Medway Council leader Rodney Chambers has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honour's List for services to local government.
Medway Council has submitted its bid for the Medway towns to gain city status.
Work began this week started on the first phase of the Rochester Riverside regeneration scheme.
A new housing strategy for Kent and Medway has called for more central government funding for transport infrastructure.
Work has started on improvements to two schools in Rainham, as part of a series of improvements being made to primary and secondary facilities in Medway.
Work has started to develop a new mammoth sorting office in Strood, which will replace sorting offices in Maidstone, Tonbridge, Dartford and Canterbury.
Wind farm operator Vestas has signed an agreement with the Port of Sheerness which could see it build a wind turbine manufacturing plant at the site.
The Conservative Party has retained control of Medway Council following yesterday’s local elections, albeit with a reduced majority.
The controversial boss of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, has slammed proposals for a new airport in the Thames Estuary as “absolutely nuts”.
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has opened a new homes development at Castle Walk, Lower Upnor.