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Missing man found

Missing man Gavin Maloney

A man who went missing from his home in Chatham, sparking a police search, has been found.

Medway is one of the worst areas for fly-tipping

Rubbish dumped in Edinburgh Road, Chatham

A study has found Medway is the third worst place in the South East for fly-tipping.

Inside your Monday Medway Messenger

Monday, October 28

The Medway Messenger is the best way to start your week with all the latest news, sport and plenty more.

Kent acts hoping for your votes in tonight's X Factor

Kingsland band members Josh, Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay

Both Kent acts survived last night flash vote in the X Factor and are hoping to sail through tonight's results show too.

Man cut free from car after three car crash in Rochester

A elderly man was freed by firefighters after his vehicle and two others collided in Rochester town centre.

Driver hurt in crash with learner bus

The ambulance came about 90 minutes late. Stock picture.

A young man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from his car by fire crews following a crash with a learner bus today.

Heart attack victim saved on petrol forecourt by off-duty firefighter

Wally Smith with his wife Annie

A man who suffered a massive heart attack at a petrol station has tracked down the off-duty firefighter who saved his life.

First new council homes to be built for 15 years

Garages in Westerham Close, Twydall, where new homes will be built

Council houses are to be built in Medway for the first time since the unitary authority took over in 1998.

Horror injury Chats player Corey Holder hopeful of being at historic FA Cup game

Corey Holder in hospital

Chatham Town FC are heading for their biggest match in 80 years but one player will only be able to cheer from the sidelines.

Exclusive: Council's airport spending dwarfed by Boris

Boris Johnson’s bill for promoting a Thames Estuary airport is 10 times more than the money spent by Medway Council fighting against the idea.

Creeper burglar jailed for three years

Simon Boswell, 31, formerly of Shepherd Street, Northfleet, has been jailed for three years for burglary. Picture: Kent Police

A creeper burglar who broke into a home while his victims were sleeping has been jailed for three years.

MP urges Home Secretary to act on legal highs after death

Chatham and Aylesford MP Tracey Crouch

MP Tracey Crouch has written to Theresa May calling for a crackdown on shops which sell 'legal highs'.

Shopping centre in talks with big-name restaurants

Bulldozers have started work

Work has started on a £16 million redevelopment of Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre in Gillingham.

Homes left in the dark

Library image

More than 1,500 homes and businesses were left without power due to a fault in an underground cable.

Patient's shock at being 'violated' by GP

Dr Babatunde Oshinusi

A woman has told jurors how she was left feeling shocked and violated after allegedly being sexually abused by a family doctor.

Young man detained after 'stabbing'

Police taped off an alleyway near the scene in Watling Street, Gillingham. Picture: Adrain Denness

A man in his 20s has been detained under the Mental Health Act after reports of a stabbing this morning.

Thug jailed for attacking dad

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A thug who brutally punched and kicked his own dad in a drunken attack in his own home has been jailed.

Maternity unit slammed by health watchdog amid safety fears

Medway Maritime Hospital has previously been described as 'one of the most challenged' in the country

Kent's biggest maternity unit has today been told it must take urgent action to improve the safety of women giving birth after failing an inspection.

Jacknifed lorry causes delays

Stock image

A jacknifed lorry caused delays in Strood this morning.

Woman robbed in alleyway

The alleyway, off Kingston Crescent, Chatham

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Chatham.

Burglars posed as delivery men

Detectives have released three efits

Detectives are investigating a burglary where three men armed with metal poles barged into a home and threatened a woman and her children.

GP accused of sexually assaulting six patients including woman, 81

Dr Babatunde Oshinusi

A family doctor abused six women while he was carrying out intimate medical examinations, a court's heard.

Mum shocked to receive stranger's financial details in post

A woman was stunned to discover she had been sent the financial details of a stranger in a council blunder.

Pier repairs delayed

Sun Pier, Chatham

Long-awaited repairs to the badly-damaged Sun Pier in Chatham have been postponed because of the weather.

Classroom cuts

Robert Napier School, Third Avenue, Gillingham

One of Medway’s biggest secondary schools wants to downsize drastically because it can no longer fit in its “cramped” classrooms.

Recycling collections become weekly

Recycling collection

All your rubbish will be collected weekly in Medway from next week – thanks to a £14m government grant.

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