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Why pay and display could soon be a thing of the past

Cllr Ben-Fitter Harding and the ANPR barriers at the Pound Lane car park in Canterbury

New technology could make parking tickets in one part of Kent obsolete within 18 months.


Mum of train death teen calls for better safety measures

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

The mother of a schoolgirl killed on train tracks is backing a call for improved safety measures at all stations.


Police smash car window to save trapped dog

The dog was found locked in a car at Toddlers Cove car park. Picture: Google.

Officers smashed their way into a car parked at a play area to rescue a distressed dog locked inside, before giving the owner a "stern warning".


Hospital services to come under scrutiny

The Kent and Canterbury Hospital

A packed public meeting is expected tomorrow when health campaigners will quiz hospital chiefs over "unacceptable" A&E waiting times.


Man hurled abuse at Waitrose shopper

Police want to speak to this man

Staff and customers intervened when a man hurled verbal abuse at a woman as she finished her shopping in Waitrose.


Probe reveals cause of city centre blaze

The fire above Westgate Kebabs

An investigation into a fire that tore through a kebab house has revealed the cause of the blaze.


Appeal after girl seriously injured when car flipped

The crash happened on the A2 near Lydden. Picture: Google.

Police want witnesses to a crash which left a car on its roof and four hurt, including a little girl who was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

'Why didn't we know he had fled?'

Stephen Baker carried out a knifepoint robbery at jewellers Stilwells

An armed robber who threatened to burn and blind jewellery store staff in a terrifying raid has been on the run for nine months - but no-one was told.


Man with child threatened by trio in car

Do you recognise him?

Police are hunting three men who reportedly threatened a man as he walked along a street with a woman and child.


Children injured as car flips in serious crash

Emergency services are at the scene.

Five people including two children have been taken to hospital after a car rolled over in a serious crash, which closed the A2.


Police appeal after student's crash death

Ibrahim Sheikh was a student at the University of Kent. Picture: Google Streetview.

Police investigating the death of a student whose body was discovered on a dual-carriageway have renewed their appeal.

Shoppers turned away from supermarket

Asda's Canterbury store

A busy food store was shut for hours with bosses unsure when it would reopen.


'One-man crime wave' cut short

John Edwards left DNA at the scene of one of his crimes. Stock image

A burglar who carried out eight break-ins is behind bars after leaving DNA at the scene of one of his crimes.


One in five children start school overweight

Children are being spoiled by their grandparents, according to a study

Startling figures have revealed almost a fifth of reception children are overweight, prompting a call for urgent action to tackle childhood obesity.

Grammar school to be demolished - against its wishes

The much-heralded wide corridors at Simon Langton Girls' School

A Kent grammar will be pulled to the ground and replaced with a new school....but the head teacher is against the plans.


Man wanted for nine months arrested at dentists

Chopra and Associates dental surgery in Canterbury. Google Street View

A 41-year-old hunted by police since January has today been arrested - at a dental surgery.


A perfect dating match

Sarah Verstage and Jason Carpenter hold hands after their operations

Most boyfriends offer to give their love their heart... Jason Carpenter went one step further.


VIDEO: Ghostly goings on at village pub

A saloon door apparently swings by itself at the Tyler's Kiln in Canterbury

Shadows passing doors, glasses flying off shelves and lights turning on have sparked fears a village pub is haunted - and now there's 'proof'.


Escaped stag finally back in captivity

A magnificent red stag called Nelson has been shot with a tranquilliser dart after being 'on the run' in the countryside for four months.


'Idiot mandarins' to blame for school's league table plunge

Simon Langton Boys' shunned the 'boring and insipid' standard English GCSE

A grammar school says it will be forced to teach a 'boring and insipid' GCSE course to jump off the bottom of school league tables.


Busy road closed following rush hour crash

A man has been taken to hospital following a crash between two vans at a notorious junction

Man suffers burns in workshop blaze

The blaze happened in a workshop

Paramedics had to treat a man for burns to his arms following a fire at a workshop.


Happy 300th birthday

Canterbury Cathedral was packed for a special evensong which marked three centuries of the Kentish Gazette reporting the news in the city.

Part of the city's fabric for three centuries

Since 1717 the Kentish Gazette has stood side by side with the people, to become one of the country's oldest surviving publications. Here's its story.

Fancy making a living from witchcraft?

Caroline Hardinges is offering apprenticeships in witchery

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.


School to sell for more than a million at auction

The Steiner School Garlinge Green, Chartham Picture: Gary Browne

A closing down school is expected to sell for around £1.5m when it goes under hammer.

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