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A clean, green, renewable energy scheme

17 December 2021
A clean, green, renewable energy scheme

This solar farm can generate enough renewable energy for the annual demand of over 26,000 homes.

Nativity pictures from a decade ago

10 December 2021
Nativity pictures from a decade ago

As the Sittingbourne News prepares to celebrate a decade in print, we look back at the nativity stars featured in our very first edition.

The woman who risked life on 5,000-mile trip to become man's third wife

25 July 2021
The woman who risked life on 5,000-mile trip to become man's third wife

In 1856 a woman set off alone from a Kent village on a perilous journey to be with her fiancé in America - even though he already had two wives.

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The story of Kent's air cadets 80 years on

09 May 2021
The story of Kent's air cadets 80 years on

Eighty years as Britain went to war with Germany a new group formed with the sole purpose of training young men to protect their country.

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The day we lost another big factory

02 May 2021
The day we lost another big factory

A former Spembley employee recalls when the firm made the shock announcement it was moving out of the county.

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Trouble at mill: When paper factory made hundreds redundant

28 March 2021
Trouble at mill: When paper factory made hundreds redundant

It's been 50 years since hundreds of jobs were lost at a paper mill, here we take a look back to when the redundancies were announced.

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Biker sought after accident

10 January 2021
Biker sought after accident

Police are trying to track down a biker involved in a crash with a car.

Police block off road near primary school

17 October 2020
Police block off road near primary school

Two ambulances were called out after it is believed an elderly man was found unconscious.

'We will miss you so, so much darling'

02 September 2020
'We will miss you so, so much darling'

A family has paid tribute to an eight-year-old killed in a freak accident which almost claimed her sister too.

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Multiplex cinema to open in 2020

20 November 2018
Multiplex cinema to open in 2020

An eight-screen cinema will open in 2020 as new town centre starts to take shape.

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War dead honoured at Wall of Reflection

08 November 2018
War dead honoured at Wall of Reflection

Relatives of those who lost their lives in the First World War have gathered for the unveiling of a research project.

Roadworks cause more misery for motorists

02 October 2018
Roadworks cause more misery for motorists

Roadworks in a town centre have been delayed for another three weeks - despite promises it would be finished before children went back to school.

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Library closed after staff attacked

22 June 2018
Library closed after staff attacked

A library has been forced to close after two members of staff were attacked by a customer.

Motorcyclist injured in crash

31 January 2018
Motorcyclist injured in crash

There are long queues on the A249 following a crash between a car and a motorbike.

Car overturns on busy road

25 January 2018
Car overturns on busy road

A driver escaped serious injuries after a car overturned on a busy stretch of road.

Three-vehicle crash on A249

22 January 2018
Three-vehicle crash on A249

A crash involving three vehicles happened on the A249 this morning.

Emergency services respond to concerns for welfare

03 January 2018
Emergency services respond to concerns for welfare

Emergency crews were called to an address in Sittingbourne following concerns for the welfare of a man.

Serious two-vehicle crash

27 December 2017
Serious two-vehicle crash

A woman has been freed by fire crews after a 'head-on' crash on a major road.

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Police at scene of crash

22 December 2017
Police at scene of crash

Kent Police is at the scene of a two vehicle collision in London Road, Teynham.

Overturned lorry finally recovered

18 December 2017
Overturned lorry finally recovered

A motorway sliproad was closed for around six hours after a lorry crashed and flipped on its side.

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