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Calls for Improvements to Island Bottle Neck

There have been renewed calls for a roundabout in Lower Road after a recent traffic light failure eased, rather than added to, congestion. Signals at the junction of Barton Hill Drive were temporarily out of action following a crash. A telecommunications box was destroyed in the two-vehicle accident on September …

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Calling Time on Cliff Erosion

Swale Council have approved a plan to halt cliff erosion and remove the threat of homes falling into the . The planning application to install measures aimed at protecting properties in Surf Crescent and Third Avenue, Eastchurch, from disappearing over the edge of a cliff was approved last week. The proposals …

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Local MP Back on BRFM

Sittingbourne & Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson is back at BRFM this Friday from 1pm, with the “Advice Surgery”. Our Popular show is back for another edition of your Questions and Queries from 1pm, Call or Text your questions about our community and we’ll put them forward to Gordon.

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Estate Agents Celebrate 100th Anniversary

An Isle of Sheppey firm of estate agents are celebrating their 100th anniversary. Rule and Rule estate agents based in Sheerness, celebrated their centenary with a fundraising tea party. Family, friends and former employees joined current members of staff for festivities at the company’s Broadway HQ. Guests, including members of the public, …

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Sheppey MP Gives Views on Migrant Crisis

The MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Gordon Henderson, says asking politicians if they would be prepared to house migrants “trivialised” the current crisis. Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have joined thousands of people offering to house refugees. Their pledge comes ahead of an expected …

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Disturbance at Sheppey Prison

An investigation has been launched after a disturbance at a Sheppey prison saw five prison officers injured. The incident of “indiscipline” broke out at the Category B men’s prison on Sheppey yesterday. Several prisoners are thought to have been moved to other jails in the wake of the incident. It’s …

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Isle Of Sheppey Residents Celebrate Queen’s Reign

As the Queen prepares to celebrate becoming Britain’s longest-serving monarch today, two Isle Of Sheppey have recalled when she first came to the throne. It’s been 23,226 days since February 6 1952, when Elizabeth II took over from her father George VI when he died while she was in Kenya …

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Rolling in the Deep

Another car has met a watery end in Sheppey! A silver Audi was discovered swallowed up by the sea off Minster Shinglebank. It was submerged near the same spot a vehicle was taken by the waves in May. The Audi was reported to Thames Coastguard at about 4am on Saturday …

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