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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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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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Nine springtime walks in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and…

Blean Woods, where you can walk as long, or as short, as you like Comments (0) WE all know there will be some wintry blasts to make us think otherwise, but the truth is that spring is here. The temperatures have risen, the birds are singing and the flowers (well, some of them, anyway) are starting to blossom. And, of course, …

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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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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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7 facts that will surprise you about Herne Bay

MOST of us may know Herne Bay inside out but there are still a few hidden gems and stories that even the ones of us who were born and raised here would probably leave you rather surprised.Here are seven facts about our lovely town that could very well surprise you:1. The BMX track in Broomfield is the only regional standard racetrack in …

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Herne Bay conman jailed for 15 months after defrauding dozens

Comments (0) A MAN who conned people out of cash by selling imaginary goods online has been jailed for 15 months. Justin Waters, of no fixed address, admitted six charges of fraud by false representation. The 42-year old also admitted a further 45 similar offences that were taken into consideration by the judge when he was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on …

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Jail for conman Justin Waters who admitted selling imaginary goods online from caravan in Herne Bay

A swindler who ripped off more than 50 people using the online advertising site Gumtree has been sent to prison. Justin Waters offered items for sale that he never had, and then pocketed the cash before vanishing. Canterbury Crown Court heard he then used the names of pals to set up more fictitious deals offering items including engine parts, metal …

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Activist welcomes mud-danger signs

New signs warning walkers about the dangers of coastal mud have been put in place by the pier as part of a continued safety campaign. Campaigner Vince McMahan first pointed out the damage to the old signs in November last year after they had been damaged beyond repair. He was concerned that people could not read the warnings, leading to …

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Celebrations as school is taken out of special measures

Staff and pupils at Reculver school are celebrating after the school was taken out of special measures. Ofsted inspectors visited for a routine check at the end of last term and were impressed with the improvements that had been made. They judged leadership and management as good, along with pupil’s behaviour and safety, and the school overall as requiring improvement, which …

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