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An angry mum has withdrawn her trans-curious son from school after he was sent home for wearing a wig and make-up.

Mums fear cuts to breastfeeding services

Counsellor Sarah Wood fears mothers may have to travel further for breastfeeding support

A proposed takeover of breastfeeding services could have major consequences across Kent.


Men and dogs rescued by lifeboat

Gravesend RNLI was deployed to look for a person in distress.

The RNLI was called to two separate reports of men and their dogs in difficulty in the same day.

An extra date for Santa

Applications needed for Sheppey's third Santa Saunter at Sheerness on Saturday December 2

Rotary Club appeals for more to take part in its seaside Santa Saunter.

Teens due in court after 'racist attack' on Jewish family

The attack took place at Minster

Two teenagers are due before magistrates after a Jewish family were allegedly abused and pelted with stones on a beach.

Fire drama at docks

Firefighters helped pump out the boat. Stock picture.

Fire crews rushed to busy docks today after a report that a ship was on fire.

Road closed as car and truck crash

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters called to free trapped woman from two vehicle crash.

Plans to scrap car-breakers approved

David Leaton wants to close Monkey Farm Car Breakers in Sheerness and build showrooms and industrial units on the land instead.

Ambitious plans to replace a scrapyard with showrooms, offices and industrial units at the entrance to a town have been given the green light.


Review: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Publicity image

No Hammer Horror-style props as actor James Hyland switches instantly from straight-laced doctor to horribly hunchbacked Mr Hyde.

Football bet mum's identity remains a mystery

Welcome to Leysdown

Residents of a seaside resort are still mystified by who won £500,000 with a £1 bet.


Anglers urged clear up after dog swallows fish hook

Wendy Methley of Nursery Close, Sheerness, and her dog Poppy, who swallowed a fish hook

A woman is calling for anglers to clean up their hooks after her dog swallowed a line and needed a £1.1k operation.


Bomb squad scrambled to seaside

Officers and a bomb disposal team have been called to Leysdown. Picture: KentPoliceSwale

Bomb experts have been called to deal with world war explosives that have been found.


Shock as popular restaurant goes up for sale

For sale: The Queen Phillippa

Owners have put a former pub on the market for £679,000 after relaunching it as a bistro and bed and breakfast.


Unlikely reggae rapper launches new CD

Moses McGeorge alias M Dot R with his new CD

Kent's original angry man of rhyme and self-styled “white Jamaican” goes viral on the internet.


Baby killer and girlfriend jailed for 21 years

Danny Shepherd and Katherine Cox.

A thug who killed his girlfriend's baby as she sat back and let him inflict catastrophic injuries has been beaten by inmates in jail, it has emerged.


Bargain hunters 'left with faulty Hoovers'

Sharon Cumber and her daughter Michelle with their Hoovers outside Poundstretcher in Sheerness

Shoppers desperate to get their hands on a new vacuum cleaner camped overnight for the opening of a new store - but they've been left disappointed.


Car crashes off road

The incident is believed to have happened on Queenborough Road. Picture: Google

Major congestion is expected on a key route in part of the county today as a car is believed to have veered off the road, narrowly avoiding a postbox.

Do you still play board games?

Sales of board games are up 30% in 2017

Sales of what are now seen as old fashioned games have risen by 30% this year.


Shoppers queue for hours for store opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

Shoppers keen to bag a bargain queued outside a new branch of Poundstretcher, with one even camping out overnight.


Bargain store opens

Queues stretched along the front of the shop

Discount retailer Poundstretcher opened its newest store in Kent today.

Man admits trying to groom girl, 13

Paul Moore, from Sheerness, arranged to meet who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl

A man who was confronted by paedophile hunters has admitted trying to meet a schoolgirl he had groomed online.


Former pop girl reveals secrets of the 60s

The Rev Cindy Kent

Singer admits on #metoo hashtag : "I was expected to stand there and smile. And I did!"


Man charged after cafe disturbance

The Klondyke Industrial site in Rushenden Road

Police have charged a man following reports of a disturbance inside a café.

Marathon walk fundraiser thanks supporters

Alex outside The Royal Hotel, Sheerness, where he stayed whilst on Sheppey

An RNLI fundraiser, who is nearing the end of his three-year British Isles trek, has thanked those who have helped him along the way.

Kent woman scoops half a million with £1 bet

Manager Carli Faulkner with the pay-out slip. Picture: Steve Finn Photography

A lucky mum has landed nearly £575,000 after an astonishing 12-game football accumulator which has left bookies reeling.

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