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Three-car smash closes Old Thanet Way

Emergency crews at the scene on the Old Thanet Way

A pile-up on the Old Thanet Way near Chestfield has closed the road in both directions.

Dying mum's dream date with Disney

Kevin Rice with Kai and Kaleigh Duff

A 23-year-old with terminal cancer will take her two-year-old son to Florida after a car salesman stepped in to help her complete her bucket list.

Science teacher's kitchen lab sparks chemical scare

Science teacher Justin Scarlett

Emergency crews raced to a seafront home after a chemistry teacher fell ill while experimenting in a homemade laboratory.

Four injured in crash on M2 near Faversham

Kent Air Ambulance landed on the M2 London bound this morning

A van and a car have been involved in collision on London bound carriageway causing long tailbacks.

£80k payout for woman bullied by new Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor of Canterbury Heather Taylor

An employment judge has ruled the Lord Mayor of Canterbury created "an intimidating, hostile and offensive environment" for a former council clerk.

Hotel used as £1.5m drugs farm

The Old Coach House at Barham that was used as a drugs factory

A 17th century coach house near Canterbury was converted into a large-scale skunk cannabis factory by drugs barons.

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Canterbury muslims fear revenge attacks

Canterbury Muslim Cultural Centre leader Raschid Sohawon

The city's muslim community has been warned about going out at night after the murder of a soldier in London by alleged Islamic extremists.

Botched Iraq war fuelling terrorist attacks, says MP

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier

In the wake of the Woolwich soldier murder, MP Julian Brazier says Britain must accept its actions in Iraq have allowed extremism to flourish.

Stranger strikes again as more schoolgirls targeted

Grace Smith and mum Michele on the bridge near Faversham rec.

A school has issued a warning to parents after a man who tried to lure a schoolgirl back to his house struck again.

Kent's charity shop capital?

Cllr Ron Flaherty

A councillor has slammed his town centre for having too many charity shops and cafes.

A bread winner!

Among those queueing for a free Subway were students John Rose, left, and Jordan Cook

Free sandwiches prompted hundreds of students to queue for up to an hour at the city’s newest takeaway.

Bus passengers might have witnessed horror crash

Emergency crews at the scene after serious crash.

Passengers on a double decker bus might have vital information about a crash that left a young man fighting for his life, police believe.

Man storms dock as pervert admits abusing children

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A man had to be dragged away by police officers after angrily storming the dock at Maidstone Crown Court where a pervert admitted child abuse.

Mum lucky to be alive after tornado horror

Herne Bay mum Suzy Shearing, who was caught up in the tornado which swept through Texas.

A Kent mother says she is lucky to be alive as she recovers in hospital after being caught up in a devastating tornado in the US.

I'll be dammed: Baby beaver's unexpected arrival

The newest baby beaver at Wildwood. Picture: Dave Butcher/Wildwood Trust

Keepers at a conservation park have been left stunned after a beaver kit was born to a mother they did not think was pregnant.

Crews called to 'chemical incident'

Specialist fire crews and paramedics were scrambled when a man was involved in a reported chemical incident.

A2 death crash driver named

Henryk Konopacki died after his lorry hit a bridge on the A2

A lorry driver who died after crashing into a bridge on the A2 has been named today as police renew an appeal for witnesses.

Council starts handing out new wheelie bins

Cllr Rosemary Doyle and environment officer Larissa Laing show off the new bins.

Homes across the Canterbury district have started to receive new bins as part of a controversial system being rolled out.

The coach to Bluewater? You’ll get there in six hours...

Pat Bavin of Bishopstone Lane, Herne Bay, complaining about the journey time to Bluewater by National Express coaches.

Coach operator National Express is telling shoppers from Herne Bay they face journey times of up to six hours each way to Bluewater.

Campaigners pull out of running 'laughable' Christmas lights

Workers putting new lights on Herne Bay’s original Christmas tree (left) – before it was replaced with a tree that "looks even worse"

A community group has decided it will not run this year's illuminations in Herne Bay because they fear a "backlash" over their poor standard.

Policeman crashes car into city house

Policeman was driving car when it crashed into a house.

A car which careered into a house in Canterbury was being driven by an off-duty police officer, it has emerged.

Council gaffe delays decision on 16,000 homes

An administrative error by Canterbury City Council has delayed a decision on whether to put its draft Local Plan out to public consultation.

Trapped puppy rescued after four days

Brody is brought to the surface by a firefighter

This is the dramatic moment firefighters came to the rescue of a puppy stuck down a 30ft hole for four days.

Crash causes rush hour chaos

Police are at the scene

A lorry and a car collided during rush hour at Brenley Corner near Faversham this morning causing long tailbacks.

Girl, 12, escapes stranger's clutches

Grace Smith and mum Michele on the bridge near Faversham rec.

A terrified schoolgirl fled after she was cornered by a man and chased along a footbridge.

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