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Your chance to help keep Herne Bay’s Telly-Go-Round turning

VOLUNTEERS with a spark of initiative are wanted to help maintain the Telly-Go-Round on Herne Bay seafront this summer. The machine, which is operated by Herne Bay Rotary, is close to the town’s pier and first appeared in 1967 as Dougal and the Lighthouse. It was the idea of Rotarians George Jones and Barry Smith. The current look of the …

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Street artist Catman donates work to Catching Lives in Station Road East, Canterbury

Urban artist Catman is donating the original drawing of his mural on the wall of Catching Lives in Canterbury to the charity. The artwork caused a stir when it suddenly appeared at the day centre for the homeless in Station Road East overnight Tuesday because of its similarity to that of the world-renown mystery graffiti artist Banksy. But Catman, who …

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Kent Police take longer to respond to emergencies as waiting times rise by 33% since 2011

Police in Kent are getting slower at responding to the most serious emergencies, with waiting times rising by a third in three years. Officers took an average of 12-and-a-half minutes to arrive at “grade 1” incidents last year – the most urgent – compared to eight-and-half minutes three years ago. The slower response has been attributed to a rise in …

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Has Banksy struck at Catching Lives in Station Road East in Canterbury?

A Banksy-style drawing has appeared overnight on a wall in Canterbury leading to hopes it could be the work of the world-famous mystery street artist himself. The black and white and colour image was discovered by staff arriving for work at the open centre for the homeless in Station Road East this morning and is causing a stir of excitement …

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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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East Kent charities benefit from police property fund

Comments (0) KENT Police has used its property fund to help charities across the area. The property fund comes from the auction of items seized during police operations and unclaimed property. The resulting money is distributed to good causes twice a year. Latest charities in east Kent to benefit are: Demelza Children’s Hospice The hospice, in Sittingbourne, provides care and support …

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Herne Bay is back in business: here’s the proof

THERE was not a negative word to be heard at Herne Bay’s seventh business and projects exhibition.Developers, charities, organisations and individuals from across the district converged on King’s Hall on Wednesday last week to show what they had to offer and to indulge in that all-important networking.For the first time, invitations to the function had been thrown open to organisations …

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Catching Lives volunteers have boom year since moving into historic Crooked House in Canterbury

Charity bookshop volunteers are to celebrate the first anniversary of their new venture in one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Catching Lives Bookshop opened in The Crooked House in Palace Street – formerly the King’s Gallery – in February last year. Catching Lives, an independent local charity helping the homeless in the area, is the Gazette and News’s charity …

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Herne Bay mum "proud" after her daughter Olivia donates…

Comments (0) A MOTHER from Herne Bay has spoken about how proud she is of her 6-year-old girl who has cut 10 inches of her hair to raise money for a cancer charity. Olivia Lee has followed through with her plan to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for children who undergo cancer treatments. The special event took place last …

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Buy a cake in Herne Bay and help deaf school

STAFF at the Herne Bay branch of Halifax are getting on their pinafores and pulling out their rolling pins out for a cake sale.The event is being held on behalf of The John Townsend Trust, the overarching charity for The Royal School for Deaf Children Margate. Elizabeth Frangaki, a member of the Halifax team, chose to support The John Townsend …

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