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Major delays near M2

Traffic has come to a standstill. Picture: Highways England

Motorists were stuck in traffic for 70 minutes after a crash caused 'a substantial diesel spill' on a major road.


Man fights for life after being bitten by cobra

Mr Taylor was bitten by a King Cobra. Stock image.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being bitten by one of his 16 pet snakes.

Bag full of drugs thrown over prison wall

HMP Rochester

More than £26,000 of drugs were thrown over the wall at a prison in a bright yellow holdall.


Terminally-ill Adele fan 'scammed'

Music superstar Adele

A gran dying of cancer says she is more than £400 out of pocket after buying concert tickets on a website which has since vanished from the internet.


Family and workmates mourn loss of 'diamond'

Anthony Medhurst died in the crash

Heartbroken family and friends of a motorcyclist killed in a motorway crash have paid tribute to a "diamond geezer" who would help anyone.


Car a write-off after sewage floods M2

The damaged Mondeo

A driver has described the terrifying moment a river of sludge and stones cascaded onto a motorway as he was doing 70mph.


Woman rescued after jumping from bridge

Rochester Bridge stock picture

Passersby raced to rescue a woman after she jumped in the river from a bridge.


Missing parrot found

Rosie the parrot is missing from her home in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham

A missing parrot has been found after its disabled owner issued a desperate plea for help to find his pet.


Hundreds affected by power cuts

Hundreds have been left without power. Stock picture

Homes were left without power in Rochester and Chatham this morning

Three arrested after fight

Police have made arrests. Pic: Getty Images

Police and ambulance crews were called after a brawl broke out in a residential street in the early hours of Saturday.


Fly-tipping suspects made to clear up rubbish

Two men reported for flytipping have been made to clear up a pile of rubbish. Pic: @KentPoliceRoads

Two men suspected of dumping a load of rubble have been made to clear it up.


Career burglar starts fourth stretch in prison

Derek Jarrett, 59, of no fixed address. Picture: Kent Police

An old lag with 76 previous convictions stretching back to the 1970s has been jailed for eight more years after a spree of break-ins.


Bogus caller targets elderly woman

Stock picture

Jewellery and money were stolen from a woman aged in her 90s when a bogus caller offered to cut the trees in her garden.


Delays clear after town centre crash

Road closed. Stock image

Part of town centre was blocked due to a crash between a car and a motorbike.


Assault case dropped against youth jail workers

Medway Secure Training Centre.

Two youth jail workers accused of assaulting an inmate after an undercover documentary exposed alleged abuse have been cleared.

Business boom bringing diversity to retail scene

The M&S Foodhall is opening soon

A supermarket, a delicatessen and discount clothing and homeware stores will add to Medway’s retail scene over the next weeks.


Missing girl found safe and well

Police. Stock image

Police say a teenage girl who went missing from her Kent home has been found safe and well

Judge mocks hapless thief

Christopher Head, 21, of Curzon Road, Chatham. Picture: Kent Police

A careless criminal was told he was "not very good" at his chosen career after being jailed for stealing fuel from a Kent airport.


Villagers' anger at people swimming in quarry

The blue lake in Halling

Villagers say they are fed up with parking problems and antisocial behaviour after hundreds turned up to swim in a quarry during the heatwave.


Outdoor pool a hot spot for sun seekers

Zara Malone with Joe, nine months, and Sarah Ambler with Rufus, nine months, at The Strand

People across Medway have been making the most of the hot weather this week as temperatures soared, with the Strand's outdoor pool opening especially.

Car fire spreads to home's front door

The fire spread to a front door of a home in Charter Street.

Firefighters stopped a blaze from destroying a house earlier today after flames from a car fire spread a nearby home.

Cadets tackle Army exercises

Heavy plant exercises were staged during the open day.

Youngsters worked hard to complete an assault course and other Army-style activities when they went along to an open day.


Gas terminal tests warning siren

The National Grid LNG importation terminal at the Isle of Grain

A siren to warn residents of an emergency at a Kent gas terminal will sound today.


Arrest after gun found at home

The raid was carried out in Thorold Road, Chatham.

A man is due to appear in court charged with possession of firearm after police raided his home.

Crews called to crash on business park

Stock picture.

Police and ambulance crews have been called after a crash on a business park.

Delays after tunnel crash

Traffic queuing in the Medway Tunnel. Stock pic.

Three vehicles were involved in a crash in the Medway Tunnel.


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