18 Striders took a trip to Rye to complete the Rye Ancient trail race. 12 Striders completed the 30k distance. Paul Williams was first Strider home in a time of 2:39:36 and was first in his age category. Vanessa Patching and Andy Patching also achieved prizes for being first in their category. 6 Striders completed the 15K distance with Emily Middleton being the first Strider home in a time of 1:58:20.
Kent Police have confirmed that a man was arrested after two people were stabbed in Sittingbourne last night (Monday 26th August).
Police say they were called to a disturbance in West Street at around 9.14pm.
Both victims were taken to a local hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening and a man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
Five charges have been made against a man accused of a stabbing in Sittingbourne.
Shane Andrews is alleged to have assaulted the victim, who is in his 20s, in Quartz Way on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th August. The injured person is expected to make a full recovery.
Mr Andrews, 22, of Ledger Close, Sittingbourne, was arrested on suspicion of assault in Greenwich the next day. After being arrested, he is alleged to have been found in possession of three knives.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a field fire in Wormshill early today (Thursday 25th July).
The call was received at 4.10pm and four fire engines were sent to the scene.
Crews arrived to approximately four hectares of field alight and a large smoke plume coming from the area.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet, fog spikes and beaters to tackle the blaze.
The cause is not yet known.
A scout group from Sittingbourne has received a donation from the Kent Police Property Fund.
The 10th Sittingbourne Scout Group, which is attached to Grove Park School, was presented with a £500 cheque from Kent Police recently. The group offers young people the opportunity to develop character, employability and practical skills such as cooking and first aid in a safe and supportive environment.
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.
Two suspected burglars were arrested shortly after a break-in was reported here in Sittingbourne.
At around 1.30am yesterday morning (Tuesday 18th June) Kent Police were called to reports of intruders being disturbed at a property in Cedar Close. Officers attended and carried out a search of the local area. A number of items believed to be stolen, including bank cards and car keys, were recovered nearby.
Our local Member Of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Gordon Henderson, has declared his backing for Boris Johnson to become the next Leader of the Conservative Party and the UK's Prime Minister. He has confirmed that this was the first choice for members of the Sittingbourne and Sheppey Conservative Association in a Facebook post earlier today (copied above).
Two people were taken to hospital following the accident between Junctions 5 (Sittingbourne) and 6 (Faversham) overnight.
Kent Police confirmed that they were called at 9.47pm last night (Thursday 6th June) following a report of a single-vehicle crash. It's believed that an off-duty doctor and an off-duty police officer helped at the scene of the accident where two people were trapped and had to be freed by the Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
They were then taken to hospital by the South east Coast Ambulance Service.
A dispute over taxi money led to an offender threatening a man with a machete outside a Sittingbourne pub.
James Hilden, also known as Jimmy, produced the weapon after the victim refused to give him money for a lift home in October 2018. He later visited the victim's house and intentionally drove into five vehicles parked on their drive.