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Kentish Gazette

The newspaper that was to become the Kentish Gazette first came off the press in Canterbury in 1717. That makes the Kentish Gazette the oldest title within the KM Group - indeed the second oldest in the country.

In 1942 its offices in St George's Street, Canterbury, were bombed along with most of that part of the city in a devastating Luftwaffe attack.

Amazingly that week's paper came out with a full report of the bombing thanks to the help of the Kent Messenger which allowed staff to use its unscathed offices.

Kentish Gazette was acquired by KM Group in 1980 and was named Weekly Paid-for Newspaper of the Year at the EDF Energy London & the South of England Media Awards 2010.

The Kentish Gazette series includes the Whitstable Gazette, the Herne Bay Gazette and the Faversham News.

If you have a story, call 01227 475985

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Write to us at Gazette House, 5-8 Boorman Way, Estuary View Business Park, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3SE

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Kentish Gazette is available to buy from newsagents, by subscription (call 0800 525450) and online.

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The Team

Leo Whitlock

Joe Walker
News editor

Gerry Warren
Chief reporter (Canterbury)

Alex Claridge
Reporter (Canterbury)

Chris Pragnell
Reporter (Canterbury)

Dan Wright
Reporter (Herne Bay)

Bess Browning
Reporter (Faversham)

James Rose
Reporter (Whitstable)

Paul Hooper
Crown court reporter

Paul Francis
Political editor

Chris Price
Business editor

Mark Stokes
East Kent sports editor

Trevor Burch
Area Commercial Manager

Rhian Hopkins
Sales Promotions Manager
Tel: 01634 227800