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Frank Lambert fined after bringing air rifle into work

A man who owns an air rifle later allegedly used to threaten a young woman in Herne Bay has been fined. Canterbury Magistrates Court heard that firearms enthusiast Frank Lambert, 43, took the rifle out of his car and brought it into the Shad curry house in William Street, where he works. Another man later allegedly pointed the gun into …

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Yvonne Bryce says she is lucky to be alive

A shocked grandmother says she is lucky to be alive after a young boy threw a brick at her car’s windscreen as she drove along a main road. Yvonne Bryce, 63, was driving home on the Old Thanet Way when the boy – thought to be no older than 10 – hurled the object at her car and smashed the …

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Herne Bay airshow: Chinook helicopter to make stunning appearance

A RAF Chinook helicopter is the latest aircraft to be confirmed for Herne Bay’s Amy Johnston Memorial Airshow this summer. The Chinook is one of the world’s top military craft and has been used countless times in active service around the world including in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. It joins a host of other craft already announced for the airshow on …

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Anti-vandalism appeal at Herne Bay pier

PARENTS and teachers are being asked to explain to young people how hard volunteers are working to improve Herne Bay pier, following incidents of vandalism at the site. Members of the Pier Trust were shocked to find last week that two of the panels installed in the windbreak had been smashed. Chairman Doreen Stone said: “It is such a shame that …

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Canterbury volunteer raises hundreds for Strode Park

A £300,000 therapy pool for a Disability Centre may seem like a big ask for local fundraisers, but that hasn’t stopped Canterbury volunteer Bethany Harris from trying. Beth, who’s 20, will be running a half marathon and performing a charity sky dive on behalf of the Strode Park Foundation. Speaking to the Times, Beth said she hoped to raise thousands …

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John ‘Braveheart’ Price completes Brighton Marathon

Herne man John Price has completed his challenge of running the Brighton Marathon dressed as 13th-century Scottish warrior William Wallace, or ‘Braveheart’. Running for Cancer Research UK, he raised more than £2,500, to add to the £5,500 he pulled in last year. “It was a fantastic event. The weather was great, the crowd was amazing and I beat my last marathon time …

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Luther Vandross tribute night at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay

LOVERS of all things Luther Vandross are in a real treat this weekend. The King’s Hall in Herne Bay is hosting a tribute night to the great man of soul on Saturday (April 18). The songs will be delivered by Harry Cambridge, who tours all over the world. Hits such as Never Too Much, Dance With My Father and So …

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Author Sally Nicholls is in Herne Bay to give a talk on Saturday

AUTHOR Sally Nicholls will be speaking at A Bundle Of Books this weekend as part of the Herne Bay Children’s Literary Festival. She will be talking about her latest book An Island Of Our Own, which was published this month. It has been described as a “modern-day mystery novel. A trio of orphaned siblings attempt to solve a mystery that could …

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Your chance to help keep Herne Bay’s Telly-Go-Round turning

VOLUNTEERS with a spark of initiative are wanted to help maintain the Telly-Go-Round on Herne Bay seafront this summer. The machine, which is operated by Herne Bay Rotary, is close to the town’s pier and first appeared in 1967 as Dougal and the Lighthouse. It was the idea of Rotarians George Jones and Barry Smith. The current look of the …

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Quality craft that’s a bit different

The country’s finest contemporary artists and craftsmen will be back in the county this weekend. Sculptures, handbags, artwork, silverware, jewellery, ceramics, clothing and furniture are just some of the items they will be displaying at the Craft in Focus fair in Canterbury. Running from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, the popular annual event offers a chance to buy …

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