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Broadstairs’ role in Battle of Waterloo anniversary

Broadstairs will take centre stage on Saturday June 20 for the 200th commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. There will be re-enactments with a horse-drawn post-chaise, a re-creation of Major Percy’s landing at Broadstairs, and a service of commemoration in Canterbury Cathedral. On June 19, the 30-year old Major Percy who was Wellington’s only aide-de-camp to emerge unscathed from the …

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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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Kent faces widespread train disruption to Southeastern services this Easter weekend

Anyone planning to get away by train this Easter weekend will face serious disruption to services throughout the county. Engineering works mean London Cannon Street, London Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations will be closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Instead trains will run to and from New Cross, London Victoria or London Blackfriars. Southeastern has asked passengers to …

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Canterbury city centre tops crime figures for our district

The police were kept busy in Canterbury city centre Comments (0) THE centre of Canterbury is the area’s crime capital, according to Home Office statistics. The latest figures, which relate to December last year, chart the number of crimes reported in each local-authority ward. And Canterbury’s Westgate ward, which includes much of the city-centre area such as High Street and Burgate with …

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12 reasons you’ll MISS winter in Canterbury, Herne Bay and…

Comments (0) WE’RE in the second half of February, which means we’re almost there. Yes, spring is almost upon us and most people are gleeful at the thought. But before anyone gets too carried away with the euphoria of it all, let’s make sure we grab the last opportunities to grab some of the many opportunities that winter offers. 1. Take …

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Historians uncover original Sandwich Magna Carta

Comments (0) EXPERTS have discovered Sandwich Town Council is the owner of an original and previously unidentified Magna Carta. The document an original Magna Carta from the issue made in 1300 by King Edward I to the borough of Sandwich. The extraordinary find was uncovered at the archives at Kent County Council’s Kent History and Library Centre (KHLC), in Maidstone. The …

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An edition of the Magna Carta, which belongs to Sandwich town council, discovered in Kent County Council’s archives in Maidstone

An edition of the Magna Carta has been found buried in Kent’s archives.  The historic document which established the principle of the rule of law was discovered at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.  The charter has been authenticated by Professor Nicholas Vincent, of the University of East Anglia, who confirmed it belongs to Sandwich town council. King Edward I gave …

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Herne Bay man sentenced for failing to report collision

Mr Luff failed to stop his car or report the collision on Albion Lane Comments (0) A Herne Bay man who saw a collision from his car and failed to stop or report it has been given a suspended sentence by Canterbury magistrates. Robert Luff, 45, pleaded guilty guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to stop following a collision and …

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Fears as clinics move in service shake-up

Campaigners claim long journeys await Bay patients OUTPATIENT clinics are to be taken away from Herne Bay and Faversham hospitals as part of a shake-up of health services. Hospital bosses insist the changes will lead to “improved services” because they will introduce a one-stop shop approach where patients can have tests on the same day they see a doctor. But …

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Herne Bay Gossip

By Baywatcher THE world’s media were camped in Faversham this week after the shock death of Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Live Aid founder Sir Bob. And while their attention was diverted, another celebrity went under the radar for a surprise visit to Kayleigh Duff, the young mum diagnosed with terminal cancer. Film star Tom Hardy, together with fiance Charlotte …

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