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E-fit released of footpath sex attacker

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenager in Herne Bay have released an e-fit of a man they would like to trace. Two teenage girls were walking down a footpath across the fields to Eddington Lane on Wednesday (February 18) at 3pm. As they turned by the Eddington Business Park to walk towards the Thanet Way, a man reportedly approached the girls from …

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Experts who can’t see common sense

RE: Last week’s story about the Thanet Way being under water, the county council and Canterbury City Council both know that this area is a flood area. As the article pointed out, “flooding on the old Thanet Way is nothing new”. What is new is the idiotic idea being endorsed by the self-proclaimed planning expert who sits as chairman of …

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision on Old Thanet Way

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision on Old Thanet Way Comments (0) A BUSY road was closed this morning following a crash involving a motorcycle and a car. The accident, which involved a Yamaha YZF motorcycle and a blue Citroen Saxo, happened on the Old Thanet Way at Chestfield around 6.56am. Kent Police closed the road in both directions between Chestfield …

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Turn-off sign may stop incidents

My home overlooks the Thanet Way, and hardly a week goes by without an accident happening. Recently your paper referred to an accident which happened early Saturday morning when police, ambulances and the fire brigade were called. It happened before the curve just before the coast-bound Whitstable turn off. At 2pm the same day I looked out my window and …

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Solar farm firm to investigate better screening options

Plans for an 800-acre solar farm off the Thanet Way have been deferred by Canterbury City Council’s planning committee. The solar panels would have provided enough electricity to power 15.000 homes in the area, and would have been located to the south side of the A299 by the Share and Coulter pub. It had been put forward by Owls Hatch …

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Stable destroyed in early morning fire

A stable was burnt to the ground this morning in a fire that could be seen more than a mile away. The building in a field near the former Herne Bay Golf Course caught fire at about 6.45am today (Friday), and the fire was initially reported as grassland. But when crews arrived on the scene they discovered the stable was …

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No need to go to Eton – Eton’s coming here

I do hope nobody is over-awed by the fact that Eton College is the driving force behind the JCBs in this proposed development. I’m not sure how this fits in to the Local Plan, but Cllr John Gilbey has said that “the Bends should always be protected as a valuable green gap and open space”. This is the other side …

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Main road plan is completely barmy

Herne and Broomfield Parish Council has already objected to the proposed sale of Strode Farm, being designated as development land, I presume they will object to a planning application which is soon to be made to develop the land now (1,000 Homes, Herne Bay Gazette, April 3). Representatives of the owners have already had several public meetings although I fear …

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Lottery machine would be just the ticket at shop

It’s a terrible shame that Camelot will not allow Mr Butters, owner, of Arkwrights grocery store in Greenhill a lottery terminal (Why Is Having A Ticket Machine Such A Lottery?, Letters, Herne Bay Gazette). The shop is a godsend for the local community, the majority being senior citizens. The nearest terminal is at a store at the roundabout on the …

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