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Hunt for driver who tried to beckon girl, 4

Northgate, Canterbury. Google Street View

A driver who pulled up alongside a mum and her four-year-old daughter may have been trying to accost them, say police.


Police race to stop wrong-way driver on A2

The driver was stopped on the A2 near Bridge

A driver caused alarm after being spotted travelling the wrong way down the busy A2.


Moped teen seriously hurt in crash with lorry

Tim is back at home recovering after his crash ordeal

A 16-year-old boy has broken multiple bones and undergone numerous blood transfusions following a collision with a lorry.


Former Lady Mayoress dies aged 67

Former Lady Mayoress of Canterbury Barbara Todd

Tributes have been paid to a grandmother-of-five and two-time Lady Mayoress who has died following a short illness.

Double amputee told he can't climb Everest

Hari Budha Magar has failed to let his disability prevent an active life.

A Gurkha who fought alongside Prince Harry and lost both his legs in conflict could see his hopes of climbing Everest dashed.


Concern after 'Canterbury Cannibal' moves into new town

Canterbury nurse Dale Bolinger stood trial accused of attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming

Families are said to be concerned after a former nurse dubbed the Canterbury Cannibal has moved into their town.


'Homely to hipster' - pub's new look divides community

Dan Smith

One pub chef has cooked up a storm after his revamped venue split locals... but lured in Londoners.


Mould-ridden flat prompts health fears

The mould has affected the health of Jessica Foley and her daughter

A mum has described the council flat she lives in with her teenager daughter as 'unfit for human habitation'.


Loyal Tory 'knows nothing' about reported peer appointment

Julian Brazier

Former Canterbury and Whitstable MP Sir Julian Brazier has denied any knowledge that he is set to become a peer in the House of Lords.


Two drug dealer arrests just hours apart

A cannabis plant: Stock image

Heroin and cannabis were among the drugs seized by police in two arrests.


Community in shock after three killed on A2

The scene of the crash off the A2 near Dunkirk

More details have emerged about three men killed when their Mercedes crashed into a parked lorry.


Elderly forced to listen to Beyonce and Bon Jovi

Residents say they would rather listen to music other than Beyonce

An under-fire nursing home forced residents to put up with the music of Beyonce and Bon Jovi against their wishes, inspectors have found.


Beer festival hunts for new home after venue calls time

Friends chat over a beer at a previous Kent Beer Festival held at Merton Farm in Canterbury

Organisers of one of county's top beer festivals face race to find new home ahead of July event.


Three killed in crash tragedy

Police were called. Stock pic.

Police have confirmed three men died and another is in a serious condition in hospital after a car hit a parked lorry.


Fears grow for missing 77-year-old

Alan Bennett

Police are concerned for the welfare of Alan Bennett, who uses a walking frame.

Reports man raped in park 'not true'

A man was reportedly subjected to a sex attack in a children’s play park

Police investigating a report a man was dragged into a park and raped by two men say they have now established it did not happen.

Appeal after gravestones damaged

Several gravestones have been damaged. Stock image

Police are appealing for witnesses after damage to several gravestones at a cemetery.


Thomas relishes working with Donald

Ivan Thomas. Picture: Chris Davey.

Kent bowler Ivan Thomas believes he has come back a much better cricketer after spending 10 weeks in South Africa working with Allan Donald.

A2 reopens after serious crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A stretch of the A2 has reopened, more than nine hours after a serious crash involving a car and a lorry.

Crash affected A2 traffic

Stock image

Drivers suffered delays following a crash involving three vehicles.

Tragic drugs deaths of two musicians in same house

Two popular musicians died just five days apart in the same house after taking a powerful street drug known as China White.


New council flats to ‘set ball rolling’ on building programme

It is hoped the development will lead to more across Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable

A local authority hopes plans for eight homes will trigger similar social housing developments across the area.


Tory stalwart won't bid to become MP again

Julian Brazier will not stand at the next election.

A long-standing Conservative politician has announced he will not stand again at the next general election.


Cyclist robbed at knifepoint

Police are at the scene. Stock image

Two men threatened a cyclist with a knife before fleeing with cash.


Burger chain restaurants face closure

Byron Burger is restructuring its restaurant chain. Pic: Byron Burger

A popular burger chain with restaurants in Kent is set to close as many as 20 branches as part of a restructuring plan.


Knuckleduster arrest at B&Q

Leigh Todd was charged with possessing a knuckleduster. Picture: Getty Images

A man has been charged with shoplifting and possessing a knuckleduster in a DIY store.

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