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Campaign to Improve the Lower Road Reaches over One Thousand

A campaign group have collected 1,377 signatures for their petition to improve the Lower Road through the island. The Lower Road Campaign Group is chaired by Helen Knell who was hit by a car on the road while cycling.  She said the group are delighted with the response so far. The petition …

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Kings North Power Station – Demolition Today

4 more structures will be raised to the ground today at Kings North Power Station, the demolition will occur this morning at 9.30am The four structures, made up of 8,000 tonnes of steel and concrete, will be brought to the ground.

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Award Winning Screamland

Dreamland Margate’s scare festival, Screamland has won an ‘Excellence in Design’ award from Haunt Kit Design, based in the US. The only European winners, Screamland has surpassed expectations within its first year. From the production and design to the creativity and atmosphere, Screamland has already welcomed thousands of visitors from …

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Is Sheppey Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Summer has only just gone, but already bookies are slashing the odds on a White Christmas this year from 5/1 to 2/1. But we’re being warned that we could expect lows of -16C, which could mean that the festive period could become an icy nightmare. Some weather experts have predicted 36 days of snow and …

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Dreamland – Scenic Railway Opening

  Jason Winch headed down to Dreamland for the opening of the Scenic Railway. The 1920’s Grade II listed scenic railway has been painstakingly restored after it was destroyed almost a decade ago. Dreamland’s new future has been largely supported by a £6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Listen …

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Appeal following fatal collision in Halfway

Kent Police Appeal following fatal collision in Halfway Officers investigating a fatal collision on Halfway Road, Halfway, are appealing for witnesses. Kent Police was called at 10.06am on Thursday 15 October following the incident, which involved a silver Ford Fiesta and a black Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead …

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Dog owners support microchipping

Dog owners support microchipping event A free dog microchipping event attracted around 150 owners who were keen to protect their pets. The event, which was held on Saturday 10th October, at Tesco’s in Sheerness was organised by Kent Police and supported by the Dogs Trust, and Environment Wardens from Swale …

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Kent Wakes Up To Loud Bang

Parts of the BRFM region woke up to several large bangs this morning. The third phase of the demolition of the Grain Power Station got under-way at 8 o’clock on Sunday morning and loud bangs were head across the Medway and as far away as Sheerness. A spokeswoman for energy …

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Bronze Age Boat Remains Found in Faversham Boat Yard

A rare wooden boat dating to back the Bronze Age has been discovered at a boatyard in Hollow Shore, Faversham. It was found at the weekend, but quickly returned to the water to prevent it from drying out. Local archaeologists say the craft is in exceptional condition. Dr Paul Wilkinson, …

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