A rogue trader has been sent to prison after tricking a man into spending more than £100,000 on unnecessary repairs to his house.
An online petition has been set up to re-instate the 333 Bus service between Faversham and Sittingbourne once the public start to use public transport again after Lockdown III.
The petition has been set up by Labour Swale Borough Councillor for St Anne's Julian Sanders.
Almost 2,000 people were without power last night (Friday 9th October) following a collision on Lower Road, Teynham, at around 8.05pm.
Kent Police were called to the scene in which an electricity pole was damaged and a spokesman for UK Power Networks told the SFM Newteam that electricity supplies to 1,877 villagers were interrupted following the incident. Power was restored to 220 of them by about 8.30pm with the remaining 1,657 customers having supplies returned to normal by 9.10pm.
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."
Kent Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene of a barn fire on Lower Road in Teynham.
Crews are working with the farmer using a tractor to drag out five tonnes of hay in a bid to extinguish the fire.
The barn measures around 15metres x 5metres.
There are no reported injuries.
A Teynham woman has been fined £100 and ordered to pay £235 costs after household waste was found dumped by a level crossing.
Shana Dale, aged 31, of Lower Road in Teynham, was prosecuted by Swale Borough Council following an investigation into a large quantity of waste found dumped near the level crossing on Lower Road, in December 2016.
The waste comprised 12 sacks full of household, construction and demolition waste, as well as a kitchen sink and cardboard boxes.
A lorry driver who caused the death of an elderly cyclist in Teynham has been imprisoned for three years.
59-year-old William Magee, of Readers Court in Chelmsford, Essex, failed to properly check his surroundings before pulling out across London Road, shortly before 10.15am on Saturday 13th February 2016 and his articulated lorry collided with a bicycle being ridden by 73-year-old Barbara Phipps from Lynsted (pictured), who died instantly.
A Co-op lorry driver pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving on Thursday (16th February) at Maidstone Crown Court, following a fatal accident on the A2 London Road in Teynham last year.
73-year-old cyclist Barbara Phipps died in the accident near the Co-op store in Teynham on the 13th February 2016. 59-year old lorry driver, William Magee, originally denied charge of dangerous driving and was due to stand trial later this month but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing death by careless driving, which was accepted by the prosecution.
A dangerous and unlicensed driver, who caused the deaths of two men in a New Year's Day collision on Friday 1st January this year (2016), has been jailed for seven years.
One other passenger in Ashley Howard's car suffered serious injuries when it crashed into the Jubilee Pump monument and overturned in a garden off London Road, Teynham, in the early hours of the first day of 2016.
Howard, 23, of Quarry View on the Isle of Wight, spent more than two months in hospital himself following the collision.
Kent Police are investigating an incident in which a teenage girl was found lying unconscious on the side of the road and are appealing for any information.
The 14-year-old was discovered by members of the public near the Western Link roundabout in Faversham, at about 12.40am on Tuesday 19th July.
She was not seriously injured but has no memory of how she came to be unconscious.
It has been reported that a sexual offence may have been committed against her.