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Bargain store set to open

The former Store Twenty One in Sheerness High Street will become a Poundstretcher

A new town centre shop will be opening its doors to customers later this month.


Water supply to homes cut off

The water main has burst in Harps Avenue, Minster.

Southern Water engineers were called to a burst main, which left a number of homes without water.

Don't miss out this bonfire night

Kids will love to see fireworks this weekend. Picture: GettyImages

Ready for blast off? Here's a rundown of the events near you.


New photos of Sheppey to Southend ferry

The Dame Shirley from Cardiff Bay is to be renamed the Spirit of Sheppey and will start ferry trips from Sheppey to Southend in May 2018. It has been bought by Blue Town entrepreneur Dave Wilcock of Island Cruises Ltd.

More photos of the ferry which will link Kent to Essex next summer have been released by its new owner.


'Queen of Benefits' husband's co-accused cleared of theft

Cheryl and Robert Prudham

A cash collector accused with the estranged husband of “Queen of Benefits” Cheryl Prudham of stealing money from car parks has been acquitted.

Two-car crash close to hospital

The crash happened near Sheppey Community Hospital

A woman was released from her car following a two-vehicle crash on a roundabout close to a hospital.


Two car crash blocks road

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A woman has been freed from a vehicle following a rush-hour crash.

All aboard for new ferry

Dave Wilcock, the man behind the first ferry from Sheppey to Southend Pier for more than 20 years.

A new ferry taking passengers across from Kent to Essex could set sail from next year, it's been revealed.


Ex sailors' hospital could house homeless

The dockyard hospital on the steel mill site in Sheerness

An historic former military hospital could be used as temporary accommodation to house homeless families, it's been revealed.


Were you fooled by that pub tweet?

One of the pubs affected: the Belle and Lion in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey

Pub chain hits back at spoof tweet which said staff were banned from wearing poppies.


Concern for man's welfare shuts bridge

The Sheppey Crossing was shut by police

Part of a busy road had to be closed during rush-hour while a police operation was carried out.

Man 'stabbed with screwdriver'

Stock image

A man has been flown to a London hospital after allegedly being stabbed during a fight.

Thief jailed after leaving glove at crime scene

Darren Rogers

A bungling burglar is now starting five years behind bars after police traced him using his DNA.


Port celebrates 100,000-hour safety record

Peel Ports - Sheerness

A Kent port is celebrating 100,000 man-hours spent on regenerating a former steel works site without a single injury.

Crash sparks emergency service response

Crash - Minster Road, Minster

A crash between two cars on a main road prompts an emergency services response.


Fancy buying a wartime pillbox?

The six-acre site will be sold at auction next week

Two fishing lakes, boat moorings and a derelict Second World War concrete pillbox are all part of a six-acre site in Kent to be sold next week.


Players find the net in memory of baby Imogen

Imogen died in her sleep on October 18, 2014 when she was six-months-old

A fundraiser in memory of a baby who died three years ago raised more than £1,000 for a children’s charity.

OAP, 74, attacked neighbour with baseball bat

A skull Margaret Bills claims one of her neighbour's put up

A row about 'horrifying effigies' of a severed head and a skull led to a woman being convicted of assault.


Huge cash boost for problem junction

Traffic on the A2500 Lower Road, Sheppey, from Cowstead Corner to it junction with Barton Hill Drive

A notoriously busy road is to be revamped, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport.


Man attacked friend with golf club

Philip Goldson. Picture: Kent Police

A row on Christmas Day led to a 50-year-old launching an 'outrageous' attack on a pal that left him with serious injuries.

'When I saw her car, I thought she was dead'

The wreckage of the car after the head-on crash

The husband of a woman seriously injured in a head-on horror smash is asking for witnesses after the other driver involved reportedly fled the scene.


Former head was an inspiration

Alan Bayford

Tributes have been paid to the former executive head of two Sheerness primary schools who has died, aged 59.

Couple plan to turn former pub into Turkish restaurant

Mehmet and Elvin Suzgun have taken over the former Halfway House pub and are planning to turn it into a Turkish restaurant.

A Turkish couple are sinking up to £1 million to renovate an old pub to turn it into a "five-star" restaurant.

Lifeboat joins search for man

The RNLI lifeboat. Stock image

A lifeboat was called to help search for a man reported to have gone into a river.

Train service resumes following track vandalism

Train services were disrupted. Stock picture

Commuters experienced disruption after vandals damaged a train line in Kent.

Undergrowth fire near bay

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters were called to a small fire in woodland.

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