15 convictions made after large cannabis conspiracy in Kent

By Liberty Magee There were 15 convictions made yesterday at the Old Bailey after numerous members of organised crime group pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and abstracting electricity. The team produced an estimated £25 million worth of Cannabis across Kent and Norfolk between 2013 and 2015. The group operated in locations in Rochester, Sittingbourne, Gravesend and … More 15 convictions made after large cannabis conspiracy in Kent

Kent art student transforms pub to host exhibition and concert

By Liberty Magee. A Canterbury art student has organised her own exhibition in The Northern Seaman Pub in Rochester. Emily Magee, 21, decided to host a public exhibition to display her artwork on Saturday 15th April. The free event organised by the University of Creative Arts student attracted over 50 people. This was the first … More Kent art student transforms pub to host exhibition and concert

Fears over Canterbury hospital closure urges medical staff and locals to march on the streets

By Ralitsa Arabadzhieva Protestors and nurses will be marching down on Canterbury streets driven by fears of Kent and Canterbury hospital’s closure. Ken Rogers, organiser of the march and Chairman of Concern for Health in East Kent said: “The nurses are gonna be there, they are gonna be with face masks of Jeremy Hunt and … More Fears over Canterbury hospital closure urges medical staff and locals to march on the streets

World-Famous Writer Announced as Canterbury’s Poet Laureate

By Kallie Worsfold Acclaimed writer Lemn Sissay is Canterbury’s new poet Laureate. The three-year Laureateship began on May 3, where Sissay hosted his first sold out event, Exploring the Possibilities of Forgiveness Through Real Stories, at the Wise Words Festival. Sissay, who was the first poet to write for the 2012 London Olympics, believes in poetry … More World-Famous Writer Announced as Canterbury’s Poet Laureate

Student union president hits out at university’s poor records

By Ria Carpenter A Kent university student president has slammed the institution for failing to provide records of flunking students.  Phil Semmens, the president of education for Canterbury Christ Church’s (CCCU) student union, spoke out after the university were unable to say how many successful applicants failed to meet entry requirements in the last five years. The … More Student union president hits out at university’s poor records

A Treasure Hunt to Find Awareness for Mental Health

By Molly Wright A university in Canterbury has set up a student Treasure Hunt as part of Mental Health Awareness week. This is a nationwide week with a theme of ‘Surviving or Thriving’. It has been set up as a medium to reduce the stigma of mental health problems, a video about which by the GBM can be … More A Treasure Hunt to Find Awareness for Mental Health

Students and puppies unite to raise money for charity

By Alice Gadd Students raised nearly £300 in just 2 hours by simply spending 5 minutes with adorable Labrador puppies at a Kent University.   The puppy day was the most popular event at Canterbury Christ Church Students’ Union first Student Wellbeing Fayre held on Friday April, 21, 2017, students paid £1 for 5 minutes … More Students and puppies unite to raise money for charity