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Garage owner Mick Hearn badly injured after crashing treasured car

A popular mechanic remains in a critical condition after a freak accident outside his garage left him in intensive care. Chapel Autos boss Mick Hearn, 75, was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken back and damage to his heart. The grandfather-of-four crashed his classic 1961 Chevrolet Impala in Charles Street, Herne Bay, on Sunday afternoon, …

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Can you help Kevin Almond’s family?

The family of a tragic dad-of eight who died in a motorbike accident has been forced to turn to social media for help after struggling to pay their bills. Herne Bay community stalwart Kevin Almond, 55, died last September in a motorbike accident on the A20, but did not leave a will. Hundreds turned out at the funeral for the …

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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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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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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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Driver in 9am crash had been drinking

A driver who lost control of his car on the Thanet Way near Chestfield at 9am was just over the drink limit — and admitted he’d downed vodka earlier that morning. Paul Calloway, from Beltinge, had a bottle of the Russian spirit in his Rover when he lost control of it near the Share and Coulter pub on March 7 …

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IN BRIEF

Bike rider hurt A teenager was taken to hospital after his motorbike crashed with a car in the High Street. Police and paramedics were called at 9.45am on Tuesday after the accident near the junction with Richmond Street. Kent ambulance spokesman Rich Airey said: “A 16-year-old boy was assessed at the scene and was fully conscious. He had suffered minor …

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