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Publisher's quiz night attracts 400

A mass wine-and-wisdom event run by a regional newspaper publisher has raised £6,378 for charity – taking total income since the project began up to £16,500. Kent Messenger Group’s Big Quiz 2004 saw 62 teams and 400 minds compete for

Death of former Kent journalist

Former Kent Messenger editor Arthur Potter has died. The 69-year-old ex-journalist collapsed at his home in Aylesford and later died in hospital. Before joining the Kent Messenger Group Arthur had enjoyed a career in Fleet Street, working as sports sub-editor

Death of former Kent journalist

Former Kent Messenger editor Arthur Potter has died. The 69-year-old ex-journalist collapsed at his home in Aylesford and later died in hospital. Before joining the Kent Messenger Group Arthur had enjoyed a career in Fleet Street, working as sports sub-editor

New editions extend KMG's reach

The Kent Messenger Group is now reaching the whole of Kent – and beyond – with its newspapers, with the launch of two new editions. A new KM Sevenoaks Extra is being distributed this week, giving the group a presence

Death of "trusted" journalist

Former Kent Messenger Group journalist Celia Shingleton has died, aged 79. The former reporter worked for the newspaper group for 28 years in various roles, including reporter-in-charge at its Maidstone office. She also spent time working at the group’s Sevenoaks

Kidney patients to benefit as friends honour sports writer

A special chair to make life more comfortable for kidney dialysis patients has been presented to a Kent hospital in memory of former journalist Kevin Hingley. The Kent Messenger Group sports journalist died in February last year, aged 42, after

News staff welcome royal visitor

Staff at the Kent Messenger Group welcomed a royal visitor this week when Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, paid a visit to the company’s headquarters. The Prince was welcomed by KMG chairman Edwin Boorman, and during his two-hour visit

Paper makes baby Alfie's day!

New Year baby Alfie Cribben has received a signed photo from EastEnders star Shane Richie, who plays the character of his namesake – thanks to the Kentish Express. During a routine New Year’s Day visit to the local maternity ward

Weeklies' big cat search intensifies

As the “silly season” gets into full swing, readers of four Lincolnshire weekly papers are being kept up-to-date with the latest sightings of the infamous Wolds panther. They are leading the search for hard evidence of the local “beast” that

Bi-weekly is born as evening paper closes

An evening newspaper in Kent is to close, and be turned into a bi-weekly publication, following the runaway success of a similar project 18 months ago. Medway Today, the Kent Messenger Group’s evening daily which appears Monday to Thursday, is

Former editor to retire from academic role

Former newspaper editor Geoff Elliott is to retire from his role as head of the department of journalism at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. Geoff, (pictured), has previously edited three newspapers – The News, Portsmouth, the Coventry Evening

News in brief

Author David Cornwell, better known as John le Carre, has passed on some of the tricks of his trade to students on the professional writing course at Falmouth College.He told students about his life as a writer, how he develops

Staff mourn popular sports journalist

The quiet courage of sports journalist Kevin Hingley has been remembered by his colleagues at the Kent Messenger Group, following his death on Monday, aged 42. Kevin Hingley His personal charm had touched everyone who knew him, as had his

Extra web pages mean business

Kentonline is about to increase its local coverage with extra pages to cover the area’s business scene. From Monday, readers will be able click onto www.kentonline/business for up-to-the-minute information. It will carry all the latest business news and features from

David's funeral details announced

The funeral of David Dalton, production director of the Kent Messenger Group, is to be held at Peterborough Crematorium on Friday January 3, at noon. David died on December 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 61. Before

Senior appointments announced

The Kent Messenger Group has made three senior appointments. On January 1, Simon Irwin will become editorial director and Simon Clubley will become advertisement director. They are currently associate director editorial and associate director advertising but will now join the