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Courageous Phil defied odds to see grandson start school

Phil and grandson Freddie

Tributes have flooded in for a popular businessman who battled against the odds to see his grandson start school.

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Teen pervert enticed young girls to send indecent photos

Lewis Pressley has been jailed

A teenager who posed as a children's football coach to entice young girls to send him indecent pictures of themselves has been jailed.

Robbers steal car keys - but leave the car

A car key was stolen, but not the car

Police are hunting for a group of robbers who threatened a driver to hand over his car keys, but then left without the car.

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Bears say hello to new Kent home

Say hello, the new bears have arrived at Wildwood

Two Bulgarian bears which were saved from appalling conditions have been brought to a new home at a wildlife park in Kent

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New Aldi store given the go ahead

The new Aldi store will be built in King's Road

Council officers have approved a planning application for a new Aldi supermarket as part of a £50 million regeneration plan in Herne Bay

Thousands enjoy Zombie Crawl

The Senft family enjoying their night out

Thousands of zombies marauded through the streets of Herne Bay on Saturday. We have a 5-page picture special in the Gazette

Teen hit and killed by bus during 'shoplifting dare'

Charleigh Etherington

Tributes have been paid after a 16-year-old boy was knocked down by a double decker bus as he was chased by a security guard.

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Soldier jailed for attacking mum in front of children

Russell Dunn has been jailed

A squaddie who smashed his way into his ex-girlfriend's home and brutally punched and kicked her as her young children sobbed has been jailed.

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Victim cut from wreckage following two-car smash.

Scene of the crash at the junction of Canterbury Road with Eddington Lane, Herne Bay

Road closed for several hours while emergency services dealt with serious collision.

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'Hit and run death crash teen was double legal limit'

Beth Mackie has been jailed for causing cyclist's death

A teenage girl accused of causing the death of a charity cyclist by dangerous driving is alleged to have been twice the legal drink drive limit.

Jobs hope as Sainsbury’s finally gets go-ahead

Sainsbury's is pulling out of two projects in Kent

The supermarket chain has been given the all-clear to build a 100,000 sq ft store on the edge of a town centre, with work set to begin next year.

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Council rejects sports hub plans

Plans for a sports hub were turned down by councillors

Councillors have voted to reject Mark Quinn's plans for a new sports hub and 570 homes in Herne Bay. But they voted to approve a new Sainsbury's store

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Tip closed after electrical safety fears

Herne Bay tip. Picture by Barry Duffield

Herne Bay tip has been temporarily closed after an electrical fault with crushing equipment was found by a worker at the site

MP backs sports hub plan

An artist's impression of how the sports hub might look

Councillors will vote on proposals for three sites in Herne Bay and decide the future for new homes, sports facilities and a large supermarket.

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Cheeky! Beach bums cause a stir

Users of Google Street View are greeted by this cheeky display on Herne Bay seafront

A group of lads seized the opportunity to be a bit cheeky and bared their bottoms as the Google Street View camera car passed a Kent seafront.

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Veteran councillor and former Canterbury sheriff dies

Maisie fights for Kent and Canterbury Hospital

A woman who has spent her life at the heart of the Canterbury and Herne Bay community has died at the age of 87.

Mother watched on with her children as her car was destroyed by fire

A car fire in Canterbury Road, Herne Bay

Onlookers comforted a mum and her daughters as her car caught fire.

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Two decades of missed chances to stop sex beast

James Bailey was abused by Robert Nunn as a teenager

The victim of a predatory paedophile has criticised the missed chances that may have led to the conviction of his abuser - and saved his childhood.

Youth footie team sign up for charity campaign

Connor with his Herne Bay Youth FC shirt and signed footballs

A group of footballers have proved that not all youngsters are yobs by raising money and awareness for a boy with a rare form of muscular dystrophy

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Clock Tower reveals its secrets

The historic Clock Tower is now set for major refurbishment

Reporters got a once in a generation chance to climb to the top of Herne Bay Clock Tower to inspect the ongoing £250,000 refurbishment works

He lived life to the full... town says farewell to Kev

Hundreds gathered outside Kevin's Nut Cutters salon in Bank Street

Hundreds gathered to say goodbye to a big-hearted barber who tragically died in a motorcycle crash near Maidstone.

Fire crews battle stable fire

Fire crews were called to battle flames after a stable set alight alongside a busy dual carriageway this morning

Dad on a mission with new #turdtown campaign

Too hard hitting? How a billboard could look

A design manager has set up a hard-hitting campaign called #turdtown - to force lazy dog owners to clean up their act.

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Cyclist in hospital after dual carriageway crash

The cyclist has been taken to hospital. Picture: Lowri Stafford

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after hitting the crash barrier on a dual carriageway.

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Fighting back to black belt triumph

The duo have been training together for five years

A mum has overcome the heartbreak of four miscarriages by taking up karate with her daughter, and completed training for their black belts together

Town to say farewell to big-hearted barber

55-year-old Kevin Almond in his salon in Bank Street

A popular hairdresser who died in a motorcycle crash is to be remembered with Morris dancers and a memorial service in Herne Bay

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