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General Election 2017: Canterbury - a dramatic change

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.


Hundreds march to stop changes to Kent hospital

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.

A protester's story: 'I don't know if I'd have made it to another hospital' further away

The marchers went through Canterbury's city streets

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.

'Save the KC' protesters march to protect local hospital

Campaigners chanting 'Save the K C for you and me'

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.


Kent mosque raises money for displaced Muslims

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.

Overnight evacuation after care home fire in Canterbury

The emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1am Credit: Bing

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.

Police ask men who helped woman to come forward

Police officers investigating an a reported assault on a young woman in Canterbury in Kent are appealing for the people who helped her afterwards to come forward.

The woman in her twenties was reportedly assaulted by a man she knew while they were on Military Road in the city. Two other men passing by shouted at the attacker to stop it. It happened near the roundabout with Tourtel Road between 11pm and midnight on Sunday 16th April 2017.

The woman was not seriously injured in the incident and walked home home after it happened. Kent Police want to trace those two witnesses, and anyone else who may have information.

If you saw the incident you can call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/14896/17. Or alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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