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Four arrested in town centre

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

Police have arrested several people on suspicion of shoplifting.

Three-vehicle crash on A249

The crash happened on the Maidstone-bound carriageway of the A249. Picture: Google

A crash involving three vehicles happened on the A249 this morning.

Fire crews called to motorway crash

Fire crews have been called to a stretch of the M2. Stock picture

Several passengers of a minibus have been taken to hospital after the vehicle overturned.

Sports body critical of plans to build 675 homes

Gore Court play Old Bordenians in white at Gore Court Hockey Club

Sport England has objected to plans for 675 homes, despite the developer pledging to build three pitches and a rugby club house.

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Fire breaks out in flats

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Flats were evacuated after a fire broke out in a ground-floor kitchen in Sittingbourne.

Strong winds damage buildings

Firefighters were delayed this morning after a wall fell into the road

There was a damage to the roof of a football club's changing rooms and a farm building as strong winds battered parts of Swale.

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Woman injured as fallen tree causes crash

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A fallen tree is believed to have caused a two-crash which left a woman trapped in her vehicle.

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Boy saving brother's life

Brothers Ollie and Finley Cripps

A five-year-old boy is donating his bone marrow to help save the life of his younger brother.

Child hit by car

Stock image

A youngster has been taken to hospital with a leg injury after an accident involving a car.

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Hug but no help as troubled firm turns away youngsters

Connor Edwards was turned away from the Carillion training centre in Sittingbourne

There are fears for dozens of apprenticeships after trainees were turned away from a centre following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

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Man and dogs rescued from mudbank

Sheerness RNLI inshore crew were called out.

A lifeboat crew has plucked a wildfowler and his two dogs to safety after a rising tide trapped them on mud.

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Nursery's joy at top marks

Tinkerbells owner Donna Barker and manager Claire Stock with, from left, Ollie, Harry and Natasha

Smiles all round as nursery scores ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

Three more arrests after metal theft

A van full of stolen goods was recovered by officers. Photo: @kentpoliceroads

A tip-off helped police catch a group of men said to have been involved in a high-value metal theft.

Free school plan is progressing as a legal survey starts

Land next to Vellum Drive and the Archers Park development in Sittingbourne

People are being asked for their views on plans for what would be the borough’s first free school.

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Motorway arrests after commercial burglary

A van full of stolen goods was recovered by officers. Photo: @kentpoliceroads

Police have arrested four people after two vehicles were stopped on the M2 following a commercial burglary.

Science Park in robust health, says site chief

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

The site director of Kent Science Park says it has “not been healthier” despite announcements of job losses last year.

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Mexican eatery to open its doors within a fortnight

Tacos Locos will be in the former Bull Inn pub in Sittingbourne High Street.

An opening date for a long-awaited Mexican restaurant in Sittingbourne High Street has been revealed.

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Air ambulance lands in school field

The air ambulance in the Isle of Sheppey Academy's field. Picture: Kirsty Elmes

An air ambulance landed in a school field after it was called to a man who had suffered a fall.

Threats as council closes high street

Road closed: Sittingbourne High Street on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey FM5040288

Furious traders are threatening to sue a council for loss of earnings after a Kent high street was closed to traffic today.

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Major town housing plan will ‘supercharge’ economy

A developer says plans for 11,250 homes can help solve the majority of a town's congestion and air quality issues.

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Vehicle smashes into shop front

The Audi A3 crashed into Verni's Mini Market in Teynham. Picture: Hari Johnston

A car crashed into the front of a shop in the early hours of the morning, damaging produce and equipment inside.

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Hospital forced to close after 'attack' by teen prisoner

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital - reception.

A hospital was forced to close after a teenage prisoner allegedly assaulted someone while attending an appointment.

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Armed response following reports of man with weapon

Armed police. Stock image

Police were called after reports of a disturbance involving a man with a weapon.

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Animals donated to school's farm

The Queen's aide in Kent has given a school farm, which was hit by a winter break-in, chickens to help get it back up and running.

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Hospital forced to close

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital

A hospital had to be "shut down" for two hours while police dealt with an incident.

Furious traders force emergency meeting with council

Martin Woods of Topps Jewellery. Picture: Chris Davey FM5040225

Shop-keepers were left fuming today after a bungled road closure left them without any customers.

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