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Stars of Game of Thrones coming to Kent

A Game of Thrones-inspired festival is coming to Kent.

The exciting line-up for a Game of Thrones-inspired festival has been released.

Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a kitchen, which is believed to have been caused by a microwave.

A&Es ranked worst in country... again

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

Some of Kent's accident and emergency departments have again been ranked the worst performing in England for waiting times.


Thug locked up for beatings

Shae Elks has been jailed for nine years. Picture: Kent Police

A dad-of-three has been jailed after kicking a man in the head as he lay unconscious on the ground.


Appeal after 'rough sleeper' robbed of sleeping bag

Police were called. Stock image.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a robber stole a sleeping bag from a person believed to be sleeping rough.

Witness appeal after fatal bypass crash

The A2 was closed after the pedestrian was hit by a car. Picture: Trevor Martin

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man died after he was hit by a car on a busy dual carriageway.


Bereaved family may be forced to move miles away

Emma Grant with her youngest children, Kyryn and Kayden

A mother may have to move her family to a B&B across the county after receiving an eviction notice on the day of her husband's funeral.


'Pedestrian being treated at roadside'

The A2 was closed after the pedestrian was hit by a car. Picture: Trevor Martin

Emergency services were called to the scene of a serious crash on a major A road.


Christmas lights switch-on divides opinion

Canterbury's Christmas lights following the switch-on

Thousands gathered in a city centre for a Christmas lights switch-on - but the spectacle was met with mixed reaction.


Lorry driver distracted by sat nav killed two in crash

Traian Soare. Picture: Kent Police.

A lorry driver who caused the deaths of two men admitted he was distracted by a sat nav when he swerved across the road and ploughed into their car.


Park blighted by gangs

Dane John Gardens in Canterbury

A Kent park has been dubbed a 'gang haven' after a spate of incidents which have prompted residents to avoid it at night.


'If I'd admitted how I felt I'd have been beaten with sticks'

Joy Everingham is a minister attached to St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury

A transgender minister has spoken of the struggle to be free to be herself that saw her hide her true identity for more than four decades.

Smuggler stashed £12m of drugs in Winnebago

Ralph Ahmet tried to smuggle drugs into Kent in his Winnebago. Picture: UKBA

A car dealer tried to smuggle drugs worth £12 million into Kent in his Winnebago.

Kitchen fire caused by unattended cooking

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Firefighters are warning people not to leave cooking unattended following a kitchen fire.


Sex assault suspect charged with uni attack

Police cordoned off woodland following the alleged attack. Picture: InQuire

A 30-year-old man has been charged with a series of offences after a woman reported being sexually assaulted in woodland on a university campus.

Man held after 'serious sex assault'

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Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of a serious sex assault following an alleged attack in June.

Man trapped after car swerves off road and flips

Firefighters used cutting equipment. Stock image

A man had to be cut free from his car after it swerved off the road, span onto its side and crashed into a van.

Boy, 12, arrested after 'knife robberies'

Dane John Gardens in Canterbury

A 12-year-old boy alleged to have been armed with a knife was among a gang of five arrested following three robberies in a park.

Kent park to get outdoor ice rink for Christmas

A covered ice rink. Stock image.

A council has confirmed plans to build an ice rink over the festive season.


Teen rape suspect released by police

A sixth teenager arrested by police investigating reports of a rape in Canterbury has been released pending further enquiries.

Fire erupts in former school grounds

Firefighters tackled the flames. Pic: Liz Wingrove

Fire crews were called to a former school site in the early hours of this morning to tackle a blaze.


Driver remains critical after bus crash

Pean Hill. Picture: Instant Street View

Police are appealing for dashcam footage following a head-on crash between a double decker bus and a car, as a driver continues to fight for life.


Fresh arrest in rape investigation

Police cordoned off Downs Road in Canterbury

Police have confirmed a teenage man has been detained following an attack on a woman at a house.

Jail threat for defendants who refuse to declare nationality

Defendants who don't declare their nationality could be jailed. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Suspects in criminal cases will now have to declare their nationality to the courts - or face a six-month jail stint.


Teen rape suspects released without charge

A row of houses in Downs Road was taped off by police

Four teenagers arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman have been released by police.

'Knife gang' arrested in crime-ridden park

Dane John Gardens in Canterbury

Five people, some carrying knives and a hammer, were arrested tonight in a park blighted by crime.

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