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Traffic measures removed amid road chaos

Lower Road works on Monday

Temporary traffic lights which plunged the Isle of Sheppey into chaos have been temporarily removed to ease gridlock, Kent Highways has confirmed.


Furious motorists caught in gridlock

Queues of cars can be seen stretching back from the top of the Sheppey Crossing tonight. Picture: D&A Customs via Twitter

An entire community virtually ground to a halt today after KCC began roadworks to remove a traffic island.


Couple’s shock as Butlin's pulls plug on party

Frank and Denise O'Hara, of Sheerness Holiday Park, who are furious with Butlin's after it cancelled their wedding anniversary break with just a few weeks' notice

A couple who planned to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family break had it cancelled at last minute.


Car goes into railings in town centre

The black Volkswagen hit railings in Trinity Road, Sheerness

A car has gone into railings near a mini-roundabout in Sheerness.

Crossing reopens

The Maidstone-bound Sheppey Crossing is shut off by a policeman

Police have reopened the bridge linking Sheppey with the mainland after a lorry broke down.


Benefits 'struggle' predicted for roll-out

Sara Jones of Swale Citizens Advice

Charities predict there could be problems as new benefits system is rolled out.


Dog bite attack warning

Angel the Yorkipoo who was bitten by a Rottweiller while being walked in Warden Road, Eastchurch

A second attack by a dog off a lead in the same road has prompted a warning for owners.


New special school is a priority

A free school for children with special educational needs has been identified as a "key priority" for Swale.

Officer saved suicidal man's life

From left, deputy mayor of Maidstone Cllr David Naghi, PC James Arnold, police and crime commissioner Matthew Scott, and Chief Superintendent Julia Chapman

A policeman grabbed a man clutching a razor blade to prevent him from taking his own life by jumping onto train tracks.


Incident at Kent jail

A van leaving Swaleside Prison this evening

Emergency response teams have been called to an incident at a Kent prison.


Our guide to Christmas lights switch-on

Sheerness clock tower lit up with Christmas lights

It's not long before the festive lights begin to twinkle in Sheerness - here's all you need to know about this year's switch-on.

Club welcomes visitors as it celebrates milestone

The Sheerness Conservative Club is undergoing a renovation for it's 120th anniversary

Anyone who wants to see what this historic Kent club is like beyond the doors is being welcomed to take a peak inside.

VIDEO: Thug violently shoves traffic warden to ground

Shocking footage captured the moment a thug violently shoved a traffic warden into a restaurant window, leaving him with a broken shoulder.


Man charged with blade threat

Stock picture

A man is due in court accused of a string of offences.

Crossing reopens after crash

There were queues on the Sheppey Crossing this morning

Police were called to deal with a single-car crash, which caused delays for drivers.

Police search for wanted man

The police helicopter circled over Sheerness. Stock picture

A police chopper is assisting in a search for a wanted man.

Man arrested after helicopter search

Police helicopter. Stock photo

A 21-year-old has been arrested after a police search in the early hours.

Pensioner left distraught after theft of windmill

Maurice Hartigan with photographs of his stolen wooden windmill from his front garden in Minster, Sheppey

A 74-year-old man is appealing for help to find his treasured garden ornament after it was stolen from his front garden.


Teenager charged with arson

Fire crews were called. Stock image

A 19-year-old has been charged with arson following a fire at a house in the middle of the night.

Blaze fears bring ban on flying of lanterns

Sky lanterns have been banned from use in Swale

Councillors have unanimously agreed to support a ban on sky lanterns and balloons, but insist they are not being "killjoys".


Police close road leading to water's edge

Police cordoned off Crundalls Wharf in Queenborough, Sheppey. Picture: @CllrCABeart

Police have shut off a dead-end road that leads to the edge of a waterway after a 'multi-vehicle crash'.


Dog lover won't be rehoused because of his animals

Lee Hoadley says he could end up homeless because he refuses to part with his pet dogs China and Lita.

A dog owner says he may be living in his car by Christmas because he refuses to give up his pets


Build even more homes? That's 'barmy'

More new homes could be built in Swale under government proposals

A council leader has condemned potential government house-building targets, labelling them "impossible".


Fears beach will be swept away

Contractors putting in netting to prevent cliff erosion

Time is running out to save a crumbling coastline and campaigners say those who can help continue to pass the buck.


Free food bonanza as store is forced to close

Families queue outside Castle Connections for free food.

Christmas came early to hundreds of families when a Co-op store started handing out thousands of pounds worth of free food.


Mum's anger as school sends home trans-curious son

The Oasis Academy's Sheerness campus in Marine Parade

An angry mum has withdrawn her trans-curious son from school after he was sent home for wearing a wig and make-up.

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