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Gillingham announce plans for new stadium

Gillingham, based at Priestfield, want to secure their long-term future Credit: Gillingham Football Club

Gillingham FC are calling on supporters, partners and local people to back their plans for a new state-of-the art stadium. The Gills want to secure their long-term future. Currently their home is Priestfield Stadium. Chairman Paul Scally has spent 17 years in his quest to find a new home for the club. He wants to provide a world-class community hub for Medway residents. The only suitable site is on land known locally as Mill Hill. The site is identified in the draft proposals of Medway Council's Local Plan.

We are asking Gillingham supporters, local businesses and residents as well as football fans the length and breadth of England to write to Medway Council in support of our aspirations of going to Mill Hill. Not only would this ensure that Gillingham Football Club have a long-term future at the heart of the community in Medway - such a move would help raise the profile of Medway, gain national and international recognition of the area and assist in placing this part of South East England firmly on the map for the good of everyone.

– Gillingham FC

More details are available on the club's website.

Gillingham man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after woman's sudden death

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A man's been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a woman died suddenly at an address in Gillingham.

Police were called to a property on Livingstone Road in the town at 7.05pm on Friday evening.

A 46 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and manslaughter.

he has been bailed until Tuesday March 2nd.

The woman's next of kin have been informed.


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
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