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Ex-sports chief facing fraud charges

Swale's former sports development manager James Thatcher

A former top sports manager is to appear before magistrates accused of a string of theft and fraud charges totalling almost £8,000.

Volunteers help keep beach clean

Volunteers and Swale council staff with the bags of waste collected during a clean-up of the beach at Garrison Point in Sheerness

Toothbrushes, toy soldiers and fake false teeth were among items collected during a clean-up at Garrison Point.

Enjoying a creative voyage with the Vikings

The costumed Saxon and Vikings Parade as part of the Promenade Festival

A three-day creative bow to the Vikings took place at the weekend as part of the Sheppey Promenade Festival.

Wetherspoon’s planned on site of old electrical shop

Swale planners agreed last night the former Brittain & Hobbs store can become a Wetherspoon pub

National pub chain Wetherspoon has confirmed it has bought an empty shop in Sheerness and hopes to create 40 jobs in the town.

Coastguard service stays in family for loyal Andy

Andy Redman with family and colleagues at a celebration of his 30 year service

A Sheppey coastguard rescue officer who joined to follow in his father’s footsteps has been honoured for 30 years’ service.

Heroes of flats blaze praised at awards

The Glass House fire

Firefighters who tackled a huge blaze which left youngsters fighting for their lives are today being praised for their bravery.

Impoverished Islanders claim thousands of meals

Chris Norman at the Family Food Bank

More than 28,000 meals have been dished out to help struggling Islanders in the last 18 months.

Campaigners argue using green field site is ‘bizarre and totally unnecessary’

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Two campaigners battling to prevent more houses being built on the Island say Swale council's latest plan is seriously flawed.

These pirates welcome aboard

Sheppey Pirates donated £600 to Sheerness Lifeboat

The Island’s buccaneers are a generous, rather than ferocious, bunch.

Charity appeal for funds as number of clients soars

A charity administrator has made a heart-felt appeal for help after revealing it is in desperate need of funds.

Screening pledge comes with solar panels plan

A solar farm has been proposed for Abbeyfields in Faversham.

An award-winning company is hoping to build a solar park on a 55-acre site in Minster.

Celebrating Island’s history and heritage

Sheppey arts group Big Fish at Minster Gate House

The wait is over for Islanders looking forward to an annual three-day celebration of Sheppey’s history and heritage.

Wife’s dying wish is to renew wedding vows

Peter and Carol Sewell are to renew their wedding vows on their 25th anniversary

A terminally ill mum is to renew her wedding vows as an everlasting gift to her husband.

Art deco house restoration on schedule

362 Minster Road, Minster

Work is progressing well on the restoration of a unique Sheppey house.

New drugs plant launched to tackle well-known illness

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle, opens the Aesica facility

The opening of a 10,000 square metre site will see medication for one of the world's most common diseases manufactured there.

Scheme to encourage pet owners to clear up

Environment response manager Alister Andrews, animal control officer Tim Oxley and warden Daniel Bacon with the new bag it, bin it, win it campaign flyer

Swale council is looking to reward dog owners who pick up after their pet with a new scheme called bag it, bin it, win it.

Disabled tot in hospital dash after lifeline is cut

Claire Morrish and her daughter Ezmae Catley

A Minster tot was taken to hospital after the tube used to feed her became dislodged.

Molly’s dream comes true with Bollywood roles

Molly Wilson from Sheppey who is in India pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer

A former Minster College pupil is living the Bollywood dream.

Put your little one in the picture

Archie Wood, three months, being photographed by Starlight Studios' photographer Stacey Wimbledon-Emigh

This year’s Sheerness Times Guardian Cute Kids’ competition has started.

Bridge reopens after barge hits it

A tug tows the sailing barge Repertor off the old Kingsferry Bridge

A tug has been brought in to remove a sailing barge which struck the Kingsferry Bridge at Sheppey this morning.

Rugby club plans ‘serve community’

Sheppey Rugby Club clubhouse, Lower Road, Minster

Sheppey Rugby Club is “days away” from hearing whether an application to transform its Lower Road headquarters has been successful.

I wouldn't trust any other hospital to care for daughter

Cat Halliday and her daughter Tiffany

A Sheerness mum says it is a constant worry that the department of the hospital which treats her daughter could close.

Retiring postmaster thanks customers

Postmaster Sinnathamby and Vimala Rasiah are retiring after 27 years of work at Eastchurch post office.

A couple retiring from running a village post office after more than 25 years have thanked their customers, and said they are sad to be going.

Water tower could benefit from cash help for history

A campaign has been launched to save Sheerness Water Tower

It is hoped a ‘potentially substantial’ cash injection could help make more of Sheerness and its history.

Councillor thanks residents for their words of kindness

Cllr Adrian Crowther

Veteran councillor Adrian Crowther has thanked residents for their support while he was ill in hospital and said he has been “lucky”.

Club on sticky wicket with flying cricket balls

Mark Tucker with local residents on the cricket ground

Rogue cricket balls are causing a headache for residents… and for the sportsmen who are hitting them.

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