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Poignant gathering to remember heroic brothers

Two brothers who were killed in the same week of the Great War will be remembered 100 years later at a special service.

How Kentish is your accent?

Miners at Chislet Colliery

From shuckish to nabbler... take our quiz to find out how many traditional Kentish words you know.


Cop charged with cell assault

Canterbury Police Station

A police sergeant has been accused of hitting a suspect while he was held in custody.

Man, 22, found dead on A2 after 'hit and run'

Emergency services are at the scene.

Police have issued an appeal after a young man was found dead on the A2 following a suspected hit and run.


A2 reopens after serious crash

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

The A2 has reopened, several hours after a serious crash.

Acid attacker locked up for triple assault

Fahad Abdi attacked three people with acid

A teenager who sprayed acid in the faces of three people has been branded a 'vicious and violent man' by a judge.


Former magistrate jailed for abusing child

William Robinson. Picture: Kent Police.

An ex-magistrate who spent years handing out justice has been jailed for 11 years for the "disgraceful" sexual abuse of a young girl.

Police hunt thief after cash stolen from pub

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to about a burglary at the Diver's Arms.

A brazen thief walked into a pub and pocketed £9,000 in cash.


Developers accuse green campaigner of hypocrisy

Green campaigner Emily Shirley

The man behind a huge housing development has accused a green campaigner who opposed the scheme of hypocrisy after learning she runs a freight firm.


Neighbours' nightmare as garden grows wilder

The plants reach almost the height of the house

An abandoned car has been swallowed up by a wildly overgrown garden which has been left untended for eight years.


Battered car with smashed-out window dumped on road

A battered white Daihatsu Terios was abandoned on Dover Street in Canterbury.

A white Daihatsu Terios has been left on a city street for nearly three days.

Faulty freezer damages breast milk

Hayley and Andy Richards with baby Darcy

A mum has been forced to modify her baby's diet after months of stored milk was ruined when a top of the range freezer packed up.


VIDEO: Ambulances damaged in daring ram raid

The Range Rover smashed through shutters

Exclusive footage shows a thief using a 4x4 to smash his way into a warehouse during a daring break-in that lasted only 90 seconds.


Join us for Gazette's 300th birthday

Canterbury Cathedral will host the Gazette's 300th anniversary celebrations

Canterbury Cathedral will be the setting for celebrations to mark the Kentish Gazette's forthcoming 300th anniversary.

Fresher, 18, found dead after first night on campus

Joy Everingham is a chaplain at the University of Kent in Canterbury

A young woman was found dead in a university's halls of residence the morning after arriving to start her first year.


Concern growing for man missing from village

Ashley Field has gone missing from Hersden.

A man has been missing from a village for nearly 10 days.


Motorbike seized after reports of nuisance riding

Police seized a motorbike from a nuisance rider. Stock image.

Police have taken a motorbike off a 17-year-old after reports of anti-social behaviour in a village.


VIDEO: Behind the scenes at War Horse

War Horse is beginning its national tour at the Marlowe Theatre

The award-winning stage show War Horse has begun its tour of theatres around the nation in Kent - and we've been given a sneak-peek behind the scenes.

Labour youth officer condemned for North Korea comments

Sarah Cundy, who expressed solidarity for North Korea regime

The chairman of a grassroots Labour movement has sparked a backlash after tweeting her support for North Korea.


'Police should carry heroin antidote'

Heroin paraphernalia. Stock image

Urgent action is needed as drugs are being cut with an elephant tranquilliser 10,000 times more potent than morphine, a policy adviser has warned.


Pair steal from deaf dementia sufferer as he sleeps

Gary Stow (left) and John Shipman have been jailed for three years

Two men stole £500 cash from the bedside cupboard of an elderly man with dementia as he slept just feet away.


Theatre boosts security amid 'critical' terror threat

The Marlowe Theatre

Theatre bosses say they’ve had to tighten up security after the terrorism threat level was raised to critical.


'Know your limits'- Freshers given safety advice

Students enjoying nightlife in Kent. Stock picture courtesy of John Westhrop

Freshers and returning students are being warned to look out for each other and to know their limits on nights out as the new term begins


MP abused and threatened by trolls

MP Rosie Duffield giving her maiden speech at the House of Commons

Kent's only Labour parliamentarian has hit out at the 'vile, vitriolic insults' she has suffered since her shock general election victory.


Causes of musicians' deaths still unknown

Tributes left outside the Beaney

Mystery surrounds the deaths of three musicians found within five days of each other at the same house, after tests failed to reveal what happened.

A&E waiting times remain among country's worst

Optum is to take over contract for GP-led services in Kent and Medway. Picture: iStock.com

Hospitals in east Kent have recruited extra doctors and secured £800k to expand crisis-hit A&E departments as patients face long waits for treatment.

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