Southern Water have been dealing with a incident for most of the day today (Saturday 22nd January) following a burst water main in the Hartlip area.
Rural crime investigators are appealing for information after two sheep were killed in a field in Newington.
The livestock were found dead in Church Lane on the night of Sunday 8th and Monday 9th August 2021.
Train services between Sittingbourne and Rainham will be stopped from 9pm tonight as Southeastern carries out emergency repair work following a landslip on an embankment in the Newington area.
A number of other trains will also be affected, including the high speed service which will now operate between St Pancreas and Rainham. London Victoria services will only run between Gillingham and London Victoria and services from Ramsgate and Dover Priory will terminate and start back from Sittingbourne.
Picture: Richard Palmer
Kent Police have had to closed the A2 at Newington due to a 'major' gas leak.
The road closure comes just a day after residents received a letter saying that months of roadworks along that stretch of road were finally finished and that the area would be 'getting back to normal'.
London Road is currently CLOSED between Playstool Road and Bull Lane, causing lengthy tailbacks on to Keycol Hill (coming from Sittingbourne) and back to Hartlip (coming from the Medway towns).
Storm Ciara has caused problems in the Sittingbourne area this morning (Sunday 9th February).
Train services on South Eastern were suspended between Sittingbourne and Faversham earlier due to a tree blocking the line near Teynham (pictured). A seperate incident, with a points failure at Newington, also added to train travellers woes with all London-bound services calling at Newington to allow affected passengers to get off at the station. South Eastern advised people on Twitter: ""we strongly advise you do not travel today."
Pic: Courtesy of Cllr Richard Palmer
Safety concerns were raised over the weekend the collapse of part of the Sittingbourne-bound platform collapsed at Newington Railway Station on Sunday (21st July) afternoon.
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.
Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision near Sittingbourne.
At 9.55pm last night (Thursday 18th May), a white Mitsubishi L200 truck travelling on the A2 London Road in Newington was in collision with a parked unattended vehicle and a boundary wall near to the junction of Playstool Road.
One of the passengers of the truck, a 17-year-old boy from Medway, died at the scene.
Three other people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital.
Dozens of Kent Police officers, PCSOs and council wardens joined forces for a special day of action to prevent and detect crime in the rural areas around Sittingbourne recently.
In the latest of Kent Police's 'Operation Nonagon' initiatives, Police and Kent County Council staff patrolled Faversham and many of the surrounding villages. In the course of their duties on Wednesday 23rd July the team apprehended suspected burglars, seized suspected stolen property and issued crime prevention advice to local residents.
Computer-generated images of a man have been released by detectives investigating a spate of distraction burglaries in the Sittingbourne and Newington areas.
All three burglaries, which are being linked by detectives, were reported to Kent Police on Monday 12th August.