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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 stage two chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).

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.


Dramatic rescue as girls saved

Lifeguards on duty

Two girls aged five and 19 were stranded when their inflatable toy dinghy was blown out to sea, while a lifeguard trying to save them collapsed.


Firefighters used breathing gear to fight town centre blaze

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A family was saved after an electric iron set fire to a bedroom in a terraced house.

Man due in court accused of killing hamster

Fox admitted killing a hamster. Stock image

A man has admitted killing a hamster by throwing it against a wall.


Crossing closed due to broken down car

The Sheppey Crossing.

The Sheppey Crossing was shut to drivers trying to get off the island this morning.

Emergency crews earn man’s praise

James Morrison, of Windsor Gardens, Warden

A husband has praised police and medics who helped him following a crash on a dual carriageway.


Cyclist hurt in crash

Police are often the first to respond. Stock pic

Traffic has returned to normal following an accident involving a cyclist and a vehicle this afternoon.

Fire crews respond to blaze on industrial estate

Rushenden Road, Queenborough. Pic: Google

A fire in a rubbish skip spread to two adjacent workshops this morning.

Mystery portraits found hidden under floorboards

Do you recognise this sailor depicted in this framed portrait found hidden under floorboards?

Can you help solve the mystery surrounding large framed pictures found under the floor of a house?


Paddling pool set to reopen with new non-slip coating

The paddling pool before its transformation.

A town's paddling pool had to be shut after youngsters began slipping over on its surface - more than a week later and it's ready to reopen.

Man facing gun charge following burglary

A shotgun was stolen. Stock image.

A man has been charged after a burglary in which a shotgun was stolen.

High Street closure could last 'up to four days'

Water from the burst main in Sheerness High Street

The main road though a town remains shut after a burst water pipe - and it could take days to reopen.

Boy pulled mum and sister from wrecked car

Jack-Dean Lower receiving his Fireman Sam Golden Helmet Award

A youngster awarded for 'outstanding bravery' following a five-vehicle road accident credits his actions on watching Casualty on TV.

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