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The coronation of Herne Bay’s 77th carnival court

Queen Alice and her two princesses look forward to a busy year HERNE Bay has a new carnival court. More than 200 people were at The King’s Hall on Easter Saturday to see the coronation of 18-year-old Alice Upton as this year’s Miss Herne Bay. Her princesses are Kelly Roy, 16, and Emma Hudson, 15. They were crowned after a …

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Herne Bay carnival chairman denies accusations that court selection is outdated

The chairman of Herne Bay carnival has rubbished claims that the selection of a queen and princesses presents the wrong image of success to girls. Andy Birkett is starting his 26th year organising the summer event, where local businesses and community groups parade along the seafront. But this year’s selection of a new Miss Herne Bay and a carnival court …

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Chairman denies accusations that court selection is outdated

The chairman of Herne Bay carnival has rubbished claims that the selection of a queen and princesses presents the wrong image of success to girls. Andy Birkett is starting his 26th year organising the summer event, where local businesses and community groups parade along the seafront. But this year’s selection of a new Miss Herne Bay and a carnival court …

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Herne Bay carnival court is selected before a crowd of more than…

Comments (0) HERNE BAY has a new carnival court. More than 200 people were at The King’s Hall on Saturday to see the coronation of 18-year-old Alice Upton as this year’s Miss Herne Bay. Her princesses are Kelly Roy, 16, and Emma Hudson, 15. They were crowned after a selection process involving a panel of four judges – Sheila Mann, of …

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Living in fantasy land all in day’s work for Danny

ARTIST Danny Flynn has always lived in his own world — but now he’s inviting you to join him. The sci-fi fan, 55, has spent more than 50 years creating fantasy characters and the environments they might live in and has illustrated some of the best-known books in the genre. He launched Lunartics — a collection of characters that live …

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David builds racing car to help firefighters

AS HOBBIES go, building a car is not that unusual. But building a car from scratch and then racing it at one of the most iconic tracks, and finishing safely while other, more experienced drivers career off the track — well, that takes some beating. David Franks has not only done just that, but he’s also raising money for the …

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Former nomad Martin settles into village life

BY THE time he was 16, Martin Rafferty had lived in six different houses and been to five different schools in three different counties. But after deciding he wanted his own family to grow up as part of a community, he settled in Herne. Martin, 44, soon immersed himself in village life by getting involved with plans for a new …

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Less Talk Talk and more action for Mark’s art club

LIFE begins at 40, according to the saying, but with two careers under his belt and a major new project about to start, Mark Kerr may well disagree. Th 38-year-old academic, who is a social policy researcher focusing on Improving outcomes for children in care, is one half of a partnership behind The ArtsHouse, a reincarnation of the former Talk …

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Three notable vicars in Reculver church’s past

Way We Were Liz Crudgington l.crudgington@KRNmedia.co.uk 01843 578169 THE traditional view of a vicar as a cardigan-wearing, mild-mannered soul may not be accurate, at least for some of the previous ministers of St Mary’s Church, Reculver. As the Reverend Sue Martin takes up her post after her installation service at the end of March, we take a look back through …

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On a mission to make reading more affordable

WHAT can you get for a pound these days? More than you might think if you are in David Sullivan’s shop in Herne Bay. After starting on a market stall, he and wife Caroline have opened a shop in Beach Street and the clue is in its name; The £1 Book Shop. David, 48, told Liz Crudgington why he  embarked …

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