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Orlando plays Romeo on Broadway

Orlando Bloom's controversial "pikey" comment drew widespread criticism

Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom - who went to school in Canterbury - is starring in a Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet.

Victim taken to London hospital for emergency treatment following horror crash

Police are at the scene

Resident complains of danger road in Blean after women with life-threatening injuries is saved by paramedics

Flatmate attacks pal with 5ft sword

Benjamin Davies, jailed for broadsword attack

A row over a mobile phone left a father with life-changing injuries... when he was attacked with a 5ft long sword.

100 more homes for golf course as supermarket pulls out

Quinn Estates managing director Mark Quinn

Negotiations between Tesco and developer break down

New theatre brings £50m to economy

Dirty Dancing the Musical was a record breaker at the Marlowe Theatre

Bosses at the Marlowe Theatre claim it has contributed nearly £50m to the county's economy in two years, with Dirty Dancing a record show.

Starbucks closure whips up a row with Canterbury Cathedral

Starbucks is coming to Strood Retail Park.

Business shuts popular outlet in Burgate but Dean and Chapter claims there are still years left to run on the lease

Nurse caught up in US cannibal plot trial charged

Dale Bolinger, after he was arrested on conspiracy offences in connection with a cannibal plot

A Canterbury nurse held after his name emerged in a cannibal plot trial has today been charged with 11 offences.

Fears 'pet-hater' poisoned six cats with anti-freeze in 48 hours

Jasper died after drinking antifreeze

A vet believes six cats that died after drinking anti-freeze in the same area within just two days were deliberately poisoned by an animal-hater.

Ivory thieves steal elephant tusk

An elephant tusk stolen from Wingham Wildlife Park

Police are checking CCTV after two men stole an elephant tusk on display in the museum of a Kent wildlife park.

Dog theft fears after Chihuahua disappears

Otis the Chihuahua disappeared from a house in Herne Bay

The devastated owner of a missing Chihuahua fears it may have been stolen

Former University of Kent student among the Kenyan shopping mall massacre dead

Former Kent student Mitul Shah who was killed in the Kenyan shopping mall massacre

Mitul Shah, who studied at the UKC Canterbury, praised for his heroism as he paid with his own life trying to save children from the slaughter.

Agoraphobic facing eviction over 'bedroom tax' seeks Queen's help

Roger Davis cannot pay his bedroom tax

An agoraphobic man facing eviction because he cannot pay his "bedroom tax" has written to the Queen to ask for help.

Heartache as mum and daughter both diagnosed with rare incurable disease

Leanne Bell and her five-year-old daughter Alicia

A young mum has spoken of her heartbreak after both her and her five-year-old daughter were diagnosed with the same rare, incurable disease.

Motorcyclist hurt in Aylesham crash

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

A motorbike rider has been injured in a crash on the B2046 at Aylesham.

Archbishop to christen Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George. Picture: Michael Middleton/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Canterbury will christen Prince George - the third in line to the throne - next month, it has been revealed today.

Fraudster tried to give speeding points to disabled widow

Scott Baker has been jailed for six years

A crooked financial adviser who carried out a £300,000 fraud tried to give his speeding points to a disabled pensioner without her knowledge.

Boss to win college pay-out over 'intimidation by ex-Army instructor'

Helen Topliss won her case for unfair dismissal against Canterbury College

An ex-college boss said to have faced a "hostile" environment from an "egotistical" colleague is in line for a £70,000 pay-out after a tribunal.

Heartless commuters step over man after he suffers heart attack

Herne Bay station in Gordon Road

Train passengers rushing to get to work have been criticised for stepping over a man as he lay sprawled on stairs after suffering a heart attack.

Apprentice star wins legal battle against Lord Sugar after pleading poverty

Apprentice winner Stella English, who lives in Hernhill

An-ex Apprentice winner from Kent does not need to pay Lord Sugar £35,000 in legal costs after telling a tribunal she has just £200 in the bank.

Spurned lover drives mum's car into salon in £50k crash

The front of the Serenity beauty salon was badly damaged by Aaron Young. Picture: Rebecca Nutt

A drink-driver took his mum's car after a row with his girlfriend and careered into a beauty salon, leaving a trail of destruction and £50,000 damage.

Public meeting on traffic trial sends out resounding message

Traffic congestion around the Westgate Towers

Debate organised by the Kentish Gazette results in unanimous vote against return of controversial traffic scheme around Canterbury's Westgate Towers

Cannabishop! Why bishop slept in tent promoting cannabis

Tents advocating cannabis use at the charity sleep-out in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral

Leading dignitaries bedded down in bright yellow tents marked with a cannabis leaf and the words "keep on the grass" in a charity sleep-out.

Jail for couple with tragic past after huge drugs ring downfall

Debra and Darren Wright with tragic daughter Chloe, then three

A husband and wife who became ringleaders of a multi-million pound drug production empire after the death of two daughters have been jailed.

Reptile Rex enjoys walk on rec

Rex relaxing in the sunshine on Faversham Recreation Ground

An unusual sight has been turning heads among the dog walkers at a recreation ground - a lizard being taken for a walk on a lead.

Most wanted fugitive behind bars after decade on run

Anthony Judge was one of Britain's most-wanted men

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has finally been jailed after vanishing for 10 years before he could be sentenced for drug smuggling in Kent.

Six-man nightclub attack may have been filmed

Club Chemistry

Police want to speak to someone who may have captured an alleged assault in Canterbury on camera.

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