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Sean McPolin

Sean McPolin joined the Kent Media Group as a reporter for the Dartford, Gravesend and Medway Messenger in 2018. In 2020 he began working on the Sheerness Times Guardian and Sittingbourne News.

Couple 'disgusted' after hotel suddenly cancels wedding reception

22 May 2022
Couple 'disgusted' after hotel suddenly cancels wedding reception

A soon-to-be married couple have been left “devastated and disgusted” when their wedding reception was suddenly cancelled.

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Hunter avoids jail after killing deer and bragging on WhatsApp

21 May 2022
Hunter avoids jail after killing deer and bragging on WhatsApp

A hunter who bragged about his dog killing a fallow deer on WhatsApp has narrowly avoided jail and been banned from owning dogs for 10 years.

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Tributes paid to 'true gentleman' who died on A249

21 May 2022
Tributes paid to 'true gentleman' who died on A249

Tributes have been paid to a "true gentleman" who died after a horror crash while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Medway loses out in city bid... again

20 May 2022
Medway loses out in city bid... again

A council leader has reacted to the Towns losing out on city status for a fourth time and revealed the bid only cost £320.

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Family asks High Court to block neighbours' 'suburban' extension

19 May 2022
Family asks High Court to block neighbours' 'suburban' extension

A disgruntled neighbour has asked the High Court to block his neighbour's planned extension because it is "too suburban".

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Award given to hero cops who saved stab victim

18 May 2022
Award given to hero cops who saved stab victim

Three police officers credited with saving the life of a disabled girl who was stabbed nearly 100 times are set to receive a major national honour.

'Fire' at police HQ was 'false alarm'

18 May 2022
'Fire' at police HQ was 'false alarm'

The fire service was called after concerns Kent Police's HQ was on fire.

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Man arrested in park rape investigation

18 May 2022
Man arrested in park rape investigation

Police have cordoned off and are searching part of a park following reports a woman was raped by a man.

£9m leisure complex plans for BHS store scrapped

18 May 2022
£9m leisure complex plans for BHS store scrapped

Plans for a multi-million pound leisure complex at a former BHS store which would include a go kart track, cinema and bowling have been scrapped.

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Crews called after bonfire spreads to sheds

18 May 2022
Crews called after bonfire spreads to sheds

Fire crews were called after a garden bonfire spread to nearby sheds and fencing.

Go veggie as free food festival hits town

17 May 2022
Go veggie as free food festival hits town

Free food stalls serving vegetarian dishes will be popping up across a town centre as a festival marks National Vegetarian Week.

Students given 'advice' by police after n-word controversy

17 May 2022
Students given 'advice' by police after n-word controversy

Two students who recorded and shared a clip of their head teacher using the n-word to a black student have been given "words of advice" from police.

Mission to reunite family with old pictures found in biscuit tin

17 May 2022
Mission to reunite family with old pictures found in biscuit tin

A Kent carer is on a mission to reunite a family with old pictures which were found in a charity shop biscuit tin.

M2 reopen after body found

17 May 2022
M2 reopen after body found

A motorway which was closed in both directions after a body was found has now reopened.

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Teenager knocked off bike died of head injury

16 May 2022
Teenager knocked off bike died of head injury

A teenager who died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car died from a head injury, an inquest has heard.

Climate protesters force 'Russian oil tanker' to make U-turn

16 May 2022
Climate protesters force 'Russian oil tanker' to make U-turn

Climate protestors have been arrested after forcing a tanker carrying Russian diesel to do a U-turn in the Thames.

School defends head amid 'n-word' controversy

14 May 2022
School defends head amid 'n-word' controversy

A school has defended its head teacher after his use of the 'n-word' led to a complaint to police.

School's future 'in the balance' with housing estate plans

13 May 2022
School's future 'in the balance' with housing estate plans

A decision on plans to build a housing estate on school grounds in an attempt to ensure its survival will be decided next week.

'Beautiful' funeral held for three-car crash victim

12 May 2022
'Beautiful' funeral held for three-car crash victim

More than 250 people turned up to pay their respects for a 'kind and happy' woman who died in a tragic car crash.

Pink Floyd tribute cancel Kent show after singer 'rushed to hospital'

12 May 2022
Pink Floyd tribute cancel Kent show after singer 'rushed to hospital'

A Pink Floyd tribute band has been forced to postpone its upcoming concerts after a band member was rushed to hospital with life-threatening symptoms.

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