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Calls to scrap burial costs for all children

There are calls to scrap burial fees for children. Library image.

Councillors have agreed to scrap burial costs for children under 12 - but grieving parents must still fork out hundreds to lay teenagers to rest.

Double amputee's Everest dream back on

Hari has used specially built skis as he seeks to prove his disability does not hold him back

Tourism officials have had a change of heart after refusing a former soldier permission to climb the world's highest mountain.

Anti-social behavour blighting beauty spot

Contractors clearing vegetation at Bingley Island in Canterbury

A nature reserve plagued by discarded drug needles, knives, broken glass and human waste, has had to be cleared of vegetation.


Archaeologists celebrate return of treasured items

A tip-off has led to the recovery of a haul of treasured artefacts stolen from an archaeological store.


A2 reopens after fuel spill

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Drivers faced long delays after a fuel spill closed the A2.


Road re-opens following gas leak

Emergency services have re-opened a major road after a gas leak brought traffic to a standstill.


A dropped cigarette butt could cost you dearly

Litter dropped in Canterbury City centre

There are new proposals to increase littering fines to £150 in a tough clampdown on the environmental menace.


Dad's jaw broken as children watched in horror

Alvaro Zanlorenze suffered a broken jaw in the attack

A man is struggling to come to terms with a brutal attack which left him unconscious on the ground and his six-year-old son needing counselling.


A2 closed in both directions for urgent resurfacing

A section of the A2 will be closed

A section of the major road will be closed for two nights, from 6pm until 6am.


Health bosses quizzed over nerve agent threat

Canterbury Cathedral.

The safety of Kent's key areas were put under the spotlight amid fears of a nerve agent attack.


Fire crews tackle thatched house blaze

Firefighters were called to the blaze. Stock image

Six fire engines were sent to a blaze which broke out at a two-storey 16th-century thatched house.

Road rage attacker put two victims in hospital

Mehmet Husnu

A violent thug who seriously injured two people in separate attacks has been jailed.


Jailed for 'cuckooing' and Class A drug offences after exploiting vulnerable person

Nyasha Mushayandebvu (image: Kent Police)

A 25-year-old from Slough has been imprisoned after he took over the home of an elderly person with learning difficulties.


Arrest after biker seriously injured in crash

Ambulance attended the incident (stock image)

A man has been arrested following a crash between a car and motorcycle which resulted in the biker being flown to a London hospital.

Man accused of sex attack facing new charge

Police cordoned off woodland following the alleged attack. Picture: InQuire

A 30-year-old man has denied multiple charges following alleged sexually-motivated attacks on two women.

Archbishop's film advice for Trump and Kim Jong Un

Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Reverend Justin Welby

The North Korean and USA leaders should watch a film about nuclear war before meeting in May, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Delays clear after A2 crashes

London bound traffic on the A2 near Canterbury is at a standstill due to the crash. Photo: Alan Mountain

Traffic is moving after separate crashes shut both sides of the A2 this morning.


Not the best time to be checking your Facebook...

A delivery driver was caught using his phone while driving. Picture: Police in Canterbury

Police pulled over a delivery driver after he was seen using his mobile phone to check Facebook behind the wheel.


Anger as nurse sacked for calling health chief a 'd***head'

Sacked nurse Jacky Moskovits

A nurse dismissed for her angry online rants against hospital management has been defended by a campaigner.


Double tragedy for mum of homeless man

Rob Wallis, who died in the Catching Lives shelter

The death of a man in a homeless shelter is a double tragedy for his grieving mother.


Meghan Markle 'baptised by Archbishop of Canterbury'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in May

Meghan Markle has reportedly been baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury two months ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry.


Warning to householders to be vigilant

A computer-generated image of the bogus caller

Police hunting a bogus caller who claimed to be checking water pressure have released an image of the suspect.

Alarming levels of abuse suffered by council staff

Canterbury City Council enforcement officers

Housing staff working on the frontline face a shocking level of violence - with one man hurling a computer monitor at workers.


'Poison' fear over lead on path

Lead pellets found on the Den Grove footpath at Sturry

Lead pellets found on a public footpath in woods could be part of a wider health hazard, it's feared.


'Illegal immigrants' found stowed away in fruit lorry

Fed up - Gomez boss Jim Parmenter

A business says the 'worrying increase' in migrants arriving on trucks from the Continent is costing it hundreds of thousands of pounds.


Clubbers' chance to meet reality TV stars

Jonny Mitchell and Marcel Somerville will be at Club Chemistry

Two Love Island celebrities will be at a city nightspot this weekend.

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