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Former Highsted girl finds key to success at Yale

Laura Tunbridge at her graduation ceremony at Yale.

A former Sittingbourne pupil has graduated from a top American university – and thanked the teachers who spurred her on.

Handbag-stealing junkie jailed despite court plea

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: John Wardley

A junkie who snatched a teenage girl's handbag while high on drugs has failed in his bid to get help for his addiction.

Rape claim woman weeps in street

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after police were called to Milton following reports a woman had been sexually assaulted.

Wayward half-sister of life peer exposed as fraudster

Lord Ouseley, chairman of the Football Association Race Equality Advisory Group

The half-sister of a prominent campaigning life peer is facing jail after being exposed as a high-living fraudster.

Delays as man trapped in overturned car

Delays in Bapchild after a car ended up on its side

A crash that left a man trapped in a car on its side has been causing long tailbacks in Bapchild near Sittingbourne.

Sittingbourne hit by power cut

UK Power Networks

Homes and businesses in Sittingbourne were without electricity this morning.

Attack dog 'stabbed to death'

A dog was reportedly knifed to death in Cowper Road, Sittingbourne

An investigation has been launched after a "huge" dog was reportedly stabbed to death for biting a man.

Murder accused refuses to talk to lawyers

Dimitris Titovs suffered a fatal stab wound in London Road, Teynham. Picture: @Kent_999s

A Russian national alleged to have stabbed a young man to death is refusing to talk to lawyers ahead of his murder trial, a court heard.

"Don't miss out on measles jab" parents urged

NHS logo

Families of children who may have missed out on their measles jabs are being urged to make sure the youngsters are protected against the disease.

Teen student loses appeal fight

Sittingbourne student Najibullah Hashimi fled Afghanistan in 2006

A Sittingbourne teenager has spoken of his heartache at a ruling he must return to his native Afghanistan after he fled fearing he would be killed.

Ex-St John Ambulance volunteer faces retrial in sex case

St John Ambulance worker John Franklin is accused of sex assaults

A jury has been discharged in the case of a former St John Ambulance volunteer accused of sexually assaulting four women.

Youngsters stable after smash

The scene of the accident in Canterbury Road, Sittingbourne, where two children have been injured

Two school pupils are recovering in hospital today after being knocked down by a car in Sittingbourne.

KCC officer steals £250k to fund lavish lifestyle of holidays and concerts

Carl Wall

A trusted council finance officer blew thousands of pounds of stolen cash on luxury holidays and concert tickets in a bid to 'buy friendship'.

Thieves jailed for Rolex watch grab

Police cordon off Battrum & Son in Sittingbourne after a raid

Two crooks who stole expensive Rolex watches worth £15,000 in a raid on a family-run jewellery store are behind bars.

St John Ambulance worker 'assaulted women' during assessments: Court

St John Ambulance worker John Franklin is accused of sex assaults

A charity volunteer sexually preyed on women he claimed to be medically assessing, a court's heard.

Lawyers investigate holidaymaker's cruise sickness

The Northern Lights

A dream cruise to see the northern lights turned into a nightmare for Lesley Lipscombe... as he spent most of the holiday with an upset stomach.

Gym staff revive 'dead' man after collapse

The comedy showcase was held at Swallows leisure centre in Sittingbourne

Leisure centre staff sprang into action after a member collapsed and 'died' during an exercise class.

Sittingbourne's Cute Kids' competition 2013

Last year's Sittingbourne Cute Kids' winner Zachariah Ashby and mum Victoria Ashby

The Sittingbourne News Extra has teamed up with Morrisons and Starlight Studios for our Cute Kids' competition 2013

Iwade home for Battersea dog

Daniel Seymour, his wife Rachael with children Emilia and Oliver. They're pictured with their Staffordshire cross, Marley.

An Iwade family have given a new home to the 1,000th dog to come through Battersea’s doors this year.

Thug drops pants and sits on victim's face

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A teenager has been locked up after knocking a man unconscious and then dropping his pants and sitting on his face, a court heard

Rider appeals for motorists to slow down

Samantha Nathan and Solo

A horse rider is pleading with motorists to slow down after a spate of near accidents in Stockbury.

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