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Major road reopens after emergency repairs

Surface damage on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

Part of a busy dual carriageway has reopened after being shut for emergency repairs after a mammoth pothole stretching 100ft opened up.

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Market to relocate amid cinema development

An artisan market held in Sittingbourne High Street

A town centre market will be moving to a new location from next week as work starts on a new cinema and restaurants.

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Aftermath of pothole crash

The mammoth gash on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

This is the huge pothole stretching more than 100ft seen along a major carriageway after a woman was injured in a crash.

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Emergency services respond to concerns for welfare

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Emergency crews were called to an address in Sittingbourne following concerns for the welfare of a man.

School reassures parents after farm break-in

Head Simon Cox with Farm Manager Oliver Howland and Farm Technician Sue Hodkinson with one of the remaining chickens at the Westlands School Farm

A school has sought to reassure parents after three boys were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and criminal damage at a farm on its grounds.

Teens arrested after animals found dead at school farm

Head Simon Cox with Farm Manager Oliver Howland and Farm Technician Sue Hodkinson with one of the remaining chickens at the Westlands School Farm

Police have arrested three teenage boys after animals were found dead at a school farm following a series of break-ins.

Mum says school cash prize put daughter at risk

Samantha Gregory with her daughter Shannon

Mum of cancer patient criticises cash incentive for pupils to attend final week of term.

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'Mindless hooligans' kill animals at school farm

Head Simon Cox with Farm Manager Oliver Howland and Farm Technician Sue Hodkinson with one of the remaining chickens at the Westlands School Farm

Police are investigating after a number of animals were found dead at a school farm following a series of break-ins.

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Two charged after security van robbery

Two men have been charged

Police have charged two men after a security van was robbed.

Arrests after security van robbery

Police helicopter. Stock photo

Police have arrested two men after a security van was robbed in Sittingbourne.

Cash-in-transit van hit in morning robbery

Police helicopter. Stock photo

A police helicopter has been scrambled in the search for thieves who reportedly stole from a security van.

Pub saved from closure scoops national prize

Supporters to turn The Harrow Pub into a community pub gather outside the premises.

A plucky band of villagers who saved their local pub from closure have been recognised for their efforts with a national award.

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Shock plan for 11,000 homes

Homeowners in new housing estates in Kent often have to pay 'estate charges' on top of their council tax bills

A developer is seeking permission to build thousands of homes, a school, medical facilities and a sports area on farmland.

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Serious two-vehicle crash

Police and fire crews at the scene of a crash in London Road, Sittingbourne

A woman has been freed by fire crews after a 'head-on' crash on a major road.

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Vehicle fire closes key road

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Drivers using key crossing face delays after a vehicle fire.

Schoolboy sings solo at Royal Albert Hall

Rochester chorister Edward Hyde with Katja and Neil Jones from Strictly

A chorister performed in front of thousands at one of London's most iconic venues.

Giving tree makes sure every child at centre has present

Wayne Hodgson with the haul for The Orchards Centre

A charity has donated nearly 600 presents to a centre for children with disabilities – enough to give one to each child it cares for.

Former postie raises thousands for charities

Dale Howting with the Rev Liz Resch of Holy Trinity Church and the Rev Lesley Jones of St Michaels Church

A former postman has celebrated his 40th year of handing over thousands of pounds to good causes.

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Police at scene of crash

Police were called. Stock image.

Kent Police is at the scene of a two vehicle collision in London Road, Teynham.

Council confirms top level shake-up

Swale House, Sittingbourne

New chief executive confirmed as council axes role of director of corporate services .

Fine over fly-tipped rubbish - including kitchen sink

The fly-tipped rubbish at the level crossing in Teynham

A woman is facing a clean-up bill after a mound of household rubbish - including a kitchen sink - was found dumped by a level crossing.

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School celebrates good report from inspectors

Deputy heads Peter Southall, Yvette Peden and Matt Lewis with assistant head Jackie Noble, second from left and the school ambassadors celebrating the good Ofsted report

A town secondary school is celebrating after it received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.

Family honoured for donating son's organs

Alex Wheeler

A family have been recognised after the organs of a 21-year-old loved one were donated to save lives.

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School forced to close for emergency works

Sittingbourne Community College

A secondary school has told parents of its pupils to keep their children at home after it was announced emergency work needs to take place.

Overturned lorry finally recovered

The overturned lorry on Junction 5 coastbound sliproad of the M2. Picture: Libby Christie

A motorway sliproad was closed for around six hours after a lorry crashed and flipped on its side.

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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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