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Duck-guzzling gulls

It was one of the few remaining ducklings on the Memorial Park pond after its siblings were thought to have been scared off or killed by a plague of rats. But, as this defenceless bird was pictured being scooped up by a gull this week, it appears a predator of a different kind may be to blame for the disappearing …

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Man charged with sex attack

Detectives investigating a sex attack in Herne Bay have a charged a man, Alan Cornelius, 49, of Dolphin Street, Herne Bay, is accused of attempted rape and wounding after the incident at the Memorial Park in Dering Road in the early hours of last Wednesday. He was brought before Dover magistrates on Saturday and remanded in custody to appear at …

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Packs of rats are killing the ducks at park lake

Beauty spot vermin problem is getting worse say families Young ducklings are being killed by a plague of rats which has infested the lake island in Herne Bay Memorial Park. Families who visit the pond to feed the ducks have seen the “brazen” vermin attacking the birds to get at the bread thrown to them. A family of four young …

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It’s Wimbledon – Want to play? That will cost £7.20 an hour

As Wimbledon fever hits the Bay, council killjoys have decided to slap a £7.20 an hour charge on using the town’s tennis courts. Adult players will have to fork out the sum to hire the Memorial Park facilities as the authority looks to net cash for their maintenance. Meanwhile, aspiring Andy Murrays under the age of 16 will have to pay …

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you cannot be serious

As the country warms up for Wimbledon, council bosses decide to make Herne Bay tennis fans PAY TO PLAY. We say to them… UNSPORTING council bosses have turned down a plea to keep Herne Bay’s ternnis courts free to use. As the nation warmed up for the biggest event in the tennis calendar with the first matches of this year’s …

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Terror sex attack victim in hospital

WOMAN GRABBED BY STRANGER IN LATE-NIGHT HORROR ASSAULT A young woman was rushed to hospital after a violent late-night sex attack in a Herne Bay park. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking to meet a friend when she was grabbed by a stranger and pushed to the ground. The man then sexually assaulted her, leaving her with …

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Crime, punishment and genuine justice

I am sure many readers felt angry as I did when reading about more vandalism in Memorial Park (Anger And Despair At Park Vandalism, Herne Bay Gazette June 12), but what would be the punishment if the perpetrators were caught? Certainly it would not be a fine of up to £10,000 as announced this week for speeding. Announcing this latest …

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Anfer and despair at park vandalism

Yobs have again caused despair after snapping new sapling trees and vandalising flower planters in the Memorial Park. Last month, the Gazette reported on damage done to trees in Station Chine, and last week there was further damage done to new trees planted along the Avenue of Remembrance. Queen Street mum Sarah Jane Phillips, 31, regularly uses the park for …

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Vandals strike in park

Yobs have once again caused anguish and disappointment by destroying flowers and trees in the Memorial Park. Damage to flower planters was discovered by mum Sarah Jane Phillips, who visits the park with her three-year-old son and also uses the park to walk her dog. In May we reported how newly planted sapling trees in Station Chine had been snapped …

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