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Murdered teacher's family take fight to Whitehall

Carl Davies

Friends and family of Carl Davies joined others who have lost loved ones overseas in a rally outside the Foreign Office in London.

Setbacks in plans to revamp former pole dance club

A businessman's dream of opening a country pub is still on the cards, despite several delays.

Craft fair organisers delighted with turnout

More than 300 people flocked through the doors at an annual fundraiser at the weekend.

Young man locked up for shining laser at police helicopter

The police helicopter, which covers Kent and Essex.

A 20-year-old man described as "not perhaps the full ticket" has been locked up after shining a laser torch at a police helicopter from his bedroom.

Apprentice star spotted at job centre

Apprentice winner Stella English, who lives in Hernhill

A former winner of The Apprentice from Kent who pleaded poverty at an employment tribunal has been spotted collecting forms from a county Job Centre.

Jogger fights for life after being hit by car

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

A man is in hospital with life-threatening head and leg injuries after being knocked down by a Mercedes as he crossed the road.

Historian unearths new details of wartime tale of heroism and tragedy

The train derailed after a flying bomb destroyed a bridge in Rainham in August, 1944

An amateur historian has discovered previously unknown details of an incredible series of events that led to a wartime train crash in Kent.

Big plans for town's Xmas celebrations

Sittingbourne's Christmas Lights after the switch-on last year

A Christmas fair will be at the heart of Sittingbourne's annual lights switch on this year.

School's expansion plans given the go-ahead

Swale Academies' Trust principal Jon Whitcombe

Plans to extend a town school have been given the go-ahead.

Hopes for new refuge centre

Posed by models

A woman who suffered domestic violence at the hands of her husband hopes to set up a refuge centre in Swale for other victims.

Lucky 13 as mum passes test at last!

Blessing Adeyemi passed her driving test on the 13th attempt

Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for a pharmacist who passed her driving test on the 13th attempt.

Impassioned pleas made for children's centre

Jenny Whittle, Kent County Council's cabinet member for specialist children's services, speaks with Rob Jobe, manager of Woodgrove Children's Centre, and MP Gordon Henderson

Don’t close our centre – that was the message from staff and users when Cllr Jenny Whittle visited Woodgrove Children’s Centre.

They've bean so kind!

The packed Upchurch village hall for the Macmillan coffee morning

A couple of friends helped raise £1,050 for Macmillan Cancer Support when they took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Driver posed as dead twin to beat ban

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A boozy pensioner with three drink-driving convictions told police he was his dead twin brother to avoid a ban.

Dedicated fire staff honoured at ceremony

Linda Jeffrey and Simon Belton at the KFRS awards

Two townspeople have received long-service awards at a Kent Fire and Rescue Service event.

Police play down 'stranger danger' fears

Canterbury Road Primary School, Sittingbourne

Officers have moved to reassure parents that a man seen hanging around outside a school has been spoken to.

Gas and heating firm wins massive UK contract

Swale Heating's headquarters in Sittingbourne

Swale Heating is set to look after 12,000 homes in the multi-million pound deal.

Brave soldier cheats death in Afghanistan... for a fourth time

Cpl Leslie Wareham cheated death for the fourth time after being blown up in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

A soldier was blasted into the air when a vehicle he was in on an Army tour of Afghanistan drove over an explosive device.

The thin yellow line...

Staff and parents were left with restriction-free parking spaces when council workers painted yellow lines around their cars outside a school.

Chancellor's work plan labelled 'gimmick'

George Osborne's proposals to tackle long-term unemployment have met with a lukewarm response in Swale.

Ofsted gives town nursery the nod

Co-manager Kim Beech and deputy manager Dawn Austin at the King's Nursery in Park Avenue, Sittingbourn with their good Ofsted report

As well as marking a landmark birthday, staff and children are celebrating after inspectors gave them the thumbs-up.

Man due in court accused of child rapes

A man is set to appear in court charged with a dozen counts of child rape and other sex offences.

Group offers country walks and friendship

A group of people have found an active way to make friends – by going on weekly strolls together.

New school additions Maisie and Daisy fit the bill!

Nathaniel Appiah with Maisey the Duck

Children are going quackers over two new additions to Kemsley Primary Academy.

Sports jobs at risk as Swale cuts costs

Swale Borough Council logo

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.

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