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Kent’s emergency services get hands on with speeding motorists during Road Safety week

20-11-2017 Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), Kent Police and Highways England are teaming up for Road Safety Week (20-26 November). The message this year is – Speed Down Save Lives. http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/news-releases/november-2017/kents-emergency-services-get-hands-on-with-speeding-motorists-during-road-safety-week/ supplied by Kent Fire and Rescue Service Sheppey

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Milton goes festive

Christmas Fayre draws in the crowds in Milton Regis. Crowds of festive shoppers gathered in Milton High Street this morning for the first ever Christmas fayre organised by the Three Hats public house, based in Milton High Street. Happy shoppers turned out despite the rain, from 11am this morning to …

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New school drop-off point frees up road

“Transformational”  new bus & taxis depot at Sittingbourne School. A new drop off point for buses and taxis at a Sittingbourne secondary school has had a “transformational” effect on traffic in neighbouring roads. The new drop off point at the Sittingbourne Community College is in full operation and replaces the …

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Sheppey beaches receive top awards

Highest rating received at 3 Sheppey beaches. The Islands bathing beaches have been given the highest rating for bathing water quality. Leysdown, Minster Leas & Sheerness beaches were all rated as “Excellent” by the Environment Agency, who sampled the water quality of the beaches throughout the summer. The results mean …

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Jailed for 21 Years

Jail sentence announced for Sheppey baby killers A mother of nine and her boyfriend have been jailed for causing the death of her baby boy from a catastrophic brain injury. Danny Shepherd, 26, was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years today, while Katherine Cox, 33, received an eight-year term. As well as …

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Goodbye Forum Tesco

Tesco in the Forum Sittingbourne, set to close. Tesco has announced it is to shut its branch in Sittingbourne’s Forum Shopping Centre. The supermarket giant released a statement yesterday (Monday) saying it had reached the “difficult decision” to close the Metro store in the new year. Tracey Clements, Tesco’s managing …

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Earlier opening for new Sheerness store

A brand new store opening in Sheerness high street is bringing forward its opening day. The discount retailer Poundstretcher will now open in what was Store Twenty One, in the High Street, on Friday. The new store, which will include a pet section, will host a fun day between 10am …

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Poppy Garden & Remembrance services in Swale

Sheppey Gateway Poppy Garden Having received thousands of knitted and crocheted poppies, Swale Borough Council’s poppy appeal will culminate in the launch of a poppy garden display at Sheppey Gateway this Friday. Swale council worked with the Royal British Legion, Sheppey Matters and Gateways across Kent, as well as local …

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Micropub plan for Sittingbourne town centre

Sittingbourne Town Centre gets set for new Micropub Donna Hartridge a former town centre pub manager is submitting plans to transform the former “Vintage Vapes” at 20 West Street, Sittingbourne into a new Micropub with regular live music. The vacant building which closed last year has laid empty, but the …

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Officers arrest two people in connection with a courier fraud in Sittingbourne

Kent Police

Officers investigating a courier fraud in Sittingbourne arrested a 22-year-old man from London, and a 26-year-old-woman on Wednesday 1 November 2017.   A woman in her nineties reported that she had received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer who told her debit card had been compromised. …

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