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Driver 'killed shopper with out-of-control car at Bluewater'

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Johnson

A pensioner was killed by a woman's car when she lost control of the vehicle and it reversed over her at speed in a Bluewater car park, a court heard.

Update: Man charged after mosque attack

Damage inside a Gillingham mosque hours after Lee Rigby's death

A man has been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage after a Kent mosque was attacked in the wake of the Woolwich terror murder.

Police block road at Maidstone barracks after 'terrorist' murder

Police block road at Maidstone army barracks

Police patrols blocked the entry road to Maidstone barracks tonight after a man was killed outside an army base in Woolwich

Gas leak 999 response

A gas leak at a home in Larkfield led to firefighers being sent out on Sunday

Police called to suspected arson

Stock image.

An criminal investigation is underway after a car was set alight in Cranbrook

New youth club for East Malling

PCSO Philip Harrison

PCSO's new club for young people will open on Monday

Derelict Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

Wrens Cross on the corner of Knightrider Street, Maidstone

Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

Welcoming spring with a maypole dance

Riley Murphy, 8, Sophie Parry-Knight, 8, May Queen Emily Broadfoot, 11, and Maya Walpole, 10.

There was fun for everyone at the Vigo village school fair – but especially for the pupils who got to cover their headmaster in beans.

See what's inside this week's Kentish Gazette

Canterbury's biggest paper brings you the stories making the headlines this week.

Canterbury muslims fear revenge attacks

Canterbury Muslim Cultural Centre leader Raschid Sohawon

The city's muslim community has been warned about going out at night after the murder of a soldier in London by alleged Islamic extremists.

Botched Iraq war fuelling terrorist attacks, says MP

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier

In the wake of the Woolwich soldier murder, MP Julian Brazier says Britain must accept its actions in Iraq have allowed extremism to flourish.

Stranger strikes again as more schoolgirls targeted

Grace Smith and mum Michele on the bridge near Faversham rec.

A school has issued a warning to parents after a man who tried to lure a schoolgirl back to his house struck again.

Tax rebate for special PCs

Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

Special PCs are to be given a council tax rebate to acknowledge the work they do as volunteers, Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes has announced.

Husband-and-wife business takes national crown

A high-tech opticians has seen national glory for the second year in a row

Live animal exports ban is "a matter for Europe"

Joline, the flat bottomed Russian tank carrier which exports animals from Dover

The battle to stop live animal exports through Dover needs to be fought in Europe, according to government ministers.

Ferry firm owes council £3.3m under secret deal

TransEuropa ferry

A council is facing criticism over a top secret deal with stricken ferry firm TransEuropa after it emerged the authority is owed £3.3million.

Food bank could open in Dover by September

A food bank is to be set up in Dover. Representatives from various Dover churches are having talks with supermarkets to launch the project.

Profits drop at DFDS

Rough start to the year for Dover-Calais ferry route operator as year-on-year figures fall

Backing 'the bubble'

Kings Hill from the air

Record low mortgage rates and buyer incentives have pushed house sales at new community Kings Hill up to levels not seen since the economic downturn

Grief at shooting death of 'devoted family man' as killer hunted

Strood scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi was shot dead

The family of a father-of-two shot dead have today spoken of their heartache as police release a picture of the man they think is his killer.

Delays as lorry gets stuck at Dartford tunnel

An accident in which a lorry hit a horse led to delays on the Dartford Crossing. Library image

Congestion has been building at the Dartford Crossing this afternoon when an HGV is understood to have tried to enter the wrong tunnel.

Shopper collapses at Sainsbury's

Sainsburys, Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre

A woman was taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Sainsbury's.

Red Arrows boost for Folkestone

The Red Arrows

Despite the cancellation of full airshow, the world famous RAF aerobatic team will entertain the crowds above the Leas next month

Little Read Rooster

Dartford hellraiser Keith Richards

You Can't Always Get What You Want - and for Dartford library staff that includes about £3,000 in unpaid fines from hell-raiser Keith Richards.

Missing schoolgirl found safe

Schoolgirl Shannon Dowsett, missing from her Queenborough home

A missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after school has been found safe this afternoon.

Attack dog 'stabbed to death'

A dog was reportedly knifed to death in Cowper Road, Sittingbourne

An investigation has been launched after a "huge" dog was reportedly stabbed to death for biting a man.

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