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Sports jobs at risk as Swale cuts costs

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Several positions are set to be axed in the council's sports development department.

Plans to close town's Doubleday Lodge care home

Cllr Graham Gibbens, KCC cabinet member for adult social care

A consultation has begun on the future of an old people's home used by just three permanent residents.

Bargain hunters flock to nearly-new sale

The National Childbirth Trust is £1,300 better off thanks to charity fundraisers.

‘We’ll support you’ pledge for groups facing eviction

Swale council has vowed to fight KCC's decision to evict voluntary and community groups from Phoenix House next February.

Key witness to fatal crash sought

Police appealed for help in tracing this car after Jeremy Nicholson died in a crash in Teynham

Police have released a picture of a car they want to trace as they believe the driver might have vital information about a fatal crash.

Children's hospice's hi-tech gift

Mathew, aged nine, trying out the sound beam machine buttons in the music room with Demelza's director of income generation Liz Haigh Reeve

Youngsters at Bobbing's Demelza House are using the latest technology to have fun and communicate.

Roving role keeps Games glory fresh for star sportsman

Steve Brown represented the UK in last year's Paralympics

Steve Brown speaks about what he has been up to since he captained the GB wheelchair rugby team at the London Paralympic Games.

Singing out to beat bullies

The Songwriting Charity has secured funding to hold workshops at schools across Sittingbourne over the next two years

A charity is set to teach school children in Swale how to write songs so they can express their thoughts on bullying and its effects.

Putting on a brave face

To the outside world, Emma Young looks like a healthy young woman, but her life could be cut short at any moment.

Judo star is given a helping hand

Rising judo star George Cullum from Sittingbourne (centre) was awarded £1,000 from the Swale Youth Development Fund. He's pictured with (from left to right) trustee and secretary Rosemary Madgewick, treasurer Neil Langford and trustee Jan West

Up-and-coming judo star George Cullum has been awarded £1,000 to help fulfil his sporting ambition.

Jobs fair aims to tackle borough unemployment

People on unemployment benefits has declined

More than 200 posts will be on offer at a jobs fair being held for the second year.

Group shows you're never too old to surf

Coffee, computers and companionship is on offer as a group of friends try to become the IT crowd.

Old boy Steve back at Borden for prizegiving

GB's wheelchair rugby captain returned to his own school to present awards to star pupils.

Overcoming youngster's eczema problems

Lola Clackett when her eczema was at its worst

This last seven days have seen people up and down the country mark National Eczema Day.

Lord's half-sister jailed for scam to fund holidays and luxury cars

Iwade thief Dawn Simon enjoyed luxury holidays, including to Florida

The half-sister of a prominent lord is one of three behind bars after funding exotic holidays and a Bentley with complex mortgage and benefit fraud.

Golf club latest victim of burglaries

Police are going to be cracking down on burglaries. Picture: Thinkstock

Upchurch Golf Club bosses are counting the cost after thieves forced their way in.

Recluse 'dead at home for months'

Mrs Hall's Sittingbourne home

An elderly recluse may have been dead for months in her home with just coffee and sugar in her kitchen, an inquest heard.

Children face term shake-up

Four town schools have announced plans to reduce the summer break and increase the October one.

Work starts on haulage firm HQ

Building work has started on a town haulage firm's new home next to the A249.

Fight continues to keep centres open

Sharon Hodgson MP meeting users of Woodgrove Children's Centre

MP Sharon Hodgson visited Woodgrove Children’s Centre last week to speak to users about the impact it would have on them if it closes.

Woman raped in town centre car park

A police forensics team van outside The George and Dragon pub in Sittingbourne High Street

Forensic officers have been compiling evidence after a woman was raped in a car park.

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.

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