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Police close road leading to water's edge

Police cordoned off Crundalls Wharf in Queenborough, Sheppey. Picture: @CllrCABeart

26 November 2017

Police have shut off a dead-end road that leads to the edge of a waterway after a 'multi-vehicle crash'.


Dog lover won't be rehoused because of his animals

Lee Hoadley says he could end up homeless because he refuses to part with his pet dogs China and Lita.

25 November 2017

A dog owner says he may be living in his car by Christmas because he refuses to give up his pets


Crash caused huge delays

Traffic is building on A249. Picture: Highways England

24 November 2017

Traffic was queuing all the way back to Detling Hill following a crash near the Stockbury roundabout.


Build even more homes? That's 'barmy'

More new homes could be built in Swale under government proposals

24 November 2017

A council leader has condemned potential government house-building targets, labelling them "impossible".


Police 'extremely concerned' for missing cadet

Alex Willoughby

24 November 2017

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for the welfare of a 17-year-old cadet who has not been seen for more than a week.

Nearly 5,000 empty homes in Kent

Philip Hammond has announced plans to charge owners of empty homes a council tax premium of 100%

24 November 2017

Thousands of properties are lying empty in the county as councils come under government pressure to build more homes.


Fears beach will be swept away

Contractors putting in netting to prevent cliff erosion

24 November 2017

Time is running out to save a crumbling coastline and campaigners say those who can help continue to pass the buck.


Free food bonanza as store is forced to close

Families queue outside Castle Connections for free food.

22 November 2017

Christmas came early to hundreds of families when a Co-op store started handing out thousands of pounds worth of free food.


Mum's anger as school sends home trans-curious son

The Oasis Academy's Sheerness campus in Marine Parade

22 November 2017

An angry mum has withdrawn her trans-curious son from school after he was sent home for wearing a wig and make-up.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

22 November 2017

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.


Men and dogs rescued by lifeboat

The Sheerness lifeboat crew. Stock picture

22 November 2017

The RNLI was called to two separate reports of men and their dogs in difficulty in the same day.

An extra date for Santa

Applications needed for Sheppey's third Santa Saunter at Sheerness on Saturday December 2

21 November 2017

Rotary Club appeals for more to take part in its seaside Santa Saunter.

Teens due in court after 'racist attack' on Jewish family

The attack took place at Minster

20 November 2017

Two teenagers are due before magistrates after a Jewish family were allegedly abused and pelted with stones on a beach.

Fire drama at docks

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

20 November 2017

Fire crews rushed to busy docks today after a report that a ship was on fire.

Road closed as car and truck crash

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

20 November 2017

Firefighters called to free trapped woman from two vehicle crash.

Plans to scrap car-breakers approved

David Leaton wants to close Monkey Farm Car Breakers in Sheerness and build showrooms and industrial units on the land instead.

20 November 2017

Ambitious plans to replace a scrapyard with showrooms, offices and industrial units at the entrance to a town have been given the green light.


Giant solar farm set for Kent

Britain’s biggest solar farm could be built on the edge of Whitstable

19 November 2017

Britain's biggest solar panel farm could be built along the Kent coast. It will cost £400 million and provide power for 111,000 homes.


Review: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Publicity image

19 November 2017

No Hammer Horror-style props as actor James Hyland switches instantly from straight-laced doctor to horribly hunchbacked Mr Hyde.

Football bet mum's identity remains a mystery

Welcome to Leysdown

18 November 2017

Residents of a seaside resort are still mystified by who won £500,000 with a £1 bet.


Anglers urged clear up after dog swallows fish hook

Wendy Methley of Nursery Close, Sheerness, and her dog Poppy, who swallowed a fish hook

18 November 2017

A woman is calling for anglers to clean up their hooks after her dog swallowed a line and needed a £1.1k operation.

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