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Teacher contracts life-threatening infection

Meningitis can be deadly and can lead to permanent disabilities such as brain damage. Stock photo

Officials at a Kent school have confirmed a member of staff is being treated in hospital for a "serious condition".


Violent bully trashed ex-partner's caravan

Matthew Gillett, 31, has been jailed. Picture Kent Police.

A bully who trashed his ex-partner’s caravan and attacked her has been jailed for more than two years.


Cold weather sparks emergency council housing

Homeless person living on street. Stock pic.

People are asking to let the homeless on our streets know they can get help at Kingsley House.


Couple threatened by trio wearing balaclavas

The incident happened in Staplehurst Road, Twydall. Picture, Google Maps.

A man and a woman were threatened by three men wearing balaclavas who got into their home and demanded cash.


Medway council taxpayers asked to find nearly 6% more

Stock picture.

Protesters greeted councillors ahead of a heated budget setting meeting - which saw a near 6% rise for council tax payers.


Power cuts and rail disruption expected next week

Snow is heading for Kent next week, with the Met Office warning of disruption to the roads and rail.


Trump hints at arming teachers

Donald Trump

The President of the US has announced is considering arming school teachers in a bid to thwart growing levels of gun violence.


Protests against council cuts

Some of the protesters

Campaigners fighting to save sports venue and funding for charity for older people joined forces to stage a demonstration.


Smoke billows from roof of Burger King

Burger King in Gillingham

Three fire engines were called to a town centre fast food takeaway after smoke was seen pouring from the roof.

Company celebrates 40 years of trading

Colin Jarvis founded the company.

Forty years ago Colin Jarvis took a gamble and started his own electrical company from his bungalow.


University staff go out on strike

Protesters at the University of Kent in Canterbury

Lecturers and university staff are taking strike action today over pensions.


More council tax bills to rise

Stock image of a council tax bill

Councillors are expected to push through an increase of almost 6% on council tax charges for people in Medway during a meeting today.


Anger after bulldozer spotted at protected site

Reported clearance work at Lodge Hill. Picture: Tony Broad

Drone footage shows clearance work being carried out at the controversial Lodge Hill site - a key spot for endangered nightingales.


Teen charged after 'gunman' seen at shopping centre

Stock photo

Police have charged a teenager following reports of a person brandishing a gun in a shopping centre.

Trio in court after car theft

Police have charged three men.

Three men have been charged after a car was stolen and later found in another county.

Thug who threatened mum with knife jailed

Hartrilochan Badyal, picture Kent Police.

A thug who threatened his long-suffering mother with a knife and tried to glass a police officer has been jailed for four a half years.


Flowers at school gate for tragic head teacher

Floral tributes left following the death of Gary Vyse

Dozens of floral tributes have been left outside a school as pupils pay their respects to a "superb" head teacher following his sudden death.


Armed police called to shopping centre

The Pentagon Shopping Centre

A man has been arrested after armed police were called to a shopping centre following reports of a gun being brandished.

Fire after three-car crash on motorway

Police are at the scene

Police and firefighters were called after a crash involving three cars on the M2.

Thieves steal more than £9k of cigarettes in raid

Barry Vara, is appealing for information after the break in.

Thieves broke into a newsagents and made off with about £9,000 of cigarettes.


Industrial building fire sparks alert

Fire crews were called to Courteney Road, Gillingham. Picture: Instant Street View

Crews spent more than an hour tackling a blaze in a plant room.

Crime on the rise in the Towns

Kent Police Headquarters

Police-recorded crime is on the rise, according to a new council report.


Man jailed in Dubai after using 'stolen' credit card

He stayed in this 5* hotel with his girlfriend.

A Kent tourist has been jailed for a year in Dubai after being found guilty of using a fake credit card to pay for a luxury holiday.


More than 120 people die due to air pollution in Medway

The council is trying to control pollution

The council are meeting today to discuss how the work to improve air quality is going.


Award for men who grappled with armed robber

High Sheriff George Jessel with Kevin Delahay and Judge Philip Statman

A shop assistant and a customer took on a masked man pointing what seemed to be a gun after he demanded money from the till.


Traffic ground to a halt on M2

Queuing traffic at the scene. Picture: @KentSpecials

A crash left a vehicle facing in the wrong direction and debris strewn across a motorway.

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