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Large pearl discovered in oyster bought on the isle

David Redfearn discovered a peal Comments (0) A SEAFOOD lover was shocked to discover a large pearl while tucking into an oyster at Manning’s Seafood stall in Margate David Redfern who lives in Broomfield, near Herne visits Margate weekly to shop for seafood where he usually buys whelks and when available, oysters.  He said “they are particularly good oysters at Manning’s. I have been eating …

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7 facts that will surprise you about Herne Bay

MOST of us may know Herne Bay inside out but there are still a few hidden gems and stories that even the ones of us who were born and raised here would probably leave you rather surprised.Here are seven facts about our lovely town that could very well surprise you:1. The BMX track in Broomfield is the only regional standard racetrack in …

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New trees planted in town as part of year-long scheme

PLANTERS: The group in Faversham on Monday Comments (0) MORE than 30 trees were planted in Faversham this week to mark the final phase in a year-long project across Swale. The Swale Big Tree Plant began in January 2014 and aimed to bring together residents to learn new skills and enhance their local area. Twenty-two people helped to plant the trees …

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Jo Cleary performed life-saving CPR at Broomfield home when fiance Grahame Mitchell suffered heart attack

A woman has described the terrifying moment her fiance suffered a catastrophic heart attack – forcing her to perform emergency CPR to keep him alive. Quick-thinking Jo Cleary, 48, leapt to Grahame Mitchell’s aid as he collapsed to the kitchen floor as the couple were preparing lunch on Sunday. For several nail-biting minutes she battled to resuscitate Mr Mitchell while …

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COMMUNITY WARDENS TO BE SAVED IN KCC U-TURN

SAVED: Herne and Broomfield community warden Michelle Weston’s job will not be axed Comments (0) COMMUNITY wardens in Herne Bay will not be axed as feared in a county council cost-saving cull. Michelle Weston, who works in Herne and Broomfield, and colleague Dave Neame, who works in Greenhill, were told in August that their posts were under threat as part of …

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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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Road closed after Broomfield crash

Comments (0) A BUSY route was closed this morning after a crash left two vehicles blocking the road. The cars collided in Margate Road, Broomfield, at about 8.50am today (Friday) and police were called to help manage traffic while the vehicles were recovered, leading to delays for motorists and bus passengers. There are believed to have been no injuries from the …

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Masterplan for up to 800 new homes to be revealed

Villagers are invited to two public meetings to discuss the latest plans for developing Strode Farm in Herne. Hollamby Estates is planning two sessions next week to provide more details about their proposals for homes and commercial units on the site in Herne, dubbed “Lower Herne Village”. A previous public consultation was attended by 450 people and more than 170 questionnaires were …

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Superfast car teaches pupils core subjects

Comments (0) THE replica of a car designed to go more than 1,000mph has been in Faversham. The supersonic Bloodhound car is rocket and jet powered and aims to beat the current land speed record. A replica car is being taken around Kent schools to teach pupils about how it works, covering the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths. …

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