Medway, England Newswire

Medway, England Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Medway, England.

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  1. Council called to redouble efforts to help homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Kent Online

    That was the response from Chas Berry, of Justice For Medway Homeless People, after hearing Medway Council's deputy leader Howard Doe explain how the council is tackling homelessness. Mr Berry, from Strood, asked Cllr Doe, also portfolio holder for housing, how the council was addressing the needs of the increasing number of homeless people after the recent death of homeless man Samson Paine in Chatham town centre last month.

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  2. Pokemon Go good for anxiety sufferers says fan who disputes danger claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Kent Online

    A Pokmon Go fan has disputed claims that the craze could be dangerous for children and argues the app is helping anxiety sufferers. Shane Rickwood said a number of his friends suffer from anxiety and the game is helping them get out of the house and talk to people.

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  3. Bowel Screening Team at Darent Valley Hospital celebrate milestone with a themed cakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Kent Online

    It's not the obvious way to mark a milestone by a bowel screening team, but colleagues decided to celebrate with a cake. The West Kent and Medway Bowel Screening Team, which looks after patients in Gravesham, Dartford and beyond, have clocked up their 10,000th bowel scope in three years.

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  4. Man recalls moment spitfire plane was buried in back garden in MeophamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Kent Online

    Brian Sinden's son Graeme lives in a converted barn near Camer Park, Meopham. While excavating for a swimming pool in his back garden, he came across aircraft wreckage.

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  5. Weather hotter than Hawaii and Greece as residents visited the Strand, Gillingham, to keep coolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Online

    It's been hotter than Hawaii, Greece or Los Angeles in Medway this week and people flocked to the Strand to make the most of the sun. Families took a dip in the Strand pool to keep cool after Medway Council decided to open the lido as forecasters predicted that temperatures would reach 32C.

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  6. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust placed into financial special measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Kent Online

    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has placed into Financial Special Measures by a health watchdog over its forecast 23 million deficit. The provider, which runs hospitals in Maidstone and Pembury, is among five trusts across England deemed to lack 'financial discipline' by NHS Improvement The measures mean MTW will be forced to agree a plan to rapidly improve its financial position, led by a director appointed by NHSI who will sit on the trust's board.

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  7. HM Coastguard warning after children jump in River Medway at Whatman Park, MaidstoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Kent Online

    A senior coastguard has issued a safety warning after a group of children were seen jumping from a bridge over the River Medway. About 20 youngsters, from primary school age up to teens, gathered at the structure in Whatman Park, close to Royal Engineers Road, at about 2pm yesterday.

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  8. First customers welcomed at Chatham's new Wetherspoon pubRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Kent Online

    Pioneering customers found their way to the bar at the opening of the new JD Wetherspoon pub - named after famed 19thC postal pioneer Thomas Waghorn. Wetherspoon has spent over 2.2 million on renovating the former post office in Railway Street, and the Thomas Waghorn finally opened its doors on Tuesday, July 20. Medway's second Wetherspoon, the pub is appropriately named after the 19th Century pioneer who created a new mail route from England to India in the 1800s and is commemorated with a nearby statue.

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  9. Homelessness under the spotlight at Medway Council meeting following death of Samson Paine in ChathamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Kent Online

    The death of homeless man Samson Paine last month prompted residents to form the Justice For Medway Homeless People group and ask Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board why he was allowed to die alone in the centre of Chatham. There have been unconfirmed reports that as many as four homeless people have died on Medway's streets recently and now the council's head of housing and community services is to be quizzed on the subject.

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  10. Parents, don't despair! There's plenty to do in Medway over the summer, from BFG to bugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | Kent Online

    Does your young tennis fan want to be the next Andy Murray? Start the summer holidays with a trip to the Medway Tennis Festival where free, fun events will be held at venues across the Towns from today until July 30. King's Rochester Sports Centre, in Maidstone Road, Frindsbury Tennis Club, Upnor Road, and The Strand Leisure Park, Gillingham, will all be hosting family-friendly activities. These include mini tennis, wheelchair tennis and Miss-Hits, part of the Lawn Tennis Association's scheme to encourage girls to get involved in the game.

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  11. Headteacher welcomes plans to expand Cliffe Woods Primary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Kent Online

    The school was one of six looked at by Medway Council as they seek to meet a rising demand on the Hoo Peninsula - where 234 children are applying for 225 school places this September. The problem is set to be exacerbated by rising birth rates and new housing developments, prompting council officers to explore options, including an increase in admission at Cliffe Woods from 45 to 60. Discussion at Medway's cabinet meeting on Tuesday noted Cliffe Woods' "outstanding" Ofsted rating, as well as the "good" ratings of other schools considered - including St Helen's in Cliffe, Hoo St Werburgh, High Halstow, Chattenden, and Hundred of Hoo Academy.

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  12. Theresa May tells Medway MP Rehman Chishti that she won't revive plans for Thames Estuary airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Kent Online

    First the man behind the plan for a huge multibillion-pound airport hub in the Thames Estuary was skewered in the Tory leadership bloodbath, now the winner herself says she is against the idea. Theresa May, who will become Prime Minister tomorrow, has told a Medway MP that she is against the so-called "Boris Island" proposal, despite an apparent impasse and drift over the issue of runway expansion in the south east.

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  13. How social media entrepreneur Zoe Cairns became an international speaker and TV expertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | Kent Online

    Fans of ITV's This Morning and BBC News channel may have seen Zoe Cairns talking about the rise and rise of social media in business. The former Chapter School pupil from Strood has become an international authority on the workings of Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and every other online communication tool.

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  14. John Planck Limited celebrates record turnover and profitability as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Kent Online

    When John Planck Limited managing director Tom joined his father's company as a teenager, he was trying to fund his attempt for a career in football. He played for Margate and had trials at Nottingham Forest, Millwall and Crystal Palace, while working a regular week at the family firm's former base on Medway City Estate in Strood.

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  15. Court round-up: Dartford and Gravesham's latest sentencingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | News Shopper

    Timothy Thomas Dunne , of Knockhall Road, Greenhithe pleaded guilty to drink driving and was sentenced on June 28 at Medway Magistrates' Court. The 58-year-old gave a breath test of 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was stopped in London Road while driving a Fiat Doblo on April 24. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes in every 100 milliliters of breath.

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  16. Cliffe Woods Primary School recommended for expansion by Medway...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Kent Online

    A shortage of places and rising birth rates means a Medway primary school is going to have to expand to meet demand. With 234 children applying for 225 places in six schools on the Hoo Peninsula for this September, Medway Council is having to make plans for the future.

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  17. Secrets Of The ThamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Londonist

    It's one of the key focal points of the city and the reason London sprung up in the first place - the river Thames is what most of us think about when we think of the capital. But how many of these facts did you know about it? The source of the Thames is in a spring in a field in Gloucestershire, but for London the river starts at Teddington.

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  18. The Medway River Festival 2016 at Chatham WaterfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Kent Online

    From yachts to dinghies and canoeing to kayaking the River Medway will be alive with crafts of all shapes and sizes this weekend. The Medway River Festival, which this year is promoting marine conservation, will fill Chatham Waterfront with dozens of yachts and vessels as they sail along on Saturday, July 9. For those wanting to stay dry, there will be a funfair, storytelling area, children's entertainment, live music and food stalls.

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  19. Kent schools close as teachers go on strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Kent Online

    Several schools across Kent are closed today as workers take part in a strike organised by the National Union of Teachers. Members are set to walk out over school funding and contracts, arguing that cuts could affect class sizes, subject choices and staffing.

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  20. Praise for police officers who tracked sex attacker John Guscott, of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Kent Online

    Officers who helped catch a sex attacker responsible for a reign of terror in Medway and elsewhere in Kent have been recognised for the efforts by the Chief Constable. A total of 28 officers worked to solve 47 assaults and robberies across the area, all carried out by Chatham man John Guscott, who was given a life sentence.

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