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10 hrs ago | Kent Online

Thousands of youngsters sit the Medway Test at school across the Towns today

A special sitting for those who live out of the area was held earlier this month at Hundred of Hoo Academy, Fort Pitt Grammar School in Chatham and Rochester Grammar School.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Kent Online

Medway pair Jodie Humber from Chatham and Paul Michael Gregory from...

A man and a woman are due to appear at court following an alleged burglary at a property in Parkwood, Rainham. Jodie Humber, aged 23, of Bank Street, Chatham, has been charged with fraud by false representation and burglary of a dwelling.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Kent Online

Gurkhas could miss out on pension reform, Ministry of Defence hints during debate

The Ministry of Defence has hinted thousands of Gurkhas could miss out on receiving a pension from the Army despite a lengthy inquiry into fairness. Two Kent MPs joined the debate on the ongoing All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry in the House of Commons yesterday.

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Kent Online

Gillingham man David Staples charged with arson after blaze destroys...

David Staples is charged with arson after a fire at Tomolly Stables, in Plough Road, Eastchurch, that destroyed five stables, a toilet block and about 10 tonnes of hay on September 3. Staples appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on September 26. A series of large-scale fires at barns across the Island have taken place over recent months, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. "I would like to reassure the public that we are taking these incidents extremely seriously and have been working closely with Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Kent Online

Will Adams explorer celebration

The 14th annual Will Adams Festival takes place in Gillingham Park on Saturday, September 13 and will celebrate the work of the explorer who was the first-ever Englishman to travel to Japan. He may have died in 1620 but Adams' legacy is still very strong and this weekend festival goers will remember the Gillingham-born navigator.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Kent Online

Find out all you need to know on A 10m UTC during open evenings with principal Dr Karon Buck

Potential students who want to join the new Medway University Technical College can find out more at information sessions starting this week. There will be a chance to meet the principal, Dr Karon Buck, who was appointed earlier in the summer.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Kent Online

Medway primary school pupils prepare for 11-plus exams

Thousands of children are preparing to take the Medway Test next week which may determine which secondary school they attend. A total of 2,565 youngsters youngsters will be taking the exam in school halls across the Towns on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Newsday

Plans for 5,000 homes on peninsula

Plans to build more than 5,000 homes on the Hoo Peninsula in Kent have been approved by Medway Council. The plans for Lodge Hill, on a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Chattenden, include 5,000 homes, four schools, a healthcare centre and shops.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Diamond Geezer

The Isle of Grain

As well as being Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is also self-appointed overlord of three North Kent villages.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Kent Online

Thames Estuary airport bid for Isle of Grain 'set to be dismissed' by ...

The government-appointed Davies Commission, which is examining options to increase aviation capacity in the south east, is reported to be poised to dismiss the scheme planned for the Isle of Grain.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Mail

How middle-aged mother Sally Jones from Chatham may have 'reinvented herself as a jihadi'

Revealed: How Sally Jones of Chatham went from being all-girl rock band member to 'wife of ISIS jihadi fanatic who threatens to behead Christians by herself with a blunt knife' A British mother-of-two who once fronted an all-girl rock band is believed to have made it to Syria where she is threatening to behead Christians with a blunt knife.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Kent Online

Shelter submits detailed plans for Stoke Harbour garden city on Hoo...

A new garden city in Kent will house 48,000 people and create 2,000 permanent jobs, according to detailed proposals submitted to the judges of a 250,000 competition.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bookofjoe

Best address in London - 1, Thames - for sale for A 500,000

"Bomb-proof estuary gun emplacement" at No. 1, The Thames, is 1 km offshore and can only be reached without a boat at low tide Phrases like "character property", "unique location" or "genuine investment opportunity" do not really measure up to the job.

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Kent Online

Mayor of London releases new figures to support Estaury Airport campaign

A new airport hub on the Isle of Grain would provide 336,000 jobs and contribute 92.1bn to the economy each year by 2050, according to Boris Johnson.

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