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Medical centre placed into special measures

Stock pic

A town centre GP has been rated inadequate in a recent Care Quality Commission report.

Youngster cast in West End musical Annie

Left to right: Nicole Subebe (Molly), Maisie Thorn (Kate), Dora Yolland (Tessie), Ruby Stokes (Annie), Kathryn Whetter (Duffy), Charlotte Ross-Gower (Pepper) and Nancy Allsop (July)

A teenager has returned to the stage, this time opposite Miranda Hart in Annie.

Frustration as vandals damage historic church

Damage to Murston Old Church

A 12th century building has been targeted again by vandals.


Three arrested after brawl

Witnesses say the graveyard outside St Michael's Church was taped off.

Emergency services had to be called after a fight broke out near a church.

Video: Youngsters dicing with death on rails

Network Rail introduce geo-targeting to help lower the rate of distractions.

A shocking video has captured teenagers putting their lives at risk by playing on rail tracks.


Top official enjoys taste of paradise from Bar-bados

Guy Hewitt, the High Commissioner, centre, for Barbados with Nick and Debbie Siminson and guests at their home, where they had a garden shed decked out as a Bajan-style bar.

A shed decked out as a Caribbean bar attracted a visit from a top official.


Horse riding centre will be replaced by eco-homes

What Callum Park will look like.

A successful riding school is set to close next year following funding cuts, and its owners want to turn it into an eco housing development.

New arrivals will be a real treat

Kaspa's Desserts is set to open in Ashford

Two national ice cream parlours are eyeing up one town.


'This time both of us get to wear the dress'

Denise and Kristiana Taylor were married in 1996

A couple who previously married as man and wife are to renew their vows as same-sex partners.

Lightning team help mother’s campaign

Team Lightning, running in memory of Alex Wheeler and in aid of Mind

A group of women completed a run to raise money for a mental health charity following the death of Alex Wheeler, son of one of the runners.

Time to celebrate as happy school is rated outstanding

From left, Hadyn, five, with Mrs Ware, Executive Principal, Mrs Hudson, Principal and Mrs Stewart, Assistant Head celebrate with some of the children from Bobbing Village School for receiving an Outstanding Ofsted Report in all areas.

A village primary school has received a sparkling Ofsted report.


School’s friendly invitation to help pupils’ progress

Meadowfield School

A school for children with profound, severe and complex is asking parents to help out raise funds to help them.


Cat walk with a difference to be launched in town

Launching tomorrow.

A heritage group has set up a moggy meander around a busy town centre.

Anger as pre-school shutting down

Gaynor Swan, Donna Brazier and Amanda Tindall with some of the children at Hartlip Pre-school

Money issues have been blamed for the impending closure of a school that has served a community for 25 years.


Appeal after serious motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious accident. Stock picture.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash.

Work starts soon on town centre’s shopping future

Left to right: Fergus Pryor, development manager at U+I, Emma Wiggins, interim director of regeneration at Swale Borough Council, Cllr James Hunt, deputy cabinet member for regeneration and Cllr Mike Cosgrove, cabinet member for regeneration

Key dates have been revealed for a major multi-million pound regeneration.


Road reopens after serious crash

Emergency services dealt with a serious crash on the Old Sheppey Way, Bobbing, on Wednesday. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

Emergency crews were called to a serious crash involving a lorry and a motorbike.

Hospital evacuated after suspicious package found

People were evacuated from the hospital. Picture: James Melia

Patients and staff were evacuated from a Kent hospital in a security alert after a suspicious package was discovered.

Illegal rave attended by 300

Trinity Trading Estate in Sittingbourne. Picture: Google

Police were called after hundreds of young people went to a late night party on a trading estate.


Tributes to Elsie

Elsie Smith when she turned 100 with her card from the Queen

Elsie Smith, one of Kent's oldest residents, has died aged 102.

Planning decision delayed

The entrance to the new estate will be behind 99 High Street, Newington. Picture: Google Streetview

A last-minute pollution report forced councillors to put back a decision on 124 new homes.

Community finally seals purchase of pub

Supporters to turn The Harrow Pub into a community pub gather outside the premises in Stockbury near Sittingbourne.

Villagers who joined forces in an effort to buy their local pub have finally completed its purchase.


Pub refurb offers new dining experience

The Jenny Wren pub and restaurant in Sittingbourne has reopened after a three-week refurbishment project.

A popular pub and restaurant has reopened following a major three-week revamp.


Teenage girl given less than two years to live

Lizzy Adams continues to be in good spirits

A mum is frantically trying to raise enough money to pay for pioneering new treatment that could extend her 13-year-old daughter's life.


Crossing reopens after 'police incident'

The Sheppey Crossing has been closed this afternoon.

Drivers were advised to expect long delays after a bridge was closed by officers.

Woman taken to hospital after crash

The crash on Grovehurst Road. Picture: Mark Mattocks.

A slip road to a main route has reopened following a crash involving two cars.

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