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The Voice contestant Adam Barron

The Voice contestant Adam Barron has been given a second chance at stardom by veteran crooner Tom Jones.

Airport's vision for future

An aerial shot of Rochester Airport

Neighbours and businesses are urged to have their say on the development of Rochester airport... as a major exhibition opens its doors.

Driver escapes car flip

Passers-by helped the trapped woman in City Way, Rochester

A woman had a lucky escape when her car flipped onto its roof in Rochester.

Is cat killer on the loose?

Jade Harle with Cat Chubba

A cat owner fears someone has killed six of her cats with antifreeze in just a year.

Car crashes into store in Strood

Sports Direct, Strood High Street

A vehicle smashed into the front of a store in Strood High Street this morning.

Man arrested on suspicion of wasting police time

Rochester railway bridge

A man has been arrested after an incident near Rochester railway station.

Fire at flats in Chatham

Ten people had to be evacuated from a block of flats this morning after a blaze broke out.

Shock as hospital sends wrong records to family

Annabelle Kember with her youngest brother Ted

A mum who requested medical records for her daughter - who's recovering from a life-threatening brain disease - was horrified to be sent a stranger's.

Mayor prepares for challenge

Cllr Vaughan Hewett training for his challenge

The Mayor of Medway Cllr Vaughan Hewett is getting ready to tackle the Towns' tallest buildings in a daring charity stunt.

Toxic toys on sale

Fruit-head dolls have been recalled

An urgent warning has gone out to parents after dolls containing dangerous chemicals were found on sale in Medway.

We're here to help, say death rates reviewers

Liz Redfern, chief nurse for the south of England and chairman of the review panel investigating death rates at Medway Maritime Hospital

A panel is continuing to probe Medway Maritime Hospital - as it emerged more than 600 people a month wait more than four hours in A&E.

MPs reject estuary airport

A key group of MPs has rejected the idea of an international airport in the Thames estuary. Instead Heathrow should be up to two new runways.

Multi-billion pounds estuary airport dismissed by key committee

A select committee of MPs is the most influential group yet to shoot down plans for a multi-billion pounds airport in the Thames Estuary.

X Factor duo Jedward to perform in Medway

Twins Jedward

They've carried the Olympic torch, danced on stage with Britney and performed for President Obama - now Jedward are coming to Chatham.

Fugitive on New York City's most wanted list worked at Sainsbury's

Sean Lopes

Neigbhours have spoken of their shock after learning one of New York's most wanted fugitives lived in their neighbourhood.

Investigators probe hospital's high death rates

Chief executive Mark Devlin

National investigators were due at Medway Maritime Hospital today to probe its high death rates.

New approach to deal with gambling

A betting slip. Copyright: Thinkstock Image Library

An initiative is being set up to tackle problem gambling in the Towns.

Kent police arrest man wanted for US kidnap and murder bid

Sean Lopes

A man once listed as one of New York's most wanted men has been arrested by Kent police.

Illegal workers uncovered in raids

The men were arrested as part of an operation targeting suspected illegal working within the construction industry. Stock picture

Four people have been found working illegally in restaurants in Medway by immigration officers.

Needle exchange near primary school embroiled in planning row

A pharmacy which has opened despite almost 2,000 protests is being probed to see if it has breached planning rules.

Parking a big worry in £26m station plan

Plans for the new Rochester railway station in Corporation Street

Rail bosses admit parking and design fears are their biggest challenges as they move Rochester station 500 metres up the line.

Doctor earns £25k for working three days a month

Dr Nathan Nathan

A doctor tasked with giving Medway patients value for money is being paid £25,000 – for three days’ work a month.

Principal Colin Boxall to leave the Bishop of Rochester Academy

Principal Colin Boxall will be leaving the Bishop of Rochester Academy, the school has announced.

Restaurant shut down due to infestation

Derin's Kitchen, 263a Luton Road, Chatham

A restaurant was closed down by council inspectors after they found it was infested with cockroaches and mice.

English Democrat defects to Tories

Michael Walters (right) with Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless. Mr Walters has defected to the Conservatives, having been the English Democrats' candidate in the Eastleigh byelection.

A leading member of the English Democrats has defected to the Conservatives.

Cookham Wood jail slammed for poor education of young inmates

The attack happened at Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute

A Rochester youth jail is among the worst in the country for educating inmates. Cookham Wood offered an average of just 10 hours of schooling a week.

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