The Very Reverend Dr Mark Beach has resigned voluntarily from his post as Dean of Rochester Cathedral.
He is taking on a new role outside ordained ministry, and has been appointed to the post of Director of the Blackfriars Settlement.
He will be leaving the Cathedral with immediate effect.
I am also able to announce today that the Reverend Canon Philip Hesketh has accepted my invitation to take on the role of Acting Dean, and I ask your prayers for him and for all who share with him in leadership at Rochester Cathedral.
Today was forecast to be the busiest shopping day of the year on Britain's high streets, but with internet shopping on the rise and out-of-town shopping centres attracting people - how are independent retailers coping? Sarah Saunders went to Rochester High Street to find out. She spoke to retailers Megan Medhurst, Sue Marsh and Jason Hunt.
Two Rochester burglars have been jailed for a combined total of almost six years after officers found them hiding in bushes.
Peter Hemsworth, 23, has been sent to prison for two years and six months after he was found guilty of burglary.
Daniel Arnold, 29, was also convicted and received a jail sentence of three years and four months on the same day.
The pair broke into a property in Frobisher Gardens on April 6 while the owner was away on holiday and stole around £500.
Ukip's Mark Reckless is under fire today after suggesting EU migrants who'd lived in UK for a long time would be considered sympathetically. Others might only be allowed to stay for a "transitional period". He appeared on Meridian's hustings programme.
Ukip's Mark Reckless is under fire today after suggesting that EU migrants who had lived in the UK for a long time would be considered sympathetically. Others, he said, might only be allowed to stay for a "transitional period".
Meridian had invited four of the candidates to a special hustings at the University of Kent in Medway.
It was one of the last opportunities for the residents of Rochester and Strood to quiz them before polling day.
A piece of artwork created by prisoners at HMP Lewes has been put up in Rochester Cathedral.
The structure, which is a depiction of a scene from a prison, was installed ahead of a special Prisons Week Service held this afternoon.
Rt Rev James Langstaff, the Bishop of Rochester, explains what the service and the artwork are meant to reflect:
The Conservative candidate for the upcoming by-election in Rochester and Strood has been announced.
Medway councillor Kelly Tolhurst has been crowned the winner in the two-way vote with Anna Firth for nomination. She may face an uphill battle though, as a poll commissioned by UKIP today gave Nigel Farage's party a 13 point lead over the Conservatives.
The Conservatives are desperate to avoid another seat falling to Ukip in a by-election triggered by Tory defector Mark Reckless's decision to stand down and run as a Ukip candidate.
Following the announcement of the result, Ms Tolhurst said: "I'm honoured that thousands of local people have voted to select me as the Conservative candidate for the upcoming by-election. I will be a strong local voice, standing up for Rochester and Strood - my home."
The chairman of the Rochester and Strood Conservatives, Andrew Mackness, said: "Kelly will make a great MP for our great constituency, and I look forward to supporting her in the coming weeks to ensure a Conservative win and a bright future for this area."
In this month's Last Word, Baroness Angela Smith, Mike Thornton MP, Janice Atkinson MEP, and Damian Green MP debate the upcoming Rochester & Strood by-election.
After UKIP's success in Essex, are they on target for a second political upset within a few weeks?
And the Leaders' TV Debates - do they distort our political campaigns? And why should we include UKIP, but not the Green Party? Caroline Lucas MP tells us what she thinks of that!
Our excitement over Canterbury Monopoly has only *increased* with the whole Rochester Castle photobombing the board debacle.
A new Canterbury version of the popular board game Monopoly erroneously features Rochester Castle. Somehow the site found its way on to the board - despite obviously being in Rochester, not Canterbury.
Earlier this year members of the public voted on which landmarks would appear as properties on the board. Canterbury Cathedral was chosen as the top spot - replacing Mayfair on the original UK version of the board.