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Labour gains seat on council

Tony Winckless wins the seat for Labour

The results of a by-election held after the sudden death of a councillor have been announced.


Burglar found hiding under caravan jailed

Wester Matthews. Picture: Kent Police.

A burglar who was found hiding under a caravan after trying to climb through the window has been put behind bars.


Play area revamp almost complete

The play area at Archers Park

Following a dispute over its design, a place for children to play should reopen soon.

Pervert 'real danger to society'

Behind bars: John Hutchinson

A man who watched live streams of children being abused online has been caged.

Pool shut after diarrhoea outbreak

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A busy leisure centre pool could be closed for up to a week for cleaning.


Delays clear after crash on dual carriageway

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Queues have now cleared after a two-car crash blocked part of a busy dual carriageway.


Two in hospital after four-car crash

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Firefighters had to cut the roof off a car to free a man trapped inside following a collision involving several vehicles.


Armed police called to village road

Armed police in Mountview, Borden

Residents were told to stay indoors and police were called after a man was allegedly spotted with a gun.

'It’s the lowest of the low'

John Hale and Clare Miller at the shop with the broken charity tin.

A charity shop has been broken into, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.


Inquest held on sex charge head teacher

Graham Priest

An inquest heard an ex-head teacher crashed his car into the back of a lorry 'at speed' days before his trial for historic sex offences.

I’m cycling across Burma in memory of my father Ron

Wendy Ralston is raising money for Parkinson's UK in memory of her dad

A massive 420km challenge awaits the daughter of a former paper mill worker who had Parkinson's.

Police called to hit and run

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Police were called to a hit and run involving a van and a pedestrian.

Delight as church gains £25k grant for repairs

Rev Elizabeth Cox.

A historic village church has been given an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Plans for 80 houses unveiled

School Lane, Bapchild. Picture: Google.

Proposals have been released for a new development which would see a village expand.


Argos set to move into supermarket

Argos in Sittingbourne High Street is set to close.

Argos is to close its town centre branch and move into a nearby supermarket.


Homes permitted despite 'harm to health' warning

Newington High Street.

A controversial plan to build 124 new homes in a Kent village has been given the go-ahead, despite concerns about air pollution.


Pensioner jailed for historic child abuse

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

An 83-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to historic abuse of children.

Road blocked after car hits post

Emergency services were called after a car hit a lamppost. Picture: Kent Police Swale

Emergency services were called after a crash blocked a road in both directions.


Town centre regeneration works begin

Milton Road, Sittingbourne, at the junction with Mill Way

The first stage in a multi-million pound revamp has started, with the closure of a road.


Appeal after serious crash which overturned car

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Police are appealing for information following a collision which left a teenage girl in a London hospital.

Woman cut free from car after crash

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A woman had to be cut free by firefighters from a car following a single-vehicle crash.

Film buff’s pickled onion legacy

Barry Norman at Opies in Sittingbourne

Former TV presenter who knew his films also knew his onions.

£100k of cannabis seized

Cannabis seized from the scene

Police have found 170 cannabis plants worth £100,000 following a raid this morning.


Businessman offers reward following theft of tipper van

A van identical to this one was stolen from Yeates Drive in Kemsley

Have you seen this van? A reward is being offered for information the leads to the conviction of whoever stole it.


Pub relaunched as haven for real ale lovers

New landlord of The Fountain of Ale Calum Darcy

New landlord has big plans to transform town centre pub.


Fundraisers take great strides to help Lizzy

Kath Adams, centre in grey sweatshirt, surrounded by family, friends and supporters at the start of their 9-10 mile sponsored walk from Teynham to Rainham Railway Station to raise money for Lizzy Adams, who has a brain tumour.

Walkers tackled more than nine miles to raise funds for a teenager with a brain tumour.

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