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Medway Messenger, Monday, May 20

20 May 2013

Pick up a copy of the Medway Messenger today - with all the latest news, sport and entertainment, plus a chance to win tickets to see Rat Pack Live.

Rock attacker jailed for four years after vicious assault

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: John Wardley

20 May 2013

A woman thug has been jailed after repeatedly smashing her victim over the head with a rock.

Street shooting victim named as scaffolder dad-of-two

Police at the spot where Xhem Krasniqi was shot in Hove. Picture: The Argus

20 May 2013

A man who died after being gunned down in a street shooting has today been identified as a father-of-two from Strood.

Revealed: Double life of man who lay dead for two years

Konstantinos Georgakopolos, who lay dead after two years

19 May 2013

A forgotten man who lay dead in his kitchen for almost two years was a businessman who wore cowboy boots and drove a Rolls Royce, it's been revealed.

Agents advertise home... with tenant laid to rest inside

George Murton

19 May 2013

A lettings agency has apologised to a grieving family after they advertised a pensioner's home to rent - as he still lay dead in his bedroom.

Dishwasher sets kitchen alight

18 May 2013

A couple had a lucky escape after their carbon monoxide detector alerted them to an electrical fire in the middle of the night.

Jaguar set alight on owner's drive

18 May 2013

Police are investigating after a high-end car was apparently torched in a quiet village.

Thugs jailed after senseless attack at barbecue

18 May 2013

Two brutes are behind bars after an attack so vicious it left their victim looking like a "rag doll".

Pair charged after string of armed robberies

McColls in St Martin's Square, Larkfield, after the raid

17 May 2013

Two men are due in court after a series of armed raids across Kent.

Double delivery as baby arrives with the shopping

Dave Cooper delivered wife Susan's baby Sam at home before paramedics arrived

17 May 2013

Paramedics determined to deliver something after missing a mother's home birth put away her shopping when a Sainsbury's van arrived moments later.

Two women taken to hospital after crash

17 May 2013

Two women were taken to hospital after a crash in the morning rush hour in Pier Road, Gillingham

'Don't build asbestos depot near us'

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against the planned scheme earlier this year

17 May 2013

Angry residents came face-to-face last night with a firm which wants to build an asbestos transfer station near their homes.

'Beyond contempt!'

Andrew Cushman

17 May 2013

A burglar who cooked food, dumped syringes around a house and even had a bath in his victims' homes has been condemned as 'beyond contempt'.

Forgotten man dead for two years

Thousands walked past number 18 Luton Road, Chatham, where Konstantinos Georgakopolos lay dead for almost two years

17 May 2013

Thousands of people passed the house where an eccentric lay dead for almost two years... with classical music still playing and the heating on.

Lazy cop parks on double yellow lines to grab McDonald's

A police car parked on double yellow lines at the petrol station on the Medway City Estate

17 May 2013

A policeman is under investigation after blocking the exit to a petrol station on double yellow lines - so he could buy food at McDonald's.

Worried mums want more advice on toxic toys

16 May 2013

Concerned parents have contacted the Medway Messenger after dangerous dolls were found on sale on Gillingham.

10p difference at the pumps - just a mile apart

16 May 2013

Motorists have welcomed plans for signs displaying fuel prices which could put an end to huge differences between prices at the pumps.

MPs back EU vote

MP Mark Reckless, now with Ukip

16 May 2013

Medway's three MPs were among 116 Tories who backed an amendment to the Queen's Speech on an EU referendum.

Under-fire children's chief sacked in reshuffle

Sacked: Cabinet member for children's services Les Wicks

15 May 2013

Les Wicks has been dropped in a major shake-up of Medway Council's cabinet.

Residents to attend asbestos meeting

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against the planned scheme earlier this year

15 May 2013

The firm behind a planned asbestos depot is holding a public meeting tomorrow night.

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