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Greenhill drink-driver Skye Tuck crashes weeks after passing her test

A teenager who crashed into a car while over the legal alcohol limit had passed her driving test little more than a fortnight before. Skye Tuck, 18, celebrated earning her licence on March 23 – but had it for just 18 days before ploughing her Vauxhall Corsa into another vehicle in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Magistrates in Canterbury heard that police …

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Banned Herne Bay driver ploughed brother’s MG ZR into kerb

A banned driver who smashed a car into a Herne Bay roundabout and then ran off has avoided going to prison. Magistrates decided that Kalvin Mapungwana should receive a suspended sentence and curfew after he ploughed the MG ZR into a kerb in Sea Street and destroyed railings on the other side of the road. At a previous court hearing, …

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Herne Bay photographers show their talents in competition

Members of Herne Bay Photographic Club have been pitting their skills against each other in competition. The first contest had the theme ‘Street’ and was won by Denise Smith for her photo All By Myself. The judge was Trevor Youe, who had given the club a lecture in October, and he spoke about the art of capturing a good ‘street’ image. He …

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Herne Bay Photographic Club

Freelance photographer Alan Chapman gave a talk to members of the Herne Bay Photographic Club Herne Bay Photographic Club The members enjoyed a very different lecture on January 20, from freelance paparazzi Alan Chapman. Alan has been photographing celebrities for the media for more than 30 years. Today he is more likely to go into clubs and parties to photograph …

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Herne Bay PhotographIc Club

The club has had a busy time. First was the second half of the landscape/open competition for digital images. Judge Deborah Armour was provided with an evening of high-quality photos. In the landscape category, Steve Roberts took 1st place with Froggett Edge and 2nd place with Dusk over Windermere, with 3rd place going to Di Long with Pink Heather. After …

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Round-the-pier swim raises £2k

Retirement complex manager Simon Grier swam around the old pier head to raise money for charity. Mr Grier took the plunge from the beach at Herne Bay on June 15 to support the Malawi Association for Christian Support and has so far raised more than £2,000. He was sponsored by residents at Thwaytes Court in Sea Street, where he works, and …

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Traders’ fury at roadworks delay

Workmen sent elsewhere to’more important jobs’ The absence of contractors resurfacing Sea Street has sparked fears the £170,000 job will not be finished on time. Angry traders and residents have criticised council road chiefs following claims the workers have been diverted to “more important jobs”. The half dug-up site – which is causing traffic misery in the town — has …

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Fury over ‘fiasco’ of delays in roadworks

Machinery sits idle among barriers and traffic cones on a half dug-up road through Herne Bay. This was the sight in Sea Street this week as outraged traders and residents demanded to know why work to resurface the road has almost ground to a standstill. Among them is Richard Farbrace, of Grand Drive, who says KCC told him the workers …

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Difficult journey but it’ll be worth it

Last week’s front page headline Road To Nowhere gave a somewhat overstated impression of chaos in and around the roadworks at Sea Street (Herne Bay Gazette, May 8). Even though the resident you quoted made some important points reminding drivers to take care and not get themselves into multi-point turns trying to reverse in very narrow streets like Cobblers Bridge …

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Road to nowhere

Fury over roadworks chaos Hot-headed drivers have been told to cool it after town centre roadworks caused tempers to flare this week. Work costing £170,000 has begun to resurface parts of Sea Street — but the hold-ups and diversions have caused misery for motorists. One was even seen to ignore signs and smash through a barrier. Elena McEwan, whose husband …

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