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Uni student dies after medical incident

St George's Place, New Dover Road

A woman has died following an incident in student accommodation, it has emerged.

Parents' tribute to teen crash victim

Kyle Plommer with Alfie

A grieving mum and dad of a 19-year-old killed in a car crash say they have lost a loving, caring son who was always smiling.


Council sets sights on helping cold rough sleepers

Rough sleepers will be supported

With an upcoming cold snap on its way, an authority has pledged to support homeless people.

Homeless people left out in the cold

Terry Gore manages the Catching Lives Day Centre

A day centre for the homeless is shutting for five days after staff lose patience with violent, drug taking and drinking clients.


Angry student campus demonstration

Palestine and muslim students protest at the University of Kent over visit of Israeli ambassador

Palestine supporters and muslim students have joined in a demonstration against a visit to the University of Kent by the Israeli ambassador.


Car crashes into side of house

Police closed access to The Avenue

A pensioner had a lucky escape after a vehicle ploughed through a fence and into the side of her house.

Ex drugs factory to become hotel

Artist's impressions of the new hotel

Striking images have emerged of what will replace a 17th century building once taken over by drugs barons.


Tea light starts house fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Services attended. Stock image

Firefighters have warned of the dangers of unattended candles after bedroom curtains were set alight.


Traffic chaos expected due to 20-week road closure

Residents claim they will struggle to leave the area

A key route used by thousands every day is temporarily being made into a one-way street - leading to fears of months of congestion hell.


Teenager killed in crash

Police closed the road

A 19-year-old man has died in a crash which left two others seriously injured.

Cars attacked with rocks

Vandalised car (stock image)

Police are investigating a spate of damage to cars which were targeted by vandals in neighbouring streets.


Four people hurt in serious crash

Police closed the road

Two people have been taken to a London hospital in a serious condition and a further two to a local hospital following a crash today.

Gas works to close busy main road for up to five days

Drivers are being warned of the closure of main road which will lead to diversions and could disrupt journeys.


Main road closed after serious crash

Emergency vehicles (stock)

A main road is likely to remain closed for several hours while emergency services deal with a serious crash.

Man arrested after copper piping stolen from homes

A man has been arrested after several burglaries in Canterbury

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after copper piping was stolen from nine homes.

'Dip in lake almost blinded me'

Richard Brogan shows how his eye was affected

A teacher was left in excruciating pain after picking up an infection while on holiday abroad.


Bin lorry cameras an 'invasion of privacy’

Serco bin trucks will be fitted with cameras

Staff say plans to put 360-degree cameras on bin lorries have left morale at an all-time low.


STI fears as underage schoolgirls given implants

Dozens of 15-years-olds have been given contraceptive implants without their parents’ consent

Underage girls are being encouraged to have unprotected sex as a result of being given contraceptive implants, says an MP.


University tells striking lecturers they won't be paid

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

A university has been accused of bullying as it threatens “to withhold 100%” of lecturers’ pay if they take part in industrial action.


Mobile trailer blaze

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus were called to deal with a trailer alight.

Compassion signs to be placed near beds of dying patients

The Pilgrims Hospice logo which is being used for compassion signs on hospital wards

An initiative to encourage quiet calm and respect on hospital wards where a patient is terminally ill has been introduced by health chiefs.


Thief with lifetime TK Maxx ban threatened staff

TK Maxx in Canterbury

A serial shoplifter who is banned from going to any TK Maxx store in the country threatened to stab staff and police after breaching the order.


Crooked solicitor locked up

Solicitor at work. Picture: iStock.com

A disgraced legal professional who conned clients out of thousands of pounds along with his estate agent wife has been jailed.


Pair arrested after drugs found

Police have made an arrest

Two men from London - one of which was spotted whistling at vulnerable people - have been arrested after drugs were seized by police.

Travellers allowed to stay after baby born

The travellers set up in Kingsmead car park

A council allowed a group of travellers to stay in a car park because one of the group gave birth.


Police hunt bearded knifeman after shop raid

Martyrs Field Stores was targeted. Picture: Google.

Police are looking for a bearded raider who held up a corner shop at knifepoint before fleeing empty-handed.

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