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Busy road closed after crash

19 June 2024
Busy road closed after crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash after a driver said to be in his 50s collided with a lamppost.

Masked burglars jailed after raiding home

19 June 2024
Masked burglars jailed after raiding home

Three men have been jailed after they entered a home with bladed weapons whilst wearing masks and balaclavas.

Waterside regeneration at ‘hidden treasure’ bought for £5.6m

19 June 2024
Waterside regeneration at ‘hidden treasure’ bought for £5.6m

A creek could see an overhaul with two regeneration projects looking to transform the waterside with new homes alongside a cafe, shop and workshops.

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Bus window smashed after second ‘shooting’ on housing estate

18 June 2024
Bus window smashed after second ‘shooting’ on housing estate

A bus boss is calling for witnesses to come forward after two of his vehicles were shot within days on the same housing estate.

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24-hour gym to complete town centre regeneration project

17 June 2024
24-hour gym to complete town centre regeneration project

The last vacant units at a new leisure complex are to be filled by a fitness centre.

1,500 hours of GP time saved by pharmacists - but can they cope?

17 June 2024
1,500 hours of GP time saved by pharmacists - but can they cope?

A new scheme that should help ease pressure on GP services has had some good results but it’s not quite the perfect solution.

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Amusement arcade’s £3m refurb plans turned down

17 June 2024
Amusement arcade’s £3m refurb plans turned down

A £3 million revamp of a seaside arcade set to include mini golf, augmented reality darts and a four-storey soft play area, has been turned down.

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Housing estate plans on ‘best’ land in village rejected

16 June 2024
Housing estate plans on ‘best’ land in village rejected

Plans to build homes on the ‘best and most versatile’ plot of farmland in a village have been blocked.

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‘Oh what fun we had’ at Madness concert

15 June 2024
‘Oh what fun we had’ at Madness concert

Ska band Madness showed a red fez-wearing crowd a whole lot of fun as they smashed through their classic hits.

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New £9m supermarket to open after store wars with Tesco

15 June 2024
New £9m supermarket to open after store wars with Tesco

A new store which has been bogged down in delays is now set to welcome its first customers.

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Man charged after police operation on A249

13 June 2024
Man charged after police operation on A249

Officers have charged a 25-year-old man following a huge police operation on the A249 which found class A drugs, imitation firearms and a Taser.

Three arrests after police operation on A249

12 June 2024
Three arrests after police operation on A249

Officers have made three arrests during a huge police operation on the A249 which found class A drugs, imitation firearms and a Taser.

Huge police presence as drivers face delays

12 June 2024
Huge police presence as drivers face delays

Motorists have reported seeing dozens of police cars and vans lined along a busy carriageway.

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School closes after burst water main

12 June 2024
School closes after burst water main

A school has been shut ‘until further notice’ after homes were left without clean running water due to a burst main.

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Salon owner able to reopen a year after flat fire when his ‘world fell apart’

12 June 2024
Salon owner able to reopen a year after flat fire when his ‘world fell apart’

A salon has reopened a year on from a flat fire which saw a dog die after saving its owner’s life in the blaze.

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Bridge stuck after maintenance work

11 June 2024
Bridge stuck after maintenance work

A bridge which is undergoing urgent repairs is unable to lift to allow for ships to pass underneath it.

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The Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency and the candidates standing

11 June 2024
The Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency and the candidates standing

We profile the Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency and the candidates vying for your votes on July 4.

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‘Years of roadworks have left our attraction at risk’

10 June 2024
‘Years of roadworks have left our attraction at risk’

The owner of a heritage railway says signs put up to advertise road closures have lost the business £30,000 to £40,000 just in the last 18 months.

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12ft paddling pool and wedding reception banned from communal yard

07 June 2024
12ft paddling pool and wedding reception banned from communal yard

A mum says her family “can’t have fun any more” after her housing association banned her paddling pool and wedding reception from the communal yard.

Farmland to become nature haven

03 June 2024
Farmland to become nature haven

A wildlife trust has paid more than £195,000 for a plot of land the size of 19 football pitches and is set to make it into a rare habitat.

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