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Teen and four men in court on murder charges

Police at a beach in Warden after Gary Pocock's body was found

A boy, 15, and four men have been remanded after appearing in court accused of the murder of a man found half-naked on a beach.

Bloom judges are in no hurry

Councillors Jill Stimpson and Mad Mike Young took a different approach to the Minster in Bloom judging this year

Judges of the Minster in Bloom competition have taken a different approach to looking at the gardens this year.

Club fun day raises cash for baby Ezmae

Ezmae Catley's family with members of New Road FC

A barbecue and fun day at a community football club has boosted a charity pot for a poorly Island tot.

Garage owner Bob had reputation for honesty and quality

Peter and Bob Coates outside the garage in 1986

A well-known businessman has died at the age of 74, leaving his company in the hands of his son and grandson.

Asbestos cement washes up on beach

The Leas in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey

Beach-goers are being urged to be vigilant after potentially-hazardous asbestos cement was found washed up on a Kent beach.

Second teen arrested over murder of man found dead on beach

Gary Pocock was found dead on the beach

Another teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man found dead and naked from the waist down on a beach as detectives quiz four others.

Ex-mayor is recovering after stroke

Kent County Councillor Adrian Crowther

A veteran councillor is reported to be making “excellent progress” after suffering a heart attack and stroke.

Shoppers do their bit for those in need

Ceri and Chris Norman with John Fowler, of Children and Families Ltd, Cllr Lee Burgess and Claire Fosbeary, Asda's community life champion at the family foodbank collection

Shoppers gave generously to boost a national Asda initiative to help needy families.

Boy's finger severed by dodgem car

Dodgems at a funfair (file picture)

A boy believed to be three has had his finger sewn back together after an accident on the dodgems at a carnival fair.

Colourful characters roll into town

The Seashells Families and Children's centre float at the Sheppey Carnival in Sheerness on Saturday

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Sheerness for this year’s Sheppey Carnival.

Big screen beckons our best young filmmakers

Swale Film Festival organiser Ken Rowles.

Young people are being encouraged to spend their summer holidays making short films for a county-wide competition.

Businesswoman could be forced to close her shop

Ann Burbidge at her shop Crafts4U in Hope Street, Sheerness

A businesswoman fears she is going to have to shut down her shop as not enough people are aware it exists.

Skate park plans will be decided in weeks

Ray Featherstone MBE with plans for the proposed skate park at Beachfields

The final design for a proposed skate park in Sheerness will be decided by the end of the month.

Fine tea and scrumptious cakes

Lewis Moore helps with the orders

A traditional Sunday high tea has helped boost funds for a charity which provides free treatments to people with serious illnesses.

Out and about thanks to bus

Yvonne Arnold, Jean Mars and John Smith board the Leysdown Over 60s Club minibus

People at the east end of the Island will be able to get out and about more often following the purchase of a minibus.

Appeal for prisoners to clean 'disgraceful' Leysdown beach

A complaint has been made about the state of Leysdown beach

One of the Island’s beaches has been branded a disgrace by a visitor.

Students inspired by trip to kmfm studios

Sheppey FM trainees had a tour of the kmfm studio from breakfast presented Rob Wills

Youngsters who are learning the ropes of radio have had a look round the KM Group’s kmfm studios.

£1m green scheme starts to bear fruit – and vegetables

Nigel Martin, manager of Sheppey Matters, Nicola Waghorne, allotments co-ordinator and Mike Brown, chairman of Sheppey Matters

Many households around the Island will soon be serving dinners prepared with home-grown produce thanks to a £1m green project.

Still time to join carnival spirit

Sheppey Carnival Court

The Island is set to be full of the festival spirit when the Sheppey Summer Carnival hits the streets today.

Landlady's rearguard action to raise cash

Duane Ashworth with wife Caroline, when they picked up the Victoria Cross

A stepmum has come up with a cheeky way to raise cash... by letting YOU decide what tattoo goes on her bum.

Quick to use new fast food store

MD Andy Purnell and staff at the new KFC, Neats Court

Dozens of hungry Islanders made sure they were in the queue as the first business at the £30m Neats Court retail park opened its doors.

Wildlife warning after fox cub dies from eating poison

Steve Ford at the place where he found the poisoned fox

Animal lovers are pleading with people not to put down poison due to fears over the Island’s wildlife.

Police commissioner set to appoint new youth deputy

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes

Police commissioner Ann Barnes says the “furore” over the Paris Brown affair is finished and she’s looking for a replacement.

Three taken to hospital after jetski rescue

Ocean Signal supplies marine safety and survival equipment for sea rescues

A major rescue operation was launched after three people - dressed only in shorts - broke down on their jetski off Sheppey.

Inn out to add bounce to nursery

Tracey Chaplin with children on the bouncy castle

A fun day held at a pub has raised money to buy equipment for young children.

New centre will be dedicated to aviation history

The former farm manager's building, which is going to be turned into an aviation heritage centre

A joint venture between three groups will see a new dedicated heritage centre for Sheppey’s aviation history opened.

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