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Teenage rapper’s positive message

Hip Hop artist GingaC (Callum Millgate) who is working on his second mix tape

A teenage hip hop artist is working towards the release of his second album.

Countdown on for Morrisons opening date

Steve Lennox, manager of the new Morrisons store at Queenborough

The countdown is now on for the opening of Sheppey’s Morrisons store, and its manager thinks the supermarket will be the start of good things to come.

Dad Danny gives out breast-feeding advice

Breast-feeding peer supporters, Dany King with his certificate and fellow graduates Gemma Rustick and Frances Hardy

New mums and dads will now be able to get advice from Sheppey’s first male breast-feeding peer support worker.

Head retires after reversing fortunes

Julie Holmes

The head of a Sheerness primary school is retiring after seven years in charge at a previously failing school.

Busy summer for East Kent Mencap

East Kent Mencap's Swale Spiders team celebrating after coming second in the Kent Disability League

It’s already been a very busy summer for members of East Kent Mencap (EKM) who have won a football league and been training on the radio.

Trust's fundraising day goes down a storm

The Dannyboy Trust fun day - Andrew Holkham and Billy Hewitt

The threat of a thunderstorm didn’t stop hundreds of guests going along to a family fun day in memory of a hero Sheppey soldier.

Boy taken to hospital after falling into water

Stock picture.

An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling from a boat and hitting his head.

Prison officer 'stabbed in chest' in riot

Trouble at HMP Swaleside has been blamed on understaffing

A prison officer is said to have been stabbed in the chest and another slashed with a makeshift knife during a riot at a Kent prison, it has emerged.

Centre’s garden party proves a grand affair

Heather Neaves, Sandie Banks and Nanette Crawford busy on their stall the garden party held at the Freedom Centre

A garden party in aid of a charity which supports adults with disabilities has boosted funds by more than £1,000.

Children taken to hospital after coming unstuck in dinghies

RNLI lifeboat from Whitstable

A full-scale rescue operation was mounted after youngsters got into difficulties in dinghies off the coast of Sheppey.

Mum’s appeal after cat is shot

Roxanne Osborne and Biscuit the cat who was shot.

A mother is appealing for information after her daughter’s cat narrowly survived being hit by an air gun pellet.

Banker invests his cash to restore historic house

Dockyard House in Sheerness

A banker’s bonuses are being spent on restoring part of the town’s historic dockyard.

'It's like having the money stolen twice!'

Sandra Ross at Maidstone Crown Court

A school where an ex-employee stole more than £200k has been told it may never get the money back.

Buskers, barrows and a bid to bring buzz back to town

Left to Right: Heather Thomas-Pugh, Chris Reed, Steve Harding and Cllr Ken Pugh

Musicians will herald the launch of a pilot scheme to close off a section of Sheerness High Street in a bid to attract shoppers.

Pebbles with a cause: Love Sheppey stones explained

Love Sheppey stones have been all leading up to a huge celebration event at Barton's Point in Sheerness

The Times Guardian can exclusively reveal what the Love Sheppey stones placed around the Island have been leading up to.

Fun and games at carnival

Bunting is put out in Leysdown ahead of the carnival Picture: Alex Goodspeed

The eastern end of Sheppey looks set to be heaving this weekend as an annual event is due to take place.

Pensioner’s fears over alleyway ‘jungle’ hazard

Maurice Goble in the alleyway next to his house which is completely overgrown

A pensioner has said an overgrown alleyway next to his house is becoming a fire hazard.

Sheppey's newest school vandalised

Eastchurch Primary School's St Clement site

Two windows have been smashed at Eastchurch Primary School’s St Clements site.

Stones and eggs hurled at Jewish boys in sickening attack

Sheerness High Street

Teenagers broke the window of a coach carrying Hasidic Jewish boys on a day trip to Kent while telling them to "go back to where they come from".

Work progressing at £30m Neats Court transformation

Work is progressing quickly on the petrol station at Neats Court

A drive-through restaurant and petrol station at the £30m transformation of Neats Court could be open within weeks.

Hedgehog dies after getting head stuck in McFlurry tub

A hedgehog found dead with its head stuck in a McDonald’s ice cream tub

Litter louts have been slammed after the death of a hedgehog who got its head stuck in a McFlurry pot thrown into a canal.

Facebook gatecrashers start huge brawl at teen's birthday

Fighting broke out at 19-year-old Lou Zborowska's party after she advertised it on Facebook

A teenager's birthday party ended in an ugly brawl when it was gatecrashed by violent youths... who saw it advertised it on Facebook.

'Grenade exploded in my hand'

Sarah Bluck was injured by a pyrotechnic grenade during the War and Peace Revival Show

A woman's relived the moment a grenade exploded in her hand at the War and Peace Rival show - blowing off her fingertip and leaving her with burns.

'Royal daughter will follow quite quickly'

Medium clairvoyant Charlotte Clarke has made royal baby predictions

A medium has made royal predictions after the birth of a future king - saying the couple will have four children... and a daughter will be born next.

Search called off after helicopter crash false alarm

RNLI crews observe a search of Minster after reports of a helicopter crash. Picture: Barry Crayford

A large-scale search has been stood down after reports a helicopter had come down off the Isle of Sheppey turned out to be a false alarm.

Grandmother’s close shave like Jessie J

Dhareigne Pearce has her head shaved for charity by hairdresser Sonny Hanigen

A Sheerness woman has had her head shaved for charity in memory of her father and brother-in-law, who both died of cancer.

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