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Team sets out its plan to create vibrant town centre

Pete Giffen (standing) and the Sheerness Town Team.

A group set up to improve Sheerness high street has outlined its ideas for the future to retailers.

Gunman on the run from prison

Barry Beattie, from Ramsgate, was jailed for bursting into a pub brandishing a pistol at customers

A thug who threatened pub customers with a gun is being hunted after disappearing from a Kent prison, it's emerged today.

‘A lot of work needs to be done’ to turn round school

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, New Road, Sheerness.

The executive head teacher of a school rated inadequate by Ofsted has vowed to improve things.

Call to lay flowers for murdered Lee

Tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby at Sheerness war memorial in Bridge Road, Sheerness

Dozens of floral tributes have been left at the Sheerness war memorial to honour murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

Dad's child snatch knife terror

St George's Primary School, Chequers Road, Minster

A drunk father turned up at his young son's school with two knives after telling his ex-lover he would snatch the boy in a campaign of harassment.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

Another packed edition of YOUR Sheerness Times Guardian, packed with news, views, sport and leisure from across the Island.

Departing head bowled over by extension tribute

Executive Head Teacher Alan Bayford opens his surprise gift during the opening of the new classrooms and studio at West Minster Primary School, Sheerness.

Staff at a Sheerness school surprised their departing executive head teacher by naming a new £1 million building after him.

Mum's battle for machine to break disabled son's silence

Claire Cooper is trying to raise cash to buy two Eye Gaze machines for her son, George Cooper-Donaghy

A woman is fighting for the technology to help her son say the one word she has never heard... mum.

Alarm after swan gets fishing hook caught in its beak

The swans 'were killed for fun'. Stock image

A swan was badly injured by unattended fishing equipment at Barton’s Point Coastal Park, off Marine Parade, Sheerness, on Sunday.

Brighter future as club gets a new lease of life

Queenborough bowls club Lady Captain Gina Shoebridge, Chairman Michael O'Callaghan, Captain Nigel Seager and Treasurer Alan Jacobs

A bowls club hopes it will continue to grow after it was granted a 99-year lease of its grounds by the council.

Call for repairs to resume on Island’s ‘worst road’

John Freeman is highlighting the poor state of The Broadway which is full of potholes

A Minster resident is calling on Kent County Council to sort out the crumbling surface of one of the Island’s busiest roads.

Rock-star teacher credits parents for awards success

Teacher of the Year Awards,Frank Prior of the Isle of Sheppey Academy is presented with his overall award by Mandy Holdstock from Hempstead House Hotel and Joanna Worby from Brachers

An educator with a rock star approach has dedicated his success at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards to Island families.

MPs criticise Paris Brown appointment 'fiasco'

Paris Brown, with Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

A report has condemned the 'fiasco' surrounding Kent's youth tsar Paris Brown... claiming a panel failed to scrutinise her appointment.

Missing schoolgirl found safe

Schoolgirl Shannon Dowsett, missing from her Queenborough home

A missing 13-year-old girl who disappeared after school has been found safe this afternoon.

Making a noise about sound problems

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have created a film to promote Noise Awareness Week

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have made a video about noise pollution.

UKIP defector: 'Tories trying to woo me back'

Kent County Councillor Adrian Crowther

A former Conservative county councillor who defected to UKIP says he has already been told he would be welcomed back to the Tory fold.

Premiere plans for short film

Still from the trailer to Pleasure Beach, a short film made on Sheppey.

The trailer for a short film made in Leysdown has been released and its makers could be looking for more Sheppey talent.

Homes rejected after worries over noise and large fence

Cllr Pat Sandle next to the land adjacent to Leysdown Village Hall.

Proposals for five homes in Leysdown have been rejected due to concerns about traffic, noise and light.

Son's pride at medals for hero dad

Colin Barker with the medals his father earned during the Second World War

A son whose father refused to talk about his battle record has reclaimed four medals... 68 years after the end of the Second World War.

Lorry overturns at roundabout

Overturned lorry at Cowstead Corner

A lorry has overturned at a roundabout on the Isle of Sheppey this afternoon, blocking a busy section of the A249.

Agony continues for family of teen found dead on beach

Lewis O'Neill-Smith was found dead on Minster beach

A question mark still hangs over the death of a popular teenager found on a beach - after an inquest recorded an open verdict.

'I'm maid for this job'

Sophie Elphick, who hopes to become a professional mermaid, at Warden Bay

A teenager is hoping to make a splash with an unusual career path... as Britain's first professional mermaid.

Model plane narrowly misses hitting woman in crash

 The model plane which crashed into a garden in Parklands Village in Minster. Picture:Wendy Norton

A model flying club has said it is deeply sorry after a member’s plane crashed into a garden... narrowly missing a woman.

Fire breaks out at holiday park chalet

A fire engine during a call-out. Library picture

An electrical fault is believed to be to blame for a blaze which broke out in the roof space of a holiday chalet.

Old flames reunited after name rings bell

Beryl Martin reunited with her first boyfriend Les Hogan and his wife Loy

A former Sheppey resident has been reunited with her first boyfriend... more than seven decades later.

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