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A woolly good idea - herding sheep through cathedral city

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The chairman of Visit Kent, Amanda Cottrell, will be exercising her right a Freeman of Canterbury to drive sheep through the city centre on Saturday.

She last took the opportunity five years ago but is doing it again to raise funds for charity.

She will be herding sheep supplied by Kent College on leads from Barretts' car park to the Cathedral gates and back from 10am.

It's all in aid of Porchlight and The Red House Nursing Home.

In 2008, she drove six New Romney rams across London Bridge to highlight a £50m Save Canterbury Cathedral Appeal and to support Produced in Kent,

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Police investigating Canterbury burglary release e-fit of suspect

Police investigate burglary in Canterbury release e-fit of suspect Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating a burglary at a Canterbury home have released a computer generated image of a man they would like to speak to.

Kent Police is investigating the break-in which took place at 11.50pm on Friday 27 March, at an address in Verwood Close, Canterbury.

One of the residents was asleep in bed when she was woken up by a banging sound downstairs.

When she went to investigate, she saw two men trying to gain access to the property via a window. She banged on the glass and shouted at them before they left the scene on her bicycle which had been taken from the garden shed.

Officers have released an efit of one of the offenders in a bid to identify him. He is described as black, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a hat and dark-coloured clothing.

The second offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins as well and was also wearing dark-coloured clothing.

If anyone recognises the man or has any information about the burglary, they are urged to contact PC Rebecca Moss on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/9084/15.

Alternatively, they can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Canterbury signs up to scheme to boost local economy

The last few years have been tough for businesses across the south-east and various schemes have been suggested to boost the economy.

One is the "Business Improvement District", or BID, which sees local shops and companies paying extra taxes to help attract customers.

But Canterbury is the only place in the whole of Kent that's taken up a BID; we sent David Johns to find out why.

Drunken husband attacked wife when she asked him to stop drinking

Neighbours witnessed the incident and distracted Mills Credit: SWNS

A drunken husband who tried to kill his wife with a kitchen knife when she asked him to stop drinking and treat her better has been jailed.

Glenn Mills, 48, formerly of Margate, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison by Canterbury Crown Court.

Glenn Mills attacked his wife with a kitchen knife Credit: Kent Police

Mills had pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating, affray and making threats to kill.

Police described it as an horrendous attack.

Mills told his wife as he attacked her: ‘If I am gonna go down then I’m gonna go down for something worthwhile’.

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