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Fans down under snap up Jedward tickets


People as far away as Australia and Russia have been snapping up tickets to see Jedward in Chatham.

Probe after man killed by lorry on M25

The M25 clockwise was shut between J3 and J4

Witnesses are being sought after a pedestrian in his 40s, from Swanley, was killed by a lorry on the M25 early today.

New Mayor for Gravesham

Cllr Derek Sales. Picture: Mick Gell

Gravesham has voted in a new mayor.

Walrus arrives after longest journey in a century

The walrus gets ready for its journey. Picture: Alex Braun/Horniman museum and gardens

A famously over-stuffed walrus exhibit - weighing in at just under a ton - has arrived triumphantly at its summer home of Margate.

Presenter Griff on tour to give communities stronger voice

Griff Rhys Jones is touring Kent as part of Civic Voice tour

TV star Griff Rhys Jones starts a four-day tour of Kent today in a bid to give us all a say in the changes that affect us.

Prostitute who kissed lover in dock cleared of robbery bid

 A couple kissing. Posed by models

A woman who defied a judge to kiss her lover in the dock on Valentine's Day has been cleared of a robbery plot.

Witnesses sought after trucker dies in A2 bridge crash

Henryk Konopacki died after his lorry hit a bridge on the A2

Police are appealing for witnesses today after a trucker was killed when he hit a bridge over the A2 near Canterbury, closing the road for 10 hours.

Car flips in Thanet Way crash

Police were at the scene of the crash.

Two fire engines, paramedics and police crews were called to the Thanet Way this morning when a car flipped onto its side.

Car crushed by 50ft tree

Car crushed by 50ft tree in Herne Bay.

A care worker is in shock today after high winds caused a huge lime tree to topple onto her car.

Officer makes a return to Maidstone policing

Chief Supt Steve Corbishley

New divisional commander takes over at Maidstone Police Station

Gun scare at village station

Police were called. Stock image.

Armed police were called to Aylesham station today after reports of three youths with a gun.

Proud to be Forty, Faulty and Fab

Debbie Philpott, a teaching assistant at Eastry Primary School, successfully completed the 26.2-mile overnight Walk The Walk across London.

Gang of six beat up my boyfriend

Kent Police are appealing for information.

The girlfriend of a 25-year-old man who was kicked, strangled and beaten in an unprovoked attack has spoken of their horrific ordeal.

Pile up in Medway Tunnel

The Medway Tunnel. Stock image

Four cars were involved in a crash in the Medway Tunnel just before rush-hour.

Swans shot dead and dumped in woodland

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

A gunman is believed to have shot dead two swans and dumped their bodies in woodland.

Workshop evacuated amid fears for cylinder safety

A fire engine during a call-out. Library picture

Fire crews threw a safety cordon around a workshop after a potentially dangerous gas cylinder started 'venting'.

Woman punches bank worker

Police want to speak to this woman over a disturbance at Santander in Ashford

Police want to speak to this woman after a bank worker was punched by a customer who pulled down a poster and threw leaflets across the room.

Do you know this man?

E-fit of a man police want to talk to after a man was burgled in Gillingham

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to after a pensioner’s treasured possessions were stolen from his home.

Gravesend Messenger Cute Kids competition voting this week

Look out in Thursday's Gravesend Messenger for the very first Cute Kids competition with £1,000 to be won.

Sportswear store to create 20 jobs

Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham. Picture John Sturrock

A sportswear chain owned by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is coming to Medway.

Street drinkers will be refused strong booze

Drink drivers were among those called up to court. Stock picture.

A crackdown has been launched on anti-social drinking in Dover town centre with off-licences agreeing not to sell strong booze to street drinkers.

Bob Goldfield to step down as CEO of Dover Harbour Board

Bob Goldfield

Dr Bob Goldfield is to step down as chief executive of the Port of Dover. Chief operating officer Tim Waggott will take over as acting CEO on June 1.

Stone scouts take on 3 peaks to buy minibus

Intrepid scouts and their leaders are taking on three of Great Britain’s tallest mountains to raise enough money to buy a new minibus.

Wedding winners enjoy magical day

Justin and Stephanie with the toastmaster.

Stephanie Hutchings and Justin Harris from Walmer tied the knot on Saturday at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, thanks to KM Group competition.

Playground equipment for Sholden

Deal schools have come up trumps again with Sholden Primary School coming second in the KM’s competition to win new playground equipment.

BAFTA joy for ex-Ashford schoolboy Alex

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker who has been helping to lead Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic Games

Former Norton Knatchbull pupil Alex Brooker has collected a BAFTA for Channel 4's coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics.

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