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Crews dealing with large fire in block of flats

Crews tackle a fire at a flat in Canterbury Credit: ITV Meridian

Fire crews in Kent are fighting a fire in Creine Mill Lane North Canterbury.

They were called at 14.28 to a fire in the utility room of a top floor flat.

Crews have been using four breathing apparatus, three main jets, two hose reel jets and a 135 ladder. Four fogspikes, which pump a fine spray into the building, are being used to create firebreaks to help prevent the lateral spread of the fire.

Ten pumps are currently at the incident. All residents are accounted for. The area is being evacuated.

Traffic chaos: A2 closed due to crash

Long queues of traffic have built up on the A2 in Kent, which is closed after reports a car crashed into a lamppost.

The eastbound carriageway between junction 7 on the M2, near Faversham, and the A2050 near Canterbury has been closed off.

A diversion has been put in place but drivers are being advised to plan ahead and avoid the route where possible.


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VIDEO: Could this be Britain's biggest baby?

A first-time mother from Kent thinks her baby son might just be Britain's biggest baby.

Diana Kuznetsova from Lower Hardres HARDZ near Canterbury was delighted to welcome her son Jack Castle into the world - two weeks past his due date.

Since then, Jack has grown, and grown, and grown. He's now the size of some one-year-olds - and shows no signs of slowing down. Not bad for 14 weeks.

Sarah Saunders, went along to meet them.

Is this Britain's biggest baby?

Jack Castle was born at 11lbs 11oz Credit: ITV Meridian

A first-time mother from Kent thinks her three month-old son - might just be Britain's biggest baby.

A couple from Lower Hardres near Canterbury were delighted to welcome their son Jack into the world - two weeks past his due date.

Since then young Jack Castle has grown to the size of some 1-year olds in his first 14 weeks.


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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