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Sheerness Times Guardian

The Sheerness Times Guardian is a KM Group newspaper. Our aim is to provide a local news and information service, an independent voice on Sheppey and a forum for Islanders' views and opinions.

The Sheerness Guardian was originally published in 1858, two years before the first road link to the Isle of Sheppey was established with the first Kingsferry Bridge, a ramshackled wooden affair.

The Sheerness Times was launched in opposition a decade later, but by September 1939 the two papers had merged.

KM Group acquired the Sheerness Times Guardian in 1987. It covers the Isle of Sheppey, which has a population of around 38,000 (2001 Census).

Many islanders refer to the STG fondly as simply 'The Local'.

If you have a story or would like to advertise, please call 01795 580300

Write to us at 44 High Street, Sheerness, Kent ME12 1NL

Text SHEERNESS plus your message to 87474 *

Or email

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Sheerness Times Guardian is available to buy from newsagents, by subscription (call 0800 525450) and online.

If you have a complaint about an article in this newspaper, click here

The Team

Matt Ramsden

Geoff Bew
News Editor

Matthew Panting
Sports editor
Tel: 01227 475949

Steve Waite
Chief Reporter

Poppy Jeffery

John Nurden
Senior Reporter

Jo Pearce
Swale Team Leader

Alison Bareham
Media Sales Executive

Rhian Hopkins
Sales Promotions Manager
Tel: 01634 227800

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