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Head of news & sport: Peter Guise 

The scene following the theft

A cash machine has been taken in an early morning raid at a petrol station.

Thieves struck at around 1.50am this morning (Monday 1st March 2021), using a CAT digger to remove the cash machine at the Shell Lychgate filling station on the A299 near Dargate. A considerable amount of damage was caused in the process.

The Titanic

After a year of uncertainty, assorted restrictions and several cancelled events, you could be forgiven for looking forward to getting out and enjoying life. Always a rich area for things to do, Herne Bay has certainly suffered during the pandemic!

One such event you may have been looking forward to is the Titanic Honour & Glory Exhibition which was scheduled to take place at The King’s Hall between the 5th and 17th of April this year.

From 2nd December, Kent will be placed in Tier 3 restrictions. These restrictions will be reviewed every 2 weeks, with the first being completed by 16th December 2020.

On Sunday 8th November, Cabin FM transmitted a simulcast of the Remembrance Sunday service held at the Cenotaph in Herne Bay's War Memorial Park. This is the link to re-live, or watch for the first time, the Act of Remembrance for 2020.

https://youtu.be/daL3SiM45c0

Defibrillator

A number of people have been charged following an investigation into the thefts of lifesaving medical equipment.

Between September 2016 and August 2017, the equipment, including 300 defibrillators, was taken from ambulances and buildings in Herne Bay as well as other towns, including Thanet, Ashford, Chatham, Northfleet and the Isle of Sheppey.

Radio listeners are about to suffer one of the biggest shake ups to radio listening since the 1960s saw the pirates replaced by networked national radio but it could be good news for both listeners and the emerging Community Radio scene.

Christopher Godden

A Herne Bay man has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Christopher Godden, 28, who lives in the High Street admitted two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday (Friday, 3rd May 2019).

Poll image

Herne Bay has been a clean sweep for the Conservatives, gaining two seats to take all ten available in the local elections that took place yesterday (2nd May 2019).

They didn’t have complete success in the Canterbury district though, as leader of Canterbury City Council, Simon Cook, lost his seat by 238 votes. His Nailbourne seat has gone to Mike Sole of the Liberal Democrats who have seen several gains across the country. Mr Sole secured just under 50% of the total votes for the seat.

Detectives are investigating a report of a serious assault in Station Chine, Herne Bay.

Kent Police was called at 4.24pm on Friday 29 March 2019 to a report of a man with an injury consistent with a stab wound.

A man has died following a crash on the A2990 Old Thanet Way near Whitstable. 

The collision involved a white Ford Kuga and a black Suzuki motorcycle and occurred yesterday evening (Friday 1st March 2019). Police were called to the scene at 7.31pm.