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Albion Rovers, and why I fell out with Cameron

There are now just two weeks until the general election, and political parties have began to unveil their manifestos for how they believe the country should be governed. This week, Ukip’s challenger Piers Wauchope met reporter Aidan Barlow outside the party’s campaign office in Mortimer Street in Herne Bay ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Piers Wauchope is 58 and a barrister. He …

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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …

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Pragmatic politician’s continuing journey to make a difference

As the election campaign begins to heat up the Gazette is continuing a series of interviews with the main candidates vying to be Herne Bay’s next MP. This week our reporter Aidan Barlow went to Sandwich to meet George Cunningham, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats ABOUT THE CANDIDATE George Cunningham is 59 years old and is originally from London. …

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Getting to know the people who want your vote

Voters in Herne Bay will go to the polls on May 7 to decide who they would like to be their MP and how they would like the country to be governed. This election is set to be one of the most fiercely contested and uncertain for generations. In a series of interviews our reporter Aidan Barlow has quizzed candidates …

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One marathon isn’t enough…

James Bennett is taking on a challenge to complete four marathons in four days. Here he talks to reporter Aidan Barlow about charity fundraising and running Tell us about yourself? I’m 23 and I live near the Memorial Park in Herne Bay with my mum. I went to school at what is now the Spires Academy before studying at Canterbury …

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more council tax

Canterbury City Council has outlined an action plan to bring empty and derelict properties in the town back up to scratch. There are 19 sites being looked at, including prominent buildings on the seafront and also the former St Philip Howard School. Aidan Barlow reports Property owners who refuse to bring derelict eyesores back up to scratch could face a …

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Why it’s all about community for wool shop owner

Baby and Wool storeowner Nessie Moyes, 53, is celebrating five years since opening her shop in the High Street. She spoke to Aidan Barlow about her business and moving to Herne Bay Tell us about opening the shop. I originally opened at the beginning of October in 2009. I feel pleased with myself because I always thought I couldn’t do …

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The bold man and the sea

Simon Grier grew up in Malawi and has raised £2,200 for charity work there. Here he tells Aidan Barlow about taking on his fear of the deep and swimming to the pier head and back Tell us about yourself I was born in Zambia, and then grew up in Malawi, where my parents worked. I was the eldest at seven …

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Great bands lined up for Baybusk

Baybusk returns to the Bandstand again on July 12. Aidan Barlow spoke to Rick and Sheila Martin, who helped set up the event with their band Spex in 2009 Tell us about yourselves Sheila: I was a teacher in a primary school in Ramsgate for about 10 years. I stopped about three years ago and now I’m a self-employed teacher. …

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Artist brings sci-fi tales to graphic life

Sci-fi graphics illustrator Danny Flynn left his home in Scunthorpe to pursue his artistic ambition. Here the 55-year-old, of The Broadway, talks to Aidan Barlow about working with top authors and computer games companies Where did you grow up? I was living in Scunthorpe, a lovely place, but it’s mainly an industrial town with steelworks. I wanted to do art, …

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