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Man hunted over 'alleyway rape'

Efit of a man being hunted after a woman was raped in Chatham

Detectives are hunting this man after a woman was said to have been raped in an alleyway following a night out.

Trio in custody

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Three men suspected of stealing a motorbike in Chatham are still in police custody.

Nuisance fires could put lives at risk

Firefighters have issued a warning after a spate of incidents in Medway

Jail for rapist who stifled victim's screams with pillow

Babritundre Mustapha, jailed for nine years for rape

A sex beast has been locked up for nine years after locking a teenage girl in a bedroom, putting a pillow over her head and raping her.

Gills fans protest at season ticket changes

Priestfield Stadium

Some Gillingham fans are vowing not to renew their season tickets - as they now have to bring ID to matches in a crackdown on people misusing them.

Police carry out drugs raids

The number of people who have been arrested for drug possession has been revealed. Picture: Thinkstock

Drugs raids across Medway have uncovered nearly £28,000 worth of cannabis and led to three arrests.

Panto picks its Prince Charming

Former Dancing on Ice winner and EastEnders star Sam Attwater

A former star of EastEnders and Dancing on Ice is set to melt Snow White’s heart in Chatham.

Veteran vessel floats again

The Medway Queen in Bristol.

The Medway Queen has been floated for the first time since she was dismantled five years ago.

Royal visit to Dockyard

Prince Charles meets RNLI volunteers

The Prince of Wales has been presented with a children's swing at Chatham's Historic Dockyard today, made from a ship's timbers.

Couple in dock over armed raid on security van at Asda

A man and his wife have been remanded in custody today accused of an armed hold-up on a security van at an Asda supermarket.

Three rescued after dinghy capsizes off Upnor

Gravesend RNLI lifeboat

Three people had to be rescued near Upnor after their dinghy capsized on the River Medway.

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Prince Charles bangs drum for Kent

The Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Kent with Prince Charles. Picture: Chris Davey

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall joined a samba band on stage at the Whitstable Oyster Festival today during a tour of the county.

Thousands run the Medway Mile

Runners in the Medway Mile

Thousands of people across the Towns put their best foot forward for the Medway Mile last night.

Medway hospital crisis update: 'Patients scared to open mouths'

Medway Maritime Hospital

A volunteer hospital inspector said patients at Medway Hospital are “scared to open their mouths”, in the wake of the damning Keogh report.

Jail for sex offender found hiding in cellar

Malcolm Shipley was jailed after breaching his licence

A sex offender - cleared of an unsolved murder - is behind bars after breaching the terms of his licence.

Closed sports complex reopens... as church HQ

The entrance to the old scout centre

A three-day Fire on the Mountain festival will herald the opening of a new church headquarters... on the site of a former sports complex.

Two charged in connection with armed raid on security van at Asda

Police surround a van held up at Asda in Chatham. Police: Rebecca Hughes

A man and a woman are to appear in court on Monday in connection with the armed robbery of a security van.

Man guilty of selling fake bomb detectors

Gary Bolton. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A businessman is facing a long jail sentence after selling useless bomb detectors to security forces around the world in a multi-million pounds fraud.

Mum slapped in row over spilt food at McDonald's

Sam Sams with her three-year-old daughter Sophie

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.

Where's our Wonga survey? Mystery of debt report delay

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch, Medway CAB chief executive Dan McDonald and CAB chairman Paul Clark launch the debt survey

Results of a Wonga-backed survey of debt in Medway are still awaited more than a year after its high-profile launch.

Get set for Medway Mile

The Medway Mile 2012

Up to 3,000 people will be running, jogging and walking through the streets of Rochester tonight.

Convicted pervert travels hundreds of miles after grooming boys

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture John Wardley

A 21-year-old man who bombarded boys with texts before travelling from Newcastle to meet them was a convicted paedophile, a court heard.

Amazing, talented, independent – he always did things his way

Chris played in the band Tape Error

The family of a gifted singer who died a day after being diagnosed with cancer have paid tribute to him.

‘Total shock’ at taxi boss arrest

Gareth Braithwaite

A taxi boss has spoken of his shock after the firm’s former director admitted abducting a child.

Flushed with royal connection

Kate and William, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing with their baby son. Picture: Arthur Edwards/The Sun

Babies have been getting their own royal treatment after being born on the same day as Prince George.

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