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Can you help Kevin Almond’s family?

The family of a tragic dad-of eight who died in a motorbike accident has been forced to turn to social media for help after struggling to pay their bills. Herne Bay community stalwart Kevin Almond, 55, died last September in a motorbike accident on the A20, but did not leave a will. Hundreds turned out at the funeral for the …

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Herne Bay Chinese takeaways improve after poor rating

The owners of two Chinese takeaways in Herne Bay which scored a lowly single star in food hygiene inspections say they have responded quickly to the critical reports. New Chow’s Garden in the High Street and New China House in Avenue Road were among 10 food outlets in the district revealed last month to be in need of “major improvement”. …

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Banned Herne Bay driver ploughed brother’s MG ZR into kerb

A banned driver who smashed a car into a Herne Bay roundabout and then ran off has avoided going to prison. Magistrates decided that Kalvin Mapungwana should receive a suspended sentence and curfew after he ploughed the MG ZR into a kerb in Sea Street and destroyed railings on the other side of the road. At a previous court hearing, …

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Vandals target Ukip office in Mortimer Street

A Ukip campaign office has been covered in swastikas and graffiti by vandals warning the party to leave town. The base in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, was targeted overnight, with staff discovering the damage this morning. Officials even had to force their way into the shop with a crowbar because the locks had been tampered with. The part cleared windows …

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Yvonne Bryce says she is lucky to be alive

A shocked grandmother says she is lucky to be alive after a young boy threw a brick at her car’s windscreen as she drove along a main road. Yvonne Bryce, 63, was driving home on the Old Thanet Way when the boy – thought to be no older than 10 – hurled the object at her car and smashed the …

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Anti-vandalism appeal at Herne Bay pier

PARENTS and teachers are being asked to explain to young people how hard volunteers are working to improve Herne Bay pier, following incidents of vandalism at the site. Members of the Pier Trust were shocked to find last week that two of the panels installed in the windbreak had been smashed. Chairman Doreen Stone said: “It is such a shame that …

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Luther Vandross tribute night at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay

LOVERS of all things Luther Vandross are in a real treat this weekend. The King’s Hall in Herne Bay is hosting a tribute night to the great man of soul on Saturday (April 18). The songs will be delivered by Harry Cambridge, who tours all over the world. Hits such as Never Too Much, Dance With My Father and So …

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Quality craft that’s a bit different

The country’s finest contemporary artists and craftsmen will be back in the county this weekend. Sculptures, handbags, artwork, silverware, jewellery, ceramics, clothing and furniture are just some of the items they will be displaying at the Craft in Focus fair in Canterbury. Running from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, the popular annual event offers a chance to buy …

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26 great pub gardens in and around Canterbury and Faversham to go…

Comments (0) It’s been a warm weekend so far in east Kent and its set to get even better this week if the forecasts are accurate. Where better than to enjoy the sunny day than sat in a pub garden? Many of you couldn’t think of a better alternative so flooded our Facebook pages with your favourite locals. So if you’re …

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Motorcyclist inured in Herne Bay collision

Comments (0) A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car in Herne Bay this afternoon. Kent Police was called at 12.20pm following a collision between a Nissan and the motorbike on Canterbury Road. The collision was close to the junction with Hicks Forstal Road. Officers and Secamb attended the scene and the male motorcyclist was taken …

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