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Model dumped by Ukip leader: 'He's a perfect gentleman'

Ukip leader Henry Bolton with new girlfriend Jo Marney

A model dumped by Ukip leader Henry Bolton after she became embroiled in a race row has broken her silence, describing her ex as "perfect gentleman".


Get snapping and win a £400 travel camera

James Pickles took this beautiful shot in a tranquil spot off Mill Lane in Canterbury.

The Kentish Gazette has teamed up with the Canterbury Camera Centre to offer a fabulous prize in a contest to find the best readers' pictures.

Cute Kent gibbons now living in the wild

The animals have been living in the Canterbury zoo until now. Picture: The Aspinall Foundation

A group of animals which grew up in a Kent animal park have been returned to the wild.


McDonald's to close for four weeks

McDonald's will close for one month.

A busy McDonald's restaurant will close for one month to undergo a six-figure sum renovation.


Precious 11th Century tapestry should go on show in Kent

The Bayeux Tapestry

The magnificent Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Conquest, could be on its way to Britain, leading to calls for it to be displayed in Kent.


Serial shoplifter back in jail after 278th conviction

Joanne Jones

A one-woman crimewave who admits she enjoys shoplifting has again been jailed after notching up her 278th conviction.


Electric car charge points call

An electric car charge point

Every newly-built house should have an electric car charging point, say councillors.


Kent 'celebrity' mocked for falling for spoof news article

Publishers have ditched plans for a book by Milo Yiannopoulos. Picture: Mike Allen

Controversial commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has told his followers men are now allowed smear tests.


Notorious sex offender back behind bars

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

A man who plotted to rape, decapitate and eat a girl has been taken into custody in the USA where he planned to start a new life.


Air ambulance called to serious crash

Kent Air Ambulance. Stock photo

A woman has been flown to hospital after she was cut free from a car involved in a two-vehicle smash.


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.

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