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Charity scammer walks free from court

A former serviceman who scammed a veterans' charity out of nearly £50,000 to feed his gambling addiction has walked free from court.

Andrew Gallie, from Medway, made dozens of fraudulent payments to himself while working at the Not Forgotten Association, which supports wounded military personnel and disabled veterans.

Today - outside Southwark Crown Court - he told our reporter Abigail Bracken that he was ashamed of his actions.

Medway memorial remembers the servicemen killed in WWI bombing raid

131 navy servicemen who were killed during a bombing raid during the First World War, have been remembered in a ceremony in Medway. It marks 100 years since the attack. John Ryall reports.

Songbird triumphs over vast development plan

Controversial plans for a vast housing development in Kent have been scrapped at the 11th hour - after a campaign by environmentalists.

The land at Chattenden on the Hoo Peninsula near Rochester, is a nationally protected Nightingale habitat - and the planning decision had been taken over by Government.

But the developers withdrew their application to build - just months before a public inquiry was due. Sarah Saunders spoke to Greg Hitchcock, Kent Wildlife Trust; leader of Medway Council Alan Jarrett and Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst.

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