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Regeneration Road Closures Now In Place

Regeneration Road Closures Now In Place

The major roadworks, for the town centre regeneration, have commenced and will be in place until late September / early October.

The A2 St Michael's Road and B2008 Milton Road are partially closed for the next 17 weeks. The affected area on the A2 St Michael's Road is between the junction with Dover Street and Station Street.

Teenager Jailed For Killing Friend In Collision

Teenager Jailed For Killing Friend In Collision

Picture: Jake Burmingham

A teenager who killed his friend while speeding in a pickup truck has been jailed for four years.

Kieran Simpson, 18, of Gladwyn Road, Rainham, was jailed on Friday (16th March) by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court.

He was sentenced to four years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of causing death by dangerous driving after his friend died in a collision on the A2 on London Road in Newington.

Large Pothole Appears On The A2

Large Pothole Appears On The A2

A large pothole has appeared on the main A2 (Canterbury Road) heading out of town between the Snipeshill and Swanstree Avenue traffic lights.

The hole appeared earlier today and is currently being investigated by the KCC Highways Team who are waiting for Southern Water to CCTV the sewer below the main carriageway, later this afternoon.

KCC Highways have confirmed that: "if it is found to be a water pipe that has caused it, it will be handed over to them to fix".

Family Names Woman Who Died In Teynham Collision

Family Names Woman Who Died In Teynham Collision

The woman who died in a fatal road traffic collision in Teynham yesterday (Saturday 13th February) has been named by her family.

Barbara Phipps, aged 73, of Lynsted, died when the bicycle she was riding was in collision with an HGV on the A2 London Road.

Kent Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at 10.15am yesterday morning.

Police Appeal Following Overnight Teynham A2 Crash

Police Appeal Following Overnight Teynham A2 Crash

Kent Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision that occurred on the A2 in Teynham at around 1.20am this morning.

The incident involved a blue Peugeot that was travelling from the Faversham direction towards Sittingbourne. The collision occurred near the Dover Castle public house. The car was carrying four young adults, three men and a woman.

Town Gridlocked Again After Two M2 Accidents

Town Gridlocked Again After Two M2 Accidents

Sittingbourne has been gridlocked again this morning, following two accidents on the M2 motorway earlier.

The first accident happened just after 7:45am coastbound between Junctions 5 (Sittingbourne) and 6 (Faversham) and involved four vehicles, whilst the second, involving two cars, was on the same section of the motorway but on the Londonbound carriageway at 7:50am.

A Kent Police spokesperson has confirmed that there were no serious injuries involved but traffic remains very busy in and out of Sittingbourne.

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