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And you thought OUR trains were bad

Page 1 of 3 With railways in the news, Debbie Eales – editor of the Kent Messenger Press Agency and Kent Courts Reporting Agency – thought she would share with HoldTheFrontPage visitors the story of one of her regular trips

Press Fund boost

The Newspaper Press Fund charity for media workers and their families has received a financial boost from Kent newspaper chief Edwin Boorman. Mr Boorman, chairman of Kent Messenger Group Newspapers and NewspaperSociety vice president, bought the top item – a

Reporter praised for asylum seeker coverage

Page 1 of 2 The chief reporter of the Dover Mercury, Graham Tutthill, has been praised at a national conference for his coverage of the asylum seeker situation in the town. Gurbux Singh, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality

High Court action ends Adsmart name row

A scheme to launch a free classified advertising service under atitle already used by the Kent Messenger Group has been thwarted in the HighCourt. Paul Russell, who has an address in London, had set up a companycalled Adsmart and proposed

Gravesend reporter dies at 81

A former Gravesend reporter has died suddenly at the age of 81 after acareer that took him to Fleet Street. George Pollock – known to his friends and colleagues as Archie – left Gravesend Grammar School for Boys to become

Open weekend at Larkfield

The printing press at the Kent Messenger’s head office inLarkfield will be open to the public this weekend (September 16 and 17). It is one of a series of events which are taking place throughout thecountry as part of a

We're scared of heights – honest!

Abseiling down a 180ft Chatham tower block with your family and friendswatching your every move is not for the faint-hearted. But a brave trio from Medway Today decided to take the plunge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. Managing Editor

Sharp-eyed court reporter saves time and money

Court reporter Ann Price saved time and cash when she challenged an “illegal” sentence handed down at Maidstone Crown Court. Judge Harvey Crush had sentenced an 18-year-old woman to nine monthsyouth custody, suspended for two years, after she admitted possessingEcstasy

Editor steps up at Kent

Ron Green, editor of Medway Today and Kent Today, is stepping up to become managing editor of the Kent Messenger Group. New editor of the Kent and Medway titles is Bob Dimond, formerly editor of the Gravesend Messenger and Dartford

Watchdog role for Elliott

Former regional newspaper editor Geoff Elliott has been appointed to the Broadcasting Standards Commission. Mr Elliott, (55) was editor and director of The News, in Portmsouth, from 1990 until last year when he was sacked after the paper was taken

Elliott bound for academia

Geoff Elliott admits he’ll be “very quickly learning about academe” when he takes on his latest challenge. “It’s not a world I know much about really,” admitted the the former editor of The News, Portsmouth, who has been appointed head

A local life for president Alec

Northcliffe managing director Alec Davidson (pictured) has taken over as president of the Newspaper Society. He was installed at the Society’s Council of Members and told them: “The regional press is and needs to be part of the mainstream of

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

War of words as newcomer takes on century-old title

The long-established Kent Messenger has hit back at accusations of complacency and promised a “robust” response to the challenge of a newcomer in its heartland. Maidstone News, a paid-for tabloid, was launched by Kent Regional Newspapers on June 16 in

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

Churchill exhibition launched

Photographs from the archives of the Kent Messenger Group, publishers of Kent and Medway Today, feature in a new exhibition on the life of Sir Winston Churchill. Called The Churchill Connection, the exhibition was opened by Sir Winston’s grandson Winston