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96-year-old war hero given Russian medal for service on Arctic…

Comments (0) ARCTIC convoy veteran Roy Sinclair has been awarded a medal by the Russian government. The 96-year-old war hero, from Herne Bay, was presented with the Ushakov medal for his service more than 70 years ago as a telegraphist in the Royal Navy. He served in the Arctic Sea during one of the greatest feats of the Second World War. …

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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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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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COMMUNITY WARDENS TO BE SAVED IN KCC U-TURN

SAVED: Herne and Broomfield community warden Michelle Weston’s job will not be axed Comments (0) COMMUNITY wardens in Herne Bay will not be axed as feared in a county council cost-saving cull. Michelle Weston, who works in Herne and Broomfield, and colleague Dave Neame, who works in Greenhill, were told in August that their posts were under threat as part of …

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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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Herne Bay Historical Records Society – Life is a carnival

At our last meeting members enjoyed a colourful and descriptive presentation by Carol Bosworth which she entitled Life is a Carnival. Based on her lifelong connections with the Herne Bay carnival she explained that her very first appearance was in 1945 when she was one of the fairies on the Muriel Hasland ballet school float. Some of the highlights which she …

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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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Golf club vision hit into bunker

A planning appeal could be lodged by the developer aiming to build homes, a sports centre and pitches and offices at the former Herne Bay Golf Club site. Mark Quinn, of Quinn Estates, is considering the appeal, as well as looking at whether amendments can be made to the plan, after the proposal was rejected by Canterbury city councillors last week. …

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