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Could pole dancing become an official sport?

A campaign is underway to get pole exercise recognised as an Olympic sport. File picture: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

A group of pole dancing fanatics are campaigning to get the pass time recognised as a genuine sport which could one day be performed at the Olympics.


Woman stuck on bridge

Rochester Bridge

Police were called following reports a woman was trapped on the pedestrian section of a town centre bridge.


Inside new Creams Cafe

A couple have opened their third dessert parlour in the county.

Station hero saves woman after she falls on track

Sarah Williams was rescued from the railway track

A mystery commuter leapt to the rescue of a young woman who fainted and fell onto tracks at a station just seconds before a train arrived.


Drug-driving arrest after motorway crash

The damaged Peugeot 206. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after a crash closed one lane of a motorway.

Bridge closed tonight

Rochester Bridge stock picture

The bridge will be cleaned so the Christmas Lights can be put up before the switch on later this month.


VIDEO: Man robbed at knifepoint after accepting lift

Police want to speak to this man

Footage of a suspected robber has been released after a man who accepted a lift from a stranger was threatened at knifepoint.


Former MP demands ‘action’ over harassment accusations

Despite not witnessing harassment, Paul Clark says it is vital the problem is addressed.


Pensioner trapped after car flips on roof in crash

The car ended up on its roof.

A car involved in a crash overturned on the coastbound carriageway of a motorway, trapping a woman.


Betting terminals to face pay cap

Fixed odds betting terminals called the 'crack cocaine' of gambling

Local MP and gambling minister has announced plans to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.

Delays ease after crash

Traffic delays. Stock image

A crash which closed a busy dual carriageway both ways has now been cleared.

'You showed a total disregard for a person’s life'

Two carers who left a vulnerable woman woman locked in a hot car while they went on a shopping trip have avoided jail.


Is Halloween worth celebrating?

Our children love may love it but some say it's becoming too commercial and leading to anti-social behaviour.


Dockyard building misses out on top prize

The Command of the Oceans building at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. Picture: Wiki Commons

One of Kent's most historic buildings has narrowly missed out on the UK's most coveted architectural award.


Trio in custody after brothel raid

The brothel was apparently uncovered in Delce Road, Rochester, Library image.

Three people are in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of running a brothel.

Medway housing targets 'quite impossible'

The government's housing targets are unachievable, it's claimed

A government target to build thousands of homes in Medway would be "impossible" to meet, the area's three MPs claim.


Dockyard building could get top prize

The Command of the Oceans building has been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize

A historic building which houses one of Kent's forgotten vessels is up for a national prize.

NHS worker snooped on patient's medical records

Nicola Wren snooped on the records of a patient 279 times over a three-week period

An administrator accessed private information about a patient hundreds of times without having a lawful reason.


Queues clear at tunnel after four-vehicle crash

Views of the Chatham side of the Medway tunnel, Chatham

All lanes are now open after a pile-up at the Medway tunnel.

Riverside to undergo £400 million revamp

Development at Rochester Riverside will begin later this year.

UK Home-builder Countryside has been given the green light for a plan that would transform a Kent town.


Have you seen Barbora?

Barbora Horvathova is missing again, picture Kent Police.

A teenage girl has been reported missing on several occasions, has been reported missing again.

Wetherspoons pub given new name

Wetherspoons will reopen The Railway in Rainham. Picture: Andy Payton.

Readers have spoken, and a town's new Wetherspoons has been named after two weeks of voting.


Thick plumes of smoke from scrapyard blaze

Thick smoke seen around Strood as firefighters tackle scrapyard blaze

Huge smoke plumes are billowing from a scrapyard as fire crews battle a blaze there.

Families’ horror after mutilated cats found

There are fears the M25 cat killer could be to blame. Stock picture: Thinkstock Image Library

Three cats have been found dead and mutilated after being cut several times with a sharp blade.


Man died in agony after NHS staff 'wrote him off'

Phillip Marshall, 62, died in agony after calling the out-of-hours NHS number

A doctor closed the case of a man who rang the NHS helpline complaining of severe chest pains after he could not reach him on his mobile.


Another arrest in murder investigation

Kyle died in hospital

Detectives have arrested another boy on suspicion of murder following the death of teenager, Kyle Yule.

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