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Cleaner stole client's jewellery to buy drink and drugs

Charlie Cooper outside Canterbruy Crown Court

A cleaner swiped £1,500 of sentimental jewellery from a woman he worked for and spent the cash on wine and MDMA.

Thief told off by mum for claiming human rights were breached

Charlie Cooper outside Canterbruy Crown Court

A red-faced cleaner who claimed his human rights were breached after his picture was published in a newspaper has received a telling off from his mum.

Mum locked out of son’s graduation

Sheena Rowen with her son James on his graduation day

A widow travelled 200 miles to see her only son receive his degree - only to be turned away heartbroken at the door because she had lost her ticket.

Woman found dead at house named

Clare Wilmshurst, 26, was found dead at home in Aylesham

A 26-year-old woman found dead in her home has been named as Clare Wilmshurst.

Pair thrown from derailed fairground ride

Crowds around the derailed Waltzer ride

A builder has told how he and a friend were thrown onto concrete after a waltzer came off its tracks at a fairground.

Father rescues teenage son in dramatic sea rescue

Emergency crews were called to Tankerton last night after the teenage boy swam into difficulty.

Mum's the word...parents start fight to stop children's centres from closure

40 parents demonstrate outside Joy Lane Children's Centre against the proposed closure of Swalecliffe and 22 others across Kent

Riders honour UK's bravest village

Thankful Villages Run riders Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft set off from Knowlton

A village once dubbed the bravest in the UK after the First World War has had a special visit to mark its achievement.

Murder probe as man dies in hospital days after park attack

Homeless David Wilkes died in hospital days after being attacked in a Canterbury park

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died from head injuries days after being badly beaten in an attack at a picturesque park.

Lorry driver killed on M2 named

Fire crews at the scene of the fatal crash on the M2. Picture: Andy James/photo3.co.uk

A lorry driver who died in a horrific crash on the M2 has today been named as 57-year-old Richard Gosden.

Gran dons colander after seagull attacks

Dina Wilson with the colander she used to protect her from seagull attacks in Herne Bay. Picture: Chris Davey

A grandmother has been forced to wear a colander on her head as a makeshift helmet to protect her from dive-bombing seagulls in her own garden.

Girl lies across parcel shelf - as car drives past police station

Girl sprawled across parcel shelf in back of moving car

The driver of this car has been branded "appallingly irresponsible" by road safety campaigners after the picture was posted on Facebook.

LIVE: Charles and Camilla visit Oyster Festival

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in Whitstable today.

From hops to space hoppers...

Space hoppers filmed outside The White Horse Inn in Boughton-under-Blean, near Faversham

A director persuaded more than 60 people to bounce together on space hoppers for a feel-good community film... after a conversation in the pub.

Rescue crews given royal seal of approval

Two men were rescued by lifeboat crews this morning while the Prince and his wife Camilla toured the station during their visit to Whitstable

Cigarette causes house fire

A cigarette left burning in a flower pot caused a house fire during the early hours of this morning.

Weekend of music hits a high note

The crowds getting into the spirit of things

Downpours didn't stop thousands of concert-goers from turning up at Lounge on the Farm or the Sound Island festival.

Oyster Festival continues in baking sun

Keith Dorey and Joe Steer down some oysters during the Whitstable Oyster Festival on Saturday. Picture: Chris Davey

Huge crowds enjoy the food, traditions and fun on a successful first day, with lots more planned later.

Power cut after electrical fire

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

Nearly 90 homes were cut off this morning after an electricity board was found alight.

Sound Island and Lounge festivals set to rock the county

Jessie J loves playing festivals, such as Sound Island

Kent is set for a long weekend of festival fun... as long as the traditional welly weather holds off!

Nurse cleared of abuse vows not to return to profession

Nurse Laurence Arnold has been struck off

A nurse acquitted of a sex assault says he is rebuilding his life... with no job and an uncertain future.

Cars damaged in 'crowbar' attack

A man has been arrested after two black cars were damaged, including one having its windscreen smashed.

Violent end to 'car wash feud'

Auto Shine Hand Car Wash in Sea Street

A man suffered serious head injuries when a suspected feud between rival car wash workers descended into violence.

Armed police in hunt for gunman

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture by Matthew Walker

Firearms officers and a police helicopter launched a large-scale search last night after reports of a man with a gun.

Floating tea bags brewing ghost fears

As the man looks at a product, a box of tea bags appears to levitate from a shelf behind him

A shop owner was stunned to discover CCTV footage showing boxes of tea bags levitate off the shelves before crashing to the ground next to a customer.

Man charged over attack as homeless man fights for life

A policeman guards the scene in Dane John Gardens in Canterbury

A man has appeared in court today over an attack in a park that has left a homeless man critically ill in hospital.

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