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'Blood donors saved my son'

Oakley Orange with mum Lorraine

A mum is urging people to sign up to give blood as the latest figures show the NHS needs around 200,000 new donors a year to maintain supplies.


Car overturns in rush-hour smash

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Emergency services were called to a collision in which a car had overturned.


Teenager set to stand trial after fatal crash

Jack Burmingham died in a crash on the A2

A driver has denied causing the death of an 18-year-old as a result of a collision along the A2.

Pool shut for repairs

Splashes has been closed for maintenance. Stock image

A popular swimming pool has been closed this week for emergency repairs to be carried out.


Station cash machine vandalised in attempted theft

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A station's cash machine has been cordoned off after a night-time raid.


Superman treatment lifeline for fall victim

Dan Woodall from Rainham is determined to walk again

A man left with a 0.5% chance of walking again after an accident on a night out is determined to prove doctors wrong.


Youth prison 'less safe and more violent'

Cookham Wood is 'less safe and more violent' since inspectors last visited. Stock image

A youth jail where most of the boys are spending more than 19 hours in their cells each day has become more violent, inspectors found.


Energy drink sale restrictions

One of the biggest supermarkets in the country is to stop selling high-caffeine drinks to children aged under 16.


Top scooter riders at skatepark contest

Top scooter riders gathered for a competition run by the Medway Messenger charity of the year.


Teens appear in court accused of murder

Kyle Yule, who was killed on Friday.

Two more teenagers have appeared in court accused of the murder of Kyle Yule.

Crash at busy roundabout

Police were called to the scene. Library image.

A crash at a busy roundabout this morning, is causing delays for motorists.

Motorcyclist 'critical' in hospital after crash

The delay has been criticised. Stock image: SECAmb.

A biker is fighting for his life after being flown to hospital with serious injuries following a crash.


Homeless man scooped into bin lorry

The bin lorry and fire engine in Rochester High Street

A man has been rushed to hospital after suffering severe leg injuries after being accidentally dropped into a refuse truck.


Crash on roundabout as police pursue car

Police were investigating a report of a stolen car in the area.

A vehicle has crashed on the Tiger Moth roundabout in Chatham.

Teen with 'great prospects' as footballer jailed

Hamill pleaded guilty to the offences in November.

A teenager who won a soccer scholarship to the US has been jailed after his life plunged the depths of drug dealing.


Man charged with drug offences

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A man has been charged with drug offences after police officers believed he was acting suspiciously.

Mum's tribute to 'wonderful son' killed in crash

Ismael Brittain died in the crash

The mother of a teenager killed in a motorcycle crash pays tribute to him, saying he was a "wonderful son", as friends set up fundraising campaign.

Two arrested by armed police after 'man held prisoner'

Armed police. Stock image

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and possessing a firearm after armed police were called to reports a man had been hurt.

Two more teenagers charged with boy's murder

Kyle Yule who died after being stabbed

Four people have now been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Kyle Yule, who was stabbed to death in the street.

Car 'stolen at knifepoint'

Police at the scene. Picture: Kent Police RPU

Thieves who allegedly stole a car at knifepoint were stopped by police after officers boxed the vehicle in during a chase.

Police cordoned off street

Police at the scene

A man has been treated by paramedics after being found injured in the area.

'One in a million' doctor saved mum-of-five's life

Amy Akhurst almost died after complications during her fifth pregnancy. Amy and son Noah

The mum-of-five has nominated her doctor for a Pride in Medway nomination.


Convict charged with escaping prison

Dean Cotter

A man who broke into a pensioner's home and threatened her him with a machete has been charged with escaping from a jail.


Tributes to young biker killed in crash

Ismael Brittain died in the crash

Friends have spoken of their heartbreak at the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist who died in a crash, as two people are questioned by police.

Operations cancelled as hospital reaches capacity

Medway Maritime Hospital. Library image

Trusts across the county are being told to delay non-emergency care to help cope with winter pressures - as one hospital declares itself 'full'.


Firefighters called to supermarket after fridge fire

Fire engines spotted in Gillingham. Credit: @Media999E

Fire crews were called to a town centre supermarket after a fridge caught fire.

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