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Plans for 80 houses unveiled

School Lane, Bapchild. Picture: Google.

Proposals have been released for a new development which would see a village expand.


Argos set to move into supermarket

Argos in Sittingbourne High Street is set to close.

Argos is to close its town centre branch and move into a nearby supermarket.


Homes permitted despite 'harm to health' warning

The homes will be built north of Newington High Street.

A controversial plan to build 124 new homes in a Kent village has been given the go-ahead, despite concerns about air pollution.


Pensioner jailed for historic child abuse

The trial took place at Maidstone Crown Court

An 83-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to historic abuse of children.

Road blocked after car hits post

Emergency services were called after a car hit a lamppost. Picture: Kent Police Swale

Emergency services were called after a crash blocked a road in both directions.


Town centre regeneration works begin

Milton Road, Sittingbourne, at the junction with Mill Way

The first stage in a multi-million pound revamp has started, with the closure of a road.


Appeal after serious crash which overturned car

Emergency services attended.

Police are appealing for information following a collision which left a teenage girl in a London hospital.

Woman cut free from car after crash

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A woman had to be cut free by firefighters from a car following a single-vehicle crash.

Film buff’s pickled onion legacy

Barry Norman at Opies in Sittingbourne

Former TV presenter who knew his films also knew his onions.

£100k of cannabis seized

Cannabis seized from the scene

Police have found 170 cannabis plants worth £100,000 following a raid this morning.


Businessman offers reward following theft of tipper van

A van identical to this one was stolen from Yeates Drive in Kemsley

Have you seen this van? A reward is being offered for information the leads to the conviction of whoever stole it.


Pub relaunched as haven for real ale lovers

New landlord of The Fountain of Ale Calum Darcy

New landlord has big plans to transform town centre pub.


Fundraisers take great strides to help Lizzy

Kath Adams, centre in grey sweatshirt, surrounded by family, friends and supporters at the start of their 9-10 mile sponsored walk from Teynham to Rainham Railway Station to raise money for Lizzy Adams, who has a brain tumour.

Walkers tackled more than nine miles to raise funds for a teenager with a brain tumour.

Young homeless woman lay down in front of a train

Amber Baker

An 18-year-old girl took her own life at a Kent railway station days before she was due to move in with her partner, an inquest heard.

Little ship has a big role in blockbuster

Greg McLeish onboard New Brittanic which stars in the movie Dunkirk

An historic vessel that played a big part in the evacuation of Dunkirk features in a new film.

Residents suffer internet issues following storm

Residents reported connection issues.

Those living on a housing estate have reported connection problems with their BT services.


'Ride the storm' as road closures start

Milton Road, Sittingbourne, at the junction with Mill Way

Residents are being urged to be patient as five months of roadworks begin.


Former Ofsted inspector to become head teacher

Head teacher Fiona Trigwell is to leave Sittingbourne Community College.

A secondary school head teacher is set to leave at the end of term, with a former Ofsted inspector to take over.


Crash causes M2 delays

Police and paramedics at the scene

Police and paramedics were called to an accident that led to massive queues of traffic building up.

Lorry overturns on motorway

A slip road off one of the busiest motorways in Kent was shut after a lorry ended up on its side.


Fire crews called to garage blazes

Fire crews attended the blaze. Stock image. Credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters rushed to put out flames coming from a double garage.

Woman trapped as car and coach collide

There are currently delays on the M2

Traffic was at a standstill and a woman had to be cut free from wreckage by firefighters following a crash on a motorway this afternoon.


Service to mark WWI battle’s fallen a hundred years on

Tyne Cot cemetery, where many of those who lost their lives in Passchendaele are buried.

The third battle of Ypres is to be remembered.

Four neighbours land massive lottery wins

Lucky Charlotte Street residents have won big.

Residents in one road were bowled over when they each won £30,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.


Homes left without power after cable fault

UK Power Networks

More than 3,000 affected by power cut this afternoon.


Medical centre placed into special measures

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A town centre GP has been rated inadequate in a recent Care Quality Commission report.

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