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Man in court after ASDA car park death

Brian Holmes, from Kemsley, died after a row with a pensioner over a disabled parking space at Asda. Picture: SWNS.com

13 August 2013

A 65-year-old has appeared in court charged with manslaughter after a Kent grandfather died following a dispute at a supermarket car park.

Man dies after being struck by train

Train tracks. Library picture

13 August 2013

A man was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a train near Sittingbourne.

Amputee saved by shop workers after setting himself on fire

Shop workers Louise Ansell and Mandy Pengelly saved the day

13 August 2013

Brave supermarket workers have told how they poured water on a desperate wheelchair-bound man after he set light to himself.

Fundraisers find a new angle in memory of Linda

Bob Locke

12 August 2013

A group of angling enthusiasts had a great day out in the sunshine – and raised money in memory of an Islander at the same time.

'Best ever' turnout at fundraising event

12 August 2013

More than 100 people visited a table top sale in aid of a worthy cause.

Veteran councillor in hospital after 'heart attack'

Cllr Adrian Crowther

10 August 2013

Former Swale mayor Adrian Crowther is being treated in a London hospital after being taken ill on Wednesday.

Meeting to discuss future of children's centre

10 August 2013

MP Gordon Henderson and top KCC official Bill Ronan are to outline future plans for the area's children's services.

Lovin' eatery's move to clear-up surrounding area

10 August 2013

McDonald’s staff joined forces with Royal Marines Cadets to tackle litter around Gore Court Cricket Club and the Bobbing Apple pub.

New homes to be built on wasteland

Swale council's head office, Swale House

08 August 2013

New life is set to be breathed into the former A2 Tyres depot in Sittingbourne.

Meet the cricketers who like ducks

08 August 2013

Newington Cricket Club's live mascot has a new face.

Road cameras called into question

ANPR cameras used by Kent Police

07 August 2013

Kent Police are being urged to review how they use automatic number plate recognition technology after another force was ordered to dismantle cameras.

Shop unit to become creative hub

Litter Angels, along with Swale Arts Forum, has secured a shop for its creative ventures

07 August 2013

A community arts project is set to transform an empty shop unit into a place where people's talents can be displayed and nurtured.

Soldier receives award

Corporal David Haggarty of The 5th Battalion The Rifles Light Aid Detachment (LAD), has been named Best Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Soldier for 2012/2013

07 August 2013

A soldier from Sittingbourne has been named Best REME Soldier for 2012/13.

Road reopens after crash

07 August 2013

The A249 is open following an accident earlier today.

Man jailed after having sex with girl he claimed 'came on to him'

Roger Panesar, jailed for sexual activity with a child

07 August 2013

A father-of-two has been locked up for having sex with a teenage girl he claimed had instigated the affair.

Mystery of derelict 'haunted' house

A run-down house in Lower Halstow that has stood empty for 23 years

07 August 2013

A landlord claims she has lost tenants amid fears a neighbouring property left a decaying time warp for almost a quarter of a century is haunted.

Parking row death shopper had just been given cancer all-clear

Brian Holmes, from Kemsley, died after a row with a pensioner over a disabled parking space at Asda. Picture: SWNS.com

06 August 2013

A grandfather who died after a row over a disabled parking space had been told he had beaten cancer just days ago, his grieving family have revealed.

Skateboarders offered site to build park

Jordan Rogers with fellow Sittingbourne skaters

06 August 2013

Skateboarders have won a two-year battle for an official site. The Sittingbourne group has been offered land off Mill Way to build a £400,000 park.

Village household sale a wholesale success

06 August 2013

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and that was certainly the case when a village household sale was held in Kemsley.

Two hurt as driver hits parked cars

The scene of the crash at Teynham. Picture: David Mann

06 August 2013

A man had to be cut free after a car hit other parked cars near a Teynham pub.

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