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Refugees hand themselves in at newspaper office

Two Iraqi refugees gave themselves up to police at the head office of the Kent Messenger Group. The pair, who said they had paid $7,000 each to be brought to England from Turkey by lorry, arrived at Messenger House in

KM Group coup as Princess books boat show ticket

The Princess Royal is to visit this year’s KM Chatham Navy Days at the height of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in what is being seen as a coup for the organisers. Princess Anne will attend the Kent Messenger Group-sponsored

Sports author is mourned

Kent journalist Dudley Moore has died suddenly at the age of 71. He worked for the Kent Messenger Group in Maidstone and later set up his own news and sports agency in Rochester in 1961. He moved over to sport

Award-winning site revamped

On August 30, the Kent Messenger Group’s award-winning website Kent Online will be reborn in the most exciting and revolutionary development since the project started more than three years ago. The relaunch – the result of ceaseless work by the

Excuse me -Have you paid for those sir…?

Reporter Sam Lennon became a suspected shoplifter – but quickly proved his innocence. He was collecting a trolley packed with food parcels from the Asda store in Chatham for Medway Today’s Help the Homeless Christmas Appeal. But before he could

Editor's plea for GP inquiry to go public

An editor is challenging a Department of Health decision to keep the media out of an inquiry into a disgraced doctor. The Kentish Express is providing evidence for the judicial review after it found out that the Government wants to

Radio bid cleared for media group

The purchase of two East Kent radio stations by Kent Messenger GroupNewspapers has been cleared by the Radio Authority. Kent Messenger Group’s acquisition of CTFM, Canterbury, and Neptune Radio, serving Folkestone and Dover, in September, triggered a public interest test

KMG buys third radio station

The Kent Messenger Group has bought a local radio station that covers Folkestone and Dover. KMG has reached agreement with Radio Services to buy a 63 per cent holding in Neptune Radio, where KMG was a founding investor and had

Speakers announced for Society conference

Several high profile speakers have been announced for the Newspaper Society’s Advertising Conference to be held in Blackpool on September 17 and 18. The event, entitled The Prescription for Continued Success, is aiming to encourage and motivate the sales forces

New publication for KMG as it combines its resources

The Kent Messenger Group is to combine the strength of two of its established papers to create a new publication, the Medway Messenger. The first issue will be published on September 7, and will have a morning and afternoon edition.

News in brief

Sports journalist Justin Allen is joining the Daily Star as page editor and writer after two yearswith the Evening Argus in Brighton.Justin, (24), had previously worked for BBC Radio Kent and Kent Messenger Group title, the East Kent Mercury, where

Integrated news gathering as KMG snaps up CTFM

The Kent Messenger newspaper group has further expanded its interests in local radio. The firm already owns Thanet Local Radio and has now acquired a controlling interest in CTFM at Canterbury. KMG Newspapers has informed the Radio Authority of its

Cricket writer's new stand

Cricket correspondent Mark Pennell will help present one of the game’s most prestigious awards this summer. The 40-year-old former wicketkeeper batsman from Larkfield has been invitedonto the Cricket Writers’ Club awards’ sub-committee. The Kent Messenger Group correspondent will join a

Role is a 'first' for theregional press

Kent Messenger group chief football writer Tony Hudd has accepted aninvitation to become vice-chairman of the Football Writers’ Association witha view to taking the chair next year. Tony, a long-serving member of the FWA national committee, will make history in

Designer Zandra honoured as the Pride of Medway

International fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has been awarded a lifetime achievement trophy at a Pride in Medway award ceremony. The year-long awards campaign was run by the Kent Messenger Group daily newspaper, Medway Today. Readers were invited to nominate people

KM Group is one of the top50 firms to work for

The Kent Messenger Group has started the year on a high with news it has earned a place in the Sunday Times 50 Best Companies to Work for in the UK list. The accolade is all thanks to KMG’s own