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Memories of Peter Cushing

He was one of our most famous actors. He was a vampire hunter - and the sinister Baron Frankenstein. We are, of course, talking about Peter Cushing. The actor was much loved by generations of horror - and fantasy - film fans - and now an exhibition has opened in his home town.

It reveals some of his talents - away from the big screen - as Tom Savvides reports.


Fishermen in fight over conservation zone

Fishermen in Whitstable Credit: PA

Hundreds of fishermen say they are fighting for their livelihoods today. They say a proposed fishing ban to preserve stocks would be disastrous for the east Kent fleet.

The Government plans to turn Kent's most important fishing ground into a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).

Fishermen say the move would deliver a "killer blow" to 100-plus fishing boats at Folkestone, Hythe, Whitstable and Dungeness.

Environmentalists, however, say the zones are necessary to preserve fish and sea creature habitats.

Archbishop's story to be told in etched glass

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

The story of one of Canterbury's former archbishops is to be etched onto glass. St Alphege was martyred a thousand years ago after the Danes invaded and stormed Canterbury. A new memorial is planned for the church in Whitstable which bears his name.

Twelve, one metre-high glass panes are to be etched with the key events in the saint's life and death.

In his report David Johns spoke to Rachel Webbley, Vicar of St Alphege Church; Sonia McNally, the artist; Hilary Powell, a medieval historian; and Jon Scott, a jogger who is one of the models featuring in the artwork.


Kent postal workers to strike

Post, depot, Whitstable
Whitstable post depot Credit: ITV Meridian

Postal workers in Whitstable will go on strike today over plans to close their delivery office and move it to Canterbury.

They claim homeowners will have a longer trip into the city to pick up any undelivered mail.

Closing the Whitstable office is part or Royal Mail's £70 million plans to modernise services in Kent.

They say during a 6 month consultation period no objection was made to re-locating the Whitstable office and they don't expect it to have an impact on deliveries.

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