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EDL DJ’s anger as officers pull plug on pirate station

Davey Russell on an English Defence League march

A far-right shock jock operating a pirate radio station from his home has been raided by police.

Town centre sparkles for lights switch on

The town was brought to life with Christmas sparkle

A town centre was brought to life with childrens characters, music and entertainment for the annual Christmas lights switch on over the weekend.


Toksvig sacked as charity patron... because she's gay

Sandi Toksvig

Kent comedian Sandi Toksvig has revealed how she was barred from meeting Princess Anne as a charity patron... for being a lesbian.


Campaigner calls for railings to protect landmark from skateboarders

Herne Bay Clock Tower is currently protected by scaffolding

A campaigner has called for iron railings to be put in place to protect a seafront landmark from being damaged by young skateboarders and BMX riders.

Lorry driver in charity rally in memory of his niece

Marc Collins with sister Leanne Collins and her son Kyan

An uncle and lorry driver will drive Volvo in charity rally to Nice, to raise money for medical research after his niece died aged three weeks

Seafront landmark wins £50k restoration

How the new eating area could look

Volunteers are celebrating after securing £50,000 towards restoring an iconic pier.

School vandals make amends

The damage was extensive

Vandals have said sorry after daubing graffiti on an infants school's walls, smearing excrement on windows and leaving toys strewn across a play area.


Teen admits causing charity cyclist's death

Beth Mackie has been jailed for causing cyclist's death

A teenage driver was more than twice the legal drink drive limit when she hit and killed a respected cyclist on a charity ride, a court's heard.

'I may never know why my husband died'

Kevin Almond with wife Kay

The widow of a motorcyclist killed in a crash say the cause of the accident may never be known unless new witnesses come forward.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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


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.


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.


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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