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Chloe Holmwood

Chloe Holmwood joined the Kent Messenger Group in 2016 as a senior reporter, having previously been content editor at Kent Live. Her current role mainly covers Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

How town has changed in 10 years

17 December 2021
How town has changed in 10 years

It may only be 10 years but a lot has changed in this town over the past decade.

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Café plans brewing for convenience store

12 December 2021
Café plans brewing for convenience store

A convenience store could receive an upgrade after plans to build a new indoor coffee shop.

Mum's book charts struggles

08 December 2021
Mum's book charts struggles

A mum has published a book talking about her challenges in taking care of her two children during the pandemic.

Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

05 December 2021
Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

Proposals have been unveiled for an SEN school for a Kent borough struggling for places.

Teenage biker in critical condition after crash

01 December 2021
Teenage biker in critical condition after crash

A teenage motorcyclist is in a critical condition at a London hospital after a crash with a tipper truck.

No more derailed sleep as noisy train hooters hit buffers

01 December 2021
No more derailed sleep as noisy train hooters hit buffers

Campaigners are celebrating victory after a 20-month battle to silence noisy train horns that kept them up at night.

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Lorry fire blocks major route

29 November 2021
Lorry fire blocks major route

There are delays on the A299 Thanet Way because of a lorry fire.

Man in hospital after M20 break down crash

29 November 2021
Man in hospital after M20 break down crash

A man has been taken to hospital after a van crashed into a recovery vehicle on the M20.

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Man charged with fleeing prison after police chase

26 November 2021
Man charged with fleeing prison after police chase

A man suspected of absconding from a prison has been charged after a pursuit ended with police using "tactical contact" to stop a fleeing van.

Boris the snowman must ‘stay at home’ no longer

26 November 2021
Boris the snowman must ‘stay at home’ no longer

A giant snowman named after the PM is finally standing guard outside a village pub after last year’s restrictions prevented it from doing so.

Entire weekend closures for flyover work

25 November 2021
Entire weekend closures for flyover work

Motorists are to face entire weekend closures at a busy roundabout because of roadworks.

Sanctuary's plea for help after hens saved from slaughter

25 November 2021
Sanctuary's plea for help after hens saved from slaughter

A charity is asking for help after it took in dozens of former battery hens that have been saved from slaughter.

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Music therapy inspires children's hospice’s charity cover

24 November 2021
Music therapy inspires children's hospice’s charity cover

A children's hospice choir has released its own version of an Andrea Bocelli song as part of its Christmas fundraising appeal.

Two-car crash closes village road

22 November 2021
Two-car crash closes village road

A crash involving two cars has forced the closure of a village road.

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Is this England's brainiest eight-year-old?

21 November 2021
Is this England's brainiest eight-year-old?

A girl from Kent who can answer up to 173 maths questions in one minute has won a national times table contest.

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First glimpse at how first special school could look

20 November 2021
First glimpse at how first special school could look

The first images of a proposed new special school – the first of its kind on Sheppey – have been released.

Town’s hair and beauty salon is cut above rest

19 November 2021
Town’s hair and beauty salon is cut above rest

A hair and beauty salon is proving to be a cut above the rest after winning three awards – and it’s only been open 16 months.

CCTV released after woman headbutted on night out

18 November 2021
CCTV released after woman headbutted on night out

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a woman was headbutted and shaken violently on a night out.

Future of GP care in doubt for 5,700 patients after shake-up

17 November 2021
Future of GP care in doubt for 5,700 patients after shake-up

The future of GP services provided at a village surgery has been thrown into doubt.

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'Diabolical' council blunder allows 'eyesore' 5G mast to go up

14 November 2021
'Diabolical' council blunder allows 'eyesore' 5G mast to go up

A colossal 5G phone mast can be installed in a residential street after a council error meant officers ran out of time to object to the plans.

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