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Cancer uncovered during eye test

Paul Constable and Aimee Wickham

A man who was having trouble reading menus went for a routine check-up only to end up in hospital with a life-threatening condition.


Man appears in court after supermarket stabbing

Tesco supermarket, Bridge Road, Sheerness.

A 20-year-old was charged with affray, possessing a knife, theft, and criminal damage.

Pensioner comes up with his own plan for £100m road scheme

Transport expert Peter MacDonald, 76, from Minster has come up with his own plans for the £100 million revamp of Stockbury roundabout on the A249

A retired traffic expert aged 76 has redesigned an important junction on the M2 in Kent after a council rejected official plans.


Tributes paid to mum who campaigned to save schools

Theresa Langworthy splashed out on crockery when as chairman of the Friendship House, Hall Committee she received £4,000 from Minster Parish Council.

A mum-of-two who led a high-profile campaign to try to save three middle schools and stop an academy has died.

Man charged after supermarket stabbing

Entrance to Tesco Sheerness

A man aged 20 is due to appear in court today following a stabbing in a supermarket car park when a woman was injured.

Vandals target bank with giant poster

Vandals attacked Barclays Bank in Sheerness today with this protest poster across its main window.

Bank staff arrived at work to discover a giant black and white protest poster stuck across the front of their branch.


Whale arrives stuck to ship

Jack Smedley and the whale carcass he and his crew brought into Sheerness docks

A boat crew had one of their most unusual call outs when they were tasked with helping to remove a 25ft animal from the bow of a car transporter.


Thug faces prison for road rage warden attack

Traffic warden at work. Stock picture

A violent thug left a traffic warden with a fractured shoulder after shoving him into a window as he prepared to slap a parking ticket on his car.


Mum attacked by knifeman in Tesco car park horror

Tesco supermarket, Bridge Road, Sheerness.

Shocked shoppers watched as a blood-soaked mum fought off a knifeman as her daughter slept in the back of her car outside a busy supermarket.

Kent granddad named Britain's top cook

Swale community chef Mike Spackman and his assistant Sally Miall after winning the BBC Radio Four Top Cook award, pictured with judge Cordon Bleu chef Allegra McEvedy. Picture: BBC

A granddad from Kent who has devoted his life to teaching families how to rustle up cheap yet healthy dinners has won gold in the 'food Oscars.'

Youngster nominated for top soap award

Bleu Landau pictured left during an episode of Eastenders Picture courtesy of BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

A Kent youngster has been nominated for a national award for his role in EastEnders.


Fireplace ripped out of charity's home

Staff from East Kent Mencap in the room where they discovered the intruder had been staying

An intruder caused damage costing thousands of pounds after breaking into a building belonging to a charitable organisation.


Rejected man threatened to kill woman

Grzegorz Grzelinski

A drunken man saw red and threatened to throw acid over his flatmate and kill her after she spurned his advances.


Salvation Army closes its doors after 140 years

The final service in the Salvation Army Hall, Sheerness

Dwindling numbers force the Salvation Army to close its church in a Kent town. Leaders admit packed last service was too little, too late.

Don't miss First Class!

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

Children across the island have started life at school - don't miss our brilliant souvenir supplement!

Homes plan for historic water tower

The dilapidated water tower in Sheerness

Plans to turn a town centre water tower into 29 homes get the go-ahead.


New bridge named

The bridge over Brielle Way near Blue Town

A bridge installed at Peel Ports in a seaside town has been named.


It's finger-licking good for gran Rita

Rita Frost has turned 60. Picture: Solent News

A gran who has worked at KFC for almost four decades and served over six million pieces of chicken is celebrating her 60th birthday at the chain.


Kittens found dumped in a cardboard box on playing field

Caged cats. But who left them in a cardboard box?

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two 16-week-old black kittens were found callously abandoned in a sealed box on a playing field.


Burst water main floods high street

Police sealed off Sheerness High Street this morning.

A high street has been shut both ways after flooding when a water main burst last night.


Greenpeace diesel stand-off over

Campaigners with keys at the docks. Picture: Will Rose/Greenpeace

The last two campaigners attempting to stop Volkswagen diesel imports from leaving Sheerness docks have been arrested.

Couple’s dream eco house up for top award

A couple, who built their own eco-friendly home, are due to find out if their property has won a design award this evening.


Violent robbers jailed over Co-op raid

The robbers stole thousands in cash

A pair of masked robbers who punched a female supermarket worker in the face in a violent early-morning raid have been jailed for more than 13 years.


Three arrests after thousands of imported cars 'seized by activists'

Greenpeace managed to get onboard a vessel carrying VW cars bound for Sheerness. Picture: Dave Watson

Greenpeace activists in kayaks and boats boarded a 23,498-tonne ship on a major import route bringing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK.


Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.


Rugby player's shock death after triathlon

Steve Begley who died after taking part in a triathlon

Tributes have been paid to a Kent man living overseas who died of suspected heart-related complications.

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