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Charity boxes swiped as play centre trashed during raid

Teresa Hertzer and Fiona Rennie standing outside the Hippodrome after they took it over in 2015

Money destined for children's charities has been stolen during a burglary at an indoor play centre.

Dad, 53, was a 'pillar of the community'

Gideon Scott passed away on Sunday after an eight-month-long battle with cancer

A former school governor and event organiser who helped organise Herne Bay's air show and classic car displays has died.


Chain cafe plan for seafront site going ahead, says owner

Progress at the former Bun Penny site in Herne Bay

Plans for a chain cafe to be opened on the seafront are still going ahead despite local opposition to the move.


Volunteers save seal pup from starvation

The seal had an infected eye, wound on its side and was 15 to 20 kilograms underweight

An injured four-month-old seal was saved from starving to death by a group of volunteers after it washed up on a beach.

Rescue operation as dog plunges off cliffs

A coastguard officer lowers the dog to safety. Pic: Herne Bay Coastguard

Coastguard crews were scrambled after a cocker spaniel fell from a cliff and was left balancing perilously on a ledge.


First houses in ‘garden village’ expected to be built in 2019

The 53-acre plot of land is located between Greenhill Road, Thornden Wood Road and the Thanet Way.

Plans have been submitted to build 450 homes on a 53-acre site.


Stolen purse found in festive gift

The Iceland store in Mortimer Street, Herne Bay

An elderly woman whose purse was stolen has had it returned in bizarre circumstances.


Problems at GP surgeries blamed on IT crash

The Park Surgery in Herne Bay

Patients have complained of waits of more than an hour over the phone and delayed appointments.

Viewings at entertainment venue held as sale is criticised

The King's Hall has been owned by the council for more than 100 years

The popular entertainment venue has been owned by the council for more than 100 years, but could be sold as it runs at a loss.


Mum brutally beaten with metal bar on doorstep

Joseph Mezen has been jailed

A mother-of-three who answered the door while putting her children to bed was savagely beaten with a metal bar in a "troubling and bizarre" attack.


Father admits strangling daughter at caravan park

Olivia Kray

A father has admitted strangling his daughter to death at a caravan park and trying to kill his ex-wife.


Fears over planned seafront development

Residents fear the road could be damaged by the vehicles travelling to the development. Pic: Peter Jackson Architects

Residents fear damage to roads if "an out of character" seafront development gets the go-ahead.


Primary school to slash pupil numbers

The council needs £100m to provide more places at schools. Stock image

A primary school has revealed plans to halve the number of children in its intake.


Yorkshire gang held on suspicion of burglaries

Police charged Cash in connection with 10 burglaries in the Towns. Stock picture.

Police have charged four men for a series of burglaries and criminal damage in coastal towns.

Man charged after pub knife incident

The Rose Inn in Mortimer Street. Picture from Google Street view

Police have a arrested a man on suspicion of wielding a knife and affray in a pub during New Year's celebrations

Line reopens after train hits tree

Passengers faced delays after a train struck a fallen tree.


'We’re paying even more for a service that’s getting worse’

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

Prices for season tickets have had their steepest rise in five years.


Postcode lottery for diabetics

Freestyle Libre Sensors were added to the NHS drug tariff on November 1

Diabetics say a “postcode lottery” is preventing them from receiving hi-tech glucose monitoring equipment on the NHS.


Seal saved from certain death

The seal is now making a good recovery

A seal pup is fighting back to full strength after being found starving and washed up on a beach.


Pub regulars release nude charity calendar

Those posing in the calendar ranged from being in their 20s to their mid 70s.

The group of men hope to raise more than £1,000 for a local charity.

Festive post box toppers fall foul of thieves and vandals

The post box toppers include depictions of the nativity, snowmen, Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer

The post box toppers were supposed to spread festive cheer, but six have been stolen or vandalised.


Mum wants answers after son's body washes up on beach

The 28 year old was well known for his greeting of "hi-dee-ho", hugs, handshakes and love of animals

The heartbroken mum of a young man whose body washed up on a French beach six weeks after he went missing is desperate to know what happened to him.

Family homeless for Christmas after devastating fire

The children's bedroom including the melted window

A mother-of-three says Christmas is a write-off after a fire ripped through her home, destroying presents, valuables and priceless family photographs.

Mum's heartache as missing son, 28, confirmed dead

Warren Ullyett was missing since the start of November

The mother of a young man missing for six weeks says he has been confirmed dead.


Drug-drive arrest in town

Collins Road, Herne Bay

Police arrested a man on suspicion of drug driving last night.


Former paramedic caught with child sex images

Roger Clegg used to work as a paramedic

A pensioner who viewed images of children being raped on his computer has avoided a jail sentence after a judge heard he has cancer.

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