on the bus service

    As a Kent county councillor I receive considerable feedback from residents on our bus services, particularly those between Canterbury and Herne Bay. A considerable part of cash flow for our local service provider comes from Kent County Council in the form of subsidies and grants made for conveying our school children. This situation seems to allow the service provider such …

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