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Rolling road block after crash

A rolling road block has been set up after the crash. Picture: Stock image

Traffic is being held on a section of the M2 after a crash.

Children in tears during 'mass evacuation'

A school has been forced to apologise after leaving pupils distressed and in tears.


Did you see tragic crash?

Jack Burmingham, 17, lived in Rainham.

A dark-coloured hatchback car could hold vital clues in the police investigation into the death of a teenager in a crash.

Police arrest pair after garden items found

Stock image

Officers have arrested two men after tools and a lawnmower, suspected stolen, were found by the roadside.

Shoe artist standing tall and raising awareness

Sittingbourne artist Sarah Woods is hoping to raise awareness of mental health by painting and selling shoes and handbags all over the world

An artist is painting shoes and handbags to raise awareness of mental health.

Man found dead at railway bridge

Emergency services were called

Emergency services have confirmed a man died after being found hanging from a railway footbridge.


Delays ease after M2 crash

Motorists can expect long delays. Stock image

An accident on the M2 caused queues for drivers.

Traffic clears following three-vehicle crash

The accident happened on the A249 near the Stockbury Roundabout. File image

Delays have now eased, several hours after two cars and a van crashed on a busy road.


Publication of housing plan delayed

Swale House, headquarters of Swale Borough Council in East Street, Sittingbourne

Plans for the future of housing have been delayed due to the election.


Opening of electronics store delayed

The new Maplin store

Shoppers will have to wait a little longer after the opening date for the new Maplin store in Sittingbourne was put back.


Creams to open in town

Creams cafe is coming to Sittingbourne.

People with a sweet tooth are in for a treat when the popular ice cream parlour Creams opens its doors.


Fundraiser set up for family of crash victim

Jack Burmingham

Money has been flooding in for the family of a tragic 17-year-old who died in a road accident

Barriers could be installed to keep travellers out

Travellers parked up on land near Sonora Fields

A council is looking into installing barriers to stop travellers illegally camping on housing estates after 30 caravans were moved on.


Boy, 17, who died in crash named

Jack Burmingham

A 17-year-old, named locally, has died and three people have been injured after a truck crashed into a parked car and ended up in a front garden.


School building up for award

The sixth form block at Fulston Manor School

A newly opened school block has been nominated for a construction prize.

Primary school told it must improve – again

Richard Minton, head of school at Milton Court Primary Academy.

Milton Court Primary Academy has been told it requires improvement by Ofsted two years after getting the same grading.

VIDEO: Lorry swerves into path of traffic in heavy rain

Hair-raising footage shows motorists braking suddenly to avoid crashing into a lorry as it swerves onto a busy A-road in heavy rain.


Big bang theory - we have the answer

As a boom is reported in Upchurch we can reveal what it was all about.

Celebrity Big Brother winner to star in panto

Alex Reid is set to play the evil Gaston in Beauty and The Beast at Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne.

Alex Reid will play the evil Gaston in Beauty and The Beast this December.

Beekeeper left devastated after hives stolen

Stewart Farmer. Picture: Esther Pepper

A beekeeper has been left "gutted" after thieves swiped over 200,000 bees and their hives from a farm.


Crash involving two cars and a van outside supermarket

Paramedics were called to the scene. Stock image

An elderly man was cared for by firefighters and paramedics after a crash involving two cars and a van at a supermarket.


Regeneration work set to start soon

Artists' impression of the leisure quarter in the Spirit of Sittingbourne development, one of numerous commercial property ventures beginning construction soon

Work could be due to start soon on the £57 million town centre regeneration.


Patients fuming at surgery with no doctors

Iwade Health Centre

A doctor's surgery opened for business today without any GPs. Patients have been told to call NHS 111.


Council forced to perform U-turn on Friday market

Sittingbourne traders who oppose to plans to close the High Street on Fridays.

Plans to move a successful market into a high street have been put on hold after last-minute complaints from shop-keepers.


Survivor publishes her memoirs

Veronica Cook with her book

An author who published her story of growing up with her drug-addict mum will be signing copies of her book.

Crash cleared at busy crossing

The crash is causing traffic to queue. Pic: Google streetview

A crash involving a car and a motorcycle was causing traffic to queue.

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