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Have your say on stroke services

Stroke consultation poster

Kent and Medway's six hospital stroke units are to be turned into three "super stroke" centres of excellence. But where will they be?

Island launches search for its carnival girls

Sheppey's carnival girls on the seafront at Sheerness

The hunt has started to find the new carnival queens for the Isle of Sheppey.


I'm going to run from John O'Groats to Land's End

Runner Michael Rotherham

Marathon man Michael Rotherman is planning to cover 860 miles from one end of Britain to the other in an incredible 17 days.


Man arrested after prison visit

Standford Hill Prison, Eastchurch

A 26-year-old man was arrested after acting suspiciously near a Kent prison.

Ship's figurehead needs a touch of paint

Titan the ship's figurehead needs a lick of paint, says Amanda Green

Titan, the ship's figurehead, needs a facelift after more than 30 years of guarding a sea wall, say residents. He also needs a dog-waste bin moved.


End of an era for 40-year-old cafe

The Klondyke Industrial site

A popular cafe in the middle of a battle for a marina is being pulled down to make way for 1,000 houses.


Could this be Kent's answer to the Spice Girls?

Elizmi Haze, right, with Bethany Heron and Faith Chawner

A Kent singer who once supported soul queen Beverley Knight has roped in two friends to form a new all-girl group.


Missing teenage girl found

Police have confirmed the teenager is safe and well

A 15-year-old girl reported missing from Essex has been found safe and well.

CCTV released amid teenager's assault charge

Police release CCTV images after a teenager from Sheerness in charged over an assault in Leysdown last summer. Pic: Kent Police

Police have released CCTV images after a man was charged with causing grievous bodily harm without intent following a serious assault last summer.

Have you seen missing Chloe?

Have you seen Chloe Chambers?

Police are asking for help locating a 15-year-old girl, from Essex, who they say has links to Kent.


Volunteers tackle theatre rebuild on their own

Some of the volunteers helping Jenny and Ian Hurkett rebuild the Criterion Theatre in Blue Town, Sheerness, after losing out to a Heritage Lottery Fund application.

When an historic Kent theatre lost out on a major grant, volunteers decided to roll their sleeves up and do the job themselves.

Family's TV-home garden to open for public viewing

Kyle and Garry Ratcliffe with their children Curtis, Bella, Phoebe and Haydn

The garden of a TV-home that was transformed by the DIY SOS team will be open to the public to raise money for charity.


Top barber Salih goes face-to-face in wet shave contest

Barber Salih Saruhan who has been nominated for best wet shave in the UK

A Sheerness barber proved he is a cut above after making it to the shortlist of Britain’s best wet shaver.

Driver hit 150mph as he fled police after bungled ram raid

Keiron Armstrong. Picture: Kent Police.

A thief hit some of the highest speeds ever recorded on Kent's roads as he fled police following a bungled supermarket ram raid.


Brain scan for rescued fox

Scary, being held by Lorraine from animal charity Kent Wildlife Rescue Service

A community of animal lovers have helped save the life of a fox, which has undergone tests costing £1,750.


Pervert jailed after being caught in sting

The sting happened on Friday, November 3

A 34-year-old man who believed he was meeting a young girl for sex has been sent to prison.


Seaview restaurant planned for old yacht club

Ricky King and the old Sheppey Catamaran Club

A pub landlord is converting an abandoned yacht club HQ into a restaurant with views across the sea.

Has your car needed new springs?

Stuart Bradburn of G's Drive-Thru MOT Centre in Blue Town, Sheerness, says he is replacing at least three car springs a week.

Pothole-riddled roads are causing a huge increase in the number of cars and vans needing replacement springs, say garages.


Town to mark royal connections

Queenborough is set to celebrate its historic past

Two days of celebrations are being planned to commemorate a town's rich history.

£3.5 million boost for Island homes

A digger helps with piling work on the Rushenden site

The government has promised £3.5 million to encourage developers to build another 1,000 homes


Violent burglars jailed for 30 years

Lee Sales, 33 has been jailed

Two men have been jailed for a total of 30 years after breaking into homes armed with hammers, a knife and a fake handgun.


Family gives back after hospitals save baby's life

Olivia Champ was born at Medway hospital on December 1, 2017

A family is raising money to thank the doctors and nurses who saved their baby daughter's life.


Road shut due to emergency gas works

The road closure was put in place today. Stock picture

Part of a main road has been closed so that engineers can carry out emergency repairs to a gas main.

Repairs at Kent jail branded 'total disaster'

HMP Elmley, Sheppey

Using failed maintenance company Carillion at a Kent prison has been called a "catastrophic blunder" in a shocking new report.


Karate club plans to take over bank

The old HSBC bank building in Sheerness could end up as a martial arts centre.

A martial arts club has become so popular it is now planning to move into the empty premises of a former town centre bank.

Post Office to open new Clock Tower premises


Bosses are to open a new seven-day-a-week Post Office in a corner shop just yards from an existing branch.

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