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Outrage at CCTV car seen blocking path near school

The car was spotted covering the pavement in Warden Road. Pic: Laura Arlington

Residents were outraged after a council CCTV car was seen parked blocking the pavement near a school.


Crematorium work goes on

Medway Crematorium

Work to replace equipment at a crematorium will not lead to funeral service delays, the council has assured.

Men arrested over '£35k fraud'

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding an elderly man out of £35,000.

Warning after man targets schoolgirls on Facebook

Kent pupils fared better than the country's average in English and maths GCSEs. Stock image

A school has warned parents after reports a man has been contacting teenage pupils on Facebook.


B&M to open new store

Jobs at B&M are being advertised

Long-running speculation about the bargain retailer opening a new site in the county has been confirmed.


Police dog Olly collars his man

Police dog Olly found the man in a house, picture Kent Police.

A Kent Police dog has helped officers to arrest a man

Road closed for months by crumbling church reopens

Gill Irwin at Elim Pentecostal Church, Rochester

A busy street has now reopened, seven months after part of a church collapsed into the road.


Four school boys reportedly seen on railway line

British Transport Police were called this morning after four school boys were seen on the tracks.

Man assaulted by pair in park

Police are hunting a pair of attackers who assaulted a man and fled the scene when members of the public tried to help the victim.


Pubs reduce their prices for today only

The Thomas Waghorn, Railway Street, Chatham

Wetherspoons pubs will be cutting their prices today to celebrate National Tax Equality day.


Delays clear after crash

The crash on the Wainscott bypass

Motorists faced long delays after a crash on a busy stretch of road.


Injured stray cat wins stay of execution

A badly limping stray was saved by two cat lovers

A group of animal lovers are determined to save the life of a feline whose injuries were so bad a vet said he should be put down.


Woman trapped after crash

Hoath Way, Gillingham. Pic: Google Maps

A woman had to be cut free from a car after a crash involving several vehicles.


Car fleeing police crashes into woman

Police are looking for the driver of a Ford Fiesta which hit a woman in Manor Road, Chatham.

A woman suffered serious injuries after a car stopped by police sped off and crashed into her.


Dealers jailed for using house as drug base

Daniel Ojo and Miles Niles were jailed for supplying drugs in Medway.

A pair of dealers peddled drugs from a flat after convincing a vulnerable resident to let them stay.


Man dies in same road as house fire

The man died in Sturdee Avenue. Picture: Google.

Emergency services were called after a man died in the street, less than two hours before a blaze broke out nearby.


Firefighters tackle house blaze

Picture: Jessika Hope.

Crews were called to tackle a fire at a house, which started in a top floor bedroom.

Man appears in court over ex's shopping centre 'murder'

Joshua Stimpson

A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, who was stabbed and slashed to death in a shopping centre car park, has appeared in court.

Man in court over ex's shopping centre 'murder'

Joshua Stimpson

A man facing a murder charge after his ex-girlfriend was stabbed to death in a shopping centre car park is due to enter a plea today.

Work on Bowaters roundabout start today

It could take up to two weeks for work on the roundabout in Rainham to be completed.


Not such a sssscary snake...

RSPCA inspectors were prepared to confront a snake. Stock pic.

An RSPCA officer was shocked at what they found after being called out by a frightened woman to reports of a six foot snake.


Burglars force their way into home

Two burglars forced their way into a home. (Stock image: Thinkstock)

Two thieves escaped with electrical items after barging their way into a house.


Dad's protest after arm broken during night out

A man who claims his arm was broken while being thrown out of a pub has protested outside a police station.


Great expectations for Scrooge game

Peter Gerring and his sons Jason and Simon created the game Scrooge

A family who have created a Dickens-inspired board game are hoping for a huge Christmas hit.


Man arrested after smoke bomb thrown at match

Tomas Holy throws a smoke bomb off the pitch. Picture: Andy Jones

Gillingham's 1-0 win over Charlton was marred by flares being thrown towards the end of the game.


Worst flu season in 69 years feared

Last winter, A&E at Medway Maritime struggled to cope with extreme demand. Image: Thinkstock

Plans are being put in place at Kent's biggest hospital to try and prevent a repeat of winter chaos that saw some patients waiting 12 hours for a bed.

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