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Singing the praises of our unsung heroes

Unsung heroes from the district have been presented with a Lord Mayor’s Award in recognition of their efforts to help other people. The annual Lord Mayor’s Award scheme is now in its 14th year and honours people who go the extra mile to help others. They are nominated by members of the public, and the final judging is made by …

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See you soon…

Here’s an excellent little video, produced on a shoestring by the resourceful and talented Gerald McCarthy, who says: Often referred to as the ‘Riviera of Kent’ Herne Bay, a thriving seaside town in the ‘Garden of England’ enjoys one of the warmest climates in the UK. Offering a huge range of watersport opportunities,such as sailing, wind surfing and an extra …

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Herne Bay Farmers’ Market

Now this is a fantastic idea, and I wish Vanessa every success. This would be a great opportunity for local producers to sell locally, and as Vanessa points out, an opportunity to get a foot on the retail ladder without the costs of opening a shop. A cook who believes the Bay is ripe for a farmers’ market is hoping …

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Find a planet, be a star

Now here’s an opportunity that won’t come your way every day. The astro-boffins have collected a cyber-mountain of data from their telescopes and need to analyse it to spot where the planets are. Because you are a human being – and therefore much better suited to this task than a computer – you could be the one to spot a …

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Bob Holness

Bob Holness, who died today aged 83, was part of the furniture in many homes in the 1980s thanks to his legendary Blockbusters show. But there was a lot more to the broadcaster than people realise. Born in Natal, South Africa, Holness grew up in Kent after his family moved back to England. He later returned to South Africa as a …

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Couple’s day at palace

Holiday park boss Malcolm Kent enjoyed a right royal knees-up last Tuesday. The former national chairman of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association was in London to attend a special Buckingham Palace garden party. Mr Kent, from Herne Bay, said: “I was delighted to receive the invitation and it was a fantastic day out. They give you parking in …

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