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Blaze fears bring ban on flying of lanterns

Sky lanterns have been banned from use in Swale

27 November 2017

Councillors have unanimously agreed to support a ban on sky lanterns and balloons, but insist they are not being "killjoys".


Police crackdown on motoring offences

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

26 November 2017

Special constables and partners from other agencies joined forces for a road safety operation.


Traffic returns to normal on A2 after crash

Stock image

25 November 2017

Traffic has now returned to normal after both directions were partially blocked following an accident near the A249 Key Street roundabout.

Teen with brain tumour to turn on Christmas lights

Elizabeth Adams with her mum Kath

25 November 2017

Dying teen Elizabeth Adams will switch on the lights, and the event will give her siblings the chance to enjoy a day out as a family.

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".


Winner Fraiser has his name on front of lorry

Fraiser with the lorry that's been named after him

24 November 2017

A seven-year-old who has been battling ill health since the day he was born has had his name emblazoned across the front of a lorry.

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.


Emergency services called to crash

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

23 November 2017

There were reports a person was trapped in a vehicle following a crash in Sittingbourne.

Brain tumour survivor's video appeal

Paul Constable at the Sittingbourne Vision Express store

22 November 2017

A man who underwent life-saving surgery after an optician spotted signs of a brain tumour is encouraging people to take a free eye test.


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.


Bus depot frees up busy road

Executive head, Seamus Murphy by the new bus pick-up/drop off point at Sittingbourne Community College

20 November 2017

A new drop-off point for buses and taxis at a school has had a “transformational” effect on traffic in a neighbouring road.

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.


Zimbabwe takeover's Kent connection

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at an election rally in 2002. Picture: AP Photo/str

19 November 2017

"It may never have happened if it had not been for me", a retired British Army colonel has revealed after the Zimbabwe takeover.


Police chopper hunts car thieves

Police helicopter. Stock photo

19 November 2017

A police helicopter has tracked down a stolen Land Rover, but the thieves are still on the run.

Woman, 61, to appear in court over stabbing

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Photo: Google

18 November 2017

Police have charged a woman with wounding after a man was left with serious injuries.

Accident on A249

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock picture.

17 November 2017

All lanes have now re-opened after an earlier collision on the A249 at Stockbury.


Happy Days for nursery praised as outstanding

Sarah Shepherd and Collette Pridmore with Ella, two, and Reggie, Leonard and Cody, all three

16 November 2017

Inspectors have rated a Kent day nursery as outstanding across the board.

Bank card and money stolen from woman, 60

The victim had her bank card stolen. Stock pic

16 November 2017

A disabled 60-year-old woman was left shaken after thieves grabbed her bank card from her purse and quickly withdrew money from her account.


Long delays following crash

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

15 November 2017

Drivers are warned of long delays following a rush-hour crash on a major A road.

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