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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.

In your Dartford Messenger this week

Don't miss our Cute Kids competition in this week's Dartford Messenger - there's £500 to be won.

In your Gravesend Messenger this week

This week's Gravesend Messenger includes our Cute Kids competition - don't miss it.

Girls chased by flasher on way to school

Hextable School, Egerton Avenue, Hextable

A pervert chased two screaming teenage girls after flashing at them near a churchyard.

kmfm boosts its listeners by 15,000

Rob Wills and Emma Saint of the breakfast show

Thousands more listeners are now tuning into kmfm, according to the latest official figures.

Rugby player's life saved by club's heart machine

Rugby player Mark Jones' heart stopped for 15 minutes

A firefighter whose heart stopped for 15 minutes when he collapsed during a rugby match only survived when three fans used the club's defibrillator.

The pilot who delivered killer blow in Dambusters raid

David Maltby dropped the decisive bouncing bomb during the Dambusters raid

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, we tell the story of a heroic pilot who dropped the bomb that breached the Mohne Dam.

One lane briefly closed on Thanet Way after crash

Police are at the scene

Several vehicles were reported to have pulled over to help a single car involved in an accident.

Your Kentish Gazette this week....

Find out here what's inside Canterbury's biggest paper this week.

Bobbies on the beat a 'waste of resources'

Canterbury district commander Ch Insp Mark Arnold

A senior officer has clashed with the force's crime commissioner Ann Barnes over the value of putting more police on our streets.

More than 50 want to run K College

Dover's K College campus

As many as 50 organisations - including colleges and companies - have expressed an interest in taking over struggling K College when it is broken up.

Civic parade through Maidstone this weekend

Last year's civic parade through Maidstone

Some 400 people will take part in the annual civic and freedom parade through Maidstone town centre

Subway told to close by 3am

A work of art?

Sandwich shop losses bid to stay open until 5am

Under-fire children's chief sacked in reshuffle

Sacked: Cabinet member for children's services Les Wicks

Les Wicks has been dropped in a major shake-up of Medway Council's cabinet.

Man assaulted in Northfleet

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in an alley in Northfleet.

'Help us piece together final moments of tragic Nathan'

West Malling train station

Police are hoping to unvravel the last moments of a man who crashed his car... only to be later hit by a train miles away.

Burglars pose as social housing workers

Stock picture.

Social housing tenants have been warned to be cautious after men posing as employees burgled properties in Maidstone and Tonbridge

'Madman' driver ordered to stay off streets as cabbie

Rofiqul Khan

An Ashford cabbie has failed to win back his licence after 'frightening the living daylights' out of customers with his fast driving.

Residents to attend asbestos meeting

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against the planned scheme earlier this year

The firm behind a planned asbestos depot is holding a public meeting tomorrow night.

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