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Give baby hedgehogs a big hand

Rescued hoglets at about a week old

06 July 2013

Islanders are being asked to be mindful of baby hedgehogs, after some were accidentally dug up in Minster.

Inquiry after dead fish found in lake

The lake at Barton's Point Coastal Park

05 July 2013

Swale council has advised Islanders not to use the water at Barton's Point Coastal Park in Sheerness after another lot of dead fish were found.

Shark found on beach 'could have been stabbed in head'

Native shark or dogfish called a smoothhound

05 July 2013

Sea life experts fear a shark found on a Kent beach may have been stabbed through the head.

New lifeguards on hand to give help in emergency

RNLI lifeguards' hut at Sheerness

05 July 2013

Sheppey’s new RNLI lifeguards have provided their first major first aid.

Boy, 9, gives sister marrow in bid to cure disorder

05 July 2013

Brave nine-year-old Jack Elderfield is donating bone marrow in a bid to cure his sister's rare blood disorder.

Man charged over arcade raid

General manager Barry Moss at the entrance the robbers came in through

04 July 2013

A 25-year-old man has been charged with raiding an amusement arcade on the Isle of Sheppey and assaulting two policemen.

Minstrels’ feelgood summer songs

The Meyrick Minstrels are presenting their new production Here Comes Summer

04 July 2013

A group of Island performers are preparing to put on their new production featuring feelgood music from through the ages.

Preservation trust handed control of historic church

Dockyard Church, Sheerness Docks

04 July 2013

A historic Island building is to be handed over to a building preservation trust after a legal enforcement.

Seafront office – OK, or an eyesore?

Queenborough Harbour Trust's office, Crundells Wharf, Queenborough

04 July 2013

Opinions over whether a seafront office should be allowed to remain temporarily were aired during a site visit.

More than 20 children's centres set to close in cost-cutting drive

Children's centre

04 July 2013

As many as 23 children's centres across Kent could close under cost-cutting proposals, it has been announced.

Mother and daughter in walks for charity

Wendy Braby and daughter Madeleine who will be taking part in two sponsored walks for Cancer Research and Kidney Research UK

03 July 2013

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter who suffers from kidney disease are preparing to do a pair of sponsored charity walks.

Island run raises thousands

Fiona Trigwell presents eight-year-old Millie Mackay, from Minster, with her bike

03 July 2013

Dedicated supporters of a Sheppey charity have yet again raised thousands of pounds.

Garden-themed patchwork exhibition

The Bright Headland Quilters who are putting on an exhibition at the Sheppey Gateway

03 July 2013

Quilters are holding a garden-themed display at the Sheppey Gateway this month.

Teen lucky to be alive after falling from blazing flat

03 July 2013

A teenager has told how she passed out and plunged from a fourth-floor window as she was trapped in a burning building when arsonists struck.

This week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

02 July 2013

Inside this week's Times Guardian we have arson attack victim Kirsty Sawyer's amazing story of survival.

Shoppers fed up with ‘pest’ traders at the clock tower

Jill Read

01 July 2013

Anger is growing about the way shoppers are targeted by businesses advertising at the clock tower.

Testing time for our silent clock

Sheerness clock tower

01 July 2013

One of the town’s most recognisable sounds has not been heard over the last six months – possibly due to bad weather.

EXCLUSIVE: CCTV footage of Sheppey axe raiders

Mr G's arcade in Leysdown which was robbed

30 June 2013

Police are still searching parts of Sheppey for three men who took part in a £3,000 robbery yesterday.

Our canoe trip ‘proves adventures are safe’

Lauren and Kevin Richardson at the end of their Thames journey

30 June 2013

An eight-year-old girl has accompanied her father in a kayak from the source of the River Thames to Queenborough.

Tower’s future will depend on survey

Water Tower, Trinity Road, Sheerness

30 June 2013

Another public consultation is likely to take place to determine the future of a town landmark.

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