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New urgent care centre will open next spring

Medway Maritime Hospital. Picture: Steve Crispe

In an attempt to ease pressure on the hospital, a new urgent care centre is planned to open in 2019.


Ex-squaddie prosecuted for personal data leak

William Godfrey revealed personal data online. Stock image.

A former soldier broke data protection laws by revealing sensitive details from the police about a vulnerable adult on Twitter.


Drunk chased construction workers with pick axe

Lee Norris struck in Rectory Road, Deal. Picture: Google.

A drunk man staggered onto a construction site and threatened workers, before chasing them with a pick axe and smashing up machinery.


Head teacher brands pupil premium 'bonkers'

Executive head teacher Paul Luxmoore

The man in charge of five Kent schools also claimed the scheme for disadvantaged families is 'patronising'.

CCTV footage released after theft of power tools

Police have issued CCTV footage.

Police have issued CCTV footage as they look to identify two men in connection with the theft of power tools from parked vehicles.


Let the celebrations begin...

The Chinese New Year procession continues up Gravesend High Street

Shoppers will be treated to pancake races and dancing lions when they head into town.


Mote Park to undergo £4.3m makeover

An artist's impression of the Mote Park Centre

A Maidstone park's play area and skate park will be shut to visitors for up to two months as £4.3 million improvement works get underway.


Woman injured as fallen tree causes crash

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A fallen tree is believed to have caused a two-crash which left a woman trapped in her vehicle.


Look behind you

The Temple Ewell panto Dick Whittington. Sarah Briscombe as good fairy Bowbells and Andy Fellows as King Rat. Picture courtesy of Temple Ewell Players

The much-loved pantomime Dick Whittington will be performed next week.

Get snapping and win a £400 travel camera

James Pickles took this beautiful shot in a tranquil spot off Mill Lane in Canterbury.

The Kentish Gazette has teamed up with the Canterbury Camera Centre to offer a fabulous prize in a contest to find the best readers' pictures.

Woman cut free from smashed car

Firefighters use specialist cutting equipment. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue

A woman has been taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after an early morning crash.


Strong winds bring down trees and cause travel chaos

Strong winds and large waves at Folkestone harbour. Library image.

Kent was battered by strong winds, causing power cuts, fallen trees, building damage and problems on the roads and rails.


Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

The table combines average rent, season ticket prices and time spent travelling

Here are the Kent towns that feature on a new league table of the most cost-effective commuter areas.


Boy saving brother's life

Brothers Ollie and Finley Cripps

A five-year-old boy is donating his bone marrow to help save the life of his younger brother.

Mum jailed for club glass attack

Romana Pryce

A woman was left having to take food and drink through a straw for eight weeks following an unprovoked attack in the toilets of a club.


Huge cash black hole to fund new schools

The council needs £100m to provide more places at schools. Stock image

Education chiefs need to fill a £100m cash shortfall if they are to build or expand schools and provide 12,500 extra places, it's been revealed.


Flood alerts as tidal surge expected

Flooding by the shore in Gravesend

Water is rising over the riverside along the Rivers Medway and Thames, and ferry cancellations are expected this afternoon.


Murder trial jury retires to consider verdict

Archie Ward died in the alleged knife attack

Defence barrister tells trial 'He’s not some sort of champion knife-thrower.'

Revealed: the 11 most popular takeaway dishes

The margherita pizza sold at Chapter was the tenth most popular takeaway meal

Tikka massala and sweet and sour chicken did not feature in the list of the 11 most popular takeaways

Council votes to change its name

Councillors at the meeting

A council is to change its name for the first time in four decades - at a cost of around £10,000.


Pedestrian hit by bus

Stock image

Police and paramedics were called after a man was hit by a bus in a town centre.

Could you pass the presidential test?

Donald Trump

The White House has said the president is in good health, but how do you measure up in the presidential test?


Town wants control of its own affairs

Sheerness High Street

At least 1,400 people have already responded to a public consultation about setting up a new town council in Kent.


'I was aiming at the car'

The scene of the incident in Ramsgate

The man accused of murdering a love rival by throwing a knife five metres through a car window has said he didn't want to hurt his victim.

Dartford Crossing remains shut

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge remains closed this morning amid high winds.


Head torch causes fire

Head torch charger overheated causing fire. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

A warning has been issued after electrical item left on charge caught alight.

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