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Bridge re-opens after accident

There were queues on the Sheppey Crossing this morning

17 December 2017

The Sheppey Crossing was closed in both directions after an accident in thick fog this morning.


Charity wants your help to bring some festive joy

Crisis at Christmas organisers Marie Piper, Betty Boswell and Carol Wraight

16 December 2017

Islanders are being asked to give generously to those less fortunate this Christmas.

Police station taped off

Police and ambulance crews at Sheerness Police Station

15 December 2017

The front of a police station has been cordoned off after a police officer was injured.

Plans for gridlock-easing roundabout unveiled

The No Right Turn diversion at the junction of the Lower Road and Barton Hill Drive traffic lights at Minster

15 December 2017

Work on new junction at traffic congestion hotspot could start next summer.


Burst main causes traffic problems

Roadworks in Halfway Road after a burst water main

15 December 2017

A burst water main is creating traffic in Halfway.


Cyber crook hacked 17 big firms

Grant West hacked the websites of 17 big firms

14 December 2017

A man illegally accessed the details of hundreds of thousands of consumers as part of a plan to sell them on the 'dark web' for Bitcoins.


Man found slumped against sea wall

The steps in Marine Parade on the sea wall where the mystery man was found

14 December 2017

A passer-by saved the life of a man thought to have knocked himself out having fallen down some stairs at a seafront.


Cannon from historic ship to go under hammer

Jo Kavanagh poses with this old George ll ship's cannon

14 December 2017

A rare chance has come up to buy a cannon rescued from a 290-year-old ship.


Trapped councillors in lift drama

Trapped: Cllrs Monique Bonney, left, and June Garrad on the floor sharing photos

14 December 2017

Two councillors, including a great grandmother, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift.


Driver jailed after police chase

Luke Jackson. Picture: Kent Police

13 December 2017

A driver has been jailed after a dramatic police chase across a Kent town.

New town council for Kent?

Sheerness is bidding for its own town council

13 December 2017

Councillors are to discuss creating a new town council for Kent tonight.


'I’ve seen some mean things but this is appalling'

A thief is caught red-handed on CCTV stealing one of the Christmas trees from outside the Sheppey FM studios

13 December 2017

Callous thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing two Christmas trees from a radio station, which had been planted in the ashes of former presenters.


Borough has fastest house price growth in UK

Sheerness High Street

12 December 2017

Property owners in part of Kent have enjoyed the fastest annual growth in house prices in the UK, new official figures show.


Traffic measures removed amid road chaos

Lower Road works on Monday

11 December 2017

Temporary traffic lights which plunged the Isle of Sheppey into chaos have been temporarily removed to ease gridlock, Kent Highways has confirmed.


Furious motorists caught in gridlock

Queues of cars can be seen stretching back from the top of the Sheppey Crossing tonight. Picture: D&A Customs via Twitter

11 December 2017

An entire community virtually ground to a halt today after KCC began roadworks to remove a traffic island.


Thousands of animals abused at Christmas

11 December 2017

Reports of animal cruelty in Kent tipped over 3,000, according to the latest figures from a nationwide charity.


Missing Leah found

Missing: Leah Hazelton. Picture: Kent Police

10 December 2017

Police say missing teenager Leah Hazelton has been found safe and well.


Couple’s shock as Butlin's pulls plug on party

Frank and Denise O'Hara, of Sheerness Holiday Park, who are furious with Butlin's after it cancelled their wedding anniversary break with just a few weeks' notice

09 December 2017

A couple who planned to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family break had it cancelled at last minute.


Car goes into railings in town centre

The black Volkswagen hit railings in Trinity Road, Sheerness

08 December 2017

A car has gone into railings near a mini-roundabout in Sheerness.

Crossing reopens

The Maidstone-bound Sheppey Crossing is shut off by a policeman

08 December 2017

Police have reopened the bridge linking Sheppey with the mainland after a lorry broke down.

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