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Asda recalls children's food amid plastic fears

Asda is investigating the incident. Stock image

06 October 2017

A supermarket has warned Kent parents to look out for this children's food as some packets have had plastic in them.


Smokers refusing to stop face hospital treatment ban

Smoker with cigarette. Picture: Getty Images

06 October 2017

Patients who light up within the grounds of a hospital risk being barred from treatment under tough new rules.


Comic calls for people to 'open up' about mental health

05 October 2017

One of the country's top comedians had a serious message as she opened a new psychology unit at a Kent university.


'Get It Checked, It's For The Breast'

05 October 2017

The Medway Messenger has teamed up with Medway Maritime Hospital to launch a campaign to get more women checking for breast cancer.

Kent's ambulance service still failing

The service was rated as "inadequate" by CQC inspectors. Stock image

05 October 2017

The ambulance trust which covers Kent remains on the critical list, after inspectors ordered that it remains in special measures.


The boy who fought back from death... 16 times

Jake Rafferty has defied doctors

01 October 2017

A desperately sick teenager is fighting against the odds - despite his parents being told 16 times he was about to die.


Raise a cup for Macmillan

Macmillan Cancer Support

29 September 2017

Macmillan's World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings are well underway across Deal and Dover - Here’s our roundup of events happening today

Nursing recruits fail English test

Nearly 90% of Filipina nurses offered jobs failed an English language test

26 September 2017

A hospital has suffered a setback in its attempts to take on nurses from overseas after nearly 90% of the first batch didn't pass a language test.


Celebrity chef hits out at inspector's food rating

Executive chef Mark Sargeant

24 September 2017

A chef has hit out at "powers that be" who warned diners were at risk of food poisoning - saying they would have customers eat "rancid crumbly paste".


Let's get Elana on the move

Ann Gardiner is fundraising to but a wheelchair for two year old Elana

24 September 2017

A grandmother is calling for help to make the most of a toddler's "precious years".

Cockroach infestation closes curry restaurant

The Curry Garden when the council notice was put up

23 September 2017

A restaurateur has been forced to close his business after health officials found an infestation of cockroaches.

MP's demand for hospital action

Buckland Hospital: MP Charlie Elphicke wants more services

23 September 2017

An MP has called for an end to an A&E crisis and for improvements for his main town hospital.

Low food hygiene score for top restaurant

The Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone

22 September 2017

An award-winning restaurant has been given two out of five stars for hygiene, after inspectors discovered ‘unsafe’ cooking procedures.


'Had it been a young man stripping off, it would be different'

Bernard Bibby preparing for an abseil

22 September 2017

A cabaret club has pulled the plug on a pensioner's full-body wax for charity because it was ‘too cringey'.


NHS explains why its not attending GP crisis public meeting

Folkestone East Family Practice

21 September 2017

A public meeting is being held tonight about the GP crisis in a Kent town but it won't be attended by the NHS, which has explained the reason why.


Hospital chief steps down

Chief executive Glenn Douglas. Picture: Matthew Reading

21 September 2017

The man leading a radical overhaul of health services is stepping down from his top position at a hospital trust.


Singer raises plight of terminally-ill teenager

John Newman

21 September 2017

Chart topper John Newman had a special reason for wanting to help a 13-year-old girl in need of a life-saving operation.

Are you struggling to kick the habit?

65% of smokers in Kent who attended drop-in sessions managed to stop smoking

21 September 2017

People who smoke in Kent and Medway are more likely to give up for good if they seek help, according to a report out today.


Major setback for NHS 111 service

Uncertainty surrounds the NHS 111 service in Kent

20 September 2017

A company accused by a watchdog of putting the lives of patients at risk has announced it is terminating its contact.


New sports mental health project to launch

The project launches next month. Pic: GettyImages

20 September 2017

A new sports project for young people with poor mental health is to launch next month.

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