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Ron, they're only dancing!

The “stars” were out in force for the second annual Kent Messenger GroupAwards night themed on the rock and roll years. Hosted by “Smashie and Nicie” – group ad manager, Simon Clubley and KM radiomanager, Phil Lines – almost 400

Kent Messenger Awards

The full list of winners and runners-up was as follows: BEST EDITORIAL USE OF COLOUR1st: for his work on the Red Arrows, Steve Bodycomb, Larkfield.Runner-up: for Race For Life, Wendy Watts, Larkfield. BEST OFF BEAT STORY 1st: for “Randy Rodent

Dimond takes charge of biggest-selling weekly

Nine of Kent Messenger Group’s weeklies will now come under the responsibility of Bob Dimond, who has been appointed senior editor (north and west Kent). His responsibility has expanded from the Medway Messenger and Medway Extra to embrace the six

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

Subbing first for Richard

Richard Trevena, a sports sub-editor at Medway Today, has become the first person to receive a Kent Messenger diploma in sub-editing after completing a two-year course with the newspaper group. Richard was among 269 applicants for six places on the

Turned-on for the World Cup?

Reporters at Medway Today and Medway Messenger were pleased to know that their boss has made provisions for the World Cup. Editor Bob Dimond said: “As a huge football fan myself there’s nothing I want more than to watch the

Intimate fax goes astray

An intimate fax that arrived in the newsroom at Medway Today caused more than a few titters. The fax – definitely a contender for letter of the week – was addressed to “John the Masked Man” from “Jane” (names changed

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

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.

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

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

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