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Lyons Solicitors in Herne Bay closed over ‘dishonesty’ fears and owner Michael Lyons suspended

A law firm has been forced to close after its owner was suspected of dishonesty which put clients at risk. Lyons Solicitors in William Street, Herne Bay, was closed with immediate effect last week after regulators intervened. Its owner Michael Lyons has been suspended pending an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Lyons Solicitors was based at 57, William Street, …

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Herne Bay’s Boy With A Boat… the graffiti remains

Comments (0) One of Herne Bay’s most well-known landmarks remains tarnished by spray paint weeks after it was targeted by vandals. The Boy With A Boat, sculpted out of Portland limestone by Paula Haughney and installed in 1993, has had two black eyes and smiley mouth added to it by vandals Dave Lee Giles took the accompanying image to highlight the …

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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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Canterbury city centre tops crime figures for our district

The police were kept busy in Canterbury city centre Comments (0) THE centre of Canterbury is the area’s crime capital, according to Home Office statistics. The latest figures, which relate to December last year, chart the number of crimes reported in each local-authority ward. And Canterbury’s Westgate ward, which includes much of the city-centre area such as High Street and Burgate with …

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Fairtrade Fornight in Canterbury District: Sharing stories of how…

Fairtrade certified cotton farmers from Agrocel Comments (0) FAIRTRADE supporters in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable will be joining forces with the rest of the country for Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from Saturday, February 21 to Saturday, March 7, is the highlight of the year for Fairtrade campaigners up and down the country, with thousands of events taking place. This year will turn the …

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Beach Creative: red is hot at Herne Bay gallery

Comments (0) HERNE BAY’S Beach Creative gallery is hosting a new exhibition until March. Red Is Hot opened on Tuesday and visitors are promised “a really warm glow as they enter the galleries”. And if you can get along to the venue on Saturday (February 21) between 6.30pm and 8.30pm you’ll be treated to a drink and some snacks. The exhibition …

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Canterbury Garden Centre needs a name for its gorilla

He’s a friendly fella, this gorilla… he just needs a name Comments (0) JUST what do you call a gorilla? It’s a question that has been taxing the good folk at Canterbury Garden Centre in Herne Common, who have acquired a 9ft statue of the impressive primate and need to find a name for it. The person who comes up with …

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Herne Bay gran’s incurable disease ’caused by asbestos exposure…

From left, daughter Faith Williams, Shirley Price and sons Glenn and Robin Price Comments (0) A grandmother is appealing to former colleagues after being diagnosed with an incurable disease she believes was caused by exposure to asbestos at her workplace. Shirley Price, who was born in Herne Bay and has lived in the town all her life, was told just before Christmas …

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Woman rescued from fire in kitchen at Western Avenue, Herne Bay

Firefighters have rescued an elderly woman from a fire which broke out in her kitchen. Crews were called out at around 4.15pm, and spent just over 15 minutes tackling the small fire in Western Avenue, Herne Bay. They used breathing apparatus and a hose reel, plus a special fan to ventilate the house. Crews on a callout. Stock image Police …

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Elderly lady rescued from Herne Bay kitchen fire

Elderly lady rescued from Herne Bay kitchen fire Comments (0) FIRE crews had to rescue an elderly woman from her home in Herne Bay this afternoon (February 12) after a fire broke out in her kitchen.  Two fire engines were called to the blaze in Western Avenue at around 4.14pm. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the small fire and a …

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