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Laura finds key to her future at Yale

Laura Tunbridge at her graduation ceremony at Yale.

01 June 2013

A former Sheppey schoolgirl, who has graduated from a top American university, has thanked the teachers who spurred her on.

Man hurt after camping stove explosion

01 June 2013

A father suffered burns to his arm and jaw after a camping stove explosion on a family trip to the seaside yesterday.

Tea room rated one of the best businesses in the world

Tracy Baker with Sudi and Chris Austin at Flynn's Bee Farm, Minster. They have won a Certificate of Excellence from the Trip Advisor web-site.

31 May 2013

Flynn's Bee Farm in Minster has been rated in the top 10% of businesses worldwide by a popular website.

Team sets out its plan to create vibrant town centre

Pete Giffen (standing) and the Sheerness Town Team.

31 May 2013

A group set up to improve Sheerness high street has outlined its ideas for the future to retailers.

Gunman on the run from prison

Barry Beattie, from Ramsgate, was jailed for bursting into a pub brandishing a pistol at customers

30 May 2013

A thug who threatened pub customers with a gun is being hunted after disappearing from a Kent prison, it's emerged today.

‘A lot of work needs to be done’ to turn round school

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, New Road, Sheerness.

30 May 2013

The executive head teacher of a school rated inadequate by Ofsted has vowed to improve things.

Call to lay flowers for murdered Lee

Tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby at Sheerness war memorial in Bridge Road, Sheerness

30 May 2013

Dozens of floral tributes have been left at the Sheerness war memorial to honour murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

M2 celebrates golden anniversary of motoring

The M2 at Sittingbourne

29 May 2013

It may have caused gridlock, jams and roadworks... but the M2 is marking a special birthday

Dad's child snatch knife terror

St George's Primary School, Chequers Road, Minster

29 May 2013

A drunk father turned up at his young son's school with two knives after telling his ex-lover he would snatch the boy in a campaign of harassment.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

28 May 2013

Another packed edition of YOUR Sheerness Times Guardian, packed with news, views, sport and leisure from across the Island.

Departing head bowled over by extension tribute

Executive Head Teacher Alan Bayford opens his surprise gift during the opening of the new classrooms and studio at West Minster Primary School, Sheerness.

28 May 2013

Staff at a Sheerness school surprised their departing executive head teacher by naming a new £1 million building after him.

Mum's battle for machine to break disabled son's silence

Claire Cooper is trying to raise cash to buy two Eye Gaze machines for her son, George Cooper-Donaghy

25 May 2013

A woman is fighting for the technology to help her son say the one word she has never heard... mum.

Alarm after swan gets fishing hook caught in its beak

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

24 May 2013

A swan was badly injured by unattended fishing equipment at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, off Marine Parade, Sheerness, on Sunday.

Brighter future as club gets a new lease of life

Queenborough bowls club Lady Captain Gina Shoebridge, Chairman Michael O'Callaghan, Captain Nigel Seager and Treasurer Alan Jacobs

24 May 2013

A bowls club hopes it will continue to grow after it was granted a 99-year lease of its grounds by the council.

Call for repairs to resume on Island’s ‘worst road’

John Freeman is highlighting the poor state of The Broadway which is full of potholes

23 May 2013

A Minster resident is calling on Kent County Council to sort out the crumbling surface of one of the Island’s busiest roads.

Rock-star teacher credits parents for awards success

Teacher of the Year Awards,Frank Prior of the Isle of Sheppey Academy is presented with his overall award by Mandy Holdstock from Hempstead House Hotel and Joanna Worby from Brachers

23 May 2013

An educator with a rock star approach has dedicated his success at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards to Island families.

MPs criticise Paris Brown appointment 'fiasco'

Paris Brown, with Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

23 May 2013

A report has condemned the 'fiasco' surrounding Kent's youth tsar Paris Brown... claiming a panel failed to scrutinise her appointment.

County councillors take pay freeze

County Hall in Maidstone

23 May 2013

All parties on Kent County Council are today expected to back a pay freeze for councillors, keeping their basic allowances at just more than £12,800

Tax rebate for special PCs

Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

22 May 2013

Special PCs are to be given a council tax rebate to acknowledge the work they do as volunteers, Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes has announced.

Missing schoolgirl found safe

Schoolgirl Shannon Dowsett, missing from her Queenborough home

22 May 2013

A missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after school has been found safe this afternoon.

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