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Litter pickers at the ready for the Great British Spring Clean

Residents of Medway have been taking part in the Great British Spring clean today.

The national campaign is led by Keep Britain Tidy and there are events across the county over the next week.

"This is my backyard, so to speak and I want to keep it clean just as I would at home"

– John Jones, volunteer

"This is my backyard, so to speak, and I want to keep it clean just as I would at home"


'Gills' footballers spread festive cheer at hospital

Football team visit children in hospital to share some festive cheer

Players from Gillingham Football Club have visited children in hospital ahead of Christmas Day.

They handed out presents and some festive cheer at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, even leading staff and children in a round of carol singing. Among the players were Cody McDonald, Stuart Nelson, Josh Wright and Emmanuel Osadebe. Derek Johnson reports.

Man in court charged with pensioner's murder

Trevor Hadlow's body was found at an address in Gillingham on Tuesday Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in Kent, have charged a man.

Seventy year old Trevor Hadlow was found at an address on Capstone Road in Gillingham on Tuesday. He'd suffered head injuries.

A 17 year old from Sheerness is due before Medway Magistrates charged with murder.

Boy taken to hospital following crash

A 13-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after a crash in Gillingham in Dorset.

Police were called to Wyke Road just before 4pm on Friday to a collision involving a pedestrian and a red Citroen C2.

The collision happened on Wyke Road in Gillingham on Friday Credit: Google Streetview

The pedestrian, a 13-year-old local boy, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. His condition is no longer life-threatening.

The driver of the Citroen, a 17-year-old local man was uninjured.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of the car immediately before, to please contact Dorset Police.”

– Police Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the Alliance Road Policing Team


Police hunt thief who cut down 29 trees

Rangers at a country park in Kent have stepped-up patrols after a mysterious thief cut down twenty-nine trees.

They were felled at Riverside Park in Gillingham and would cost thousands of pounds to replace.

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