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Chris Hunter joined the KM Group in 2004 as an editorial assistant. He became a trainee reporter at the Kent Messenger the following year and qualified as a senior reporter in 2007.

Dream wedding turns into 'long week of hell'

28 May 2022
Dream wedding turns into 'long week of hell'

A wedding in Crete turned into a disaster when a crash left the best man and his wife in hospital, before the groom's own car burst into flames.

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Hospital introduces food bank for staff

24 May 2022
Hospital introduces food bank for staff

A Kent NHS Trust has set up a food bank for staff struggling to cope with the cost of living.

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Fears over four-month road closure 'nightmare'

24 May 2022
Fears over four-month road closure 'nightmare'

Drivers fear they will face months of traffic jams due to the planned closure of a road leading off an industrial estate.

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Kent gin spotted at Downing Street lockdown party

24 May 2022
Kent gin spotted at Downing Street lockdown party

The director of Copper Rivet Distillery says Dockyard Gin was on the table at a controversial gathering attended by Boris Johnson.

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Family and friends raise £27,000 for hospital that saved boy's life

18 May 2022
Family and friends raise £27,000 for hospital that saved boy's life

Proceeds from a charity bike ride were split between children in Ukraine and a family's ongoing campaign for Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Goodyear Blimp spotted flying over Kent

17 May 2022
Goodyear Blimp spotted flying over Kent

The iconic Goodyear airship has been flying south east over Kent on its way back to Calais this morning.

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New Lower Thames Crossing images released

12 May 2022
New Lower Thames Crossing images released

National Highways has released further images of the planned crossing between Kent and Essex, as the final planned stage of consultation begins.

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Food bank responds to media storm

11 May 2022
Food bank responds to media storm

A pastor and foodbank trustee says the opening of a new food bank venue was a moment that 'should be celebrated'.

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Offices could be turned into homes

11 May 2022
Offices could be turned into homes

Developers have applied to convert a former office building into flats.

Legal action after travellers move onto recreation ground

10 May 2022
Legal action after travellers move onto recreation ground

A councillor says it's important to remember travellers rights, while steps are being taken to move them from a field.

Teenagers attacked with noxious substance

10 May 2022
Teenagers attacked with noxious substance

A 19-year-old was arrested after reports two teenagers were attacked with a substance, believed to be ammonia or bleach.

Cash machine users warned after distraction thefts

09 May 2022
Cash machine users warned after distraction thefts

Police are advising people to be vigilant while using cash machines, following a spate of distraction thefts.

Two men released by police after reported machete fight

09 May 2022
Two men released by police after reported machete fight

A man has been released pending further investigation, and another without charge, after a fight involving an alleged machete attack.

Police rescue swan found walking along road

09 May 2022
Police rescue swan found walking along road

The only fowl play was in the punning, after police rescued 'just the one swan' found walking on a road.

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The man who helped launch Bowie and created Metal Mickey

09 May 2022
The man who helped launch Bowie and created Metal Mickey

We reveal the amazing story of the man who threatened to cut off David Bowie's long hair and created an 80s TV icon.

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Kent frontline workers in emotional Britain's Got Talent show

08 May 2022
Kent frontline workers in emotional Britain's Got Talent show

A nurse and a support worker from Kent were among the Frontline Singers, as their TV debut reduced audience members to tears.

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Village shaken in exploding Audi drama

08 May 2022
Village shaken in exploding Audi drama

A plumber has described how he raced to save his livelihood when a burning stolen car rolled into his van.

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'Honk your horn for freedom'

07 May 2022
'Honk your horn for freedom'

The government, media, Covid measures, and rising living costs were all addressed in a public protest this morning.

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Man arrested after arson attack on pub

07 May 2022
Man arrested after arson attack on pub

A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life, after an attack on a pub.

Where to see the Queen's Jubilee Flypast in Kent

07 May 2022
Where to see the Queen's Jubilee Flypast in Kent

Parts of Kent will get to view fighter jets and military aircraft during the Queen's Jubilee Flypast.

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