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12 firms in showdown for awards night final

One of the finalists, Dave Green, from NBC Bird and Pest solutions

The finalists in this year’s Swale Business Awards have been chosen.

Sneak peek inside superstore

Tills at the new Morrisons at Neats Court

The new Isle of Sheppey Morrisons store opens its doors for the first time tomorrow.

Update: Massive blaze at Sheppey farm to be investigated

Fire at Old Rides Farm in Leysdown Road, Eastchurch. Picture: Christopher Hales

Firefighters are expected to stay at the scene of a large barn fire for the rest of the weekend.

Harmony replaces Donkey Derby

Debbie Adams with her hand-painted products

Music and massage went hand in hand at a family festival this weekend.

100 Legion members needed for centenary of First World War

Royal British Legion branch chairman for Sheppey, Ian Goodwin

The chairman of the Island’s Royal British Legion (RBL) is hoping to increase its membership to 100 to tie in with the centenary of the First World Wa

Revamped hall set to expand

Theresa Langworthy, chairman of Friendship House

There are big plans for the future of a community hall which has already undergone a drastic transformation.

Firefighters tackle large barn blaze

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

Dozens of firefighters have spent the night trying to protect nearby properties from a blaze involving bales of straw.

Boy home again after lucky escape in crash

Harry Gregory is recovering at home after being hit by a car in Sheerness

The dad of a child who was hit by a car says he is lucky his son is alive.

Now sister has great grades too

Chindi Ota

An Eastchurch girl has achieved a star-studded set of GCSE results – almost matching her sister’s top grades three years ago.

Cream tea singalong

Hazel Webb, Tesco Community Champion, with Eileen Wright and Richard Lutton

Strawberries and cream and some old time classics were the order of the day for members of Age UK.

Landlady's cheeky challenge ends in profitable bottom line

Beach Pub Landlady Caroline Ashworth reads one of the cheeky ideas for her tattoo

A pub landlady who asked people to come up with ideas for a tattoo on her bottom is pleased with the result...

Visitors celebrate Island’s heritage at arts showcase

Last year's Love Sheppey event at Barton's Point was a success

An exhibition to celebrate the Island’s creative talent and unique heritage was well attended, despite torrential rain.

Power cut and play park under water as rain pours down

Thomas and Daisy Wale splash about in the flooded Sheerness sandpit

Parts of Sheerness were left under water after a torrential downpour at the weekend.

We are family! First meet after 40 years

The Thomas family reunion at Minster Abbey Hall

Relatives have travelled from across the world to Kent for a mammoth get together... the family's first in more than 40 years!

Galleon builder’s launch target

The Lady Brenda

An engineer who is building a replica galleon, using recycled materials, hopes it will set sail next year.

A tipple of Bailey’s for Win at 101

Win Kemp celebrating her 101st birthday

An Islander celebrated her 101st birthday with staff and friends at Age UK Sheppey.

Man cut free after two-car crash

Emergency services were called. Stock image

Firefighters freed a man trapped in a car after a two-vehicle crash in Margate.

Talents shine in the sun

East Kent Mencap's The Midnight Crazees with drummer Mark Ellen and organiser Caz White

Live music and an adult bouncy castle were just some of the highlights of a fun day held for people with disabilities to showcase their talents.

Brother's gift of a healthy life

Ella Elderfield, six, was given a bone marrow transplant from brother, Jack

A young girl is recovering well after her brother Jack donated bone marrow to give her the gift of a normal life.

Mural artist’s hope for next project

Artists Riven Gray, Robin Tolcher, Richard Jeferies, Blinks and Max Macphearson

An artist who won a £7,000 commission to revamp part of a town is so overwhelmed with its success he hopes to do something similar on Sheppey.

Owner’s relief as cat is found after 13-mile trek

Charlie the cat and his delighted owner Michelle Dobson

A missing cat has been reunited with his delighted owner, after being found more than two months later and 13 miles away.

Have your say about Sheppey's future?

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Want to have your say on how the borough could look by 2031? Swale Borough Council’s draft local plan went out for public consultation on Monday.

Prisoners learn skills at cafe

Karen Boosey, community engagement and learning skills manager, and Ellen Reed, project manager, at the Old Mill Coffee Shop

A cafe has opened at an Eastchurch jail with the aim of rehabilitating prisoners.

Art exhibition is a celebration of Island’s talent and culture

A Love Sheppey stone hidden at Shellness

Members of the Island’s hidden creative community will be showcasing their work today.

Schools reveal how they performed in this year's GCSEs

Borden's James Spencer shares his good news - eight A*s and four A

It is been a mixed year for the town's secondary schools with ups and downs in their GCSE results.

Fighting spirit of worker badly injured by exploding oil drum

Andrew Foster was badly injured when an oil drum exploded in his face

A father has told how his life has been changed forever after an oil drum exploded in his face at work, leaving him almost completely blind.

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