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Pile-up closes A249

Police and secamb are at the scene. Stock image

A dual carriageway has been shut after a crash involving at least four vehicles.


Memorial run for 'challenge-loving' pal

Justine Barringer

Friends and family are to complete a 23km run over 23 days in memory of their pal who died while diving on holiday.

Grandfather narrowly avoids horror smash

Roy Williams narrowly managed to avoid a lorry driver who was heading towards him on the wrong side of the road in Sittingbourne.

Dramatic footage reveals how a taxi driver managed to swerve out of the way after a lorry came around a corner on the wrong side of the road.


Entire garden shed pinched

Warden Garry Jacobs, left, and Jim Burlton sit where the shed used to stand

A man who spent months rebuilding a shed at an allotment never got the chance to enjoy the fruits of his labour after it was swiped by thieves.


Dessert chain gets ready to open new branch

Kaspa's is hoping to open its new branch in April

Recruitment has started for a national ice cream parlour which is hoping to open this spring.


Duo charged after police stop-check

Police stopped the car in Old Ferry Road, Iwade

Officers were led to find class A drugs and a knife after stopping a car in the early hours.

And another quits Ukip

Quit: Richard Palmer

Former county chairman Richard Palmer has quit Ukip following the party's decision to oust leader Henry Bolton.


Single mum signs deal with Tesco to sell her fruit crisps

Nimisha Raja with some of her fruit crisps

A single mother who dreamed of creating healthy snacks for children has just clinched a deal to sell her fruit crisps at Tesco.


Litter-strewn laybys and verges 'hideous'

Litter on the side of the A249 near the former Three Squirrels pub between Sittingbourne and Maidstone

The level of litter beside an A-road has been described as the worst it has ever been.


Long queues on A-road

The Grovehurst Roundabout has been gridlocked this morning

A dual carriageway junction has been gridlocked this morning.


'They'd only just got their dad back'

Alan McWhinnie

A father-of-two who died after being hit by a car has been described as someone who would do anything for his girls.


Appeal after man's body found at roadside

Police cordoned off Sheppey Way at Iwade this morning

Police say they are treating the death of a man whose body was found at the side of the road as unexplained.

National retailer opens new branch

Mayor Colin Prescott, Pamela Prescott and staff at the opening of the Sittingbourne store

The newest branch of a budget chainstore opened for the first time today, attracting large crowds of bargain-hunters.


Mum's delight at home makeover

Tracey Sandy had part of her home transformed - thanks to Peter Andre. Picture: Quest Red Original

A mother who has undergone gruelling cancer treatment has had a double "dream come true" - meeting Peter Andre and having a home makeover.

Taking a glimpse into the past

Artefacts of historical importance have gone on display in a Kent town.


Brother sings heart out for cancer teenager Lizzy

 Rylie Attrell, 16, at Big Jam Studios

The brother of a girl who is battling a brain tumour has recorded a song which he hopes will raise funds to help the family make memories.


Two car crash blocks lane

Stock picture

Police have been at the scene of a crash involving two cars.

Boy of nine aims to raise £2,000 for hospice in a year

Cameron Harbird at the top

Not content with raising £360 in seven days to help his rallycross idol, a nine-year-old is planning to spend a whole year fundraising for charity.


Sisters use their craft skills to open artisan shop

 From left, Sonia Gardner and her sister, Zena, both Business Partners, at the Grand Opening of The Octopuss Garden in Sittingbourne High Street

Sisters have become business partners by opening their own artisan gift shop in the town centre.


Man dies after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A2 at Bapchild. Stock pic

Witnesses are being sought after a man was killed when he was hit by a car on the A2.


Woman stabbed ex-husband and left him to bleed

Olive Ripley. Picture: Kent Police.

A bitter woman stabbed her ex-husband in the back and chest and then drove him round as he bled profusely and begged to be taken to hospital.


TV comic's night of terror

Comedian Lee Hurst

Television comic Lee Hurst recalls the night he threatened to take his own life in a dramatic NHS protest for his dad.


Lorry driver smashed into waiting vehicles

The crash happened near the Stockbury Roundabout

A trucker has been cleared of dangerous driving following a crash which fractured a car driver's spine.


Budget chain coming to town

Hundreds queued outside Poundstretcher when it opened in Sheerness

Bargain-hunters are expected to descend as discount retailer Poundstretcher opens its newest branch in Kent next week.


Exhibition unveils plan for new free school

An aerial view of how the new Aspire School in Sittingbourne would look

This is a first look at the design for a new free school planned for the borough.


New service for women suffering domestic abuse

New Leaf Support founder Hasmita Reardon and team member Amanda

New one-stop-shop for women and children living in abusive relationships set to open.

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