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In your Monday Medway Messenger

The latest edition of the Monday Medway Messenger is out now with a full package of news, pictures, sport plus a great competition.

Our front page story reveals that local education chiefs are getting tough with parents who want to take their children on holiday during term time.

The number of penalty notices issued to parents of children taking unauthorised leave has gone up five-fold in the last three years.

Villagers turned out in force to pay their respects to Holly, the medieval girl whose remains were found during an excavation.

The church and business community rallied round to give her a proper funeral.

Also attracting a big attendance was a walk to raise awareness of the dangers of the River Medway.

More than 100 people turned up for the walk in memory of Sonny Pataria, Terry Reynolds and Chris Lawless whose bodies were all found in the river.

On a lighter note, we have lots of pictures from your Comic Relief events (and if you took some good ones and would like to share them with us, email them to medwaymessenger@thekmgroup.co.uk).

There's a chance to win £300 shopping vouchers for your mum to spend at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham Maritime - what a great Mother's Day present that would be.

Jenni Horn's two-page entertainment guide will point you in the right direction if you're looking for an evening out and you can Start the Week with regular columnist Nikki White and Old Codger Peter Cook.

As ever, we are first with the weekend sport with all the latest on the Gills as they continue their push for promotion.

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