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Chantal Weller

Chantal Weller joined the KM Group in May 2022 as a trainee reporter for the Kent Messenger.

Crime-hit underpass to have CCTV and lights installed

06 July 2022
Crime-hit underpass to have CCTV and lights installed

An underpass which was closed recently following reports of a sexual assault is to have security cameras and lighting installed.

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Mum calls for barbecue beach ban after son's horror fall

05 July 2022
Mum calls for barbecue beach ban after son's horror fall

A mum says 'there was blood everywhere' after her son cut his foot on a disposable barbecue buried in the sand at a beach. Warning: graphic image.

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Lone intruder breaks into crime-hit Co-op

04 July 2022
Lone intruder breaks into crime-hit Co-op

A Co-op store was targeted in the early hours by a lone intruder, sparking a police investigation.

'The generosity of people is so overwhelming...'

02 July 2022
'The generosity of people is so overwhelming...'

Wellwishers have helped raise thousands of pounds for a new powered wheelchair for an eight year old boy.

Boy attacked by group of teens in park

29 June 2022
Boy attacked by group of teens in park

A teenage boy needed hospital treatment after he was attacked by a group near a bridge in a park.

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Time-lapse video captures beautiful movements of Kent's sky

29 June 2022
Time-lapse video captures beautiful movements of Kent's sky

A photographer has spent more than 50 hours creating a timelapse video showing the movements of the night sky in Kent.

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Baker's giant cookies go viral

29 June 2022
Baker's giant cookies go viral

A baker offering the UK's heaviest cookie has gone viral on TikTok just weeks after launching her business.

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Residents unite to save 'valuable' green space from development

29 June 2022
Residents unite to save 'valuable' green space from development

Angry residents hope village green status will help protect open space which has gone up for sale.

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Underpass cordoned off after sexual assault

28 June 2022
Underpass cordoned off after sexual assault

An underpass was cordoned off by police following reports of a sexual assault.

Blaze at football club pavilion was suspicious

27 June 2022
Blaze at football club pavilion was suspicious

Police have said a fire which broke out leaving a football club pavilion completely destroyed, is being treated as suspicious.

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New record set for the one finger deadlift

27 June 2022
New record set for the one finger deadlift

A retail manager has set a new Guinness World Records for the one finger deadlift, lifting 129.5kg with just his middle finger.

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'I stopped going to work because I couldn't fit in my car'

24 June 2022
'I stopped going to work because I couldn't fit in my car'

A father-of-two decided to lose a huge amount of weight after being inspired by his father-in-law who died.

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The 'forgotten street' still suffering four months after Storm Eunice

24 June 2022
The 'forgotten street' still suffering four months after Storm Eunice

Fed-up residents are still suffering from the damage caused by Storm Eunice after their houses were ripped apart and fences torn down.

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Vandals 'wreaking havoc' at fire-hit derelict building

23 June 2022
Vandals 'wreaking havoc' at fire-hit derelict building

Residents say they feel unsafe amid continued vandalism at a derelict building – with two fires started deliberately on the same night.

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Town's 'second-best' restaurant goes up for sale

21 June 2022
Town's 'second-best' restaurant goes up for sale

One of the highest-rated restaurants in a town is up for sale eight years after two couples joined forces to set up the site.

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'I can't get to Asda - the barriers have to go'

20 June 2022
'I can't get to Asda - the barriers have to go'

A disabled woman says she isn't going to a supermarket because controversial barriers on a footpath are blocking her way.

Soapbox derby could return after seven-year break

20 June 2022
Soapbox derby could return after seven-year break

A popular soapbox derby event which sees residents craft quirky karts to race down a hill could be making a return next year.

Cattery opens 'pet food bank' amid cost of living crisis

16 June 2022
Cattery opens 'pet food bank' amid cost of living crisis

An RSPCA cattery is offering pet food parcels to owners who are struggling to afford to feed their animals amid the cost of living crisis.

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Probe after man hit by car and punched in face

15 June 2022
Probe after man hit by car and punched in face

Police have launched an investigation after a man was hit by a car and then punched in the face in a residential street.

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Pub owners selling up to make dream move to Spain

15 June 2022
Pub owners selling up to make dream move to Spain

After 16 years behind the bar, the owners of a popular pub have decided to put it on the market to make their dream move to Spain a reality.

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