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Thieves steal cash and charity pot

Thieves smashed through the door

Thieves broke in to a popular cake shop and stole cash and the charity collection this morning.


Couple celebrate 70 years together

Mabel and Peter with pictures from their wedding.

A couple celebrating 70 years of marriage say the secret to a happy partnership is not arguing.


Serious crash injures five

The scene of the crash. Picture: Graham McCall

A serious crash has injured five people including a two-year-old and a 10-month-old baby.


Child care under review after baby’s tragic death

Danny Shepherd and Katherine Cox outside Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Andy Payton.

The case of tragic Eli Cox - who died of a catastrophic brain injury - is one of four serious reviews on a council's radar.


Teen hurt in 15-foot cliff fall

The boy fell about 15 feet down a cliff

A teenager suffered an injury to his leg after falling down a cliff face.


Police use battering ram in house raid

Police used a battering ram.

Police with battering rams swooped on a house in a quiet cul-de-sac - but later reported it was a false alarm.


Carnival girls get ready for big day

Sheppey carnival court: From the left, Georgia-May Stower, 13, Kiera Collins-Kiazim, 11, Darcey Kidd, 12, Abigail Bolt-Mead, 13, Emily Pope, 13, Faith Chawner, 16, and Poppy Holland-Rowe, 7

Up to 15 carnival queens are expected to add a touch of glamour to one of Kent's popular seaside carnivals.

Kent holiday park changes hands

Paddy Cosgrove, Paddy Cosgrove Jnr, and Ptrick Cosgrove from Cosgrove Leisure who now own Central Beach Holiday Park in Leysdown.

Seaside holiday park changes ownership following million-pound deal.


Two arrested after dramatic police chase

You're nicked: Man arrested by dog team. Picture: Kent Police

A police helicopter and dog team helped arrest two men in the early hours of this morning after a van and car failed to stop.

Record results for academy's sixth form

From left, Kirsty Ward, Lucy Fairey and Darcey West

A small group of students at an academy have achieved record results for A-levels.

Family's shock at dad's sudden death

Father-of-three Graham ‘Bill’ Duffy died at his home in Rushenden

Relatives of a father-of-three say they are still waiting for answers as to why the 32-year-old died at his home.


Man seen luring children into bushes

A suspicious man has been seen at least twice in Lovell Road area

Parents have demanded action after reports of a man behaving suspiciously around children as young as seven.


National chain coming to town

Sheerness High Street

A national retailer will fill an empty high street unit left by Store Twenty One.


Man seriously hurt in gun drama

Armed officers were called. Picture: Samantha Hayter.

A man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after armed police descended on a residential street amid reports he had a firearm.

Mum's big drop for brave son

Cheryl Fenton abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

Mum of 11-year-old recovering from brain surgery abseils to raise funds for a dream holiday for son.

Signs will point to Island's past

John Jones next to Queenborough sea wall in front of Elephant Park

A heritage trail detailing an island's hidden history has been proposed.


Case against teenager who abandoned baby dropped

Police forensics experts at Broadway Sheerness in March

Police have confirmed a mother, believed to be just 14, who tried to destroy the remains of her stillborn child, will not be prosecuted.

Police appeal after woman hit by car

The crash happened shortly after 8am on Wednesday.

Officers are urging witnesses to come forward after a woman in her fifties was hit by a car, leaving her seriously injured.

Dramatic footage of "tornado" captured over Kent

The tornado funnel cloud forming over Sheppey. Picture: Damon Webb of Swale Weather Watch HQ

Storm-chaser films formation of tornado funnel cloud over the Kent coast.


'I can’t forgive them for lies about me'

Emma Letford who did her best to help her friend Kathy Cox.

A woman has told how she's lost everything after being falsely accused of harming a baby who later died.


Woman taken to hospital after freak car crash

Police tape off the crash scene at the junction of First Avenue and Victoria Street.

A woman pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.


Swimming pool closed

Closed again: Sheerness swimming pool

Swimmers have been left in the lurch after a pool has been closed by a power cut for the second time within a month.

'My sadness at baby Eli's death'

Emma Letford who did her best to help her friend Kathy Cox.

A woman who was friends with Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd speaks after they were found guilty of causing the death of Cox's five-month-old baby.

'You robbed her of her childhood'

Phillip Monksfield was jailed for 17 years

A sex beast sexually assaulted a girl aged under 13 after learning she had previously been abused.

Crash between car and lorry

Emergency services were called to the scene. Stock image.

Firefighters were called to a crash between a car and a lorry and three people had to be taken to hospital.


Lifeboats scrambled to stranded yacht

Sheerness inshore lifeboat Buster. Picture: RNLI

Lifeboat volunteers were called in to help two men after their vessel ran aground yesterday morning.

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