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Dog show celebrates pets and owners

An owner and K9 look-alike competition went down a storm at a novelty dog show.

Church reborn as arts centre?

A project to transform a disused and decaying church in Murston into an arts centre has been revealed by two artists

Remembering Roy - the fallen Battle of Britain hero

Some 74 years to the day he was killed, people gathered in Teynham to pay tribute to Hurricane pilot Roy Marchand.

Driver faces the fact that social media works

Eden Village resident Ken Mackness

Motorist Ken Mackness didn't realise his car had been lost until a message popped up on a town Facebook group.

Following mum down memory lane 77 years later

Robert Swade in Ireland taken at the spot where his mother Ruth was photographed 77 years ago

A Murston man journeyed to the Emerald Isle to spend a holiday tracing his mother’s footsteps.

Afghan teen 'over the moon' after winning deportation battle

Sittingbourne student Najibullah Hashimi fled Afghanistan in 2006

Thousands are celebrating after a popular Afghan teenager won the right to remain in the UK.

'Miracle' lad Owen takes school in his stride

Little Owen in a premature baby unit aged just one day

Born 17 weeks early, Owen Piper's parents feared he might not go on to enjoy a normal life, but last week the youngster started school.

Bus concerns raised over future market plans

Sittingbourne High Street

Closing the High Street on Fridays and Saturdays could lead to serious traffic problems, members of a top committee have heard.

Drummer fears downside of bungee jumping

Liam Fackrell beat a dog to death

A musician will be facing his fears when he takes part in a charity bungee jump this weekend.

Former pupils' 61-mile mission for headteacher

Ex-Borden boys Daniel Pumfrett and Marcus Underdown raised £1,000 for a cancer charity.

Pervert cabbie spared prison term

The outside of Maidstone Crown Court

A town taxi driver has been given a suspended sentence for downloading extreme images of child abuse.

Call for better funding to end health inequalities

Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Guy Nicholson

Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has called for urgent action to tackle health inequalities in Swale

Fungi photo wins award

Rob Canis.

Photographer Rob Canis was among the winners at this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Motorcyclist killed in crash named

Stock image

Tributes have been paid to a 44-year-old who died when his motorbike was in a crash with a lorry .

Man jailed for life after murdering partner's son

Jurijs Popovs, jailed for murder

A Latvian man must serve at least 17 years of a life sentence for the New Year's Day murder of his lover's son.

Plans for High Street market twice a week

Sittingbourne High Street

Plans to help get more shoppers in the town centre could see Sittingbourne's market moved.

Up to 50 people mount town demonstration

People who use the closure-threatened Phoenix House community centre have marched through the town centre.

Group stopped from using town centre site

Entrance to Wyvern Hall has been cordoned off to deter skateboarders

Skateboarders have to find a new place to ride after their current location was boarded up

Figures show town experienced best summer since 1996

Jeremy Procter inspects his weather monitoring equipment outside his home

The News Extra's very own 'weatherman' has filed his report for August, revealing some interesting facts.

Crooked construction firm boss jailed for stealing £65k

Managing director Paul Ellis has been jailed for 18 months

The managing director of a construction firm who stole almost £65,000 to pay for meals and servicing his car is behind bars.

Doing their bit to help those less fortunate

Sue Gent and Purple Peach waitress Sarah Bryant

Mayor Sue Gent was on hand to launch the Forum shopping centre's harvest festival campaign

Blood donors honoured for years of dedication

London's Hilton Hotel was the location for a thank you ceremony for people who have saved lives.

12-acre solar farm plan turned down

Library picture

Councillors have voted against an application to site a massive solar farm in a picturesque village.

ITV show to highlight search for Matthew Green

Matthew Green was 26 when he disappeared

The mother of a missing town roofer is to appear on television to appeal for help finding her son.

Dog show raises £700 to help pet charity

Pooches were on parade in Teynham at the weekend during a special fun day.

Fears Eurolink roadworks will cause chaos

Roadworks are planned for the Eurolink industrial estate in Sittingbourne

MP Gordon Henderson is calling on Kent Highways to rethink its repair plans to the town's main industrial estate.

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