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Schools receive museum treasure chests

Volunteer Mary Thomsett with Ken Ingleton from the Rotary Club of Minster-on-Sea

Hoards of artefacts telling the story of Sheppey’s past have been given to primary school children to help them learn about their home.

Town history remembered in every page

Dennis Smith and Wendy Noble who wrote Queenborough Remembered

A book about the history of a Sheppey town has been finished by members of a charity after a labour of love lasting more than three years.

Paris Brown recruitment 'robust and transparent': Report

Paris Brown, with Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

The recruitment process surrounding the hiring of controversial youth crime tsar Paris Brown was 'robust and transparent', a report's revealed.

Sadness at bulldozing of Island's industrial heritage

Railway tracks, which transported goods from Invicta Merchant Bar Ltd to Coal Washer Wharf, are in the process of being taken up

Bulldozers have moved in to dismantle the former home of one of the Island’s best-known employers.

Red show for church anniversary

Oscar Shipley, five, from Eastchurch, at the St Peter's Church 40th anniversary celebrations

A church was filled with displays of red flowers to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Housing scheme is given the go-ahead

Cllr Andy Booth (Con), borough councillor for Minster Cliffs.

A controversial housing development has been given the go-ahead in Minster.

Gardeners celebrate Minster in Bloom wins

Chris Charman and Davina Savage from Edenbrook Landscape Solutions

This year’s Minster in Bloom contest has been described as the best ever.

Gypsy home refusal is welcomed

Swale council's headquarters in Sittingbourne

A councillor says it’s ‘bonkers’ gypsies have been given a year to move after their application for planning permission was refused.

Convict's brutal attack after cell TV row

Elmley Prison

A pervert fractured a cellmate's spine... because his legs obscured his view of the TV.

'I hope arsonists have learned lesson'

A fireball erupts from the building at the height of the blaze

A woman who cheated death when arsonists struck at a block of flats has spoken of her disappointment as police release three suspects without charge.

Mum finds venomous 'false widow' spider hanging from ceiling

Kelly Carruthers found this spider, which could be a false widow, at her home in Halfway

A mother was shocked to find what experts believe could be one of Britain's most venomous spiders hanging from a ceiling at her home.


More time to comment on controversial housing plans

Minster resident Alan Bengall presenting the petition at Swale council

A petition containing more than 1,000 signatures was handed to Swale council in protest at plans for 500 new homes in Minster.

Fraudster walks free after conning relatives out of will cash

A last will and testament

A grandson pocketed more than £50,000 from his grandfather's will... conning other relatives into thinking they had been left very little.

Last chance to have say on new parish councils

Swale council's headquarters in Sittingbourne

Only 104 people in the whole borough have had their say about the possible creation of new parish and town councils.

Decision-maker seeks views on cuts to children’s centres

Beaches Childrens Centre, in the George Wharton Centre, Leysdown Road, Leysdown

Islanders have until Friday to give their views about a planned shake-up of children’s centres.

Clare’s prize bid shows her mettle

Clare Whittingham with examples of fashion accessories she's created from metal

A Sheerness woman hopes to give her career a lift in a contest run by a famous bra manufacturer.

Racing to fund study in Ghana

Sheppey student midwife Hayley Huggins who is holding a charity race night to raise money to travel to Ghana

A Sheerness student is hosting a race night to help fund a fact-finding trip to Ghana.

Knitters’ gifts for the homeless

Ann Lowe, Anita Reeves, Debbie Rudge and Patricia Roberts of the Sheppey KnitWitz with Simone Dowse, Charity Director Kent of UK Homes for Heroes

Dozens of hats, gloves, scarves and mittens have been donated to charity by a group of keen craftswomen.

Air gun warning as cat is shot

Julie Palmer from Minster with her cat Mitzy which had been shot

A Minster mum has warned pet owners to beware after her cat was shot with an air gun.

March warning over plans for 500 more homes

Stock image

Campaigners could take their protest to the streets over plans for 500 more homes in Minster.

Beavers need recruits!

Beaver leaders Gloria Yates and Carl Marchant with the new group

The leader of a new beaver group is hoping more youngsters will sign up.

Police at scene of town centre crash

Officers are directing traffic around a three-car smash in Millennium Way, Sheerness.

Mum’s ‘no parking’ plea after near miss at school

Queenborough mum Hayley Kingsnorth with daughter Mia

A Queenborough mum has appealed to fellow parents to abide by ‘no parking’ rules outside Halfway primary.

1,000 parcels to Belarus with love

Swale Lions members, Mike Parker, Chris Isles, Barry Sprason and John Torr loading boxes at The Gateway which are bound for Belarus

A shoebox appeal yielded more than 1,000 parcels to help needy families in Belarus.

On the run for the lifeboat

Coxswain/mechanic Robin Castle gets the runners underway for the Sheerness Lifeboat annual run Picture: Barry Crayford

Dozens of runners gave up their Sunday morning to raise cash for the Sheerness Lifeboat.

Elderly pair hurt as car overturns

Overturned car at Marine Parade, Sheerness. Picture: @ImTimmo

An elderly man and woman have been injured after a crash that left them trapped in an overturned car.

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