In an interview with ITV Meridian presenter Stacey Poole, Canterbury's new MP - Rosie Duffield, explains why she's against the decision to transfer services from the Kent & Canterbury Hospital to Margate and Ashford.
In new temporary changes at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital, patients with heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia will be sent elsewhere.Read the full story ›
Here's a look at what happened in Canterbury in Kent, where Labour took the seat which had been held by Conservatives since 1918. The new MP defeating the long-standing incumbent, Julian Brazier, with a margin of just about 200 votes. The report is followed by an interview with Rosie Duffield, the city's new MP.
Labour gain from Conservative
Rosie Duffield (Lab) 25,572 (45.02%, +20.48%)
Sir Julian Brazier (C) 25,385 (44.69%, +1.83%)
James Flanagan (LD) 4,561 (8.03%, -3.62%)
Henry Stanton (Green) 1,282 (2.26%, -4.75%)
Electorate 78,137; Turnout 56,800 (72.69%, +8.65%)<
Recount taking place at Canterbury. After around a 200 vote difference in Conservatives favour.
Results will be announced shortly.
Hundreds of campaigners marched through Canterbury today in protest over plans to move some hospital services to Ashford or Margate.
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust claims the proposed changes are to happen because there not enough consultants. Tony Green reports.
People at today's march have been explaining their reasons for protesting against planned changes to health care provision in East Kent. A protester who says her life was saved at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital, explains why she is campaigning to keep services on her doorstep.
Campaigners hoping to protect services at their local hospital have been marching through the streets of Canterbury in Kent.
The demonstrators have been voicing their anger at plans by the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust to temporarily move some services from the Kent & Canterbury Hospital to hospitals in either Ashford or Margate instead.
For millions of Muslims around the world, this is the holy month of Ramadan.
They believe the practice of not eating or drinking between dawn and dusk not only brings followers closer to God but also reminds them of those who are less fortunate.
Charitable acts have a special significance which is why a mosque in Canterbury is raising money for displaced Muslims living in Bangladesh having fled from persecution in their home country.
Tony Green reports.
Tony spoke to Chairman Harroon Raschid Sohawon from Canterbury Mosque, Imam Ihsan Khan and Undergraduate Alisha Farouk.
Tony Green's report contains some pictures from the Human Relief Foundation.
A residential care home in Canterbury has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at the two storey property in Pilgrims' Way at about 1.15am. There was a fire in one of the bedrooms on the first floor. Staff and residents were taken to another building, and were assessed by paramedics.
The fire service was supported by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team and Red Cross Volunteers. Crews have been damping down the fire.