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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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Royal Re-Opening for Historic Hotel

A big part of Isle of Sheppey history is getting a face-lift. The Royal Hotel, Sheerness celebrates it’s grand re-opening on Wednesday 30th September from 7.30pm. There will be a free buffet and also discounted drinks for those attending. The new landlord says the business almost had to close for good. …

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Dartford Crossing “Worst Stretch of Motorway”

The Dartford Crossing, which links Kent and Essex, has been described as the “worst stretch of motorway” by an MP. Gareth Johnson, MP for Dartford, said a free-flow system, which replaced toll booths on the Kent side, had led to traffic jams, payment issues and slow journeys. He has now …

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Sheerness Building Tops Endangered List

A building in Sheppey has been named on a list as one of the most endangered buildings of worldwide importance. The Victorian Society lists Sheerness Boat Store, at the dockyard, in its top 10 buildings at risk register for 2015. Vice-president of the group, TV Presenter Griff Rhys Jones, launched the …

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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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