Newington

Major Gas Leak Closes A2 At Newington

Major Gas Leak Closes A2 At Newington

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 Causes Problems Locally

Storm Ciara Causes Problems Locally

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."

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.

Witnesses Sought Following Fatal Collision

Witnesses Sought Following Fatal Collision

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.

Rural Officers Offer Crime Prevention Advice

Rural Officers Offer Crime Prevention Advice

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.

E-Fits Issued After Distraction Burglaries

E-Fits Issued After Distraction Burglaries

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.

Subscribe to RSS - Newington

100% Local Radio for Sittingbourne