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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.

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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.

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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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Chance to name new shopping area

Part of the Spirit of Sittingbourne town centre regeneration on the site of the former Princes Street depot.

15 November 2017

A shortlist of names for the first section of Sittingbourne’s £57 million regeneration scheme has been drawn up and will be put to public vote.

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Unemployment hits coastal areas

Thanet, Dover, Shepway and Swale recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

15 November 2017

Coastal communities saw a surge in people on out-of-work benefits in Kent last month as summer work came to an end.

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Try before you buy when it comes to turkey this weekend

Roast Christmas turkey

15 November 2017

From tasting traditional turkey to all your Christmas goodies under one roof, one farm fayre this weekend has it all.

Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Bell Road, Sittingbourne. Image: Google

14 November 2017

A 61-year-old woman was was taken into custody after a pensioner was found with stab wounds.

Traffic fears as plans for 600 homes are submitted

An artist's impression of the proposed development from Wises Lane

14 November 2017

Controversial plans for more than 600 homes, a school, shops and a rugby clubhouse have been sent to councillors.

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£10,000 raised after tragic death

Alex Quealy. Picture: JustGiving.com

14 November 2017

A squash tournament held in honour of a young man who took his own life has raised thousands of pounds for a mental health charity.

Replacement lined up for departing Tesco

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

13 November 2017

A retailer has already been lined up to replace a Tesco branch when it departs a town centre unit.

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Supermarket giant to close town store

Tesco is to close its store in The Forum shopping centre in Sittingbourne

13 November 2017

Tesco has announced it will be closing one of its Metro branches in the new year.

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Signs 'not clear' at train crash crossing

The front of the van's bonnet was torn off

13 November 2017

Investigators have found signs at a crossing where a train collided with a van were not “clear”.

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Fake-goods trader admits guilt

Some of the replica goods that were being sold by Derek Mitchell

13 November 2017

A man who sold thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit goods has appeared in court.

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The tale of one of county’s oldest families

Douglas Knowles, who chaired Sittingbourne Urban District Council

12 November 2017

A new book sets out the far-reaching prominent roles members of the same family played in Kent.

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Lest we forget

People will pay their respects across the weekend

11 November 2017

People will turn out across Kent this weekend to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Arrests after police descend on village

The helicopter seen over Upchurch

10 November 2017

Police have arrested two men following a large scale search involving the police helicopter over a village.

Revealed: the top place to live in Kent

Oast Houses are a key part of the Kent skyline

10 November 2017

Research has revealed the number one spot to live in the whole county... and the list of worst places. Does your town feature?

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Business with plenty of drive

Sparshatts of Kent supplied Longfield-based Mercer Scaffolding with its first three Mercedes-Benz trucks

10 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz van and lorry dealer Sparshatts of Kent more than doubled profits last year as it was given a bigger bonus for hitting sales targets.

Man found guilty of teacher's murder released

Carl Davies

09 November 2017

The family of murdered teacher Carl Davies has been rocked by news the man found guilty of his murder has been released pending a retrial.

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