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More parish councils for Swale?

Cllr Mike Whiting

The public are being asked to have their say on plans to increase the number of parish councils in the borough.

It's twirls and tiaras for big parade

Colin Rogers and Mike King with the Park Regis FC carnival float

People of all ages lined the route to see Sittingbourne carnival.

CCTV footage shows Auckland man is not missing son

Hopes that missing Matt Green is in New Zealand have been dashed.

Inside this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

The front of this week's Sheerness Times Guardian

Another packed edition of the Sheerness Times Guardian with a four-page special report on Monday's Marine Parade arson attack.

Inside this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

The front of this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

Another packed edition of the Sittingbourne News Extra is out Wednesday, full of news, sport and leisure from across the area

Image released after sex attack on dog walker

Efit of man police want to speak to after sex assault

This efit has been released after a woman was attacked in broad daylight while walking her dog.

Village fete back after 40-year break

William Taylor, three, at the Borden village fete

Some 40 years since its last appearance, the Borden fete returned at the weekend with more than 1,000 people attending.

Composer’s brave battle to finish concert piece

Composer and pianist John McCabe wrote Joybox while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour

A pianist who wrote a piece of music after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour is to hear his work at the Royal Albert Hall.

Freak accident nearly kills pet

A mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her dog was nearly choked to death by its own collar.

Running in memory of his late son

Former Westlands' sixth form pupil, Louis Dighton, who died last year aged 19 from a brain tumour

Dad John Dighton has taken part in a gruelling Iron Man contest to raise funds into brain tumour research.

Heard the one about the bird who went shopping?

Sittingbourne High Street

A peahen surprised staff and customers when it appeared inside a town shop.

Swimmer Dylon battles his way to medal

Gold medalist Duncan Goodhew presents Dylon Osborne with his medal after he won an Achiever of the Year award

Moscow Olympics' gold medalist Duncan Goodhew was on hand to honour a young Murston resident.

It's carnival time

Some of the people who lined the route during last year's Sittingbourne Carnival.

It's hoped hundreds of people will turn out to see the carnival on Saturday.

Tragedy of boy who died when stunt went wrong

Charlie Kelsey-Neil accidentally hanged himself at his home in Murston

A 12-year-old boy with a keen interest in street magic and knots accidentally hanged himself when an escapology stunt went wrong at his family home.

Third sighting of missing Matthew Green in New Zealand

Matthew Green went missing from Sittingbourne in April 2010

Another man has come forward to say he thinks he has seen a Sittingbourne roofer who vanished from his home three years ago.

Where there's pain, there's gain for charity team

A course designed by special forces' soldiers proved to be the ultimate test for a group of fundraisers.

Inside this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

The front of this week's Sittingbourne News Extra

We've another packed edition this week with top news, sport and leisure from across the greater Sittingbourne area.

Petrol tokens lead to 70 years of bliss

Bob Bridge with his wife Lily celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They are pictured holding a card from the Queen at their Sittingbourne home.

Bob Bridge and his wife Lily are celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary.

Composer's brave battle to finish concert piece

Composer and pianist John McCabe wrote Joybox while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour

A piece of music written by composer John McCabe while battling a brain tumour is set to be played at The Royal Albert Hall next month.

School fete doubles its money

Crowds flocked to a town primary school to enjoy the fun at its annual fundraising fete.

Leisure trust shares £5,000 between local groups

Swallows leisure centre

Sport clubs which use Sittingbourne and Sheppey's leisure centres have received a cash boost.

Councillor's call for more parish and town councils

Cllr Mike Whiting, a big supporter of the play park.

Sittingbourne and Sheerness could end up with their own town councils, if Swale's new cabinet member for localism has his way.

Goodman's good turn at children's hospice.

Celebrity TV judges Len Goodman and Robin Cousins visited Bobbing's Demelza Hospice Care for Children for the charity's 15th anniversary celebrations.

Pair charged as police target vehicle crime

A burglar raids a house at night. Stock image

Two men are to appear in court following a police crackdown on burglary and motor vehicle crime.

Chance for budding film-makers to show their movies

This year's Swale Film Festival will include a special awards section when it is held in September.

Sending sweet packages to serving soldiers

A town shop is giving people the opportunity to send sweets to British servicemen overseas.

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