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Road shut due to emergency gas works

The road closure was put in place today. Stock picture

Part of a main road has been closed so that engineers can carry out emergency repairs to a gas main.

Repairs at Kent jail branded 'total disaster'

HMP Elmley, Sheppey

Using failed maintenance company Carillion at a Kent prison has been called a "catastrophic blunder" in a shocking new report.


Karate club plans to take over bank

The old HSBC bank building in Sheerness could end up as a martial arts centre.

A martial arts club has become so popular it is now planning to move into the empty premises of a former town centre bank.

Post Office to open new Clock Tower premises


Bosses are to open a new seven-day-a-week Post Office in a corner shop just yards from an existing branch.


Two arrested on suspicion of drug supply

Two people are in police custody after officers stopped them during a routine patrol

A man and woman are in police custody after police stop-checked a car.

Lifeboat rescues broken down yacht

The Sheerness all-weather RNLI lifeboat

Four people were rescued by the RNLI after their sail training yacht lost power and ran aground.

Micropub owner going for a double

Melvin Hopper - planning a new micropub for Sheppey

The landlord of a Kent micropub is planning to open a second watering hole after the success of his first..


Buses to replace trains on Sunday


Engineering works mean passengers will be diverted via bus this weekend.

Sculptor creates treat for senses at exhibition

Victoria Claire, from Minster, Sheppey, finishes off a piece of work

A visually-impaired artist has put together an exhibition which promises to be a touch sensation.


MP behind eco-cemetery bid

Land off Eastchurch Road, Eastchurch could become Sheppey's first natural burial ground

An MP wants to create a natural burial ground as an alternative final resting place


Is this the longest wait for a shop?

The Co-operative Group

Residents are finally hoping to get the shop they were promised 23 years ago.


Prison deaths fall but violence soars

Standford Hill Prison, Eastchurch

The number of deaths in prisons has fallen but violence and self-harm has increased.


Family's fundraising bid to transform son's life

Seven-year-old Curtis

A family who appeared on DIY SOS is hoping to raise £20,000 to buy a wheelchair for their youngest son who has severe cerebral palsy.


People Power wins battle for Kent beach

Railings being installed by Central Beach Holiday Park on Leysdown beach, Sheppey. Picture: LauraKay

A holiday park has been forced to take down railings after residents objected to a private beach being fenced off.


Power restored to almost 500 homes

UK Power Networks

Homes, shops and a nursery school were left without power after a live electricity cable crashed to the ground.

Citizens Advice braced for surge in debt queries

Swale Citizens Advice manager, Sara Jones

Citizens Advice Swale is expecting Wednesday, January 31, to be one of the busiest days of the year.


Outrage as dead horse is found 'dumped'

The horse was found on land near the Kingsferry Bridge.

The RSPCA is urging people to get in touch after a horse was found on land near a bridge.


Speed camera bid fails despite backing by MP

A petition calling for a speed camera near the pedestrian crossing outside St George's CE Primary School has been rejected

A bid for a speed camera to be erected outside a school has been turned down.


Three arrests following 'rape'

Harps Avenue, Minster. Picture: Instant Street View

Police are investigating allegations a woman in her 20s was raped at a house.

Former Carillion trainees offered support

The meeting held for former Carillion apprentices by CITB at The Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne

Trainees whose courses were suddenly scrapped following the collapse of Carillion have been offered a lifeline by an industry body.


Mum jailed for club glass attack

Romana Pryce

A woman was left having to take food and drink through a straw for eight weeks following an unprovoked attack in the toilets of a club.


Pedestrian hit by bus

A person who collapsed outside a Co-op has died

Police and paramedics were called after a man was hit by a bus in a town centre.

Town wants control of its own affairs

Sheerness High Street

At least 1,400 people have already responded to a public consultation about setting up a new town council in Kent.


Woman arrested on suspicion of smuggling phones into jail

HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey

A 30-year-old woman is in police custody after allegedly trying to smuggle mobile phones into a Kent prison.

Jail for mum who tried to sneak drugs into prison

Elmley Prison on the Isle of Sheppey

A mother of three young children has been jailed after trying to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into prison for her boyfriend.


Could Kent port get new pier and harbour?

How Herne Bay's harbour and pier look today

Ferry pioneer has launched push for new multi-million pound pier and harbour to regenerate area and boost tourism.

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