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Youngsters and Fairtrade are all winners at Beach Creative

Comments (0) IT was smiles all round at Beach Creative when prizes were handed out for the best collages made by children at the Herne Bay gallery during half-term. Oran and Dara finished first and third in the competition and there work – along with that of other children – will be on display at Beach Creative until Friday, March 6. …

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Herne Bay Pier: the future’s green

How the barrage by the pier could look Comments (0) HERNE BAY could be taking a bold leap into the future if plans for a “green pier” come to fruition. The proposals were aired at last week’s annual general meeting of the Herne Bay Pier Trust and comprise a tidal lagoon, a barrage and turbines that would capture the energy of …

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Book Week Costume Fun at Reculver School

At Reculver CE primary school, everyone got into the swing of International Book Day early, with youngsters taking part in their own storytelling week.Louise Askham, Year 2 teacher, said: “Early Years children created their own story using the ‘helicopter’ storytelling technique.“Lower-school children re-enacted the Biff, Chip and Kipper story In the Garden using giant props to make them look as …

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Herne Bay High School calls police after pupil’s artwork mistaken for drugs

Police were called to Herne Bay High School after pills were found inside a condom – only to learn it was part of a pupil’s artwork. Officers responded to reports pills had been found at the school inside the rubber contraceptive. But the tablet-filled condom had in fact fallen from a pupil’s highly-commended artwork, based on the 27 club – …

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Police called to school over drug fears

Police were called to Herne Bay High School after suspected drugs were found inside a condom — only to learn it was part of a pupil’s artwork. Officers responded to worrying reports that pills had been found on the school premises inside the rubber  contraceptive. But rather than being anything sinister, the tablet-filled condom had in fact fallen from the …

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‘Being homeless feels just like being a social leper’

Woman reduced to sleeping rough in battered car with her two dogs A dog lover says she has been forced to live in a car with her beloved pets because the council will not provide emergency housing with them in tow. Hillary Barrows, 57, has set up home in her battered Alfa Romeo, enduring three weeks sleeping on the backseat …

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Diamond couple enjoy the moment

A former coal miner and a charity shop worker are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today. George Leeks, 82, and his wife Daphne, 79, say the secret of their 60-year marriage is give and take. The couple, who have lived in Fitzgerald Avenue in Hampton for 46 years, were wed in Reculver Church on February 26,1955. Daphne said: “We met …

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Loving farewell for the girl who said no to Bond

CONNERY’S REAL ‘MONEYPENNY’ Herne Bay has said a final farewell to a stylish great-grandmother known as the real life Miss Moneypenny. Olive Young died peacefully at home in Broomfield on February 6 and was remembered at a service in Margate on Thursday. The quiet pensioner held an old secret, because she was the private secretary to the original James Bond …

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Nobody can go on forever

Peter Lee has served with distinction as an elected councillor, leading the town’s regeneration efforts and keeping the district’s finances in the black. Here the 63-year-old Tory talks about stepping down to enjoy the finer things in life. How did you first get involved in local politics? I’ve lived in Herne Bay since I was two. I was chairman of …

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Nigel will have to make plans after TV debacle

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • The timing could not have been worse, of course, and there is no doubt Ukip has taken a bashing after the Channel 4 broadcast of the fly-on-the-wall documentary Meet The Ukippers. But there may be …

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