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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

Teen charged with cyclist's death crash

Beth Mackie has been jailed for causing cyclist's death

An 18-year-old driver has been charged with causing the death of a popular cyclist taking part in a charity ride.

Spectacular flypast will remember heroic pilot

Amy Johnson crashed off the coast of Herne Bay in 1941

Pioneering pilot Amy Johnson will be remembered with a spectacular air display and 1940s themed events on Herne Bay pier on Saturday.

Wife of bike death hairdresser launches charity appeal

Big-hearted barber Kevin Almond prepares to take the ice bucket challenge last month

The wife of a hairdresser killed in a motorbike crash is raising money for the emergency crews that tried to save his life.

Town in mourning at loss of big-hearted barber in bike tragedy

Barber Kevin Almond cut hair in Herne Bay for 32 years

The shock death of a popular barber described as 'tough on the outside, but a big softy underneath' has stunned a community.


Missing... the EastEnders parrot

Monty the African Grey parrot has gone missing from his Beltinge home

A parrot who sings the EastEnders theme tune - even when Emmerdale is on - has gone missing from his home.


Red Arrows set to storm Herne Bay skies

The Red Arrows

The world famous Red Arrows could come to Herne Bay - but only if enough money is raised to pay for them.


Girl, 14, 'so drunk she could not speak'

Alcohol addiction services are also being cut. Library image

A 14-year-old girl has been referred to an alcohol support programme after police found her wandering the streets so drunk she couldn't speak.


Drunken vandals trash school days before start of term

Last summer teenagers were responsible for trashing Herne Bay Infant School during the holidays

Boozed-up vandals have rampaged through an infant school, leaving a trail of devastation just days before the start of term.

Cycle challenge for 'shining star' who died of rare disease

Maddie loved nature and the great outdoors, cats and was fascinated by the sea

Little Maddie died just two days after she was taken home ill from school. Now her family is planning a charity cycle challenge in her memory.


Woman cut from car after crash with ambulance

The ambulance came about 90 minutes late. Stock picture.

A woman had to be rescued after her car was in a crash with an ambulance.


Pier-ing into the future?

Looking back towards the new pier pavilion. Image: Tim Sanderson

A local architect has sketched out his vision to restore a landmark pier and create a 21st century visitor attraction.


Historic air show in Herne Bay cancelled

A Spitfire was due to fly over Herne Bay today

The last two airworthy Lancaster bombers were due to fly over Herne Bay and Whitstable for the RAF display.

Bay Day spectacular set for take-off

A Lancaster bomber

Lancaster Bombers, Spitfire and Hurricane Fighters, supersonic Typhoons and air display teams will be performing at the air display in Herne Bay

Police smash car window to rescue baby in sweltering heat

Officers smashed a car window to get to a baby in Herne

Officers were forced to break a window and give first aid to a seven-month-old boy locked in a sweltering car.


Thousands enjoy Herne Bay Carnival

Thousands took to the streets of Herne Bay for this year's carnival. There is a four-page picture special in the Herne Bay Gazette

Man dies after collapsing in station ticket hall

The man collapsed on the platform in Herne Bay station

A man in his 60s has died after collapsing in the ticket hall of a railway station

Meet Norfolk's only west-facing resort... in Kent

Boomers cast, with John (Russ Abbot), Maureen (Stephanie Beacham), Alan (Philip Jackson), Carol (Paula Wilcox), Joan (June Whitfield)

A TV production company has come under fire after shooting a Norfolk-based series - in Kent.


Woman taken to hospital after her car collides with lamppost

A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital after the crash

A woman was left dazed and suffering suspected head injuries after her car collided with a lamppost and crashed into bushes on the Old Thanet Way

Radio enthusiast denies 30ft mast 'causes cancer'

Armando Martins of Churchill Avenue, Beltinge and his Ham radio equipment

Neighbours of a radio enthusiast have expressed fears his 30ft mast - erected without permission - causes cancer and interferes with pacemakers.


Appeal launched to end bears' misery

The condition for the bears is poor

A £50,000 appeal has been started to help bring bears living in squalid conditions in Bulgaria to a comfortable home in Kent.


Police hunt driver of somersaulting car

Silver MG driver fled after crash

Officers are searching for the driver of an MG which flipped four times after hitting a roundabout late on Friday night.


Teen seriously hurt in town centre disturbance

Police tape off scene in Mortimer Street

An 18-year-old man has been rushed to a London hospital after suffering head injuries in a mystery incident late last night.


Motorcyclist hurt in horror accident

Scene of crash in Herne Common

A motorcyclist was flung six feet in the air in a horror collision with a bus this afternoon.


Baby batterer dad jailed for eight years

John Davis, jailed for eight years for attacking his baby

A child beater has been jailed after leaving his 21-day-old son fighting for life with severe head injuries and broken ribs.

Shock as snake found in street

Shop owner Terry Matthews is hoping to find the snake's owner

A 5ft snake was found slithering in a town centre gutter this morning.

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