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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.

New beach huts will soon be brightening up seaside view

Official launch of the beach huts at The Leas, Minster

Sheppey’s new beach huts, which were officially launched last week, will soon be painted in a rainbow of traditional colours.

Developer breathes new life into the ‘VC’

Ron Grigg at the former Victoria Working Men's Club in Broadway, Sheerness

A historic Island landmark, which has been unoccupied for 13 years, is to be given a new lease of life.

Seafront office that split opinion to be removed within year

Queenborough Harbour Trust's office

A seafront office which has been described as an eyesore has to be removed, Swale council’s planning committee has ruled.

Nicole heads to Romania for contest

Nicole Harris

A Sheppey beauty is hoping to scoop another pageant title.

Water test results all clear

Barton's Point Coastal Park where dead fish have been found in the lake.

Tests to find out what was wrong with the water at Barton's Point have come back all clear - meaning it's now safe to use.

Reunited after horror blaze left them on the brink of death

Kirsty Sawyer, Paul Miles and Craig Monahan are reunited after being injured in the arson attack

Three friends who narrowly avoided death when they were trapped at the top of a burning building in an arson attack have been reunited in hospital.

Survey into sunken WWII explosives ship Montgomery released

An overview of the SS Richard Montgomery. Picture: Maggie Hill, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Results of a survey into a ship which sank off the coast of Kent - carrying thousands of tonnes of explosives - have been released.


Lending a hand with some money

Gordon Henderson with Terry Dodd

A Sheppey businessman has been given an award for his work lending money to people who cannot get access to banks.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

Another packed edition of the paper with a round up of the latest Island news, sport and leisure.

Sheppey's former top cop says he'll miss working here

Former Island inspector Noel Stanley

Island Inspector Noel Stanley has handed over the reins of policing to Tony Cannon as he takes up a job elsewhere within Kent Police.

Murray match sparks kitchen fire

Tennis star Andy Murray. Picture: SWNS.com

He might have made sporting history by winning Wimbledon, but tennis hero Andy Murray's match also sparked a kitchen fire yesterday.

Saddling up for Demelza

Scott Peters and Darren Elliott will be taking part in a sponsored cycle for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

A pair of cyclists from Minster are gearing up to pedal from Sittingbourne to Paris to raise money for a charity.

Parade of lorries in funeral tribute to young driver

Ryan Bennett

A lorry driver who died at the age of 32 is to be taken to his funeral on the back of a vehicle he used to work on.

Post office may move over road to Costcutter store

A post office from the outside. Library picture

There are plans for an Island post office to close – and reopen over the road.

Gold at the end of court’s rainbow

Sheppey Carnival Court

A rainbow inspired float and outfits has won the Island’s carnival court a top award.

Growing demand forces schools to offer more places

Minster Primary School is one of the Island schools that will be creating new places

Island schools have agreed to take on extra pupils next year after a meeting over places.

Injured cyclist issues warning

Ian Goodwin

A cyclist who suffered a nasty injury is appealing to others to heed warnings so they don’t come a cropper as well.

Steel mill dispute resolved, but still no word on future

Sheerness steel mill

A long-running legal dispute concerning the future of Thamesteel has come to an end, but there is still no news about what happens next.

Give baby hedgehogs a big hand

Rescued hoglets at about a week old

Islanders are being asked to be mindful of baby hedgehogs, after some were accidentally dug up in Minster.

Green shoots of better way of life

How Leysdown beach could look in 2150

The first events for Islanders to learn more about a £1m project, which they are all set to benefit from, have been held.

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