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'Disgraceful' burglars jailed for charity shop raids

Two burglars who ransacked charity shops, stealing property intended to help the disabled and dying, have been jailed for the 'disgraceful' raids.

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Three car smash closed road

The cash closed the A2 at Newington, picture Matt Scott @matt123red

Firefighters had to free a man trapped in his vehicle following a crash that closed part of the A2.

Delays clear after crash

Two people were taken to hospital. Stock image

A road was closed both ways after a crash involving a Land Rover.

Town suffers crime wave as thieves target vans

Break-in: This thief was caught on CCTV as he tried to break into a van in Kemsley. Picture: Facebook

Police have asked for help to trace thieves after thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen in a spate of van break-ins.

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Judge gives youth ‘one last chance’ after police chase

The court heard the van sped off along Tonge Road, mounted a pavement and drove into an orchard.

A teenager drove off-road in a Transit van through an orchard and across a playing field as he fled from police late at night, a court heard.

Villagers’ prayers answered as doctor plans new surgery

Amechi and Ada Adigwe and Cllr Mike Whiting

A village is set to get its first ever doctor's surgery.

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Mysterious Girl singer spotted

Peter Andre has been spotted in Sittingbourne

Peter Andre has been seen filming in a residential street in the county.

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Plans for problem roundabout revealed

Stockbury Roundabout, Sittingbourne

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.

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Young man committed suicide after losing job

Alex Wheeler

A man took his own life after losing his job and suffering with depression, an inquest has heard.

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Tailbacks clear after lorry crash

The scene of the crash on the M2

Traffic stretched back for miles following a crash involving a car and a lorry on the M2.

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Estate speed restriction survey

Kent County Councillor Mike Whiting and Swale councillor James Hunt

A housing estate could see its roads taken down to 20mph if a campaign is successful.

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Man arrested after serious domestic assault

Sittingbourne railway station. File photo.

British Transport Police say they arrested a man after an assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment.

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Boy, 9, climbs Snowdon to help rallycross hero

Cameron Harbird and Dan Rooke

A young boy has climbed a mountain to prove his teachers wrong and help his hero achieve his goals.

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School uniform gifts are meeting a growing need

Reverend Lesley Jones looks through donations

A project to give uniform to needy families has attracted masses of donations from the community.

Race against time to save dying girl

Elizabeth Adams with mum Kath

A 13-year-old could have less than two years to live unless her family can raise £120,000 for specialist treatment not available on the NHS.

Cyclist flown to hospital after van crash

The cyclist was knocked over on the A2 in Teynham. Picture: Google.

A cyclist has been flown to hospital with a head injury after colliding with a van on the A2.

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Teenager teaches investors tricks of financial trading

Jake Lee, 19, a university student who runs his own business, called "Improve Your Future," teaching people to trade on the Forex markets.

A university student has started his own businesses teaching people to use the foreign markets.

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Anger over pile of rubbish dumped in town centre

The rubbish in East Street, Sittingbourne

A landlord is hoping that an area of waste will be cleared soon.

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GCSE exam results joy for ‘miracle baby’ Ben

Ben Thomas and his mum Sarah Vickery

A teenager has scored top exam results despite a lifetime of health issues.

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What's that smell? Pong makes unwelcome return

Calls for more to be done to prevent bad smells spreading over houses have been made after they were noticed in an area again.

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Schools trust defends giving BMWs to leaders

Swale Academies Trust head Jon Whitcombe

An education trust which runs nine schools across Kent has defended providing its leaders with BMWs.

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Pair arrested over imitation firearms

Stockbury Roundabout, Sittingbourne

Two London men are in police custody after being arrested on the M2, hours after they are reported to have driven off when police tried to stop them.

Mystery surrounds fake head

Did you see this?

A new addition to a town centre statue has sparked confusion.

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Plan to start 50s restaurant

From left, Shane Bruce, Kim Stanton and Curt Hyland, outside the unit they hope to use.

Three enthusiasts want to start a retro diner in memory of one of their parents.

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Head converts numbers into letters amid grades confusion

Fulston pupils with their GCSE results

A head teacher says he converted new GCSE numerical grades into letters to make it easier to understand.

Terror as knifeman holds up store

CCTV footage from St John's Mini Market, showing a masked armed robber

This is the terrifying moment a robber wielding a weapon held up a corner shop.

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