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Complaints about noise could cost business

Landlords Simon and Debbie Pettit are facing losing their entertainment licence after people complained about noise levels from the pub

A town pub's entertainment licence is set to be reviewed following complaints about noise levels.

Man dies eight days after being hit by car

Stock picture.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Polish man who was hit by a car in Sittingbourne died from injuries.

Fake window cleaner robs 93-year-old

Efit of a man being hunted after a 93-year-old woman was robbed in Lynsted

Detectives are hunting this man after a man pretending to be a window cleaner burst into her home before attacking her and grabbing her purse.

‘I couldn’t have asked for a better send off’

Former Borden Grammar School head teacher, Harold Vafeas, when he retired last year

Borden Grammar School has said a sad farewell to head teacher Harold Vafeas. He has retired early due to ill health.

Super slimmer sheds 13st in under a year

Martin Howard before he lost his weight

Martin Howard says his life has changed completely after shedding the pounds.

Teenager is set to win footpath battle

Laurence Marshall with Highsted Road behind him.

Laurence Marshall's campaign to get a path installed along a busy lane is a step closer to becoming a reality.

Free parking for shoppers?

Swale Council

Labour councillors are pushing for free parking to be introduced in Swale's three town centres on Saturdays.

Five children freed from locked cars

Firefighters are warning parents to be vigilant after they were called to to five cases of children trapped inside locked cars.

'I didn't see him injured': Man denies stabbing partner's son at flats

Dimitris Titovs suffered a fatal stab wound in London Road, Teynham. Picture: @Kent_999s

A man who denies murdering his partner's son has told jurors he didn't even realise he had been stabbed when trouble erupted early on New Year's Day.

Welcome 'princess' Jessica

Jessica Payne was born the same day as the future heir to the Royal British Throne.

On the same day Will and Kate celebrated the birth of their first child a Sittingbourne couple welcomed their daughter into the world.

Happy birthday!

Margaret Gore celebrated her 80th birthday with 81 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Margaret Gore was 'gobsmacked' by a surprise family reunion to celebrate her impending 80th birthday.

Still time to enter

Blossoms Care Services were crowned Business of the Year at last year's Swale Business Awards

The closing date is looming but firms can still enter this year's Swale Business Awards.

Man stable after being hit by car

Police taped off Avenue of Remembrance in Sittingbourne after a man was hit by a car

A man is now in a stable condition after suffering life-threatening head injuries when he was knocked down by a car in Sittingbourne.

Acne drug suicide tragedy

James Sillcock took his own life after taking acne drug Roaccutane

The father of a man who took his own life after taking acne medication is pleading with youngsters to stop taking the drug.

Inside this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

The front of this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

This week's edition is out tomorrow packed with top local news, sport and leisure from across the greater Sittingbourne area.

Swale Film Festival reveals stellar screenings

The line-up for the fifth Swale Film Festival has been announced on a new website- and features some familiar faces.

Witnesses sought after gas canister crash

Traffic being diverted from the A249 after a lorry crashed into the central reservation. Picture: Jim Haskell

Police want to speak to anyone who saw a lorry hit a police car before smashing into a barrier and overturning - leaving gas cylinders on the road.

Paint and play time for country park

Dean Tweedy, with a portrait of Kurt Cobain

Milton Creek Country Park will play host to artists and performers on Saturday. Art in the Park will be held between 10am and 4pm.

Pair charged with raping woman

Kent Police

Two men have been remanded in custody accused of raping a woman in Sittingbourne.

Highsted pupil wins top national competition

KCC logo. Alfie's taxi to and from school is funded by Kent County Council.

A teenager's safe play design has led to her school getting a £1,000 award.

Chaos as lorry smashes into barrier

Traffic being diverted from the A249 after a lorry crashed into the central reservation. Picture: Jim Haskell

Commuters have been enduring long delays on the A249 after a lorry carrying gas canisters went through the central reservation.

Couple puts town on the map with website

Andy and Zoe Hudson with their website Sittingbourne ME. The married couple have set up the community based website for anyone living in the area

Married couple Andy and Zoe Hudson have launched a community-based website for anyone living in the area.

Family told to get heart check-ups

Gregg Shoults died suddenly at the family home in Hartlip on October 22, 2012.

A coroner has told the relatives of a young dad who died suddenly to undergo cardiac screening.

Sittingbourne children's centre facing closure

Woodgrove is one of more than 20 Children's Centres across the county that are facing the axe under cost-cutting proposals by Kent County Council.

Barbecue helps community make friends

Aaron Long, aged five, enjoying a summer BBQ organised by Joa Bamber who recently moved to the village

Iwade resident Joa Bamber's summer barbecue helped villagers make friends with their neighbours.

TV favourites lead pantomime line-up

Former EastEnders actress Melissa Suffield will play the lead role in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when the show is performed at The Wyvern Hall, at Swallows leisure centre, in December.

Melissa Suffield played a troubled teenager in EastEnders but will be taking on a sweeter character in Snow White.

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