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Lovin' eatery's move to clear-up surrounding area

McDonald’s staff joined forces with Royal Marines Cadets to tackle litter around Gore Court Cricket Club and the Bobbing Apple pub.

New homes to be built on wasteland

Swale council's head office, Swale House

New life is set to be breathed into the former A2 Tyres depot in Sittingbourne.

Meet the cricketers who like ducks

Newington Cricket Club's live mascot has a new face.

Shop unit to become creative hub

Litter Angels, along with Swale Arts Forum, has secured a shop for its creative ventures

A community arts project is set to transform an empty shop unit into a place where people's talents can be displayed and nurtured.

Soldier receives award

Corporal David Haggarty of The 5th Battalion The Rifles Light Aid Detachment (LAD), has been named Best Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Soldier for 2012/2013

A soldier from Sittingbourne has been named Best REME Soldier for 2012/13.

Road reopens after crash

The A249 is open following an accident earlier today.

Man jailed after having sex with girl he claimed 'came on to him'

Roger Panesar, jailed for sexual activity with a child

A father-of-two has been locked up for having sex with a teenage girl he claimed had instigated the affair.

Mystery of derelict 'haunted' house

A run-down house in Lower Halstow that has stood empty for 23 years

A landlord claims she has lost tenants amid fears a neighbouring property left a decaying time warp for almost a quarter of a century is haunted.

Parking row death shopper had just been given cancer all-clear

Brian Holmes, from Kemsley, died after a row with a pensioner over a disabled parking space at Asda. Picture: SWNS.com

A grandfather who died after a row over a disabled parking space had been told he had beaten cancer just days ago, his grieving family have revealed.

Skateboarders offered site to build park

Jordan Rogers with fellow Sittingbourne skaters

Skateboarders have won a two-year battle for an official site. The Sittingbourne group has been offered land off Mill Way to build a £400,000 park.

Village household sale a wholesale success

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and that was certainly the case when a village household sale was held in Kemsley.

Two hurt as driver hits parked cars

The scene of the crash at Teynham. Picture: David Mann

A man had to be cut free after a car hit other parked cars near a Teynham pub.

Don't forget to tune in

TV drama Southcliffe, which features footage shot in Swale, airs tonight.

No to free parking trial

A proposal for a three-month trial of free Saturday parking in Swale's three town centres has been rejected for a second time.

'Dangerous dogs must be banned'

A distraught pet owner is calling for American bulldogs to be banned after his beloved dog had to be put to sleep after a frenzied attack.

Clash over plans for gypsy sites

Gypsy sites could be built alongside new housing developments under controversial plans revealed by Swale council.

Cancer composer enjoys Proms premiere

John McCabe lost his two-year battle against a brain tumour on February 13

John McCabe has spoken of his joy at hearing his music played at a BBC Proms concert. It was written while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

Former soap star says she was never the wild child

Former EastEnders' actress Melissa Suffield says she was never the "wild child" she was portrayed to be

Former EastEnders' actress, who fell out with producers over her "unruly behaviour" in 2010, was in town last week to promote this year's pantomime.

Memorial bike ride for tragic Kyle

Kyle Coen, 14, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver

Friends of hit-and-run victim Kyle Coen marked the anniversary of his death by holding a memorial bike ride.

Appeal for return of stolen rocking horse

This rocking horse was stolen from a van in Upchurch

The owners of a hand-carved rocking horse have appealed for its return after it was stolen from the back of a van in Upchurch.

Woman, 93, brands attacker 'scoundrel'

Alberta Cockroft was held down on her armchair and robbed

An elderly woman attacked and robbed by a fake window cleaner in her home of 44 years has described him as a "scoundrel".

Noise complaints spark pub review

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

The landlord of a town pub says his business will be at risk if he loses his entertainment licence.

Tribute to caring Salvation Army Major

Major David Ramsay of Milton Salvation Army who died last Friday.

Major David Ramsay, 59, of Milton Salvation Army, passed away at his home in Hobart Gardens, Sittingbourne on Friday.

More water pollution checks after inferno

A fireball erupts from the fire at the Sweeep recycling centre in Milton Regis. Picture: Andy Ives

Environment Agency officials are continuing to analyse water supplies near a recycling plant devastated by a huge blaze more than three weeks ago.

Man murdered partner's son in stabbing at flats

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

A man is facing life behind bars after today being convicted of murdering his partner's son - as it emerged he was already a convicted killer.

Leisure centre's new doors for disabled

Swallows leisure centre

Changes are to be made at Swallows leisure centre to help make it user-friendly for disabled people.

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