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Conservatives win by-election

04 November 2016
Conservatives win by-election

Voters in Rainham Central ward have chosen Conservative Jan Aldous as their new councillor.

Teen falls 20ft from scaffolding

03 November 2016
Teen falls 20ft from scaffolding

A teenager has been taken to hospital after he fell 20ft from scaffolding.

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Review: 'A strange world of ghostliness and fear'

03 November 2016
Review: 'A strange world of ghostliness and fear'

A gothic ghost story about a young governess who arrives at a lonely English manor house to care for two orphans is at Medway Little Theatre.

Shamed head teacher: 'My moment of recklessness'

02 November 2016
Shamed head teacher: 'My moment of recklessness'

A head teacher has commented publicly for the first time about his embarrassment since crashing his BMW while drink-driving.

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Train passengers delayed after lorry hits level crossing

01 November 2016
Train passengers delayed after lorry hits level crossing

Trains were delayed on the Medway Valley line between the Towns and Maidstone after a lorry struck the level crossing.

Nina on Monday: why are condoms so dear and out of reach?

24 October 2016
Nina on Monday: why are condoms so dear and out of reach?

Monday Messenger columnist Nina Page wonders why shops don't make contraceptives easier to buy.

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Don’t be afraid to tell the teacher when you need the loo...

14 October 2016
Don’t be afraid to tell the teacher when you need the loo...

Our First Class supplement is out today, but what advice would you give yourself, if you were starting school again for the first time?

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Queen honours Sappers with visit

13 October 2016
Queen honours Sappers with visit

The Queen visited a barracks in Kent to mark the 300th anniversary of the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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Doors locked at tourist attraction

12 October 2016
Doors locked at tourist attraction

Staff have reportedly been left in tears following the sudden closure of a tourist attraction.

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Man dies after crash on Grand Canyon road trip

10 October 2016
Man dies after crash on Grand Canyon road trip

Tributes have been paid to a "lovely man" who died in a head-on crash while travelling with friends in America.

Joanna: keep your mouth shut over wolf-whistling

10 October 2016
Joanna: keep your mouth shut over wolf-whistling

Joanna Lumley's support of the wolf-whistle is not helpful against bigoted pub bores and sleazy men who harass schoogirls, says our columnist.

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Smash after car 'jumped red light'

03 October 2016
Smash after car 'jumped red light'

A town centre crash in the early hours is thought to have been caused by a driver going through a red light.

Sun backtracks over Allardyce sacking claim

02 October 2016
Sun backtracks over Allardyce sacking claim

The Sun has published a clarification after claiming MP and sports minister Tracey Crouch helped get England manager Sam Allardyce the sack.

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Save 5p on petrol at revamped Chatham filling station

30 September 2016
Save 5p on petrol at revamped Chatham filling station

Pick up a copy of today's Medway Messenger and save 5p a litre when you fill up at a Chatham petrol station that has had a major refit.

Head teacher banned for life after breaking exam rules

28 September 2016
Head teacher banned for life after breaking exam rules

A head teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after her handling of major exams resulted in pupils having their results annulled.

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Pervert arranged to meet girl at McDonald's

26 September 2016
Pervert arranged to meet girl at McDonald's

A paedophile travelled hundreds of miles to meet a girl at McDonald's - but when he arrived, police were there waiting for him.

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Spain to Spurs and back in 24 hours for Gills game

21 September 2016
Spain to Spurs and back in 24 hours for Gills game

Almost 3,000 fans are heading to White Hart Lane as Gills take on Spurs - including one who is flying from Spain and back in 24 hours for the match.

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New autistic school could open in 2018

20 September 2016
New autistic school could open in 2018

Medway could get one of 500 state-funded free schools pledged by David Cameron, if the government gives the go-ahead.

Veteran has sentence cut for gun offence

19 September 2016
Veteran has sentence cut for gun offence

A Gulf war veteran who pointed a gun at police while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder has had his jail term cut.

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50 years ago today: last warship launched at Chatham

17 September 2016
50 years ago today: last warship launched at Chatham

Workers in this picture did not know they were celebrating the launch of the last warship ever to be built at Chatham Dockyard.

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