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Two rescued from stricken yacht

Coastguard emergency response vehicle

Rescue crews saved two people when a sailing yacht ran aground off the Isle of Grain.

Holiday park... or building site?

Allhallows Leisure Park

Holidaymakers are angry after the bulldozers moved in to a leisure park at the height of the summer.

Student Molly tackles a hairy issue

Molly Pike

A Kent student is set to challenge one of the last taboos... growing her armpit hair for charity.

Woman rescued as car flips onto roof

The accident on Delce Road, Rochester.

A woman has a lucky escape when she walked away from her overturned car with only minor injuries.

Three rescued after boat breaks down on River Medway

RNLI lifeboat from Whitstable

Three people had to be rescued after their boat broke down on the River Medway yesterday.

Oyez, oyez - we're not crap!

Medway has been named as one of Britain's worst areas in a new book.

Bells silenced after Dickens church hits hard times

Church of St Mary the Virgin

The bells of a church which inspired author Charles Dickens will be silenced after 115 years.

Man arrested following attempted bank robbery in Gillingham

Stock image.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested following reports of an attempted robbery at a bank in Gillingham.

Firefighters issue warning after blaze threatens homes in Medway

Firefighters are reminding residents to take care when lighting bonfires and to dispose of rubbish carefully following a large blaze.

Drivers won 93% of appeals at bus station

Medway Council handed out more than 4,000 fines at Chatham's bus station at a time when they were allowing almost every appeal.

Submarine snap wins amateur photographer first place in Medway photo competition

First place in the riverside and overall category went to Robin Hart-Jones.

Amateur photographers took part in a competition run by the Medway Queen Preservation Society, in conjunction with the Parkwood Camera Club.

Car loaded with war memorabilia worth £1,500 stolen

Valerie Whitehouse and her son Julio, with the car stolen from outside their home at Windsor Road, Gillingham

A mum has spoken of her anger after her car, which was full of her son's war memorabilia, was stolen from outside her home.

Up the junction?

Jools Holland

Music star Jools Holland could be forced to pull down a huge medieval-style wall in his garden - because he failed to get planning permission.

Jury clears man of killing a father of five

Robert Alderman at Maidstone Crown Court

A man accused of killing a dad has been found not guilty of murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter.

Rare set of Sikh armour to be restored

The rare Sikh armour at the Royal Engineers Museum.

A rare set of Sikh armour which has languished in a museum's storage cupboard for more than half a century is to be restored.

Students discover A level results

Pupils celebrating their results. Library image

For pupils across Medway, the anxious wait for their results is over.

Royal Bank of Scotland evacuated after empty talcum powder bottle discovered

The Royal Bank of Scotland building in Chatham Maritime was evacuated this morning after an empty talcum powder bottle was posted there.

Not unlucky 13 for mum of 12 children

The Sullivans on a trip around Europe

A mum who has helped raise a huge brood of 12 children is expecting another.

Jury retires in Alderman murder trial

Paul Scott died days after an attack by Robert Alderman

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the case of a man accused of killing a dad of two after assaulting him.

Ex-cop had 'inappropriate' relationships with underage girls: Court

Paul Traynier and Tracey Sales. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A former police officer behaved 'inappropriately' with two young girls then lied to cover them up, a court heard.

Police appeal over Twydall burglary

Kent Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported burglary in Rolvenden Avenue, Twydall, last Wednesday.

University clearing: do your research before results day

Chatham Grammar pupil Sorche Magee, 18, who achieved an A* and two Bs last year.

Thousands of teenagers will pick up their A-level results tomorrow, but for those who don’t get the grades the clearing system can help.

Day of music to celebrate singer's life

Friends said a guitar "never left" the hand of musician Chris Austin

More than 200 friends gathered in memory of singer Chris Austin, who died just a day after he was diagnosed with liver cancer.

Chatham man charged in connection with theft of war medals

Medway Magistrates' Court

A man will appear before magistrates after being charged in connection with the theft of jewellery and two war medals.

Man in court accused of rape in alleyway

The alleyway off Corkwell Street where a woman was allegedly raped

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was allegedly attacked as she walked home in an alleyway.

Murder suspect denies stamping on victim in late-night attack

Robert Alderman at Maidstone Crown Court

A man has admitted he didn't act in self-defence when he punched a dad of five several times.

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