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Head of news & sport: Peter Guise 

Martin Airey

A burglar from Herne Bay has been found guilty of carrying out two break ins in the town. 

Martin Airey (49), of Queen Street, Herne Bay, broke into a property in Daytona Way on 5th June this year and left empty handed when confronted by the 80-year-old occupier in the living room. 

Fire engine

Herne Bay’s firefighters have once again been called into action after a fire broke out at a café in Richmond Street, Herne Bay. 

Fire engine

Herne Bay’s fire crews have dealt with a second residential fire in 24 hours. 

Two fire engines were called at 10:22pm yesterday evening (Sunday 19th November) to a fire in a microwave which had spread to the kitchen.

Fire engine

Five people have been treated in hospital following a fire in a block of flats in Central Parade, Herne Bay. 

The fire broke out around 3am this morning (Sunday 19th November) and two fire engines were quickly at the scene. 


A Herne Bay man who defrauded the post office and a customer of more than £5,000 has been found guilty at court.

The Sainsbury's site

Rumours have been circulating about the possibility of the Sainsbury's store on the Altira development opening soon.

The building, just off the Thanet Way near Broomfield, has sat empty since its completion in May 2016. Sainsbury's confirmed in March of that year that they had shelved plans to open the store and said that it could sit empty for up to two years.

Officers from Kent Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the robbery at Corals bookmakers earlier this week.

The man, who is from Herne Bay, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday 8th November) and remains in police custody.

A woman has been taken to hospital following what has been described as a serious collision on the A290 Pean Hill near Whitstable. 

The crash happened at around 10.15pm last night (Wednesday 8th November) when a Volkswagen Polo and a bus collided. 

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a bookmakers in Herne Bay.

At around 8.20pm yesterday (Monday 6th November), two men entered the Coral shop in Fleetwood Avenue, Herne Bay and reportedly threatened staff with a hammer and stole cash, before making off along Grand Drive.

Esso Petrol Station in Kings Road

Police are investigating following a break in at the Esso petrol station in Kings Road, Herne Bay.

It is believed that at around 4.15am this morning (Tuesday 7th November), three people forced their way into the petrol station and made off with a quantity of cigarettes.