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Ales and ciders

Fancy trying a new tipple? There will be a real ale and cider festival at The Kings Hall in Herne Bay on May 9 and 10. There will be 20 ales and five ciders from local breweries, including local favourites Goody Ales, alongside Wantsum brewery and Whitstable brewery. It will also feature live music from local bands such as The …

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Sir Roger Gale: Why Barton Court must come to Herne Bay

Governors at Barton Court school have asked for more work to be done on the possibility of the school staying at its present site, rather than moving to Herne Bay. The town’s MP Sir Roger Gale explains why he thinks the school is a vital addition to the town: It is a nonsense that in a county such as Kent, …

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John Gilbey got out of the wrong side of bed Part 1

Our Precious Leader didn’t have a good start to Saturday by the looks of it. Someone or something, or possibly everything, had him riled and the solution was to let rip on his very own website and Facebook page. It may be that he was displeased with the public reaction to his support for the proposed one-way system in Whitstable …

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How can Herne Bay find its voice?

Town council or Herne Bay Society: what does the town need? Does Herne Bay need its own council, or would a Herne Bay Society be better? Is it time to reclaim our Bay? That’s the question campaigners are asking this week after another Canterbury City Council council decision was met with fury in the town. This time, it was the …

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Budget = Cuts

Council bosses say increasing income and prioritising “core services” will be their focus as they battle with another cut in government grants. Parking charges will rise and the district’s share of council tax will go up by the maximum two per cent allowed (unless a local referendum takes place) as officials try to balance Canterbury City Council’s (CCC) budget. The …

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Are Idlers Being Rewarded?

An interesting programme on Radio 4 the other day weighed up the pros and cons of idleness. A colonel’s wife spoke of enjoying brandy and ginger ale at bath-times and occasionally chatting to her kids through an intercom when she was particularly bored. A former miner spoke movingly about beginning work as a school boy in 1925 and finding his …

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Fight to save sorting office and cut carbon footprint

I write to express my anger at the plans to close the sorting offices in Whitstable and Herne Bay and centralise these services in Canterbury (Delivery Office Set To Close In Two Years, Herne Bay Gazette, December 9). Whitstable’s sorting office is one of the largest employers in Whitstable and if it goes, then soon the jobs will also be lost to …

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MPs’ latest expense claims revealed

DETAILS of MPs’ expenses published this week show Canterbury’s Julian Brazier to be the county’s top claimer. The Conservative, who also represents Whitstable, claimed £12,772 between May and August this year. Faversham’s Hugh Robertson was close behind on £9,121, while Herne Bay MP and fellow Tory Roger Gale put in claims totalling £8,144. Thanet South Tory MP Laura Sandys claimed £6,007 of …

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