One of Canterbury Cathedral's most treasured historical items has had a taste of modern medicine.
The 14th Century Black Prince's Shield was given a CT scan at Kent and Canterbury Hospital to help experts decide whether it was purely ceremonial or if it was made for battle.
The scan was paid for by the Cathedral and performed out of normal working hours.
The shield hung above the Black Prince's tomb in the Cathedral's Trinity Chapel for 600 years before it was taken down and replaced with a replica in the 1950s in an effort to protect the original.
Now as part of the £24.7million Canterbury Journey project the shield is being prepared for display later this year and this has given experts an opportunity to find out more about its history.
Sarah Saunders spoke to Head of Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral, Heather Newton and radiographer at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Peter Such.
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The Kent and Canterbury Hospital has received a £250,000 grant for research into a rare inherited blood disease.
The Haemophilia Centre at the hospital treats more than 500 people from across Kent. It is hoped that the study which begins in April will help improve life for children with the condition. The money has come from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
The study will be the first ever randomised clinical trial of its type for physiotherapy intervention in children with haemophilia. The work will look at establishing links between exercise, weak muscles and joint damage caused by bleeding in children with the condition.
"We are pleased that the importance of this study has been recognised. We believe it will provide us with valuable knowledge about this condition which will benefit haemophilia patients in the future. We are also delighted that the NIHR recognised that our centre has the expertise to carry this piece of work forward."
Complaints and jokes about hospital food are as old as the NHS.Too often it's too cold, or too late, or too little - or all three of those things.
But you'll struggle to find a complaining patient in the hospitals of east Kent. They've introduced a radical new catering system that's transformed lunchtimes.
Patients have a choice of 24 dishes. And they arrive hot and and on time. John Ryall speaks to nutrition expert John Edwards, Helen O'Keefe from the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and dietician Vicky Pout.
It's a little medical marvel: an implant that doesn't get rid of pain but manages to disguise it even when the pain is severe. And it's a hospital in Canterbury that's been trialling the pioneering treatment. David Johns reports.
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Police investigating a series of fires in Kent and Sussex have arrested a 34 year old man in connection with the inquiry.
The man was arrested in Kent earlier this afternoon and is now in custody at a Kent Police station.
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Police went to Kent and Canterbury Hospital to investigate the cause of a fire which happened shortly before 3pm today, 30th August.
Officers are currently working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause.
Police are also investigating a report of theft from the hospital restaurant whilst the fire was being dealt with.
The investigation is in its early stages and officers will be keeping an open mind as to whether the fire is linked to one at Medway Maritime Hospital yesterday, 29th August.
No one was reported to have been injured in either of the fires.