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Can you sing your way to LA?

The town's bingo hall is holding auditions for a talent contest which is offering a prize trip to Hollywood.

Schools defend drop in GCSE results

Head teachers say changes to the way league tables are calculated are "unfair".

Good causes benefit from Lions money

Thousands raised following series of collections.

Davis delight as Smith stays put

Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis has confirmed midfielder Peter Smith is staying with the club for the rest of the season.

Hostel listed among famous brands

Guest reviews have help a popular no frills venue feature in an awards ceremony alongside luxurious hotels such as the Hilton.

Police employee hit pensioner with van

It has been revealed the driver of a Royal Mail van that hit an 87-year-old man is an employee of Kent Police.

Town artist has made his mark

Traditional signwriter Eric The Brush has been plying his trade across Kent for 10 years.

Tax freeze likely to continue

Authority is expected to keep council tax rates at the same level for the fifth year running when a key vote is taken next month.

Double treat for school kids

Commonwealth Games gold medalist and children's writer inspire learners to pursue their dreams.

Top councillor reveals shock quit decision

Swale's Labour group leader makes a surprise exit after 12 and a half years.

'Help me care for my boys' pleads terminally ill mum

A single mum of two boys is pleading for help after being given the heartbreaking news she has terminal cancer.

Update: Elderly man hit by Royal Mail van

Witnesses have been asked to come forward after an 87-year-old man was hit by a Royal Mail van outside a Post Office.

Helpers wanted for community project

Plan are underway to build a sheltered area to attract wildlife to one of the town's few green spots.

Woman collapses in the road following fit

Emergency crews rush her to hospital with suspected head injuries.

15-year-old boy beaten with monkey wrench

Police are trying to trace the attacker who ran off.

Charity boxes stolen during break-in

Hundreds of pounds and an air rifle were taken when a popular shop was ransacked.

Chance for homegrown filmmakers

Independent movies to be shown alongside Hollywood blockbusters at newly re-opened town attraction.

Sittingbourne schools' league table positions revealed

Changes to how GCSE scores are calculated appears to affect the area's schools.

Woman's jealous ex jailed for stealing contraceptive pills

A woman's jealous ex-lover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after stealing items from her home - including her contraceptive pills.

'Children at risk' by fostering agency failures

A fostering agency has been slammed a second time by Ofsted for "widespread failures" that have put children's welfare at risk.

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