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Philip Letchford, Herne hero of Arnhem, dies aged 90

Comments (0) A VETERAN paratrooper from Herne who fought at the Battle of Arnhem in the Second World War has died at the age of 90. Philip Letchford served with his twin brother Arthur under General Frost at the famous encounter in September 1944 in which Allied forces suffered heavy losses. The pair were both in the First Parachute Brigade, 2nd …

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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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Book Week Costume Fun at Reculver School

At Reculver CE primary school, everyone got into the swing of International Book Day early, with youngsters taking part in their own storytelling week.Louise Askham, Year 2 teacher, said: “Early Years children created their own story using the ‘helicopter’ storytelling technique.“Lower-school children re-enacted the Biff, Chip and Kipper story In the Garden using giant props to make them look as …

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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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Herne Bay author Faye Beerling visits St Stephen’s Infant School…

Comments (0) HERNE Bay children’s author Faye Beerling visited a primary school in Canterbury last week. Ms Beerling spent the day at St Stephen’s Infant School on Thursday, where she held book readings and workshops before signing copies of Tales From The Clock Tower. The book was published in October after Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower commissioned Faye to write …

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Pet Shop Boyz postpone Herne Bay gig

Comments (0) THE Pet Shop Boys tribute act due to appear at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay this month has been postponed. The Pet Shop Boyz gig had been scheduled for Friday, February 27, and anyone who had bought tickets can return them for a full refund. All is not lost, however, and The One Direction Experience will now be …

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Pensioner Vera Neal, from Herne Common, says life is in danger after crash cut off phone line

A pensioner who has suffered two heart attacks says her life could be in danger because her telephone line has not been repaired since it was cut during a car crash two weeks ago. Vera Neal, 86, has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which affects her heart and lungs, and keeps a defibrillator with her at home. She uses a …

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National Libraries Day 2015: Events in Canterbury, Herne Bay and…

Comments (0) It’s National Libraries Week this week and there are lots of events happening at our local libraries to celebrate. Some libraries have activities taking place all week, while others are focusing specially on this Saturday. Canterbury – Saturday, February 7 – Enid Blyton storytime and linked craft acitivity – Faversham – Saturday, February 7 – Storytime, book display, quizzes, …

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The 7 most haunted places in Herne Bay

Comments (0) FOR people from out of town, Herne Bay may seem like a sleepy little seaside town, but they might be surprised to find a dark story behind some of our most celebrated places. Over the years, numerous sightings have been reported of unworldly creatures in our town. From our beloved pier to the home of a local elderly lady, …

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Herne Bay to star in new thriller novel

Carol Creasey is releasing a new book, based in Herne Bay Comments (0) CAROL Creasey, who has previously released the thriller novel Evil Woman, has revealed her new upcoming novel will be based in her hometown Herne Bay. The local author has received a lot of support from locals after she released her first book in 2013. But she has now …

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