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Lettings crook targeted students

Students were conned out of rent and deposists

A woman who ripped off students by pocketing rent instead of paying landlords has been locked up for a £60,000 scam.

Baby cuts it fine to share royal birthday

Lewis Spore arrived just in time to share royal birthday

Little Lewis Spore was 22 minutes away from having an ordinary birthday, but a late-night dash ensured he shared the occasion with the future king.

PICTURES: Storm hits east Kent after hottest day for seven years

Canterbury Cathedral shot by Alex Lejimps: www.alexlejimps.com

People across the Canterbury district captured these stunning images as a thunderstorm struck early this morning.

Dozens of fish killed in sewage leak

Sewage being pumped from Swalecliffe Brook

A water firm has apologised after dozens of fish were killed when sewage flooded into a brook because of a pumping station failure.

Car flips in crash near supermarket

Police clearing up at the scene of the crash

A road was shut off by police after a car overturned onto its roof near a supermarket in Thanington.

Developers to announce £500,000 town centre investment

How the new Sainsbury's at Altira Business Park was set to look like

The company behind plans for a Sainsbury's on the outskirts of a Kent town are expected to announce a major investment for the next three years

City councillor dies after short illness

Canterbury City Council has today announced the death of Seasalter councillor Mike Sharp.

How you could be related to royal baby

The Duchess of Cambridge visits an outdoor activities centre, near Wrotham, in June 2012. Picture: David Parker

A professional genealogist related to Kate Middleton has today revealed hundreds of people across Kent will have close family ties to her child.

Police sniff out suspected thief

A man has been arrested for stealing fuel after officers found him smelling of diesel.

Bid for changes to late night busking

Dan Harding and Josh Pardell busking in the Buttermarket in Canterbury

Plans to regulate busking in Canterbury have been proposed by councillors after noise complaints.

How 'our Gracie' became aunty to orphan William

Famous singer Gracie Fields

An orphan who grew up in a Kent care home has told the incredible story of how he was 'adopted' by screen superstar Gracie Fields

Man taken to hospital after bedsit fire

Firefighters attended Craddock Road in Canterbury last night after a fire broke out in a bedsit.

Accountant who lived high life jailed for £3m fraud

Football syndicate fraudster Darren Thompson

An accountant has been jailed for a £3m gambling fraud which funded holidays, expensive cars... and even his wedding.

Lib Dem chief in Twitter spat

Canterbury Lib Dem leader Cllr Alex Perkins

A keyboard war erupted between Canterbury's Lib Dem leader and a Tory councillor in a furious four-letter online spat about closing museums.

How about cat!

Buxton the Whitstable cat has been reunited with his owners... after going missing in Scotland during a voyage around UK.

Wartime bomb detonated off Kent coast

The wartime parachute mine is detonated off Herne Bay. Picture: Chris Davey

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a Second World War mine found off the coast of Herne Bay by a fisherman.

Junkie pulled down trousers to inject in city centre park

Harriet Kelly was found dead in a tent

A heroin addict who injected himself in the groin near a play park in a Canterbury beauty spot claimed the drug was a painkiller.

Rush-hour delays as crash closes A2

Police launched blitz on uninsured motorists

Motorists faced delays in Faversham this morning after a multi-car crash on the A2.

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.

Doubts over multi-million pound football ground

Ridlands Farm - proposed site of Canterbury City Football Club

Council bosses reconsider funding for Canterbury City FC's new stadium.

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.

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.

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.

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