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Part of the city's fabric for three centuries

12 October 2017

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

12 October 2017

A Kent woman has launched a scheme to help people become real-life sorcerers.

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Troubled health trust gets new boss

Susan Acott has been appointed interim chief executive

11 October 2017

A beleaguered Kent health trust has a new chief executive - but bosses have only put her in the role until early next year.

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Arts and culture come together for the Canterbury Festival

The opening parade of the Canterbury Festival

11 October 2017

There’s a rich tapestry of culture laid out for visitors to the three-week-long international arts celebration that is the Canterbury Festival.

Oh baby! Birth rate boom at new homes

Tabitha Symon with mum Natasha and brother Harry, two.

11 October 2017

A new housing development is having a baby boom to rival the fastest-growing nations.

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Horse rescued after two hours stuck in a ditch

Firefighters rescued Gemma Booth's horse Gabby from a dyke in Ash

10 October 2017

A nursery assistant found herself in a nightmare situation when her 20-year-old horse fell into a dyke.

School to sell for more than a million at auction

The Steiner School Garlinge Green, Chartham Picture: Gary Browne

10 October 2017

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

10 October 2017

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

09 October 2017

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

09 October 2017

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

09 October 2017

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

09 October 2017

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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Border Force officer arrested in guns and drugs swoop

One of the weapons found. Picture: National Crime Agency

09 October 2017

A serving member of the Border Force was one of 12 arrested in a cross-Channel firearms and drugs investigation.

Seeing stars: Pantomimes across Kent this Christmas

Amelia Lily as Tinkerbell and Lloyd Daniels as Peter Pan, appearing at Maidstone Studios this Christmas

09 October 2017

See the stars, boo and hiss and enjoy some festive happy endings: here's our guide to pantomimes across Kent this Christmas.

Family cherish the memory of remarkable Sian

Sian Yeatman, who lost her battle with cancer aged 11

09 October 2017

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.

09 October 2017

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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Police baffled after driver flees crash scene

The driver fled the scene at Dunkirk

08 October 2017

A helicopter and police dog were drafted in after officers could not find a driver following a crash on a dual carriageway.

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What a feeling: Strictly star prepares to make a big splash

Strictly's Joanne Clifton in Flashdance the Musical

08 October 2017

From Strictly winner to Flashdance: Strictly star Joanne Clifton talks that water scene and her glitterball moment.

Get spooked with some Halloween happenings

Halloween fun in Kent this October half term

07 October 2017

Looking for some Halloween fun for your little monsters? Here's our guide to what's creepy and kooky across the county.

Animal magnetism this half term

Spectacled bears at Port Lympne

06 October 2017

A roarsome half term awaits with a twilight trek and a creepy carnivore tour at two Kent attractions.

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