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Teen admits he 'must have' caused fatal knife wound of popular dad

David Young died after being stabbed in Windmill Road, Gillingham

A boy, 17, has claimed he must have caused the knife wound that led to a dad-of-two's death on New Year's Day.

Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Chatham Historic Dockyard

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Chatham's Historic Dockyard later this month, it has been revealed today.

Thousands would lose homes under Grain airport plan

Boris Johnson's plans for an estuary airport could be back on the table

Two thousand people would lose their homes under plans for the world's biggest airport at Grain, according to a study commissioned by Boris Johnson.

Chippy shut after fire

Fire crews were called to a blaze at a fish and chip shop in Borstal.

Hospital mortality review revealed

Medway Maritime Hospital. Library image

More than 200 patients died unnecessarily at Medway Maritime Hospital last year, according to a damning report.

"Boris Island" dead in the water

Boris Johnson's plans for an estuary airport could be back on the table

Boris Johnson has ditched his idea of an island airport in the Thames Estuary in favour of one on the Isle of Grain.

London taxi fire on M2

The burnt out London taxi on the M2. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

This is all that remains of a London taxi after it caught fire on the M2 this afternoon.

Motorist in custody

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A driver has been arrested after being involved in a crash with a lorry on the M2 in the early hours.

Anger as boy banned from playtime after escaping school

Five-year-old Harvey Pay

A mother has criticised a school for banning her autistic five-year-old son from playtimes because he jumped over the fence three times.

Schools hit in major wrecking spree

Yobs trashed the Meadows Pre-school in Rochester

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage at Medway schools - smashing up toys and even setting fire to a dressing up box.

Chatham Grammar head disputes 'critical Ofsted'

Ofsted logo

A grammar school where 100% of pupils met GCSE targets is contesting what is said to be a critical Ofsted report.

'Church covered up for evil priest who abused me'

St Simon Stock Church in Walderslade

A former altar boy abused by a Catholic priest has claimed a bishop told him not to continue "his silly talk" when he first complained.

Copper in court

Medway Magistrates' Court

A police officer has appeared in court charged with fraud and a driving offence.

Inside the Medway Messenger

Medway Messenger, Friday, July 12

The latest edition of the Medway Messenger is in the shops now with all the latest news, sport, competitions and a special fish and chips offer.

Boy, 17, suffers cardiac arrest

Kent Air Ambulance on Beechings Way recreation ground, Twydall. Photo: Darryl Weet

An air ambulance landed on a busy recreation ground after a 17-year-old boy suffered a cardiac arrest.

Man in court over father's murder

Strood scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi was shot dead

A man extradited from Italy has been remanded in custody accused of murdering a father-of-two from Strood.

Victim’s artery was ‘cut in two’

David Young died after being stabbed in Windmill Road, Gillingham

The weapon used to penetrate the thigh of a father-of-two severed an artery that led to his death, a pathologist has told a murder trial.

From Chatham to the West End

Tara Verloop is making her West End debut

A dancer from Medway is making her West End debut as the hit show Dirty Dancing returns to London.

Latest: Man bailed after 'sex attack' on girl

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A man who was arrested after a 16-year-old girl claimed she was sexually assaulted in woodland has been released on bail.

Man in court over dad's murder

Strood scaffolder Xhem Krasniqi was shot dead

A man has been charged with murdering a father-of-two gunned down in the street after being extradited last night.

US ship remains in a stable condition

The masts of the SS Richard Montgomery wreckage off the coast of Sheerness

The wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery remains in a stable condition, according to the latest survey of the explosives-laden vessel.

Is this the face of Rochester robber?

Efit of man wanted after robbery in Rochester

Police are hoping this computer-generated image will help catch robbers who stole a phone and iPod from teenagers.

Bleak future for murderer jailed for graduate killing

Deke Partridge, jailed for life for murder

A paranoid schizophrenic jailed for the brutal murder of a graduate has been told he's unlikely to be released at the end of his tariff.

Thug robbed mum for £18

Malcolm Ring

A man knocked his mum to the ground and stole £18 after she refused to give him more cash.

Behind bars after crime spree

Jason Ross

A Chatham man who commited 22 break-ins across the county has been jailed for five years.

Two hurt in car and motorbike crash

Crash on Chatham Hill

Two people have been taken to hospital after a crash on Chatham Hill.

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