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WOW! Herne man finds giant pearl in his oyster

Comments (0) A seafood lover was shocked to discover a large pearl while tucking into an oyster at Manning’s Seafood stall in Margate David Redfern who lives in Broomfield, near Herne visits Margate weekly to shop for seafood where he usually buys whelks and when available, oysters. He said “they are particularly good oysters at Manning’s. I have been eating them …

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Large pearl discovered in oyster bought on the isle

David Redfearn discovered a peal Comments (0) A SEAFOOD lover was shocked to discover a large pearl while tucking into an oyster at Manning’s Seafood stall in Margate David Redfern who lives in Broomfield, near Herne visits Margate weekly to shop for seafood where he usually buys whelks and when available, oysters.  He said “they are particularly good oysters at Manning’s. I have been eating …

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Video: when the sea froze in Herne Bay and Whitstable

If you were born or just lived for a while in Herne Bay or Whitstable, you’d have heard at least a dozen of times about the big freeze – when the sea actually froze. Numerous books, pictures and films have been published on the winters of 1947 and 1963 but these two videos are truly special. In the following video you …

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Herne Bay man Steven Banks in court on blackmail charge

The case is scheduled to be heard in June Comments (0) A Herne Bay man has appeared in court charged with blackmail. Steven Banks, 51, of Bentley Avenue, was alongside Selhurst Blades, 48, from Ashford, at Chelmsford Crown Court accused of making an unwarranted demand with menaces for money on February 6 last year from Mark Richardson. At an earlier magistrates’ …

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Herne Bay festival 2015 dates announced

Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay festival have announced the dates of this year’s celebrations. The announcement comes days after they revealed the theme of this year’s festival – Victorian Herne Bay. In a statement on Facebook, the management said: “We can officially announce the festival dates will be Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th August! Only 201 days to go.” The …

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Readers’ pictures: Can you believe this is Herne Bay?

Comments (0) MOST of us spend an awful amount of money to travel to distant lands in search for a perfect holiday spot, but have you stopped to appreciate what we’ve got right here under our nose? We have had a couple photographers, locals and out-of-town visitors, who have recently shared their snaps of our lovely town over the last couple …

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Farage cancels Herne Bay visit over market stall ‘security…

Comments (1) UKIP leader Nigel Farage cancelled an appearance at the party’s new North Thanet constituency office after his security detail decided market stalls outside posed a risk. Mr Farage was due to visit Herne Bay this morning (Saturday) to open Ukip’s new office in Mortimer Street. However, local party officials were told the parliamentary candidate for neighbouring South Thanet would …

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Herne Bay festival announces 2015 theme

Guess what’s this year’s Herne Bay Festival’s theme… Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay Festival have announced the exciting news on this year’s theme after closing their vote. The vote officially closed on Thursday 29 January bringing the long anticipation to an end this morning. Victorian Herne Bay will be this year’s theme after receiving 43% of votes.  It was …

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Herne Bay outpatients move: stay positive, says campaigner

WITH the move of Herne Bay’s outpatient services to a “hub” at Estuary View in Whitstable having been completed, a leading health campaigner has urged a positive approach from all concerned.Asked if the end of outpatient services in the town might ultimately lead to the demise of Herne Bay’s Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Gillian Fowler, chairman of its League of …

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7 facts that will surprise you about Herne Bay

MOST of us may know Herne Bay inside out but there are still a few hidden gems and stories that even the ones of us who were born and raised here would probably leave you rather surprised.Here are seven facts about our lovely town that could very well surprise you:1. The BMX track in Broomfield is the only regional standard racetrack in …

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