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Fatal crash on A2 in Bapchild

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 51 year old Sittingbourne motorcyclist died on the A2 London Road in Bapchild on Sunday (6th September).

Kent Police told SFM News that a blue and silver Suzuki motorbike was travelling along the A2 in the direction of Teynham when it was involved in a collision with a silver Volkswagen Jetta at the junction with Hempstead Lane just after 10am. Emergency services, including Kent Air Ambulance attended but the biker died at the scene.

Deep Clean Of The War Memorial Completed

Deep Clean Of The War Memorial Completed

Sittingbourne's newly cleaned War Memorial has finally been unveiled from it's scaffolding shroud.

Co-operative Funeralcare donated their local Monumental Mason, Steve Stechfield (pictured above,) to do the clean on behalf of Swale Borough Council at no cost.

Nuala O'Donoghue (also pictured above), the Community Liaison Organiser at the Co-operative Funeralcare, told SFM News that the "Co-operative Funeralcare increased the number of Masons working on the project to three which meant that the clean was completed in just four days".

Newly Installed Defibrillator Stolen From Fire Station

Newly Installed Defibrillator Stolen From Fire Station

Last week, between Monday 3rd and Sunday 9th of August, a newly installed Defibrillator was stolen from a Kent Fire and Rescue vehicle at the Sittingbourne Fire Station on St Michaels Road.

Anyone with any information that could help investigators is asked to please contact Kent police on telephone number 101 and quote the Crime Number: XY/027675/15 or alternatively they can call Kent Crimestoppers free (from any landline) and anonimously on 0800 555 111.

Baled Hay Fire In Tonge

Baled Hay Fire In Tonge

Sittingbourne Fire crews are at the scene of a fire involving approximately 30 tonnes of baled hay this afternoon.

Three fire engines and a bulk water carrier have been sent to deal with the fire along with an all terrain vehicle (ATV). The ATV is an eight wheeled vehicle which can get firefighters and equipment to remote areas that would be difficult for a fire engine to reach.

Local traffic is not be affected by the incident.

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.

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