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Trucker overcomes injuries to tackle toughest of treks

Nathan Cook is preparing to cycle from Land's End to John o' Groats next year

A lorry driver who feared he would never walk properly again after an accident at work is gearing up for the ride of his life.

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Molly is perfect companion for dementia patients

Sarah Wale, deputy ward manager with Molly the therapy dog at the Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital

Molly the therapy dog has been regularly volunteering at a specialist Sittingbourne care facility for three years.

Woman in court accused of attempted murder

Olive Ripley appeared at Maidstone Crown Court

A woman has appeared in court after being charged with the attempted murder of her 70-year-old partner

Results of retail park naming poll announced

Retail units on the former Princes Street depot where Home Bargains is due to be a tenant

The first section set to open as part of Sittingbourne's £57 million regeneration has been given a name.

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Girl captures the spirit of Christmas

Angel Farley delivering the first batch of Christmas cards

A nine-year-old girl has already sent more than 100 Christmas cards to lonely people and children with autism as she spreads some festive cheer.

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New road layout signals beginning of regeneration

The roadworks in St Michael's Road, Sittingbourne, as part of the town centre regeneration

The first set of works as part of Sittingbourne’s £57 million regeneration have been completed.

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Trapped councillors in lift drama

Trapped: Cllrs Monique Bonney, left, and June Garrad on the floor sharing photos

Two councillors, including a great grandmother, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift.

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Grieving family's nightmare as car ploughs into uninsured home

Emmie, three, and Izabella, one

A family struck by a series of tragedies describe their nightmare after a stolen car crashed into their home, leaving them with a huge repair bill.

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Burger chain returns to town

Wimpy logo

Burger lovers will not have long to wait for Wimpy to re-open in Sittingbourne with the restaurant due to open its doors in the High Street next week.

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£26,000 fund will open up wood for new activities

Cromer's Wood in Sittingbourne is in for a £25,000 funding boost

It is hoped a natural “oasis” in Sittingbourne will be enjoyed by more visitors after it received a funding boost of more than £25,000.

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Firefighters tackle lorry blaze

The lorry on fire at the roundabout on Staplehurst Road. Picture: Ricky Gray

Crews spent an hour fighting a fire which destroyed a lorry at a busy junction.

Head-on crash leaves biker in serious condition

Police are appealing for witnesses after a biker suffered serious head injuries in a crash.

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Missing Leah found

Missing: Leah Hazelton. Picture: Kent Police

Police say missing teenager Leah Hazelton has been found safe and well.

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An inconvenience truth: Hopes for store dashed

Heron Fields, Great Easthall in Sittingbourne

People’s hopes of having a shop they were promised before buying their homes were dashed following a government ruling.

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Lorry ploughs into parked vehicles

The crumpled cab of the lorry which ploughed into parked vehicles in Swale Way, Great Easthall, Sittingbourne

A lorry smashed into other HGVs parked on the roadside.

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Power outage affects homes

UK Power Networks was alerted

As many as 750 homes in parts of Sittingbourne may have been left without power this afternoon.

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Tallest chandelier in Europe?

The chandelier at Hythe Imperial Hotel

An 11-metre ornament built by a Kent company is the crowning glory of a multi-million-pound hotel refurbishment.

Traffic clears after crash

Queueing traffic. stock photo

Traffic ground to a halt on the M2 after a crash.

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Discount store to host bargains day at grand opening

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

Discount chain Poundstretcher has confirmed it will be opening a branch next year, creating 25 jobs.

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Countdown to Christmas begins

West Malling Christmas lights Picture: Karolina Szczerba

The first of the month means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. But what's on your wish list this year?

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Pervert jailed for abuse of young girl

Martin Tenwick. Picture: Kent Police

A pervert who was spared jail for a sexual assault more than 30 years ago has now been jailed for 14 years for abuse of another young girl.

Incidents cause rush hour chaos

Part of the A249 is currently closed. Stock picture.

A that car ended up on its roof following a crash was among the reasons for long delays on a busy A-road.

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Tyres dumped from moving vehicle

The truck dumping tyres in Yelsted Lane, Stockbury

A truck has been caught on camera dumping dozens of tyres while driving down a countryside road.

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'I can now brush my hair'

Layla Brunger with her mum, Ann, and Donations with a Difference chairman Wayne Hodgson

A teenage girl with severe mobility problems has been given a new lease of life thanks to a robotic arm.

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Dozens of jobs on the line

Novartis is at the Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne

More than 70 employees have been told their jobs are under threat after a company announced it intends to close a Kent branch.

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Car and lorry collide in Sittingbourne

Stock picture.

A crash between a lorry and a car is causing traffic delays in Sittingbourne.

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