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Priceless artefacts stolen in raid

The scene of devestation after the break-in

Hundreds of items were taken during a break-in at an archaeological trust.


College merger paves way for boost in technical education

Canterbury College is now part of the EKC Group

Two Kent colleges have joined forces to create better skills training and opportunities for young people.


15,000 affected as dental practice quits NHS

Dr Nadim Safdar of the Bradley & Partners Dental Practice in St Peters Lane, Canterbury

Thousands of people have been left without dental care from today after a practice pulled the plug on its NHS contract.


One dead and 10 ill amid drugs warning

A drugs deal. Stock image

A man in his 20s has died and 10 others have been taken to hospital, sparking a health warning to recreational drugs users.

Fifth of passengers happy with wifi - despite it not existing!

A Southeastern train. Picture: Southeastern

Nearly one in five passengers on Southeastern trains say they're happy with the wifi service - despite the fact it doesn't exist yet.


London drug dealers blamed for knife crime spike

A tweet from the Canterbury Community Policing Team about knife confiscations

A police chief says he won't allow a drugs 'turf war' on his patch following soaring knife crime.


Students' Union sports vice-president sacked for 'gross misconduct'

Fraser Inglis playing cricket in Maidstone in 2013, Picture by: Martin Apps FM2730689

A disciplinary panel has dismissed a top official from his full-time role amid mysterious circumstances.


Killer lorry driver's sentence doubled

Traian Soare. Picture: Kent Police.

A lorry driver who killed two men after becoming distracted by his sat-nav has had his prison sentence doubled.

Zoo's first chimp born after surprise pregnancy

The baby chimp born at Wingham Wildlife Park

A wildlife park has witnessed the first birth of it's chimp in the - despite mum being on the pill.


Victim's mother 'disgusted' at killer's appeal bid

Natasha Sadler-Ellis

The mother of a woman stabbed to death in a petty row has spoken of her disgust at learning the murderer had tried to have his conviction overturned.


Britain First leaders on trial

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen outside court

The leaders of Britain First are standing trial accused of causing religiously aggravated harassment during a gang rape trial in Kent.

University to be hit with two weeks of strikes

The walkouts will begin with five days of strikes on Thursday February 22

University lecturers will strike for two weeks following a dispute over pensions.

Mum-of-two's council home covered in mould

An aggrieved mum living in a mould-infested council house says her family are having to put their health on the line

A mother-of-two says the damp and mould in her council home is making her children ill with asthma and infections.


Disturbance sparks large police response

Police at the scene opposite Canterbury bus station. Pic: Kieran Benzies

As many as six police cars were called to reports of a disturbance on a busy street between a bus station and shopping precinct.


'Poor' response to NHS deal with Calais hospital

The Calais hospital

Health campaigners say patients should be treated in British hospitals despite NHS bosses signing a deal with French counterparts.


Chaos as biker injured on busy road

Emergency crews at the scene in Sturry Road

Traffic came to a standstill along a busy road as emergency crews attended the scene of an accident.


Double murderer fails in bid to clear name

Foster Christian was jailed for the double murder. Picture: Kent Police

A knifeman jailed for life for murdering two people in a petty row over the temperature of a shower has failed in his bid to overturn his conviction.


Drug-taking lifestyle ended in death of 22-year-old busker

Joshua Lambert-Price, 22, was one of three men who died at a house in Tudor Road, Wincheap.

The final inquest into a triple tragedy has revealed the third man also died from taking a 'party' drug, 100 times more powerful than heroin.

Road reopens after car landed on roof

Police have charged three men.

A road was closed both ways as police tried to trace a driver after a car ended up on its roof.

Rat run closure to cause chaos

Alan Holden says the village will be cut in two

Motorists are being warned of a traffic nightmare from this weekend when a key road closes.

Fraud victim's dying wish comes true

William Howland

A man in his 80s pleaded with his daughter not to let the man who conned him out of almost £1,000 get away with the crime.


Popular milkshake bar to open in city

Shakeaway's Rochester branch is set to relocate to Canterbury. Pic: Simon Thomas

An international milkshake chain will be opening a premises in the city.


Hundreds left without power

Engineers are working to resolve the issue

A network fault has resulted in hundreds of people being left without electricity.

Barman jailed after 'paedo-hunter' sting

Simon Burrin was caught in a sting

A barman caught by a vigilante group trying to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex has been jailed.


Crash near Asda causes tailbacks

Police have been called to the scene

Police and ambulance crews are at the scene of crash reportedly involving a bike and car.

Investigation continues into track death

Emergency vehicles at the scene at Canterbury East station

Police have revealed more details about the tragic death of a man at a Kent railway station.

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