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Cats, dogs, a rat and a duck turned up for a church service

Caitlin Underwood with her pet hamster Alice, with the Rev Cindy Kent

It was all creatures great and small when the Rev Cindy Kent staged a special thanksgiving service for pets.


Olympic gold medal skier to start 10-mile road race today

And they're off! Start of the two-mile fun run from Minster Leas last year.

More than 400 runners and walkers are expected to take part in a 10-mile charity run across one of Kent's top seaside attractions.

Archive photograph of workers in the "furnace of hell"

Photos of Sheerness steel mill in its heyday taken by George Poules of Studio 137. This is of the melting pot

As Kent's only steel mill bites the dust we get sight of what it was really like toiling in conditions said to be "hotter than hell."

Speed team seeks more volunteers

The driver was caught speeding. Stock image.

A village Speedwatch team is looking for volunteers to join it to help catch drivers who are breaking the speed limit.


Lorry driver cleared after crash

The mangled wreckage of Keith's car, which was hit by a lorry on the A249

A trucker walked free from court when magistrates decided he was not at fault for a collision that left a man in a coma.

Farmers warn of drought as crops die

The "desert fields" of Sheppey

Yes, it's raining and we are in the Garden of England. But this might not be enough to stave off a drought as Kent farmers prepare to lose crops.


Two men rescued from broken-down cabin cruiser

Sheerness Lifeboat

A cabin cruiser called Sanity and its two-man crew was towed to safety after both its engines broke down at sea.

Mum's 'amazing' shot at raising awareness of stomas

The Sun recreates the Loose Women image with real women who have overcome various health issues. Shelley Lawes is pictured second from the right. Picture courtesy of The Sun.

A Sheppey woman has taken part in a national photocall to celebrate women who are dealing with serious health issues.

Bail extended for teen over baby death

The discovery was made on the green between the swimming pool and the catholic church.

A teenage girl arrested in connection with the death of a baby found on a green has had her bail extended.

Shop infested with flies

The former computer shop in Sheerness High Street.

Swarms of insects can be seen in the window and inside what used to be a computer shop and environmental health has been informed.


Mayor to hand over chain of office in a night club

Cllr Lesley Ingham inspects finds from the past at the Rose Hill House Archaeological Dig Project in Sittingbourne's Forum shopping centre.

Public invited to watch Kent mayor-making ceremony in a night club tonight.


Man left with facial injuries after assault

The assault happened near the clock tower in Sheerness High Street.

A man in his 50s suffered face injuries after being attacked near a town landmark.

Walk organiser to shave head if target hits £8K

Walkers at the fourth Sheppey Summer Seaside Stroll at Minster.

The fifth five-mile Sheppey Sunset Seaside Stroll will take place on Saturday, August 12.

Rubbish fire takes hold on industrial estate

The Klondyke Industrial Estate, Queenborough.

Fire crews were called to the Klondyke Industrial Estate after rubbish was set alight.


Beaches chosen for multi-million pound project

Leysdown beach on the Isle of Sheppey

Bathing waters across Kent have been chosen for multi-million pound investment to help protect and enhance the "beauty of the beach".


Can you help save endangered buildings like this one?

 Sheerness Boat Store

A campaign is underway to help buildings like the Sheerness Boat Store which have a valuable history.


Air ambulance lands for heart attack patient

The air ambulance was called to Sheppey Hospital. Pic: Gary Playford

A man has been flown to hospital after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

Tory candidate slams 'scum' behind campaign poster abuse

Sittingbourne and Sheppey's Conservative parliamentary candidate Gordon Henderson

A Tory parliamentary candidate has hit out at the “scum” who defaced his campaign posters after finding obscenities scrawled across them.


College students riding the (hair) wave

Stylists and models come together for a photocall

Trainee stylists show just what can be done with hair - and we're not talking just loose curls or high buns.

Toy craze spinning out of control

Samuel Nurden, four, from Minster tries out a Fidget spinner

Several schools in Kent have banned a gadget amid concerns it is distracting pupils from their lessons.


Pub to reopen after stabbing

The Talk of the Town is set to reopen

A pub is set to reopen after winning changes to its emergency licence following a stabbing.


Memories of old steel works as demolition crew moves in

The main building eight weeks' ago.

Former workers relive the days when they toiled in the "flames of hell" to forge steel in Kent.

Fundraiser to honour music-loving football coach

In memory of Jim Gray

Jim Gray Memorial Day will feature a football and darts tournament followed by live music and an evening disco.

Stars line up to join musician on video for new song

Mike Logan Stubbs filming his latest music video joined by Paul Manners from Britain's Got Talent (left) and Ashford singer Jack Rose.

A singer who hopes to help those experiencing mental health difficulties has had a lot of backing from big names.


More police on the Island

Police. Stock image

Officers have been redeployed from other areas to carry out more patrols on Sheppey.


Man who helps homeless told: 'Move on or face arrest'

Malcolm Staines, who collects for the homeless, has been told he faces imminent arrest.

A former homeless man who now devotes time to helping others in need says he has been told he will be arrested if he does not leave his spot.


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