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Nicola Jordan

Nicola Jordan joined the KM Group as a senior reporter in 2012. She was previously news editor of the Medway News.

Tower block no longer exclusively for homeless Londoners

21 February 2024
Tower block no longer exclusively for homeless Londoners

A council has secured flats in a tower block for its homeless families which were originally due to be allocated to Londoners.

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Award-winning composer releases Medway Hymn single

21 February 2024
Award-winning composer releases Medway Hymn single

An award-winning composer has released a hymn dedicated to a town’s rich history as a single.

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‘I made the Mona Lisa out of rubbish’

17 February 2024
‘I made the Mona Lisa out of rubbish’

A man has turned his trash into treasure by creating art with litter he’s found on the streets of his home town.

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Gangster Kenneth Noye’s former mansion home sold for £2.5m

15 February 2024
Gangster Kenneth Noye’s former mansion home sold for £2.5m

The mock Tudor mansion where gangster Kenneth Noye murdered an undercover police officer has been sold for £2.5 million.

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‘Inspiring’ retired teacher given just months to live

14 February 2024
‘Inspiring’ retired teacher given just months to live

The son of a popular retired teacher diagnosed with terminal liver cancer has launched a fundraising appeal to explore alternative treatment for her.

‘I’m 91 and wanted to tick First Dates off my bucket list’

13 February 2024
‘I’m 91 and wanted to tick First Dates off my bucket list’

A 91-year-old soldier makes his debut on national television by appearing on Channel 4’s First Dates and singing Sinatra.

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Cocktails galore as 24 venues join event’s winter edition

08 February 2024
Cocktails galore as 24 venues join event’s winter edition

Drinkers have a choice of 24 venues within a mile of a town to sample cocktails in a promotion to boost the economy.

Woman arrested after collision between car and child near school

08 February 2024
Woman arrested after collision between car and child near school

A woman in her 60s was taken into custody after a collision in which a child was injured near a secondary school.

‘My little boy deserves to go to school like every other child’

08 February 2024
‘My little boy deserves to go to school like every other child’

A mum who was promised her child would get a place at a special needs school has been told there are not enough staff, leaving him with nowhere to go.

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Kent songwriter wins Grammy for co-producing Miley Cyrus hit

06 February 2024
Kent songwriter wins Grammy for co-producing Miley Cyrus hit

World-acclaimed songwriter from Kent who’s won awards for his work with Harry Styles, scoops a Grammy for co-producing Flowers by Miley Cyrus.

The Last Supper set around Queen’s Platinum Jubilee table

06 February 2024
The Last Supper set around Queen’s Platinum Jubilee table

An exhibition inspired by da Vinci’s masterpiece and set around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee table is opening at a cathedral.

Schoolboy’s epic swim challenge in memory of grandad raises £1k

02 February 2024
Schoolboy’s epic swim challenge in memory of grandad raises £1k

A schoolboy has raised £1,000 in memory of his much-loved grandfather after completing a mammoth swimming challenge.

Dashcam catches moment car speeds off after crash

02 February 2024
Dashcam catches moment car speeds off after crash

A mum was left shaken and her daughter was in “hysterics” after a Ford Fiesta pulled out and crashed into their car before speeding off.

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New cameras to catch drivers flouting rules

31 January 2024
New cameras to catch drivers flouting rules

A council has installed cameras in built-up areas to catch drivers flouting rules to improve road safety and ease congestion.

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Special needs school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

30 January 2024
Special needs school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

A special needs school has been rated “good” by Ofsted with inspectors praising staff for their relationship with pupils.

Union members on picket line at global engineering plant

29 January 2024
Union members on picket line at global engineering plant

Scores of striking workers have joined a picket line at a global engineering factory in a dispute over working conditions.

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Parking chiefs slammed as ‘heartless’ over £170 fine for grieving pensioner

28 January 2024
Parking chiefs slammed as ‘heartless’ over £170 fine for grieving pensioner

An elderly church-goer mourning his daughter's death was threatened with court action after mistakenly parking on double yellows at a business park.

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Workers to strike at factory over working conditions

26 January 2024
Workers to strike at factory over working conditions

Scores of workers are taking to the streets to protest against poor working conditions and a decision to cut their paid lunch break.

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Swastika daubed at synagogue just days before Holocaust Remembrance

25 January 2024
Swastika daubed at synagogue just days before Holocaust Remembrance

A swastika has been graffitied on the outside of a synagogue as part of the latest in a series of vile attacks on the place of worship.

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Parking fine victory after payment app ‘picked wrong car park’

19 January 2024
Parking fine victory after payment app ‘picked wrong car park’

Pensioner wins six-month parking fine dispute after payment app identified incorrect council-owned car park.

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