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City centre traders protest levy with flyer in windows

Retailers petitioning Government to scrap BID over extra charges MEASURES introduced last autumn that force Canterbury businesses to pay extra for street cleaning and city centre improvements continue to be contentious. Shopkeepers and business-owners across Canterbury are protesting against the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) by placing dissenting posters in their windows. Some traders are already being summoned by the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outer ring road will ease congestion

It is hardly surprising that interest in fourth slip road from the A2 into the Wincheap commercial estate is waning. The previous slip road from the A28 onto the London bound A2 was heralded as a solution to Wincheap’s traffic problems, but as users of the A28 will know the traffic, if anything, has got worse there since it was …

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