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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.

New inspector vows to catch more offenders

Inspector Tony Cannon at Sheerness police station

Sheppey’s new top cop says he has a simple approach to reducing crime – catch more offenders.

Fire crews called to 40 tonnes of hay alight at barn

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters tackled a barn fire which also damaged a workshop and threatened to spread to nearby buildings.

Rose Street set to show other schools the way to achieve

New executive head of West Minster and Rose Street primaries Steven Connors

A Sheerness primary, which is among the most deprived in the county, has been selected for a role to help struggling schools.

Water fight will get messy, pirates say

Sheppey Pirates landing at Barton's Point Coastal Park in Sheerness

Avast! The Sheppey Pirates are on their way to start a huge water-bomb fight in preparation for a world record attempt.

Cut the limit for sake of children

Eastchurch Primary School's St Clement's site in Leysdown

A campaign to install a pedestrian crossing outside a school is continuing – after the lollipop lady quit over safety fears.

Next stop, The Apprentice!

Pupils from West Minster and Rose Street schools who formed the Viper Extreme team at work during the enterprise week at the Canterbury College Swale Campus

Pupils from two Sheerness schools took part in a week of activities designed to teach them about business and enterprise.

Mike 'gutted' by bike theft

Mike George with his Suzuki which has been stolen

A teenager’s motorbike which he relies on to get to work has been stolen.

Not shy about winning coconuts

Sienna Bailey, 11, Ellie-Rose Fitch, 11, and Brooke Berry, 11, with Alison Beckham from Barclays Sheerness at the Elliott Park School summer fair

A guest at a school’s summer fair left with a lovely bunch of coconuts – after winning a record six at the stall.

Fifth person arrested in arson investigations

The Glass House fire

Another person has been arrested in connection with two arson attacks in Sheerness.

Top teachers leave Academy

David Day

The three top Isle of Sheppey Academy bosses are leaving – as a new sponsor prepares to take over.

Anglers now sitting comfortably

Gavin Russell, secretary of Holm Place Anglers, Pete Penberthy, of Meadowfields School, Leslye Mott and Rod Holkham, of the Dannyboy Trust and Billie Rose, 13, from Meadowfields School with one of the new seatboxes.

Young people will be able to sit in comfort and safety while they try fishing thanks to an Island charity.

Little Shop show is really big hit

Paige Lendon as Audrey and Ewan Goddard as Seymour in the cast of the Isle of Sheppey Academy production of the Little Shop of Horrors

A talented group of performers have staged their version of a story about a man-eating plant.

Huge convoy for Ryan’s funeral

The funeral procession for lorry driver Ryan Bennett passes the BP service station at Queenborough Corner

A convoy of lorries escorted a popular HGV driver, who died at the age of 32, to his funeral.

Dancing, games – and a murder mystery

Customers and helpers around one of the stalls at the Minster Village Fayre

Glorious sunshine shone on hundreds of people who went along to Minster Village Fayre.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

This week's Sheerness Times Guardian front page

This week's edition is out tomorrow packed with top news, sport and leisure from across Sheppey.

Students help centre get shipshape

Liam O'Sullivan, Jenny Hurkett, Leah Malherbe and Ashton Peters

Generous students have donated money raised at a fashion show to help transform a heritage centre.

Jamie’s dancing with joy after getting dream job

Jamie Evenden has graduated from the Urdang Academy

A talented performer who won a scholarship to a top dance school has graduated with a diploma – and already bagged his dream job.

Road to be resurfaced after damage by lorries

A vehicle trying to get past the traffic Island in Minster Road

Large vehicles going to and from a school construction site are severely damaging parts of a road, a Halfway resident has claimed.

Ebony’s delight at role in Swan Lake

Ebony Brum

A talented young dancer has scooped a part in a Kent production of a famous ballet.

Homes turned down over flooding fears

The Blacksmiths Arms

A plan to turn a town pub into homes has been refused because of concerns over flood risk.

Benefit gig for arson victims

Gavin Brady and David Latto

Musicians staged a show in aid of victims of the Glass House arson.

Jail danger website is a worldwide hit

Michael Rolfe shows the Know The Danger Facebook page for prison officers

A prison officer is planning to launch a charity after the success of a Facebook campaign he started.

Nellie celebrates her 105th birthday

Nellie Morgan with carers Mark Lee and Charlotte Thompson and Alice Enright

Not many people can say they have received a birthday card from the Queen and even fewer can say they have more than one.

Perfect project leaves village lighter-hearted

Lanterns along Leysdown seafront

An arts-led regeneration scheme to brighten up a Sheppey village has ended after three years.

Healthy food from Seashells

The Little Bloomers community garden group at the Seashells Children and Families Centre

Youngsters showcased their horticultural skills during an open day.

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