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REPORT: Tennis hot shots say Kent academy serves them well

It's been a great year for British tennis, with Andy Murray ending the year as World number one, and Eastbourne's Johanna Konta making great strides in the women's game.

But what about the youngsters trying to follow in their footsteps?

Abigail Bracken's been to a unique school in Kent, which is already producing world ranked players and county champions:

Abigail spoke to Eb Apetti, founder of the school, and Executive Principal Phil Karnavas.

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Missing woman in Canterbury

Paulina Manfredini Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for help in trying to find a woman reported missing from Canterbury.

Paulina Manfredini, 73 was last seen at her home in Canterbury between 8.30am and 11.15am yesterday morning and officers are concerned for her welfare.

Inspector Gordon Etheridge said: “We don’t know exactly what she was wearing at the time she was reported missing but she is known to dress in smart shoes or trainers with a flower print on, a short knee length skirt with no tights and a long length beige coat.

“We know that she also has links to the Medway towns, Margate and Sittingbourne.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting 05-1265.

Father-of-two found dead in Poland 'feared for his life'

Max Spiers died on 16th July this year Credit: MaxSpiers.com

The mother of a man found dead in Poland is demanding an investigation - after he told her he feared for his life.

Max Spiers, who's originally from Canterbury, was found dead in Poland three months ago. He was an expert on UFOs but his mother says he was trying to expose child abusers who use the dark web.

His MP has asked the Foreign Office to get involved.

You can watch a full report by Abigail Bracken below.

Interviewees are Max Spiers's mother, Vanessa Bates, and the Conservative MP for Canterbury, Julian Brazier. There is also footage of Max Spiers speaking in 2014, courtesy of Miles Johnston.

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First ever statue of poet Geoffrey Chaucer unveiled

He's widely considered to be the Father of English literature and today the first ever statue of Geoffrey Chaucer was unveiled. A bronze sculpture of the poet, who's best known for his work The Canterbury Tales, now takes pride of place in Canterbury. It's a lasting tribute to the writer and cements his links to the city. Tom Savvides has bene talking to the project co-ordinator Ray Evison and sculptor Sam Holland.

Duo set off on round the world tandem challenge

George Agate and John Whybrow are hoping to raise £100,000 for charity Credit: ITV Meridian

A bid to bike round the world on a tandem in record time has been launched at Canterbury Cathedral.

George Agate and John Whybrow were given a rousing send off at the cathedral gate.

The duo hope to raise £100,000 for three charities including Porchlight, which helps people from across Kent who are facing homelessness.

ITV Meridian spoke to the pair.

Take your clothes off and get on your bike

Dozens of naked cyclists have been riding through Canterbury as part of the World Naked Bike Ride.

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