Church must stand up against oppression, Archbishop of Canterbury says

A nglicans must stand up against oppression “at any and every level” including speaking out on the climate emergency, the unethical treatment of migrants and human rights abuses, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Justin Welby told the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference of worldwide Anglican bishops they must speak, act and “take risks” particularly as many … Read more

Some of Britain’s earliest humans apparently settled in Canterbury

The fossil skull of homo heidelbergenis. (Credits: PA) The Canterbury suburbs were home to some of Britain’s earliest humans, new discoveries have revealed. The research confirms that Homo heidelbergensis, an ancestor of Neanderthals, occupied southern Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, when it was still attached to Europe. This makes it one of the … Read more

Indecent exposure arrest amid dispute over parking near Pizza GoGo in Canterbury

A man exposed himself during a heated argument as a long-running dispute over parking opposite a pizza shop boiled over. Police were called to Pizza GoGo in Wincheap, near Canterbury, following reports the 23-year-old had exposed his genitals to angry neighbors during the “verbal altercation”. A man was arrested near Pizza GoGo in Wincheap, Canterbury, … Read more

Herne Bay traffic mayhem fears as two busy routes to Canterbury shut for summer

Two of the main routes between Herne Bay and Canterbury will be shut this summer – with one not set to reopen for a year. Residents say homes in the center of Herne are regularly shaken to their foundations by passing vehicles traveling to and from the city. Signs were erected in Bullockstone Road, Herne … Read more

BrewDog to open first Kent bar in Canterbury this year

BrewDog is to open its first Kent bar in Canterbury this year. The international chain has confirmed it is launching in the city, with the location understood to be at the new £115 million Riverside complex. The company’s co-founder revealed the plan for Canterbury in a post online, stating how the new bar will launch … Read more

Canterbury’s anti-terror bollards spring 79 cars in 16 months since they were installed

Almost 80 vehicles have been sprung by controversial bollards designed to prevent a terror attack, KentOnline can reveal. The pop-up posts in Canterbury, which provide a ring of protection around the city centre, allow access only to certain motorists, including residents and traders. A Nissan Leaf trapped on top of the bollards Picture: Andrew Corby … Read more

Whitefriars shopping center in Canterbury crashes in vale by more than 50%

A shopping center snapped up by a Kent council for £154 million has crashed in value by more than 50%. Canterbury City Council’s purchase of Whitefriars between 2016 and 2018 represented its biggest-ever property acquisition, with bosses hailing the “savvy” move. Whitefriars was purchased by Canterbury City Council between 2016 and 2018 But recent appraisals … Read more

Canterbury arsonist Richard Barham torched cars and left couple fearing for their lives

A drunken fire-starter left a terrified couple trapped inside their smoke-filled home after triggering a series of explosions during an arson spree. Richard Barham, 38, torched several cars in Canterbury in the early hours of the morning, causing more than £70,000 worth of damage. The smoke from one blaze engulfed a nearby home, with those … Read more