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Claire McWethy

Claire McWethy joined the Kent Messenger as a senior reporter in 2013. In 2018 she was made assistant news editor of the KM, a role she also now holds at the Sheerness Times Guardian and Sittingbourne News.

Driver clocked at 104mph with family in car

14 May 2022
Driver clocked at 104mph with family in car

Police have issued a fine to a Mercedes driver caught speeding on a Kent motorway.

First asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda 'within fortnight'

14 May 2022
First asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda 'within fortnight'

The Prime Minister says the first 50 asylum seekers will be deported later this month under a controversial new immigration policy.

The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

14 May 2022
The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

Coronavirus infection rates have gone above the national average in nearly half of Kent's districts, but daily UK cases continue to fall.

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Calls for troubled nightclub to close earlier

20 April 2022
Calls for troubled nightclub to close earlier

A Kent nightclub whose future hangs in the balance over reports of violence and underage drinking has now been hit with noise complaints.

Club to show support for Ukrainian refugee, 11

17 April 2022
Club to show support for Ukrainian refugee, 11

A Kent football team and its fans are to put on a touching celebration in aid of their newest fan, a refugee fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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Review: Small plates but big flavours at tapas-style restaurant

22 March 2022
Review: Small plates but big flavours at tapas-style restaurant

Number 8 has launched in Sevenoaks with a tapas-style concept, but would our reviewer be its number one fan?

Fake tree surgeons con victim out of £30k

14 February 2022
Fake tree surgeons con victim out of £30k

A pair of father and son fraudsters coerced a man into paying more than seven times the agreed figure for minor works to his garden.

Yellow fog alert for Kent

15 January 2022
Yellow fog alert for Kent

The Met Office has warned motorists to beware of thick fog.

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Chimney fire sets home alight

15 January 2022
Chimney fire sets home alight

Three fire crews rushed to a home after residual heat from a chimney set a bedroom alight.

Kent among worst for pupil absence

04 January 2022
Kent among worst for pupil absence

More than 150 parents have been prosecuted in Kent for not sending their children to school.

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Looking back at 2021 on the Isle of Sheppey - part two

31 December 2021
Looking back at 2021 on the Isle of Sheppey - part two

The highs and lows of life on Sheppey from July to December

Looking back at the Isle of Sheppey 2021 - part 1

30 December 2021
Looking back at the Isle of Sheppey 2021 - part 1

The highs and lows on the Isle of Sheppey from January to June. What can you remember?

Pile-up shuts motorway for hours

25 December 2021
Pile-up shuts motorway for hours

Part of a major road was closed following a crash reportedly involving up to five vehicles.

'Bring empty homes back into use'

18 December 2021
'Bring empty homes back into use'

Despite the country being in a housing crisis, the number of empty homes continues to grow.

Tough times on the farms

13 December 2021
Tough times on the farms

Figures show the farming industry has been hit hard as markets dried up due to Covid.

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'New pitta palace is no 3am kebab house'

09 December 2021
'New pitta palace is no 3am kebab house'

A new streetfood spot promises to give diners a taste of the Mediterranean - but did our reviewers think it was a-mezze-ing or a Greek tragedy?

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Landlords still using 'no fault' evictions

08 December 2021
Landlords still using 'no fault' evictions

A vital change in the law that would give added protection to tenants has been delayed.

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Fall in 999 staff could mean longer response times

07 December 2021
Fall in 999 staff could mean longer response times

Only the number of police officers is up, as other emergency services lose staff.

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'Bring empty homes back into use'

06 December 2021
'Bring empty homes back into use'

Despite the country being in a housing crisis, the number of empty homes continues to grow.

'Explosion' after truck spotted alight

20 November 2021
'Explosion' after truck spotted alight

Watch the moment a truck caught fire at the side of a motorway.

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