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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.

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.

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.

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.

Rugby player's life saved by club's heart machine

Rugby player Mark Jones' heart stopped for 15 minutes

A firefighter whose heart stopped for 15 minutes when he collapsed during a rugby match only survived when three fans used the club's defibrillator.

The pilot who delivered killer blow in Dambusters raid

David Maltby dropped the decisive bouncing bomb during the Dambusters raid

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, we tell the story of a heroic pilot who dropped the bomb that breached the Mohne Dam.

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Bobbies on the beat a 'waste of resources'

Canterbury district commander Ch Insp Mark Arnold

A senior officer has clashed with the force's crime commissioner Ann Barnes over the value of putting more police on our streets.

One lane briefly closed on Thanet Way after crash

Police are at the scene

Several vehicles were reported to have pulled over to help a single car involved in an accident.

Mum and daughter granted murder conviction appeal

Retired bookmaker Don Banfield was murdered by his wife and daughter from Canterbury

A mother and daughter jailed for life after being convicted of murdering their husband and father have been allowed to launch an appeal.

Witnesses sought after trucker dies in A2 bridge crash

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

Police are appealing for witnesses today after a trucker was killed when he hit a bridge over the A2 near Canterbury, closing the road for 10 hours.

Car flips in Thanet Way crash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Two fire engines, paramedics and police crews were called to the Thanet Way this morning when a car flipped onto its side.

Car crushed by 50ft tree

Car crushed by 50ft tree in Herne Bay.

A care worker is in shock today after high winds caused a huge lime tree to topple onto her car.

Gun scare at village station

Police were called. Stock image.

Armed police were called to Aylesham station today after reports of three youths with a gun.

New reservoir planned for Kent

Thames Water has had proposals to put up bills rejected

South East Water has unveiled plans for a new reservoir near Canterbury and a desalination plant at Reculver to keep the county's taps running.

Man battered close to death after friend lures him into trap

A suspected thief suffered a fractured skull, bleed on the brain and a broken leg in a savage beating on his birthday after being lured by a friend.

A Mysterious appearance...

Peter Andre poses with Phoebe Shilling of Herne Bay

Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre has been spotted in Herne Bay today filming for his new TV show.

Uni student attacked on way to library

Billy Bellis attacked a student and stamped on him during a robbery in Canterbury

A Canterbury economics student has taken a break from his exam finals to relive the moment he was badly beaten when confronted by four teenagers.

Alert as man demands kisses from schoolgirls

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Faversham

Police are hunting a man who twice propositioned girls after school - asking them for a kiss and if they wanted to go home with him.

Fly-tipping plague costs land-owners thousands

A Herne Bay farmer claims there has been a dramatic rise in illegally-dumped rubbish.

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