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Denise Eaton

Denise Eaton began her career with Westminster Press, working on titles in south east Essex and a national news agency before transferring to Kent. After editing the KM's Gravesend and Dartford titles she was appointed the Kent Messenger's first female editor in 2011 and has led the teams to multiple industry awards, including The Regional Press Award's Weekly Newspaper of the Year.

Police and forensics descend on home

07 May 2022
Police and forensics descend on home

Police are stationed outside a Kent property tonight as forensics carry out an examination.

'It's like another slap in the face'

15 April 2022
'It's like another slap in the face'

A mum fighting for a cannabis drug to be prescribed on the NHS has encountered yet another setback.

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Easter lamb saved from certain death

15 April 2022
Easter lamb saved from certain death

A lamb found unresponsive by the roadside is being nurtured back to health thanks to round-the-clock care by volunteers.

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Six months of roadworks finally over!

15 April 2022
Six months of roadworks finally over!

Motorists were celebrating a cone-free run today after roadworks were finally completed.

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Traffic management system is back

15 April 2022
Traffic management system is back

A traffic management scheme has been reinstated, just hours after motorway restrictions were eased.

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Lone lamb found at death's door by roadside

12 April 2022
Lone lamb found at death's door by roadside

Volunteers at a Kent animal sanctuary are working round the clock to save a lamb found alone, freezing and barely responsive by the roadside.

Child killer is released early from prison

30 January 2022
Child killer is released early from prison

A 'controlling and violent' thug has been granted his freedom, less than three years after crushing toddler Alfie Lamb to death with his car seat.

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'The monster that caused his pain and suffering has the gall to ask for day release'

30 January 2022
'The monster that caused his pain and suffering has the gall to ask for day release'

The biological 'mother' who almost killed her weeks-old baby has applied for day release.

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Passengers trapped as person hit by train

30 January 2022
Passengers trapped as person hit by train

Rail passengers were handed lights and blankets after a train was stranded after hitting a pedestrian.

Three-force chase sees M25 closed

30 January 2022
Three-force chase sees M25 closed

Motorists were held on the M25 this morning following a dramatic police chase involving three forces.

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Disgraced ex-Tory MP's home makes £700k from sale

03 January 2022
Disgraced ex-Tory MP's home makes £700k from sale

The former matrimonial home of a shamed ex-MP who claimed universal credit has sold for a handsome profit.

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Prime Minister expresses hospital staff shortage fears

03 January 2022
Prime Minister expresses hospital staff shortage fears

With one hospital recording a critical incident because of staff shortages, we examine the situation across Kent.

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All aboard the Polar Express

11 December 2021
All aboard the Polar Express

Review: Grab your pyjamas and have your Christmas spirit at the ready as a fantastic festive journey for believers awaits.

Body found entangled in fishing nets

11 December 2021
Body found entangled in fishing nets

An investigation has been launched after fishermen found a body ensnared in nets.

Search for Björn intensifies

13 November 2021
Search for Björn intensifies

Shoppers are being asked to rack their brains for clues as a couple ramp up their search for pink-nosed pet Björn who is thought to have been stolen.

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One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

09 October 2021
One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

Covid rates are highest among secondary school pupils, Office for National Statistics data just released shows.

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One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

09 October 2021
One in 15 secondary school pupils test positive for Covid

Covid rates are highest among secondary school pupils, Office for National Statistics data just released shows.

Carrier bag cost could rise

12 September 2021
Carrier bag cost could rise

Shoppers could be charged 50p for carrier bags in a bid to end single-use plastic.

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Arrests after high street brawl between bin men

08 August 2021
Arrests after high street brawl between bin men

Two men have been arrested following a disturbing town centre fight involving workmen in high-vis clothing.

Sex, rivalry, betrayal and tragedy: Kent's murky past

08 August 2021
Sex, rivalry, betrayal and tragedy: Kent's murky past

Kent's historic homes are set to star in an explosive new royal TV docu-drama.

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