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Beefeater honour for long-serving former sailor

Gary Burridge joins the Tower of London as a Yeoman Warder. Pic: Historic Royal Palaces

A grandfather has been sent to the Tower of London - to become a Beefeater.

Daniel, 13, clocks up 500 laps and £2.5k for Demelza

David Holmes, community fundraiser for Demelza Hospice, Daniel Gale, 13, and John Gale

Teenage go-kart champ Daniel Gale has raised thousands of pounds for charity by doing what he does best.

Men charged with attempted robbery

Arrested. stock photo

Three suspects, including a teenager, have appeared in court after a man was allegedly threatened with a bladed weapon.

Pensioner's gold goes missing after her death

Linda Harrell, 69, from Gillingham.

The grieving family of a pensioner say they are disgusted some of her jewellery went missing after she died.

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Pervert who posed danger to children locked up

Andrew Patterson was jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A pervert in a wheelchair who raped and sexually abused a young girl has been jailed for 13 years.

Mum's coma after tanning sessions

Marks on Caroline Wood’s back were found as she was treated in hospital

A warning has been issued after a woman collapsed having gone to a tanning studio twice in two days.

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Family of four towed back to shore

Sheerness RNLI Inshore Lifeboat crew.

A family of four were towed back to shore after their yacht got into difficulties on the river.

Man charged after shared house fire

The fire happened at a shared house. Stock pic

Officers investigating a suspicious fire at a shared house have charged a man.

Attacks of vandalism cost village thousands

Michael Pearce took pictures of fire damage in Hoo

A spate of vandalism has swept through a village, causing nearly £5,500 of damage.

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Results day: Wait is over

Girls at Rochester Grammar

The wait is over for A-level students as they collect their exam results today. Our reporters are at schools across Medway.

Results day: Don’t despair if you miss grades

Pupils across Kent will be opening A-level results

For those A-level students who didn’t do as well as they hoped, clearing helps find late or alternative university places.

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Plans in for demolition of former music venue

The Beacon Court Tavern, Gillingham

A developer wants to demolish a popular pub and build flats.

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Nearly 400 nursing vacancies at hospital

Medway Hospital

Trust bosses say they are tackling a recruitment crisis as Brexit creates challenges for Kent's hospitals.

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Missing girl, 13 found safe

Barbora Bogdanova, who has been missing since Tuesday

Police who were concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old schoolgirl say she had been found.

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Mobility scooter involved in crash

Luton Road, Chatham. Picture: Google Street View.

Paramedics were called after a car and a mobility scooter crashed in a busy road.

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Hospice volunteer ‘humbled’ by prize

Kate Browning has been awarded for services to Rochester's Wisdom Hospice

A dedicated hospice volunteer has been given a top award.

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Having a merry old time at the castle

Annie Cetal, Rohan Cetal (two), Daniel and Thomas Pullen (11 and 12). Pic: Steve Crispe

A castle went back in time over the weekend with archery and falconry displays, jesters and a trebuchet.

Collapsed manhole shuts lanes

The Medway Bridge. Picture: Christopher Hilton

Two lanes of a Kent motorway have been closed after a manhole cover collapsed.

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Have you got panto talent?

The cast of Sleeping Beauty. Pic: Martin Smith at Orgin8 Photography

Young dancers could star in this year's panto alongside TV stars Claire Sweeney, Andy Moss and Joe Tracini.

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Three injured in crash

Strood Fire Station, Gravesend Road, Strood. Pic: Google Maps

A man and two women were injured after a crash outside a fire station.

Crash prompts airport safety improvements

The control tower at Rochester Airport. Pic: Gary Browne

Safety measures have been improved at an airport following an investigation into a crash.

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Join former Jam drummer for a pint

The Jam

Rick Buckler, formerly of the Jam, will be holding court at a town centre pub this week.

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Third Aldi to open within weeks

Ambley Road, Gillingham. Pic: Google Maps

A new supermarket will open on a business park next month, creating 30 jobs.

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Car chase in stolen vehicle

Police attended the scene. Stock image

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after a high speed car chase in an allegedly stolen vehicle.

Discarded cigarette sparks fire

Firefighters have warned about discarding cigarettes. Stock photo.

Firefighters have warned smokers after an undergrowth blaze.

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Plans for secure unit in residential area refused

The property in Hunters Way West, Darland. Pic: Google Maps

Controversial plans to convert a family home into a secure facility have been rejected.

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