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Gizmo guitarist Martin Reed dies after year-long cancer battle

Martin Reed played his final gig just two weeks before his death after doctors told him his tumour was inoperable.

"Let's get more visitors"

Herne Bay Museum

Council plans to partially close museums in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay suffered a blow as a committee voted to find ways to keep them open.

Nurse cleared of sex abuse claims

Nurse Laurence Arnold has been struck off

A male nurse accused of sexually assaulting an elderly care home patient has been acquitted.

Christmas lights funding pulled

Herne Bay's Christmas lights last year

We might be in the middle of a heatwave, but Canterbury City Council has announced it will stop funding Christmas lights displays to save money.

First shots of Kent's role in new TV drama

Rory Kinnear with Gazette chief reporter Gerry Warren and news editor Joe Walker

The trailer for Channel 4 mystery thriller Southcliffe, which was shot in Faversham, have appeared on screen for the first time.

Shopper loses £500 after Tesco bag snatch

Tesco in Whitstable

A woman is £500 out of pocket after her handbag was swiped yesterday as she gave directions to a man with a map.

Show cancelled after Loose Women star's cancer diagnosis

Lynda Bellingham

Actress Lynda Bellingham says she is "devastated" after having to postpone a theatre run in the county because of her battle with cancer.

Child porn musician feels guilty....so gives himself up

Paedophile James Todd arrives at court

A musician who downloaded indecent images handed himself into police after having a pang of conscience.

Dad's 200 units of booze claim in forgery case

Canterbury Crown Court

A father told a court how he drank 200 units of alcohol each week to drown out his money worries.

Premiership boss soaks up sun in Kent... with egg, chips and ice cream

Andre Villas-Boas, centre, with assistant coaches Jose Mario Rocha, left, and Daniel Sousa at Cafe Reculver

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas popped to the Kent coast to soak up the sun - and proved he's developed a taste for a classic English dish.

Police appeal for witnesses to A2 crash

Police launched blitz on uninsured motorists

Police want to speak to three shirtless men, who were travelling in front of a car that crashed into a central reservation at an accident blackspot.

'Zoos are no longer viable': zoo boss Damian Aspinall

Damian Aspinall at Howletts

A Kent wildlife park boss says he has no intention of closing Howletts or Port Lympne... despite saying zoos should be phased out.

Teenage girl rushed to hospital with serious injuries after smash

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

A crash on the M2 this afternoon has left two people, including a teenage girl, in hospital and caused long delays for motorists in the area.

Former trustee kicked out of pier meeting over press comments

Former Pier Trust member Andy Newell

Former Herne Bay Pier Trust trustee Andy Newell was forced to leave a meeting by former colleagues angry at comments he has made in the press.

UPDATE: Head teacher admits satellite grammar school talks

Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus

A Canterbury grammar school head teacher has finally admitted holding talks with developers to expand onto a site in Herne Bay.

Protester quits hunger strike

Jonathan Elliott who lunged at a car carrying Prince Charles during the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury

A jailed protester who lunged at Prince Charles's car and sabotaged a ballot box has quit a four-day hunger strike because it made him ill.

Denly ready to receive Belmont grief

Sam Denly.

Herne Bay boss Sam Denly expects to receive some flak when he returns to Whitstable Town this weekend.

Nurse accused of sex assault on care home patient

Nurse Laurence Arnold has been struck off

A 70-year-old multiple sclerosis patient has told a jury how she was groped by a male nurse at her care home.

Smiling toddler beats rare cancer

Smiling Darcie Kay who has beat a rare form of cancer.

Darcie Kay's mother thanks "miracle" medics and pledges to raise money for cancer and children's charities in future.

Drink drive charge after city centre van crash

Police at the scene of van crash in Canterbury

A man has been charged with drink driving after a van hit a lamppost and rolled onto its side yesterday.

Inside your Gazette and Faversham News this week....

Kentish Gazette

See what's happening this week in Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham....

Coastal museums could close in winter months to save costs

Herne Bay Museum

Plans to close Herne Bay and Whitstable museums during cold months are due to be discussed next week.

Patients left stranded just days into new transport service

Kent and Canterbury Hospital

A boss has said he is 'deeply sorry' after his firm let down patients it was due to transport to hospital.

Canterbury sex club given go-ahead after "knife-edge" decision

A lap dancing club 'akin to Benny Hill on stage' has been granted a licence in Canterbury.

Train station bike thief strikes FIVE times in 11 days

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after serial bike thief targets train station.

Police investigate suspicious fires in Canterbury

Hunt for arsonist after three fires started in just 35 minutes in city centre.

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