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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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.

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