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Ex-council leader dies after illness battle

Cllr John Cubitt, pictured shortly after 2015 election triumph

12 August 2017

His poor health had forced him to step down earlier in the year.

Young musician takes his own life

Toby Parkinson took his own life while struggling with depression

07 August 2017

Family of a 20-year-old who took his own life after battling depression are hoping sharing his story will stop someone else suffering the same fate.

Kent cricket salutes groundsman's superb innings

Sammy Fidler and head groundsman Brian Fitch talk to the Duke of Kent during a visit to the ground

07 August 2017

Figures from Kent cricket paid their respects at the funeral of much-loved groundsman Cecil "Sammy" Fidler.

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'She was my shining star'

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

05 August 2017

A heartbroken mum has spoken of the agony of losing her 16-year-old daughter whose body was found on train tracks.

Eastenders star Hywel Bennett dies age 73

Hywel Bennett: Starring in Eastenders

03 August 2017

Deal-based retired actor and Eastenders star Hywel Bennett has died aged 73.

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Tributes to heart attack cyclist

Tim Bowden on one of his charity cycle rides

03 August 2017

A family have been left 'gobsmacked' at the sudden death of a loving grandfather described as a jokester who was full of life.

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Coroner: Gran set herself alight as ‘cry for help’

Jessie Hutson in her younger days. Picture courtesy of Joanne Stevens

22 July 2017

An inquest concluded a grandmother who died after setting herself on fire did not intend to take her own life, but her daughter disagrees.

Fireman dies after collapsing at work

Danny Haxton with colleagues from the fire service

21 July 2017

Colleagues of a devoted dad-of-two tried desperately to resusciate him when he fell ill just minutes into his shift.

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Tributes to carnival regular Popeye

Ron Everett, the ever-popular Popeye died on Tuesday

19 July 2017

The crowd will notice a familiar face missing in carnivals around Kent following the passing of everyone’s favourite sailor man Popeye.

Tributes to Elsie

Elsie Smith when she turned 100 with her card from the Queen

02 July 2017

Elsie Smith, one of Kent's oldest residents, has died aged 102.

Queen among mourners at Countess' funeral

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles were among mourners at the funeral. Picture from Matt Dunham & PA Wire

27 June 2017

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Charles were among those to pay their respects at the funeral of Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who lived in Kent.

Dance school 'legend' loses cancer battle

Roz Wilson, right, with friend and colleague, Laura Gibson, who have run Studio Six together for 15 years

27 June 2017

A dance legend who taught hundreds of students has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

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Builder dies after fall

Paddy Brown

24 June 2017

A man who suffered serious injuries while working on a house has passed away after catching an infection.

'Cruel irony' as young doctor dies of cancer

Dr Ed Showler

23 June 2017

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

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Tribute to 'beloved daddy' who died in bike fall

Kenneth Legge died following the accident

20 June 2017

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after falling from his bike during a cycling trip.

Mum loses cancer battle aged 38

Clare with her family

18 June 2017

A woman whose plight captured the hearts of thousands devoted the last year of her life to making it memorable for her four children.

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Decapitated man had 'kindest soul'

Rasmus Weinhardt took his own life, a coroner has concluded

08 June 2017

Tributes have been paid to a man whose body was pulled from the sea after he took his own life.

Historic vessel saviour dies

The Medway Queen at Gillingham Pier

06 June 2017

A ship which rescued thousands of allied troops in 1940 would have ended up in the scrapyard if it were not for the actions of a Kent man.

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Ex-mayor - tributes and fundraising continue

Ronnie Philpott as Dover mayor with Judge Andrew Patience, council honorary recorder, left, and Christopher Hobbs-East, town sergeant from that time. Picture courtesy of Dover Town Council.

03 June 2017

Fundraising plans are building up in honour of a former mayor who died of motor neurone disease.

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‘Positive and caring’ councillor dies aged 45

Katy Coleman for UKIP won her seat in Milton Regis back in 2015.

31 May 2017

Tributes have flooded in for a borough councillor who died suddenly.

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