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'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.

Firefighters rescue dog stuck in drain pipe after chasing rabbit

A Jack Russell called Donimo got into a bit of a tight spot when she chased a rabbit and got stuck in a drain pipe near Canterbury.

Firefighters had to cut her free after gentle persuasion failed to coax her out.

Domino fell and got stuck in this drain pipe

Domino's owner - Emily Firmin, daughter of Bagpuss creator Peter Firmin - praised her rescuers:


Two arrests after 'chairs and tables thrown' in Canterbury disturbance

Library picture of Best Lane Credit: Google Images

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance in Canterbury which left a man injured.

It's alleged chairs, a table and bottles were thrown and the window of a shop was broken.

Police were called to the incident in the High Street at its junction with Best Lane at around 5.50pm on Monday 27 March.

A 34-year old man suffered cuts and two men aged 21 were arrested nearby for assault.

Head resigns amid row over school's future

The headteacher at the centre of a damaging row about plans for the future of her school has resigned.

Jane Robinson had planned to turn Simon Langton Girls Grammar School into an academy but an investigation was launched after accusations that she had failed to follow proper procedures - and complaints were received about her leadership. Sarah Saunders reports from Canterbury.

Police hunt van driver who 'exposed and pleasured himself' in front of young woman

An e-fit of the man they want to question Credit: Kent Police

Can you help Kent Police identify this man? He's wanted after exposing himself to a young woman after he asked her for directions.

His victim, in her early twenties, was walking down Tenterden Drive at 11.20am on Wednesday 1 February when a man driving a small white van pulled up alongside her.

As she spoke to him through the driver’s window she could see his penis exposed and that he was pleasuring himself.

The suspect is described as a white man aged in his late 20s or early 30s with very short mousey brown hair.

He is also described as having a ‘cheeky look’, was smiling, his ears stuck out, and he had blue, squinty eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police

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