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Youngsters try hard at Island tournament

A total of 150 pupils took part in a rugby competition held at the Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey.

Centuries-old Island church due for major revamp

A replica of a 400-year-old sundial is to be installed at Minster Abbey as preparations begin for its £1m makeover.

Lights herald bright new dawn for Island football club

Floodlights are due to be installed at Sheppey United's Holm Park ground as the club's revival on and off the pitch continues at apace.

Ukip secure historic win in local council by-election

There was a landslide victory of Ukip at a by-election - as they won more than half of the votes.

Justice secretary visits Kent prison

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has visited a Kent prison from which a number of prisoners have absconded, including the infamous Skullcracker.

Man treated in hospital following Sheppey crash

An 80-year-old hit by a car in Queenborough yesterday suffered a serious head injury.

Appeal for lights to be switched back on after stabbing

A councillor will ask the authorities to think again about switching street lights off in Sheerness after a man was stabbed on Thursday night.

Pupils join in beach clean-up

Plastic bags, cans and even a computer were among items collected during a clean-up of Sheerness beach by Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy pupils.

Support for potential steel mill reopening

Former workers at a steel mill which closed nearly three years ago staged a show of support for its potential reopening.

Dengate makes his point

Sheppey coach Rob Dengate warns his players that no-one's place is secure after dropping his captain last weekend.

Mum's fears after children find asbestos in garden

A mum of three is scared for the health of her family after discovering her kids playing with asbestos.

Prison 'a cross between Porridge and Cell Block H'

An ex-inmate of trouble-hit Swaleside prison has hit out at the 'terrible' jail - saying it had more drugs than Boots the Chemist.

Barbed Wire Island trenches uncovered by archaeolgists

A number of "exciting" First World War fortifications have been unearthed on Sheppey during a project to mark the conflict's centenary.

Health bosses urge mums and kids to take up flu jab

A mum is urging parents to get young children vaccinated against the flu.

Blow-by-blow account of wind turbines

Pupils had the chance to learn about green energy on a visit to an onshore wind farm.

Academy aims to recruit school chaplain

School bosses are advertising for a religious role with a salary up to £33,000 a year.

Gills players bring inspiration and advice

Youngsters at one Island school were delighted to welcome visiting football stars.

Man stabbed in 'armed robbery'

A man was taken to hospital with a knife wound to his stomach after a stabbing in an alleyway.

Eben sets new goals in fight against condition

A Halloween party and trip to the House of Commons are just two of the promotions being organised to raise awareness of a rare illness.

Voters prepare to have their say

People living in Sheppey Central are being reminded that a by-election will be held to replace former mayor John Morris, who died in May.

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