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Festival organisers announce Victorian theme

Postcard of how Herne Bay seafront used to look in days gone by

Festival organisers will take a seaside town back to its Victorian heyday in August.

Tattooed Scot could be hiding in Kent

David Kean is wanted by police

Police hunting a wanted man with distinctive tattoos think he may be in the county.

Ice rink road was gritted

One car skidded into a field next to the road.

Highways bosses say an accident blackspot was gritted despite three accidents in less than an hour at the same spot.

Look who's coming to town

The former UKIP leader has confirmed he won't be standing for the South Thanet seat in June.

Ukip leader to open new town centre campaign office to boost fellow Thanet candidate Piers Wauchope


Car collides with telegraph pole near Herne Bay

Stock picture.

Police and firefighters were called to Bullockstone Road after a female driver lost control on a country road.

Epilepsy sufferer launches charity calendar competition

Jo Mumford with her cat called Magick

An epilepsy sufferer has launched a calendar competition to help raise money for a new EEG machine at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Centenary tribute to VC hero

Harry Wells VC as depicted in a painting by Ernest Ibbetson

A hero of the First World War who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery will be remembered with a ceremony on the centenary of his death

Driver escapes injury after car overturns

The car was left crushed on its roof

A woman has escaped injury after her car overturned and was left crushed at a major accident blackspot this morning


Appeal after driver leaves crash scene

The damage caused to the fence

A resident has issued an appeal after a field fence was damaged by a driver who left the scene. It could have left her horse injured

Conman jailed after 'selling' non-existent goods

Justin Waters, who was jailed for conning online buyers out of cash

A fraudster who targeted dozens of victims in an online scam selling imaginary goods has been jailed.


Woman helps save heart attack fiance

Jo Cleary and Grahame Mitchell

A woman has described the terrifying moment her fiance suffered a catastrophic heart attack, forcing her to perform emergency CPR to keep him alive.


Firefighters release injured man stuck under a Nissan 4x4

Fire crews attended the scene

Man who suffered a head injury while working underneath a vehicle taken to hospital.

Sci-Fi stars lined up for festival

Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred in Doctor Who in 1988

Doctor Who and Star Wars stars have been lined up for a Sci-Fi festival, with more big names to come

Seafront franchise restaurant plans unveiled

The derelict Bun Penny has been a ruin since 2011

A businessman has unveiled his plans to transform Herne Bay seafront with big name franchise brands and new apartments.


Look of love following landmark restoration

Improvements to Herne Bay's Clock Tower are nearly complete

Volunteers hope the town will show a famous landmark a little bit of love on St Valentine's Day when restoration work is completed.

Air ambulance called to reported heart attack

The air ambulance. Stock image.

Emergency crews attend a private address near Herne Bay.

One of Britain's biggest solar farms gets go-ahead

Sheep could still graze among the solar panels

A solar farm the size of nearly 150 football pitches has been approved on 212 acres of Kent land.


Town mourns councillor and 'tireless campaigner'

Cllr Ron Flaherty

City councillor and magistrate Ron Flaherty has died following a short illness aged 70.


A million love songs later and Dan gets the girl

Dan gets down on one knee as Vicki looks visibly shocked

A Gary Barlow tribute act hit the right note when he proposed to his girlfriend mid-show while serenading her with Take That hit A Million Love Songs.


Man airlifted to hospital after motorbike crash

Police have closed the road

A man has been airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries after a crash involving a motorbike and a car.


Magical New Year's panto for all the family

Kellieann Coveney as Cinderella and Heidi Griggs as Prince Charming.

Herne Bay Theatrecraft are staging their pantomime production of Cinderella at the Kings Hall in January.

Abuser jailed after handing himself in to police

Lawrence Smith, jailed for abuse

A paedophile who gave himself in to police to stop his behaviour and even tried to take his own life has been jailed.

Teen drinker driver jailed after cyclist's death

Bethany Mackie has been jailed

A teenager has been jailed for five years after causing the death of a popular cyclist while more than double the drink-drive limit.

Not so nasty after all!

John Altman, who plays Nasty Nick in EastEnders

TV badboy John "Nasty Nick" Altman has offered to fund a rebuild of a Kent town's pier... but only if he wins a part in a Hollywood blockbuster.


Man cleared of attempted rape of young mum

The park was cordoned off after the attack

A jury has found a man not guilty after a 25-year-old told how she was slashed and beaten as she fought off a late-night rape attempt in a park.

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