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Blue Monday

It's meant to be the most depressing day of the year. A combination of cold weather, a working week, the Christmas bills arriving, and the realisation that Easter is still several months away make January 19th "Blue Monday".

So the staff and students of Canterbury College have been tackling any possible depression with a combination of blue candy floss, huge blue balloons, a steel band - and a promise wall, where people write out their Reasons to be Cheerful.

Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears

Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears Credit: Kent Police

A man from Kent who disappeared after a night out in Maidstone died from immersion, an inquest has heard.

Pat Lamb, who was 28, was last seen heading down towards the river Medway in December.

His body was found in the water at Cuxton one month later. The inquest has been adjourned until April.

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University of Kent awarded £3.5 million for 'world-leading' research

The University of Kent has been given a multi-million pound grant to carry out research at their School of Biosciences.

The £3.5 million will help scientists to look into creating cells with an enhanced utility, which could go towards improvements in medicine and industry.

The money will go towards funding 'cutting-edge' research Credit: PA

It is one of five universities to be given the grant by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, which recognises 'world-leading' projects .

Other universities awarded the grant are Oxford University, the University of Manchester and the University of Glasgow.

Arrests made after three men stabbed in Canterbury

Police cordon off the area following the disturbance Credit: @XOHMYGLOBX

Three men have been taken to hospital with stab wounds after a disturbance in Canterbury last night.

The incident which involved a group of people happened just before 11pm between the High Street and Canterbury West station.

Two people have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

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First Christmas concert by cathedral's all-girls choir

Canterbury Cathedral's all-girls choir

Tonight for the first time in its history, a girls choir will perform a Christmas Concert at Canterbury Cathedral.

The formation of the all girl choir in January ended a one-thousand year tradition of all male choristry at the Cathedral.

CCTV released in connection with unprovoked attack

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an unprovoked attack Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating an unprovoked assault in a bar in Canterbury High Street have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Officers were called to The Cuban in High Street, Canterbury at about 2am on Tuesday 28 October following reports a man had been punched in the face.

The victim, a 19-year-old from Canterbury had been in the bar with his girlfriend when a group of three men have tried talking to her. When she rejected their advances they turned on the victim and put him in a headlock while another man punched him several times to the face.

The suspects have then left.

The victim received swelling to his nose and was treated at hospital.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries and now have an image of someone we would like to speak to. If anyone knows this person please get in touch."

– Investigating officer PC Bob McLean

Canterbury Cathedral's first all-girls' choir prepare for Christmas concert

A unique event will take place at Canterbury Cathedral in December, when its first ever all-girls' choir perform their first public Christmas concert.

The choir was formed in January this year and is made up of 16 mainly local girls aged between 12 and 18 years old.

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Their first performance attracted over 600 people, and they are now busy rehearsing for their Christmas debut.

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They also performed at the service held to mark the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women priests this year.

The concert will take place on 5th December in the cathedral's Nave.

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