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Man denies theatre fraud charge

Leeds Grand Theatre on New Briggate was built in 1878 and is controlled by the council A man has denied defrauding Leeds Grand Theatre out of more than £178,000. Peter Alp, 52, of Herne Bay, Kent, along with Dean Oates, 45, from York, are accused of submitting 54 false invoices between 2011 and 2013. Mr Alp pleaded not guilty at …

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Kayleigh Duff is Herne Bay’s 2014 woman of the year

Kayleigh Duff has been voted as Herne Bay’s 2014 woman of the year. Five outstanding people with amazing stories were running for the title of Herne Bay’s man or woman of the year but Mrs Duff, the young mother who spent her last months living life to the fullest, came first with 45% of votes. The mother of 4-year-old Kai was only 24 …

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March 20 9.31am: Solar Eclipse – best viewpoints in East Kent

Europe is set to experience its biggest solar eclipse in 15 years later this month, we thought we would create a list of some of the best spots you can watch it happen in East Kent. Experts have predicted that the moon will block the sun’s rays for almost two hours on the morning of Friday, March 20. The maximum eclipse, …

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Poll: who is Herne Bay’s man or woman of the year?

Doreen Stone, the Chairwoman of the Herne Bay Pier Trust Comments (0) FIVE inspirational people from Herne Bay have been nominated by one of our readers to feature in this poll. Who deserves the title? 1. Jo Mumford – the young musician has made a video and sold jewellery she created to raise money and awareness for charity Epilepsy Action. The 26-year-old Herne Bay lady …

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Abuser Lawrence Smith of Herne Bay jailed after admitting five charges of sexual assault on child

A man who sexually abused a young girl turned himself in to police in an effort to stop his behaviour. Lawrence Smith, of Park Road, Herne Bay, admitted five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 and also admitted making indecent photos of children and possessing indecent images of children. Judge James O’Mahony told Smith: “These offences are so …

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John Altman says he would pay to rebuild the Pier

He may play EastEnders bad boy Nasty Nick, but Herne Bay-raised John Altman has proved he is anything but by offering to fund a rebuild of the town’s pier. But there’s one slight catch: he has to first win a part in a Hollywood blockbuster to pay for his philanthropic mission. Mr Altman revealed his passion for the pier on our …

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Teen jailed over charity ride death

A teenager who killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bethany Mackie, 18, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when her car hit Christian Smith, 38, from behind. He was cycling alongside his wife on the last leg of a 24-hour, 248-mile ride across Kent and Sussex on 22 March. The …

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What does the future hold for the pier?

A public meeting has been called to discuss of Herne Bay’s iconic pier. Ed Targett, the prospective Green Party MP for Herne Bay, has called a meeting (7pm Sunday, 23rd November at the King’s Hall) in order to discuss how the pier could be extended or rebuilt. He claims the short term plans of the Pier Trust, which runs the …

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Vandals make amends at Herne Bay Infant School

[pullquote]”It is a positive outcome. We didn’t want to go down to the courts. This was their chance to make amends. We want to draw a final, positive line under it.”[/pullquote]Teenage vandals who rampaged through an infant school have come face to face with the head teacher to apologise for the mindless act. In August the HB Gazette reported how …

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A town full of art and artists

EKOH 2014

It’s that time of year when our local talent flaunt their wares. East Kent is liberally sprinkled with artists, and the finest have gravitated to Herne Bay, of course. This coming weekend they’re opening up their homes for you to gaze, goggle-eyed at the marvels they have wrought. If you can’t make this weekend, don’t fret – they’ll be doing …

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