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Man fighting for life after car crash

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a serious car crash in Gillingham.

A 67 year-old man sustained a serious injury when the Ford Focus he was travelling in came off the road in Hoath Way, Gillingham on Friday night.

At around 7:52pm a blue Ford Focus was heading from Bowaters Roundabout, Rainham towards Hempstead on Hoath Way. Then, for an as yet unexplained reason, the 67 year-old man lost control of his vehicle. It left the carriageway to his nearside, mounting a grass bank before thn overturning into the driver side. No other vehicles were involved.

– PC Simon Masterson

Shop owner fined over dumped rubbish

Rubbish left on a street in Gillingham Credit: Medway Council

Rubbish left on the street in Gilingham has led to a kebab shop owner being fined hundreds of pounds.

Jamshed Hasanzada, owner of Top Kebab in Canterbury Street, was prosecuted for not arranging for his waste to be taken away.


Rehman Chishti tightens his grip on Gillingham and Rainham

Conservative Rehman Chisti has tightened his grip on the seat of Gillingham and Rainham with a 1.8% increase in his share of the vote.

Mr Chisti pushed Labour into second place, with former MP Paul Clark managing to poll just 12,060 votes - compared with 22,590 picked up by the Tories.

UKIP finished in third place but picked up more than 9,000 votes.


Shopkeeper left 'shaken' after robbers hold knife to her throat

A shopkeeper says she's been left shaken after a man held a knife to her throat during an attempted robbery in Medway.

Two masked men raided M and B Newsagents on Garfield Road in Gillingham yesterday afternoon.

One of the men stood at the door while the other threatened the shopkeeper. She refused to hand over any money and the raiders left empty handed.

No one has been arrested.

Shopkeeper left 'shaken' after two robbers hold her at gunpoint Credit: Shopkeeper's CCTV
Shopkeeper left 'shaken' after two robbers hold her at gunpoint Credit: Shopkeeper's CCTV
Shopkeeper left 'shaken' after two robbers hold her at gunpoint Credit: Shopkeeper's CCTV

Murderer faces death sentence for Borneo killings

They were devoting themselves to saving the lives of others - but their lives were taken away for no reason, in an unprovoked attack.

Trainee doctors Aiden Brunger, who's from Kent, and Neil Dalton, were both stabbed to death on the island of Borneo last year.

And earlier today, their killer was sentenced to death for their murders. Abigail Bracken's report contains flash photography.

Shock announcement follows run of poor form

Peter Taylor's assistant, Andy Hessenthaler will lead the club against Port Vale on Saturday Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

Peter Taylor was appointed in October 2013 following the dismissal of former manager, Martin Allen.

Initially he was given an interim contract while the search began for a full time replacement but a month later he was confirmed in the role until the end of the season.

Under his stewardship the club managed 17th in the league, safely out of the relegation zone but Taylor has been plagued by a run of poor results this season.

They are currently only two points above the relegation zone following a 3 - 1 defeat to Bristol City at the weekend. They've won just six of their last 23 matches.

Assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler will lead the club at Port Vale on Saturday.

Peter Taylor 'relieved of duties' at Gillingham

Peter Taylor has been relieved of duties Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Gillingham FC have confirmed on that manager Peter Taylor has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

According to the club's website, Chairman Paul Scally, has asked the coaching staff to assist Andy Hessenthaler with this weekend's game against Port Vale.

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