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Traffic clears after crossing crash and breakdowns

The Sheppey Crossing

It was a bleak morning for commuters after a stack of problems including crashes and breakdowns.

Staff shortage cancels trains

No trains between Sheerness and Sittingbourne tonight

Commuters face delays as six rail journeys cancelled in Kent tonight because of a staff shortage. Replacement buses will be used instead.


Town centre to get first micropub

Donna Hartridge outside the shop in West Street, Sittingbourne, which is to become micro-pub

Real ale is the way to go, says woman behind micropub.


Car set alight on driveway

Fire crews were called to a Range Rover alight on a driveway. Stock photo.

A Range Rover was badly damaged in a suspected arson attack this morning.

Off to Mongolia in a banger

Three school pals are set to pack their stuff into a banger and head for an adventurous 15,000-mile drive to Mongolia.


Mutilated cat found

Animals Lost and Found in Kent work to reunite missing pets with their owners

A dead cat found in a seated position outside a house had parts of its body "deliberately cut off".


Caravan fire spreads to car

Fire crews tackled the blaze. Stock image

Fire crews and police were called after a fire in a caravan spread to a car.

Hunt is on for missing Lynx

A lynx has gone missing from Dean Tweedy's zoo in Borth, Wales. Stock picture.

A lynx is on the run from a wildlife sanctuary owned by a former Kent resident.


Thieves target woman in her nineties

Police are calling on friends and family to pass on fraud prevention advice.

A caller posing as a police officer allegedly stole thousands of pounds in jewellery and money from a woman in her nineties.

Town centre car park closed

Sainsbury Supermarket in Sittingbourne.

A well-used car park is closed while a supermarket undergoes a refurbishment.


Police make arrest after woman has £4k stolen

The incident happened at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. Stock pic

Officers have made an arrest after a woman had £4,000 stolen in a shop.

Man, 60, arrested after 'assault'

Police were called. Stock image.

A 60-year-old man has been arrested following a suspected assault.


Air ambulance called to forklift accident

The air ambulance was called. Stock picture.

The Kent Air Ambulance was seen in Sittingbourne following reports of a forklift accident.

Man's £40,000 holiday souvenir

Bill Best, firefighter Adam Burner of Woodstock Fire Department in Virginia, and Bill’s son, Richard Best, with the fire truck

A dad spared no expense when he decided to buy an American fire truck he fell in love with while visiting the United States.


Robbers steal £4,000 from woman

Police would like to speak to these two women.

Police have released CCTV images after a woman had thousands of pounds stolen moments after she withdrew cash from a bank.


Police appeal after serious crash

Police and ambulances in Newman Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Campbell James

A teenage boy was flown to a London hospital with serious injuries after a rush hour crash.

Teenage cyclist injured in hit and run

Ashley Cowles shows his injuries

A dad says his son was lucky not to lose his sight after a 4x4 clipped his wheel sending him over the bonnet and into a ditch.


Pedestrian knocked down by car

Police and ambulances in Newman Drive, Kemsley tonight. Picture: Campbell James

A man has been flown to a London hospital after being hit by a car.


Man's head stamped on during robbery

Officers have revealed the number of people arrested for having drugs on them

Police investigating three robberies in one week in the same town have made two arrests.

No Christmas switch-on party

Last year's event

An annual switch-on event will not take place this year.


Brave victim 'speaks up' after years of abuse

Coles abused the girl repeatedly. Stock image posed by model

An abuser has been jailed for 15 years for "disgraceful" attacks - after his brave victim came forward to help others.

Train hits van at level crossing

The damage to the front of a van after it was hit by a train off Lower Road, Teynham

A delivery driver has been taken to hospital with a head injury after his vehicle was hit by a high-speed train.


Ofsted confirms dramatic improvement at primary

Headteacher Annette Bevan, with pupils of Lansdowne Primary School

A primary school is celebrating a good rating, having spent three years in special measures.

Police divers search lake in hunt for 'murder' weapon

Police divers searched a lake in Great Easthall Way, Sittingbourne, yesterday. Stock picture.

A diving team was called in to search a lake in connection with the alleged murder of teenager Kyle Yule, who was stabbed to death.

Family's painted stones idea rocks

Kyle Hills, nine, with Mum, Tina and brother Toby, seven

A family is hoping to spread some joy by painting rocks with uplifting messages and leaving them around town to brighten up strangers' days.


A249 reopens after car overturned

Emergency crews are at the scene. Stock picture.

Emergency services were called to deal with a crash on the A249.

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