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Top award for Scout

Oliver Willbye holding his certificate with explorer leader Tommy Manktelow.

A teenager from Greenhithe has earned Scouting's top award.

Cheating builder who fiddled £800k of VAT ordered to pay £1

The national living wage will be a challenge for small businesses

A builder who fiddled his VAT returns to the tune of £800,000 has been told to pay back just £1.

Alpacas mauled to death by rampaging terriers

A police investigation has begun after two Staffordshire bull terriers killed prized alpacas as they grazed in their field.

Lazy cop parks on double yellow lines to grab McDonald's

A police car parked on double yellow lines at the petrol station on the Medway City Estate

A policeman is under investigation after blocking the exit to a petrol station on double yellow lines - so he could buy food at McDonald's.

Trapped puppy rescued after four days

Brody is brought to the surface by a firefighter

This is the dramatic moment firefighters came to the rescue of a puppy stuck down a 30ft hole for four days.

Youngsters stable after smash

The scene of the accident in Canterbury Road, Sittingbourne, where two children have been injured

Two school pupils are recovering in hospital today after being knocked down by a car in Sittingbourne.

Crash causes rush hour chaos

Police are at the scene

A lorry and a car collided during rush hour at Brenley Corner near Faversham this morning causing long tailbacks.

Air ambulance lands for incident in Barming

The air ambulance was called to High Brooms. Stock picture.

The Kent air ambulance was called to an accident involving a motorcylist in Maidstone last night

Police called to stuck lorry

Stock image.

Police were called to free a lorry that was stuck underneath a railway bridge

Policeman crashes car into city house

Policeman was driving car when it crashed into a house.

A car which careered into a house in Canterbury was being driven by an off-duty police officer, it has emerged.

Council gaffe delays decision on 16,000 homes

An administrative error by Canterbury City Council has delayed a decision on whether to put its draft Local Plan out to public consultation.

Jail for computer hacker who launched cyber attack on police website

Lewys Martin was caught with three malware phishing programmes

A hacker who tried to bring down Kent Police's website in a cyber attack has been jailed for two years.

KCC officer steals £250k to fund lavish lifestyle of holidays and concerts

Carl Wall

A trusted council finance officer blew thousands of pounds of stolen cash on luxury holidays and concert tickets in a bid to 'buy friendship'.

Mum sets up 'flexi-school' to help kids with dyslexia

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

A mum who gave her daughter extra lessons when she struggled with dyslexia is setting up a school to help other youngsters.

'Put the money in the bag... I have a gun'

Homeless Christopher Hall held up Bet Fred in Tunbridge Wells

A homeless robber lied about having a gun to trick a betting shop working into handing over £500.

Girl, 12, escapes stranger's clutches

Grace Smith and mum Michele on the bridge near Faversham rec.

A terrified schoolgirl fled after she was cornered by a man and chased along a footbridge.

Efit released in search for suspect in Post Office theft

Suspect

Police searching for a man who snatched cash from a till at South Willesborough Post Office have released an efit of the suspect.

Thieves jailed for Rolex watch grab

Police cordon off Battrum & Son in Sittingbourne after a raid

Two crooks who stole expensive Rolex watches worth £15,000 in a raid on a family-run jewellery store are behind bars.

'We have no plan B'

KCC to plough ahead with grammar school. Library picture

Education chiefs say they are ploughing ahead with plans for a satellite grammar school... despite an alternative government scheme.

Worried mums want more advice on toxic toys

Concerned parents have contacted the Medway Messenger after dangerous dolls were found on sale on Gillingham.

Valuable statues stolen from Wye

The white marble statues stolen from Olantigh Gardens, Wye

A pair of 18th century marble figures were stolen from Olantigh Gardens at Wye near Ashford

10p difference at the pumps - just a mile apart

Motorists have welcomed plans for signs displaying fuel prices which could put an end to huge differences between prices at the pumps.

Norman the cat rises from the dead

Karen Jones, from Kennington, with pet cat Norman after his 'resurrection'

A family held a funeral service for their pet cat Norman and 'buried' him in the garden - before he turned up for breakfast the next day.

Fireball after bonfire lit with petrol-soaked rag

A man was lucky to escape without injury after he set light to a bonfire with a petrol-soaked rag - and then accidentally kicked over a petrol can.

'Boris Bikes' scheme launched at Ashford station

Mark Antwis from Brompton Dock with one of the bikes

A dock of hire bicycles, similar to the ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme in London, has been installed at Ashford International Station.

MPs back EU vote

MP Mark Reckless, now with Ukip

Medway's three MPs were among 116 Tories who backed an amendment to the Queen's Speech on an EU referendum.

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