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Two injured after car crashes into house in Rainham

Library picture- the accident happened on Rainham High Street Credit: Google images

An investigation's been launched after a car crashed into a house and collided with several other parked vehicles in Rainham High Street in the early hours of this morning.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s were treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Medway Maritime Hospital.

A crew from Kent Fire and Rescue made sure the property was safe and two neighbouring buildings were evacuated as a precaution, due to concerns of a gas leak.

The occupants have since been able to return.


Former Labour MP joins Lib Dems

The former Labour MP for Medway, and friend of Jeremy Corbyn has defected to the Liberal Democrats. Bob Marshall-Andrews who represented the Medway seat from 1997-2010 said Labour had the answers to the problems of the 20th century, but did not address those of the 21st.

He told ITV Meridian he was leaving his old party with a heavy heart.

General Election 2017: The view from Medway

The Medway Towns return three Members of Parliament to Westminster. We take a look at the chances of Labour retaking the area, the party controlled all three seats for a period of thirteen years in recent history. Our correspondent Derek Johnson reports.

Medway hosts handball championships

Since the London Olympics, more and more of us have been taking up the sport of handball.

It's popular in much of Europe and at the weekend 74 teams descended on Medway to take part in the British University Championships.

As Abigail Bracken reports.

Abigail spoke to John Pearce from the British Handball Team at the 2012 Olympics and the Captain of the University of Kent Mens Handball Team, Joakin Hauge.

She also spoke to Karim Richani and Mark Ankrah from the University of Kent Mens Handball Team.


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Parents want answers to death of baby in hospital

The heartbroken parents of a baby girl who died at a hospital in Kent claim her life could have been saved if she'd been monitored properly. Summer Palmer was born prematurely at twenty five weeks but developed sepsis a few days later. Her parents have obtained notes from Medway Maritime Hospital which, they say, show tests were not carried out as regularly as they should have been. But the hospital trust insists that everything to safeguard baby Summer was done. Tom Savvides reports.

Search launched after reports man jumped from motorway bridge

Police and the coastguard are searching the River Medway after reports a man may have jumped from the M2 motorway bridge.

Officers were called at 10.20am due to the 'concern for the welfare' of a man.

The coastguard helicopter was spotted in the area shortly afterwards.

The footpath on the M2 Medway bridge coast bound between J2 and J3 has been closed.

VIDEO: Signing choir perform at Medway carol service

The Kent-based Vision Signing Choir have sent in this video of their great performance at the Medway Hospital carol service.

Using British Sign Language they performed carols alongside a Salvation Army band.

The choir performs all across Medway and Maidstone to try and bring both hearing and hearing impaired communities come together.

Pedestrian critical after Medway collision

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A man in his twenties is critically injured in hospital after being hit by a car in Medway in the early hours.

The 24-year-old pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident on the Ratcliffe Highway, Hoo, at about 3.05am this morning

He was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vectra estate on the Rochester-bound carriageway between the junctions with Bell’s Lane and Main Road.

The man was taken to a London hospital and the road was closed until about 8am.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would now like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the car or pedestrian in the moments leading up to it.

The man was wearing a blue-and-white striped shirt and blue jeans.

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