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Sheppey Crossing Speed Limit Lowered To 50mph

Sheppey Crossing Speed Limit Lowered To 50mph

The speed limit on the Sheppey Crossing was lowered from 70mph to 50mph from 10.00am this morning (Wednesday 22nd July).

The "emergency" speed cut follows a pre-inquest review in to the deaths of Deborah Roberts and her 8-year-old son Marshall on the crossing last July.

Mid Kent and Medway Coroner, Patricia Harding wrote to Highways England urging them to take immediate action.

Community Rallies After School Fete Theft

Community Rallies After School's Fete Thefts

Picture Courtesy of Andy Hudson - Sittingbourne.me.

Organisers of Tunstall Primary School's Summer Fete were left shocked and distressed after stock and prizes for their event were stolen in a burglary.

It is thought that thieves broke-in to the school's storeroom on Thursday (2nd July) evening and stole soft drinks, alcohol and many of the raffle prizes, most of which had been donated and gifted by parents over the previous year.

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.

MP Welcomes News Of Post Office Re-Opening

MP Welcomes News Of Post Office Re-Opening

Gordon Henderson, Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, has welcomed the news that post office services are finally being restored in Bredgar.

The village Post Office was closed in February following a burglary and had been set to re-open on Saturday (23rd May) but encountered some broadband connection problems. These have now been resolved and the Post Office will be re-opening from 9.15am tomorrow (Wednesday 27th May).

Record Number Take Part In 10K Road Race

Record Number Take Part In 10K Road Race

There were a record number of participants and spectators at this year's Rotary Club Of Sittingbourne Invicta's 10K Road Race yesterday (Sunday 17th May).

The 106.9 SFM Roadshow were entertaining the crowds and broadcasting Live On Air between 10am - 1pm.

A full list of the running results can be found by clicking this link.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and also those spectators who came along to support the event.

Boy Admits To Two Sittingbourne Robberies

Boy Admits To Two Sittingbourne Robberies

A 17-year-old, who assaulted two teenage boys and stole their mobile phones in the space of five minutes, has pleaded guilty to robbery.

At about 8.15am on Thursday 7th May, a 13-year-old boy was walking to school along St John's Avenue in Sittingbourne when he was approached by two older boys. They asked him the time and after taking out his iPhone 5 to help them out, the victim was held in a headlock and his mobile phone taken.

Search Underway For Missing Sittingbourne Man

Search Underway For Missing Sittingbourne Man

Kent Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a Sittingbourne man who has been reported as missing.

59-year-old Alan Bailey (pictured above) was last seen in the shopping precinct in Rainham on Tuesday afternoon (5th May) when he was wearing a black beanie hat, a jumper and light brown shoes.

He is described as white with grey hair and a full beard. Mr Bailey is a smoker and may have been smoking roll-up cigarettes.

Woman Cut Free After Crash On The A249 At Iwade

Woman Cut Free After Crash On The A249 At Iwade

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Fire crews from Sittingbourne Fire Station had to use hydraulic cutting gear earlier this afternoon (Thursday 30th April) to take the roof off of a car and help free a woman who was trapped following a crash on the A249 at Iwade.

Series Of Local Burglary Arrests Made By Police

Series Of Local Burglary Arrests Made By Police

Officers investigating burglaries and shopliftings in the Sittingbourne area have made a series of arrests over the last few days.

Police executed warrants and carried out proactive searches yesterday (Tuesday 7th April) following a number of reports of thefts from shops across the borough. The shopliftings relate to three reports at Co-op in Murston, one at Tesco in Canterbury Road, Sittingbourne and one at the Wilkinson store on the High Street in Sittingbourne.

E-Fit Issued Following Sittingbourne Sexual Assault

E-Fit Issued Following Sittingbourne Sexual Assault

Detectives investigating a reported sexual assault in Sittingbourne have issued an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police received reports that at about 2.15pm on Monday 16th March that a woman was putting her rubbish out in Onyx Drive was approached by a man. The victim had walked along a footpath to a nearby bin store. When she had finished in the store, she turned to leave when she was met by a man standing in the doorway.

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