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Fire crews tackle large gorse blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters dealt with a 200 sq m gorse blaze.

Appeal to track down missing woman

Janet Ranson, 59, is missing

A 59-year-old woman has not been seen for nearly two weeks after being reported missing from her Kent village.

Primary school head downloaded 160,000 child abuse images

Richard Williams has been jailed for one year

A paedophile has been jailed after admitting making indecent images of children.


Woman urinates in front of stunned shoppers

Marks and Spencer in Canterbury

A woman exposed herself and urinated in the street after she was arrested following a shoplifting spree at M&S.


'People are scared they will not make it in time'

Faversham and Mid Kent MP Helen Whatley speaking at a recent public meeting over the future of the K&C

A Kent MP has led a debate in Parliament highlighting fears over the loss of emergency services at a troubled hospital.


Former Archbishop resigns after child abuse review

Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury

The former Archbishop of Canterbury has resigned after a child abuse review found he colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop.


Honorary degree for ex-boxing champ

Ex-boxing champ Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan is one of several major names receiving honorary degrees from a Kent university.

Teacher faces fresh claims after sex abuse conviction

Martin Haigh

Former pupils at a Kent school have contacted police with claims they were sexually abused by a teacher in the 1980s.

Cold-calling conman targets man in 90s

The incident happened in Bramley Avenue in Canterbury.

A cold-caller conned his way inside a pensioner's home before rifling through his things in search of cash.


Cab driver comes across bleeding man lying in road

Police and paramedics attended Longport in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene in the early hours of the morning.


Legal fight by family after great grandad dies from lung cancer

Harry Beeching who died from a cancer caused by contact with asbestos

The family of a former paper mill maintenance man believe his exposure to asbestos led to him developing the disease


Council asked to go back to the drawing board with car park plan

The proposed new multi-storey car park in Station Road West, Canterbury

A scheme for a £5 million new multi-storey car park to cater for the increase high speed rail users as been branded "ugly modern blocks" by objectors.


Bellfield: 'Killer asked me to take blame'

Michael Stone arrives at the High Court in London in 2005, appealing against his conviction of murder.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield has claimed fellow convict Michael Stone tried to bribe him to confess to the Chillenden murders.


Fearless fundraiser has been walking for almost three years

 Alex Ellis-Roswell is walking the entire coast of the UK and Ireland in aid of the RNLI

A 24-year-old is on the home straight of an extraordinary effort to walk around the coastline of the UK and Ireland for charity.

Seconds from railway crossing disaster

The damaged gates has led to Station Road in Chartham being closed.

A quick-thinking crossing gate keeper has averted a catastrophe after a car careered through barriers as a train approached.


'Cruel irony' as young doctor dies of cancer

Dr Ed Showler

A promising young doctor has died from the same rare cancer suffered by patients he treated.


Flytipping lorry crushed by council

This lorry is unlikely to be used again for flytipping

A lorry filmed being used to illegally dump rubbish met a grisly end in what has been described as a 'shot across the bows of flytippers'.


MP to speak in Parliament over future of Kent hospital

The Kent and Canterbury Hospital

A coach load of supporters is going to the House of Commons today to hear a Kent MP speak out for a hospital under threat of downgrading.


Remarkable historic find at university archaeological did

Nick Lawrence and James Revell at the Canterbury Christ Church University dig site.

Former students are on a team excavating a site ahead of the building of a new university arts centre.


Woman 'assaulted' after freeing dogs from hot car

Alarmed Canterbury Residents Group urged Zoe Tyzack to smash the windows of the Corsa to release two dogs inside

Police are probing allegations a woman was assaulted after she let dogs out of a car in a supermarket car park.


Cabbie attacked by passenger

Police are hunting a "largely built" thug who hurled abuse at a taxi driver before throwing a punch at him.


Owner arrested and pet seized after dog left in hot van

Police are warning owners not to leave their dogs in the car - even for 20 minutes. Stock image

A dog was found "in a major state of distress" after being locked in a van for more than four hours in yesterday's sweltering heat.

Man narrowly avoids jail for dodging jury duty

Canterbury Crown Court

A former printer has narrowly avoided jail after avoiding doing jury service for two years with a series of excuses.

Knifeman 'drives at man and children' on army barracks estate

Police in St Stephen's Hill, Canterbury. Pic: Mark Bowden

Armed police were called after a man brandishing a knife drove at a crowd of people on a former military housing estate.

Restaurant evacuated after fire breaks out

The scene of the fire in St Peter's Street, Canterbury

Four fire crews and an ambulance were at the scene of a fire at a busy restaurant where two people were being treated by medics.

Hunt for man who tried to grab girl and woman

One incident was reported close to Castle Row car park

Police are hunting for a man with a foreign accent and "dirty" hair after a teenage girl and woman were approached on the same day.


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