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See the funny side at cartoon festival

Some of the country's best known cartoonists are returning to Herne Bay for a second year for a festival on the seafront

Children pulled to safety in dramatic sea rescue

Girl winched to safety. Pic: Michael McLaughlin

Two youngsters were among a group winched to shore by an RAF helicopter after they called for help from a stricken boat.


Catapult vandals smash car windows

Car windscreens were smashed in Spenser Road

Police are hunting vandals who smashed the windows of at least ten cars with a catapult across the district.


Drug dealer spared prison... after being charged with wrong crime

The case was heard at Canterbury Court

A judge has told a teenager he was 'lucky' to avoid prison after being charged with the wrong offence for drug dealing.


Bingo bust-up between women in 90s sparks second police call

Connaught Bingo Club in Herne Bay

Officers have had to calm a row between pensioners aged 90 and 92 after an ongoing feud boiled over at a seafront club.


Teenage motorcyclist rushed to hospital after crash

An ambulance crew is at the scene. Stock picture.

A teenage motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision with a car in Canterbury Road near Herne Common

Police cordon off road after car overturns

Police were called to the scene. Stock picture

Police were called to an accident near Herne Common after a car overturned and crashed into two other vehicles in Canterbury Road

Schoolgirl helps rescue injured dog after 100 feet cliff fall

Lilli-Anne Arnold helped look after Drum until his owner arrived

A six-year-old school girl from Herne Bay helped to look after a dog which was injured after falling off the edge of a cliff in Herne Bay


Lifeboat called to rescue kayakers

RNLI Lifeboat crews and coastguards were called out to help two kayakers believed to be in danger off the pier head in Herne Bay

Hero firefighter honoured after horror earthquake rescue

Mr Whittaker is one of 18 members of the Christchurch Fire Service to be put forward for the award

A firefighter who dragged bodies from a burning building during a catastrophic earthquake is being honoured in New Zealand.

Dog rescued after cliff fall

Lifeboat crew members Richard Curtis and Dan Monk with Drum after the rescue. Picture: Whitstable RNLI

A labrador is recovering after being rescued by a lifeboat crew when he fell off coastal cliffs.


Police appeal for witnesses after street brawl

Police called to Eastchurch

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after several people were involved in a brawl in Herne Bay High Street on Saturday, July 5.

Gull guzzles duck whole on rat-plagued pond

Seagulls are to blame for eating ducklings at Memorial Park, according to a councillor

One of the few ducks remaining on a rat-plagued pond has been eaten... by a gull.


Four arrested after High Street brawl

Four men are in police custody after reports of a fight in the early hours this morning.

Man stabbed in town centre

A pool of blood at the scene of the stabbing

A knife victim screamed "they've cut me, they've cut me" as he ran up the street this morning.

Street Pastors ready for Herne Bay

Street Pastors are ready to patrol the town centre in Herne Bay after completing their training.

Landlady furious after being left out of music festival

Karen Cox says Mr Shepherd should have raised concerns earlier

Druid's Head landlady Karen Cox is furious that her pub won't be part of the 2014 Herne Bay Rocks festival for the first time in eight years

Herne Bay hair salon wins competition in style

Suzy Stockwin won with her peacock dress hair design

One4 hairdressers in Station Road won a competition to design new styles at a competition in Faversham

Outpatient services axed from Herne Bay hospital

The future of outpatient services at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital is in doubt

Health campaigners in Herne Bay have lost their fight to keep outpatient services at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital


Rat pack killing ducks at park lake

The only surviver of four young ducklings at Herne Bay Memorial Park pond

A plague of rats has launched a killing spree... with young ducklings at a lake targeted.

Safety warning after dinghies blown out to sea

The lifeboat was called out

Seven people, including four children, were led to safety after their dinghies were blown out to sea.


Repairs to Avenue of Remembrance begin

A lorry crashed into the gate at the end of April - picture by Natasha Senft

Council workers have arrived to begin repair work to the Avenue of Remembrance sign which was damaged after a lorry crashed into it in April

Couple bring blockbuster thrills to Kent with Indiana Jones car

Clive and Cheryl Barker in their 1928 Renault NN Tourer, which featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

A couple are bringing a touch of blockbuster action to Kent after buying a sports car used in a famous Indiana Jones chase.

Probe after 'sex attack' on young woman in park

Police officers at the scene of the alleged sex attack

An investigation is being carried out after a woman in her 20s is said to have been pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted by a stranger.

Elderly woman on mobility scooter hit by car

Air ambulance lands in Memorial Park. Photo: Adrian Bennett

An air ambulance landed in a park to help an elderly woman on a mobility scooter who was hit by a car as she crossed a road.

Ex-Servicemen's club goes bust again

The United Forces Social Club, formerly the May Lodge club, has ceased trading again

The United Forces Social Club on the seafront ceased trading on Sunday night, less than two years after the May Lodge Club closed

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