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All aboard for new ferry

Dave Wilcock, the man behind the first ferry from Sheppey to Southend Pier for more than 20 years.

30 October 2017

A new ferry taking passengers across from Kent to Essex could set sail from next year, it's been revealed.


Ex sailors' hospital could house homeless

The dockyard hospital on the steel mill site in Sheerness

28 October 2017

An historic former military hospital could be used as temporary accommodation to house homeless families, it's been revealed.


Were you fooled by that pub tweet?

One of the pubs affected: the Belle and Lion in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey

27 October 2017

Pub chain hits back at spoof tweet which said staff were banned from wearing poppies.


Concern for man's welfare shuts bridge

The Sheppey Crossing was shut by police

27 October 2017

Part of a busy road had to be closed during rush-hour while a police operation was carried out.

Man 'stabbed with screwdriver'

Stock image

27 October 2017

A man has been flown to a London hospital after allegedly being stabbed during a fight.

Thief jailed after leaving glove at crime scene

Darren Rogers

26 October 2017

A bungling burglar is now starting five years behind bars after police traced him using his DNA.


'Why didn't we know he had fled?'

Stephen Baker carried out a knifepoint robbery at jewellers Stilwells

26 October 2017

An armed robber who threatened to burn and blind jewellery store staff in a terrifying raid has been on the run for nine months - but no-one was told.


Crash sparks emergency service response

Crash - Minster Road, Minster

25 October 2017

A crash between two cars on a main road prompts an emergency services response.


Train hits van at level crossing

The damage to the front of a van after it was hit by a train off Lower Road, Teynham

23 October 2017

A delivery driver has been taken to hospital with a head injury after his vehicle was hit by a high-speed train.


Fancy buying a wartime pillbox?

The six-acre site will be sold at auction next week

22 October 2017

Two fishing lakes, boat moorings and a derelict Second World War concrete pillbox are all part of a six-acre site in Kent to be sold next week.


Players find the net in memory of baby Imogen

Imogen died in her sleep on October 18, 2014 when she was six-months-old

21 October 2017

A fundraiser in memory of a baby who died three years ago raised more than £1,000 for a children’s charity.

A249 reopens after car overturned

Emergency crews are at the scene. Stock picture.

21 October 2017

Emergency services were called to deal with a crash on the A249.


OAP, 74, attacked neighbour with baseball bat

A skull Margaret Bills claims one of her neighbour's put up

20 October 2017

A row about 'horrifying effigies' of a severed head and a skull led to a woman being convicted of assault.


Huge cash boost for problem junction

Traffic on the A2500 Lower Road, Sheppey, from Cowstead Corner to it junction with Barton Hill Drive

19 October 2017

A notoriously busy road is to be revamped, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport.


Man attacked friend with golf club

Philip Goldson. Picture: Kent Police

19 October 2017

A row on Christmas Day led to a 50-year-old launching an 'outrageous' attack on a pal that left him with serious injuries.

'When I saw her car, I thought she was dead'

The wreckage of the car after the head-on crash

19 October 2017

The husband of a woman seriously injured in a head-on horror smash is asking for witnesses after the other driver involved reportedly fled the scene.


Fears after lone drivers followed

Joanna Flynn is warning other women after a car followed her

19 October 2017

A terrified mum has issued a warning after she was followed for more than 15 miles by a suspicious man, in the latest in a series of similar incidents


Former head was an inspiration

Alan Bayford

18 October 2017

Tributes have been paid to the former executive head of two Sheerness primary schools who has died, aged 59.

Sheerness Lifeboat out for four hours

Rachel O'Donoghue with members of the Sheerness Lifeboat Crew. Picture: Chris Davey

17 October 2017

The Sheerness RNLI Lifeboat was at sea for more than four hours on Monday, responding to three calls.

Couple plan to turn former pub into Turkish restaurant

Mehmet and Elvin Suzgun have taken over the former Halfway House pub and are planning to turn it into a Turkish restaurant.

16 October 2017

A Turkish couple are sinking up to £1 million to renovate an old pub to turn it into a "five-star" restaurant.

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