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Father left note before car park suicide

Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham. Picture John Sturrock

A father jumped from the top of a multi-storey car park, leaving a note that read "you're better off without me", an inquest heard.

Boy hurt after being hit by a van

Stock image.

A seven-year-old boy has been taken to Medway hospital after being hit by a van in Walderslade

Medway singer goes higher and higher in The Voice

The Voice contestant Joseph Apostol

Singer Joseph Apostol has made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC talent show The Voice.

Tribute to father-of-two

Mobi King with his two young sons

The wife of a man who died in a crash in Rainham has paid tribute to her ‘lovely and talented’ husband.

Singing for survival on TV talent show

The Voice contestant Joseph Apostol

Talented student Joseph Apostol is hoping people in Medway will support him as he competes in the quarter-final of The Voice tonight.

Support our Armed Forces

Sapper Daniel Griffiths

Armed Forces Day will play an important part in forging strong links between the Army and the public, according to one Sapper.

Blaze in terrace roof

Firefighters were called to a house in Gillingham when a fire broke out in the roof.

Charity needs help to create haven for hard working staff

Sarah Newman and Jackie Matthews in the staff room

Dedicated doctors and nurses who help save the lives of hundreds of premature and sick newborn babies every year have made a plea for help.

Ill-health forces club owner to shut

Krystals Nightclub, New Road, Chatham

A Chatham nightclub is closing until a new owner can be found.

Post office on the move

The Post Office, Delce Road, Rochester will close

A post office will be moved half a mile away up a hill despite a petition signed by 270 residents.

Car fire causes long tailbacks

A car burst into flames after it hit another vehicle on the slip road leaving the M2 during rush hour.

800 cannabis plants found at derelict club

Sturdee Sports and Social Club

Police are appealing for witnesses after discovering what is thought to be one of the largest hauls of cannabis in Medway at a disused social club.

Car catches fire in Rochester

A car caught alight in John Street, Rochester on Tuesday.

Firefighters warn of dangers of cigarettes

Firefighter's warning: cigarettes cause fires

A Gillingham man had to be given first aid after a cigarette set alight to his bedroom.

Tributes to 'one in a million' dad of two

Flowers at the scene of the crash

Floral tributes have been left at the scene of a crash which killed a 46-year-old motorcyclist - named locally as Mobi King.

New fire stations planned

Artist's impression of the new fire station in Chatham

A new fire station is to be built in Rochester and the existing station in Chatham will be rebuilt.

Parents in court on drugs and neglect charges

Medway Magistrates' Court

A mother and father have been charged with supplying class A drugs and neglecting their children after being reported by a drug user.

Latest: Witness appeal after motorcyclist's death

Police have closed Berengrave Lane

Police have appealed for witnesses to a crash in Rainham, in which a 46-year-old man died.

Spike victim calls for danger to be removed

Yvonne Baker who impaled herself on a metal spike

A woman impaled on a metal spike during a night out in Rochester has spoken of her ordeal for the first time.

Help for Heroes fundraisers ride into town

MP Mark Reckless meets some of the bike riders

Wounded soldiers taking part in a Paris-to-London cycle ride stopped off in Gillingham.

Mystery after teen's river death

Ben Phillips

An inquest into the death of a teenager found dead in the River Medway has recorded an open verdict.

Picture gallery: Rochester filled with Dickensian characters

Milo O'Connor, 8, in his top hat

60,000 people flocked to Rochester for the 35th Dickens Festival this weekend.

Major drugs find at derelict club

Sturdee Sports and Social club

Villagers have been left stunned after cannabis with a street value of half a million pounds was found at a derelict social club.

Inside your Monday Medway Messenger

Medway Messenger, Monday, June 3

Start your week with the Medway Messenger with the latest news, sport and plenty more.

Drunk war hero soldier beats friend in row over ex-lover

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

A soldier who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been spared jail for badly beating an old friend at a party.

Joe gets through on TV's The Voice

Joseph Apostol, 21, from Gillingham

Two Medway singers went head to head in front of millions of viewers on hit talent show The Voice on Saturday night.

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