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One in five children start school overweight

One in 5 children in Canterbury are classed as overweight or obese. Stock image

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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Toilets up for sale... with no chain

The toilet block is in Longport, Canterbury. Picture: Clive Emson

This auction lot is a must-have for anyone in the market for a block of unused former council toilets.

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CSI Kent: Learning to solve one crime at a time

Students at a Kent university are to be given a chance to learn how to solve complex crimes through a new forensics house.

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University student named as crash victim

The identity of a man killed in a suspected hit and run on a busy dual carriageway has been revealed at the opening of an inquest.

Car plunges 30ft off A2 flyover

A car has plunged off an A2 flyover

A man and woman had a lucky escape after their car smashed through a barrier and plummeted 30ft from a flyover.

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Kent could get a taste of the Caribbean

Turtle Bay's Just Jerk Platter

A three-storey Caribbean restaurant could soon be serving up curry goat and pork ribs to the hungry of Kent... if plans are approved.

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Family cherish the memory of remarkable Sian

Sian Yeatman, who lost her battle with cancer aged 11

An 11-year-old who embraced life as an adrenaline junkie has been remembered after she lost her two-year battle with cancer.

Man seriously injured in lorry crash

Police were called to the crash. Stock image.

A man is in hospital in a serious condition after a crash involving two cars and a lorry, which shut the Thanet Way for almost nine hours.

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Kent's vineyards harvest crops

The county's chalky soil is similar to the champagne regions of France, says a local producer keen to expand production.

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Former Kent student awarded Nobel prize

Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for literature

A former student, who studied at a Kent university, has been awarded a Nobel prize for his writing.

Thoughtless litter louts ruining river

 Plastic bottles are a menace to wildlife in the river Stour

Wildlife conservationists and volunteers have teamed up to clean rubbish out of a picturesque river.

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Crashed car was being chased by police

The wreckage of the car in Sturry Road

A suspected drink driver injured in an early-morning crash today was in a car being pursued by police, it has emerged.

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The Whitstable Times has published for a final time

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