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Police appeal after pub car park attack

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses. Stock pic

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an assault which left a man unconscious on the ground.

One-legged actor wins part in top London theatre

One-legged Sheppey actor Phil Goldacre has a new role at London's Royal Court Theatre

A Kent actor who lost a leg from diabetes and needs a wheelchair is taking to the London stage to play a man suffering from motor neurone disease.

Crossing delays after break down

Police have closed a lane

Motorists suffered delays on a busy dual carriageway after a lorry broke down.

Two charged after police search drama

The van was abandoned. Picture: Kent Police RPU

Two men arrested on suspicion of assault following an extensive police search involving dogs and a helicopter have been charged.

Hundreds of jobs on offer at new distribution centre

The 14-acre Aldi distribution centre at Neats Court, Queenborough, taking shape.

Scores of jobs will be up for grabs when a supermarket’s new regional distribution centre is complete.


Cow trapped up to its neck in water-filled ditch

A cow was rescued. Stock picture

Animal rescue teams were called to the aid of a cow found trapped up to its neck in a water-filled ditch.


Video: Stubborn swan closes crossing

The road was closed while the bird was coaxed out of the road. Picture: Kent Police Swale

A stubborn swan caused traffic havoc on a major road this morning.


Police search drama after serious assault

The van was abandoned. Picture: Kent Police RPU

Two people have been arrested in connection with serious assaults.

Builder dies after fall

Paddy Brown

A man who suffered serious injuries while working on a house has passed away after catching an infection.

Parents protest over school governors' plan

"We want Miss Crowe. Budget cuts can go!" Parents protest over cuts by governors outside Leysdown primary school

An unholy row has broken out at a Church of England school after two popular teachers have decided to leave.


Banning orders proposed for town

A civil enforcement officer. Picture: Martin Apps

Council bosses are consulting residents on tough new powers aimed at tackling antisocial behaviour.


Best of British music at pub beer festival

Sheppey five-piece band Blighty will perform at The Playa's Beer Festival on Saturday.

Beer lovers are set to be well catered for at an annual festival over the weekend.

Port reveals plans for old steel works

More than 200 new jobs announced as part of a £50 million development of a derelict site. But port bosses need help to name new £3 million bridge.


Weapon charge prison pair cleared

HMP Swaleside

Two prison officers have been cleared of planting a homemade weapon in an inmate’s cell in revenge for a colleague being covered in excrement.

Kent town celebrates 350th anniversary of Dutch invasion

Sheppey Pirates made a bang at the Queenborough Independence Day celebrations.

Dutch mayor says "sorry" for his Navy invading Britain as 350th anniversary celebrations go with a bang.

Swimmers rescued from drowning

Sheerness Inshore Lifeboat in action. Photo: RNLI

Two young girls and a man were given oxygen and taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea.

Reshuffle hits homes plan

General views of the Archers Park development in Sittingbourne.

Publication of a borough council's house-building plans has been delayed.


Volunteer recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

Dean Faulkner, a St John Ambulance volunteer.

A St John Ambulance volunteer has been awarded for his service to the first aid charity for over 40 years.

Revealed: Toll of motorists caught by new crossing speed limit

The Sheppey Crossing has cameras logging drivers' speeds (stock pic).

Police have revealed the number of drivers caught breaking the speed limit on the Sheppey Crossing after the new 70mph limit was imposed.


Young mum struck by devastating disease

Summa Barker, 22, has been diagnosed with a rare illness.

Family and friends have rallied around a mother-of-one who has received a life-changing diagnosis.

Arrests after ambulance thefts

Stock picture.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts from ambulances across Kent.


Parents fury at school governors' plans to save cash

Eastchurch Primary School, St Clement's site, Leysdown Road, Leysdown

Two top teachers are to leave after governors demanded swingeing cuts to their schools.


Warning after schoolgirls approached by man

Police are now investigating.

Police are investigating after 11-year-old girls were approached by a man as they left school.


Town's main street reopens after seven-day closure

A burst water main forced the closure of Sheerness High Street

Businesses say trade has taken a dive after a burst main closed off a town centre to traffic.

Bomb squad called to unexploded shell

The bomb squad were called to Queenborough after an unexploded shell was discovered. Picture: Police Sheppey

An unexploded shell was made safe after the bomb squad were called out.


'Lives put at risk' as ambulances grounded in raids

Paramedics leaving Queenborough Ambulance Station on Main Road. Picture: John Westhrop

Thieves who have targeted ambulance stations to steal vital equipment have "undoubtedly" put lives at risk, it's been claimed.

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