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Former school headmistress dies aged 98

Lillian Kay

The former headmistress of Dover Girls’ Grammar School, Lillian Kay, died yesterday, exactly a month before her 99th birthday.

Design club mascot – and win an iPad

Sheppey and Sheerness United vice-chairman David Ingram, left, and chairman Matthew Smith. The club wants youngsters in the area to help design a mascot incorporating something about Sheppey and the club colours of red and white.

A new football team is running a competition for the Island’s youngsters to design and name a mascot.

Inside this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

The front of this week's Sittingbourne News Extra - out at shops from Wednesday

ANOTHER action-packed edition this week with news, sport and leisure from across the greater Sittingbourne area.

Baby transport tips for mums

Mums were taught how to transport their baby without the aid of wheels.

Nearly ready!

Inside the new Morrisons store at Neats Court, Queenborough

Transformation at Neats Court has been progressing at a fast pace since developer LXB Retail Properties and contractor Kier were given access.

Borden fete returns after 40 years

Borden’s traditional full-scale village fete is back again.

New fire stations planned

Artist's impression of the new fire station in Chatham

A new fire station is to be built in Rochester and the existing station in Chatham will be rebuilt.

Olympian tests his metal... against a robot

And they're off... BRIAN the robot gives Olympic sprinter Adam Gemili a run for his money

When it comes to challengers, there are not many on two legs faster than Olympian Adam Gemili. Just as well for BRIAN the robot.

Escaped horse causes chaos on roundabout

A runaway horse stopped traffic after galloping across a busy roundabout in Ashford.

Northfleet man in court after police find live bullets in kitchen

North Kent Magistrates Court, Dartford

A man who took bullets he found lying on the ground in Northfleet has pleaded guilty to possessing ammunition.

Parents in court on drugs and neglect charges

Medway Magistrates' Court

A mother and father have been charged with supplying class A drugs and neglecting their children after being reported by a drug user.

Firefighters tackle blaze in lorry containing gas bottles

Fire crews are venting gas from potentially explosive gas bottles on a blazing lorry.

Family celebrate life of young father at memorial party

Gregg Shoults died suddenly at the family home in Hartlip on October 22, 2012.

Family and friends have organised a party in memory of Gregg Shoults. The young dad died suddenly at his Hartlip home in October last year.

Latest: Witness appeal after motorcyclist's death

Police have closed Berengrave Lane

Police have appealed for witnesses to a crash in Rainham, in which a 46-year-old man died.

Banned, banned and banned again

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A Gravesend man has been jailed after he was caught drink-driving for the THIRD time as he tried to escape from police.

'Earthquake' as Labrinth sends fans flying


Singer Labrinth caused a sensation at a summer ball when he knocked dozens of fans to the floor in a stage dive.

Do you recognise this man?

Anyone who recognises the man should call 101 and quote reference YY/8203/13.

CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to following the theft of a television from a supermarket in Swanley.

CCTV footage released in hunt for bank fraudster

Police have released a CCTV video image of a woman they want to speak to about an attempted £5,000 cheque fraud in the Ashford branch of RBS.

Teenager hit by lorry

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry in Dartford.

Spike victim calls for danger to be removed

Yvonne Baker who impaled herself on a metal spike

A woman impaled on a metal spike during a night out in Rochester has spoken of her ordeal for the first time.

Rail bridge close for walkers

A long-running dispute between councillors and developers looks set to end as a planning application goes in for a pedestrian railway bridge.

Team work the key at Haynes

MD and chairman Andrew Haynes

A Ford dealership has won a top award for driving up servicing performance and customer satisfaction

Auto parts firm attracts 100 job seekers for 50 roles

ADL recruitment event at the Hilton, Maidstone. Lawrence Bayne finds out more from Hazel Walton

Job seekers flock to car parts firm's recruitment drive

New port boss pledges to make Dover best in the world

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott.

Tim Waggott, acting chief executive of the Port of Dover, is committed to making Europe's busiest ferry terminal best in the world.

Hard times for burglar who thought he was Dickens

Russell Bibby

A burglar went on an orgy of drunken violence at a 15th Century listed home... thinking he was the author Charles Dickens!

Council failed blind woman in her nineties: Ombudsman

County Hall, Maidstone. Picture: John Wardley

Kent County Council must carry out a far-reaching review of elderly care charges after an Ombudsman was highly critical in two separate reports.

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