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Police appeal after stolen car and drugs ring

Stock photo

09 August 2013

Police are asking people to keep an eagle eye out for suspicious activity involving the storage and breaking down of cars...

Passers-by rushed to help gunshot victim

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

08 August 2013

People desperately tried to help a man who died after being shot in the street, a murder trial has heard.

Benefit change ‘could lead to suicide risk’

Residents reported connection issues.

08 August 2013

Sweeping changes to the welfare system could be leaving people already struggling with mental health issues contemplating suicide.

Road cameras called into question

ANPR cameras used by Kent Police

07 August 2013

Kent Police are being urged to review how they use automatic number plate recognition technology after another force was ordered to dismantle cameras.

Murder suspect 'concocted story about boyfriend's machete attack'

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

07 August 2013

A woman accused of murder made up a story about her boyfriend being attacked by several men, a jury heard.

Two boys injured at motocross track

An image released to promote the family fun day at Canada Heights

06 August 2013

Two young boys aged nine and 10 were taken to hospital after being thrown off their bikes in separate accidents at a motocross track.

Are you pollen my leg?

Mark Clare, Barratt Developments Group Chief Executive and Jane Moseley

06 August 2013

House builders will grow bee-friendly plants across 180 acres of garden and open spaces over the next three years.

The chYps are down for Cheryl

Cheryl Fergison performed on Your Face Sounds Familiar

05 August 2013

There was no encore for Cheryl Fergison as the chYps ambassador bowed out in the final of ITV's Your Face Sounds Familiar.

Cancer patient renews wedding vows

Ron Osman popped the question again to beloved wife Jacky.

04 August 2013

Married for over 40 years, cancer patient ROn renewed his wedding vows after being diagnosed with a cancer linked to asbestos.

Scientific challenges for school pupils

04 August 2013

Firing rockets, making life-size astronauts and broadcasting news from another planet - all in a day’s work for these pupils.

Gran injured and pet dog killed after terriers attack

Samantha Ripley with surviving dog Sophie

03 August 2013

Woman left covered in blood after vicious attack by three Staffordshire Bull terriers left one dog dead and another with injuries.

Teen in court after garage worker dragged by car at forecourt

Stock photo

03 August 2013

A teenager has been remanded in custody after a petrol court worker was hit by a car as he challenged the driver on the forecourt.

Pervert GP admits sex attacks

The Oaks surgery in Swanley

02 August 2013

A doctor has today admitted a string of sex assaults and making indecent images of children - after reports of photos being taken of his patients.

Number of outdoor fires up as temperatures soar

There were three outdoor fires in east Kent yesterday. File picture

02 August 2013

Hot, dry weather has seen the number of grassland fires in the area rocket to 14 times that of last year.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

02 August 2013

We've got a round up of everything taking place today, Saturday and Sunday.

Going to extreme lengths

Palliative Care Nurse Lesley Dawson has her head shaved by Anita Moore at the Ellenor Lions Hospice

02 August 2013

There’s not many women who would have all their hair shaved off, but a hospice nurse has done just that to raise money for charity.

Stop mucking us about!

Lowfield Street, Dartford

02 August 2013

Tesco is in the 'last chance saloon' with its latest application to build in Dartford town centre, according to the council leader.

Tackling the future

02 August 2013

Two young men found full-time work under a new government scheme to help the long-term unemployed.

Get colouring in our Postman Pat competition

Postman Pat at Gravesend library

01 August 2013

To celebrate Postman Pat coming to the Woodville Halls, the Messenger has teamed up with the theatre to offer three families free tickets.

Sorry, dear, I’m too busy reading...

A woman reading Fifty Shades of Grey

01 August 2013

Nine months after the racy Fifty Shades of Grey books began whipping up a frenzy with women across Kent, birth rates have surprisingly dropped.

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