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Eye in the sky: Photographer snaps perfect halo around sun

Rainham photographer David Neale captured this "sun dog" on the River Medway waterfront

07 August 2013

An amateur photographer has captured the spectacular sight of the sun surrounded by a mysterious halo... like a giant eye gazing down from the sky.

Mystery of derelict 'haunted' house

A run-down house in Lower Halstow that has stood empty for 23 years

07 August 2013

A landlord claims she has lost tenants amid fears a neighbouring property left a decaying time warp for almost a quarter of a century is haunted.

Man 'beaten with stick' on night out

Free parking is being offered at certain times in the run up to Christmas to boost trade in Sheerness High Street

06 August 2013

A young man was taken to hospital after being attacked with what police believe to be a stick while on his way home from a night out.

'Washing-up liquid' sparks chemical alert

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

06 August 2013

A village was sealed off for several hours amid a chemical alert when a dog was found covered in green liquid... now believed to be washing-up liquid.

Do-do-do the conga!

05 August 2013

Hundreds of people headed for Gravesend Rugby Club at the weekend to help raise funds for a girl with a rare form of cancer.

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.

Rocky is top dog at Harrods

Maidstone dog Rocky in his smart hat

05 August 2013

A pet pooch with a wardrobe full of more than 1,500 outfits has pawed his way into the exclusive aisles of Harrods.

Mystery surrounds Margate sand proposal

The marriage proposal written in the sand.

03 August 2013

Words from the heart were spelled out big time by one visitor to Margate beach yesterday (Friday).

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.

Gigantic urinal to be wee festival highlight

The giant urinal to be wheeled around Herne Bay

02 August 2013

The showpiece of a festival celebrating Kent's links to artist Marcel Duchamp is going on show today... a 12ft urinal!

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.

Meet the Man of Appeal!

It's Stace Man!

31 July 2013

Earth wasn't saved from certain destruction but Stace Man appeared out of nowhere to help the appeal to save a little girl suffering from cancer.

Blakes one to know one

Singers from Blake were down at Bluewater yesterday

31 July 2013

Three-piece harmony group Blake visited Bluewater yesterday to be fitted for new suits ahead of their appearance at the shopping centre next week.

Gran dons colander after seagull attacks

Dina Wilson with the colander she used to protect her from seagull attacks in Herne Bay. Picture: Chris Davey

30 July 2013

A grandmother has been forced to wear a colander on her head as a makeshift helmet to protect her from dive-bombing seagulls in her own garden.

Knole to get £7.7m lottery cash injection

Deer at the Knole

30 July 2013

One of Britain's most historic and complete stately homes is to get a multi-million pounds boost, it's been revealed.

Mum won’t look as Nancy leaps

Nancy Watts will be doing a sky dive for cancer charity in august.

30 July 2013

Student Nancy Watts is quite cool about her parents being terrified when she leaps 10,000 feet from a plane: “I’ll phone them when I’ve landed.”

From hops to space hoppers...

Space hoppers filmed outside The White Horse Inn in Boughton-under-Blean, near Faversham

29 July 2013

A director persuaded more than 60 people to bounce together on space hoppers for a feel-good community film... after a conversation in the pub.

Another successful Deal Carnival brings out the crowds

The crowds lining the carnival route on Deal seafront Picture: Tony Flashman

26 July 2013

The sun did not stop shining and the crowds lined the streets in their thousands for the Deal Carnival parade, one of the biggest in the South East.

Mum slapped in row over spilt food at McDonald's

Sam Sams with her three-year-old daughter Sophie

26 July 2013

A mother was stunned to be slapped so hard her glasses fell off in a row about spilt food and swearing in front of her young daughter at McDonald's.

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