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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.

Inquiry after dead fish found in lake

The lake at Barton's Point Coastal Park

Swale council has advised Islanders not to use the water at Barton's Point Coastal Park in Sheerness after another lot of dead fish were found.

Shark found on beach 'could have been stabbed in head'

Native shark or dogfish called a smoothhound

Sea life experts fear a shark found on a Kent beach may have been stabbed through the head.

Boy, 9, gives sister marrow in bid to cure disorder

Brave nine-year-old Jack Elderfield is donating bone marrow in a bid to cure his sister's rare blood disorder.

New lifeguards on hand to give help in emergency

RNLI lifeguards' hut at Sheerness

Sheppey’s new RNLI lifeguards have provided their first major first aid.

Man charged over arcade raid

General manager Barry Moss at the entrance the robbers came in through

A 25-year-old man has been charged with raiding an amusement arcade on the Isle of Sheppey and assaulting two policemen.

Preservation trust handed control of historic church

Dockyard Church, Sheerness Docks

A historic Island building is to be handed over to a building preservation trust after a legal enforcement.

Minstrels’ feelgood summer songs

The Meyrick Minstrels are presenting their new production Here Comes Summer

A group of Island performers are preparing to put on their new production featuring feelgood music from through the ages.

Seafront office – OK, or an eyesore?

Queenborough Harbour Trust's office, Crundells Wharf, Queenborough

Opinions over whether a seafront office should be allowed to remain temporarily were aired during a site visit.

Mother and daughter in walks for charity

Wendy Braby and daughter Madeleine who will be taking part in two sponsored walks for Cancer Research and Kidney Research UK

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter who suffers from kidney disease are preparing to do a pair of sponsored charity walks.

Island run raises thousands

Fiona Trigwell presents eight-year-old Millie Mackay, from Minster, with her bike

Dedicated supporters of a Sheppey charity have yet again raised thousands of pounds.

Garden-themed patchwork exhibition

The Bright Headland Quilters who are putting on an exhibition at the Sheppey Gateway

Quilters are holding a garden-themed display at the Sheppey Gateway this month.

Teen lucky to be alive after falling from blazing flat

A teenager has told how she passed out and plunged from a fourth-floor window as she was trapped in a burning building when arsonists struck.

This week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

Inside this week's Times Guardian we have arson attack victim Kirsty Sawyer's amazing story of survival.

Shoppers fed up with ‘pest’ traders at the clock tower

Jill Read

Anger is growing about the way shoppers are targeted by businesses advertising at the clock tower.

Testing time for our silent clock

Sheerness clock tower

One of the town’s most recognisable sounds has not been heard over the last six months – possibly due to bad weather.

EXCLUSIVE: CCTV footage of Sheppey axe raiders

Mr G's arcade in Leysdown which was robbed

Police are still searching parts of Sheppey for three men who took part in a £3,000 robbery yesterday.

Our canoe trip ‘proves adventures are safe’

Lauren and Kevin Richardson at the end of their Thames journey

An eight-year-old girl has accompanied her father in a kayak from the source of the River Thames to Queenborough.

Tower’s future will depend on survey

Water Tower, Trinity Road, Sheerness

Another public consultation is likely to take place to determine the future of a town landmark.

£400m regeneration project at crucial stage as land is cleared

Land in Rushenden Road earmarked for homes

The Queenborough and Rushenden regeneration project has reached a crucial stage, with land cleared to make way for 1,800 homes.

Congregation says farewell to captain

Captain Bronnie Rimmer, with some of the congregation at the Sheerness Salvation Army

The captain of the Sheerness Salvation Army is moving on after five years in charge.

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