Kent Messenger w/c February 26

This week was definitely a busy one, with plenty of stories to write and my NQJ exams on Friday. The main story of the week was the front page of the Sittingbourne News Extra, about a vicar who had been refused permission to remove the pews from his church to make the building more accessible…

Kent Messenger w/c February 19

It’s good to be back into the swing of things at the KM, and this week I’ve managed to get my teeth into some really interesting stories. For the front page of the Sittingbourne News Extra, I wrote a piece about a childrens’ hospice’s plans for expansion. Demelza Hospice Care for Children is looking to…

Kent Messenger w/c June 6

I’ve recently been employed as a reporter at the Kent Messenger, based in Maidstone. I started at the office on 6 June, looking after reporting for the Maidstone, Malling, and Weald titles. Here’s what I got up to on week one: I was thrilled to be given the front page splash of the Malling edition: Natalie…

Amber Rudd MP visits University of Kent to campaign for Britain Stronger In

Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, came to the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus on 13 April to campaign for Britain Stronger In Europe. Rudd was greeted by students representing the University’s branch of Stronger In, who asked her questions about the upcoming referendum on 23 June. The MP for Hastings…

Canterbury Streetlights Radio Package

This is a radio news package I put together as part of my MA Multimedia Journalism, edited using Adobe Audition. The package is about the savings made by Kent County Council from fifteen months of having streetlights in Canterbury turned off after midnight. This council decision had caused much controversy amongst people living in those…

Canterbury Buskers TV News Package

This is a TV package I put together as part of my MA Multimedia Journalism course, about looking back on Canterbury City Council’s CPN legislation one year on. The legislation would have meant that buskers needed a licence in order to perform in the city centre, and sparked many protests in early 2015 when it…

University of Kent increases accommodation prices

Accommodation costs at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent have been increased for another year. By comparing information supplied on the University website, InQuire has calculated that accommodation prices have increased by an average of £216.29 for the academic year 2016/17. This is based on the price of a room in each college,…

Woman arrested over University of Kent security alerts

A woman has been arrested following a spate of security alerts at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. The woman, who has been named as Vanessa Relton, is 40 years-old and lives in Whitstable. She has been charged with making a number of hoax calls to the University over the last few days. Relton is…