Kent beaches given Blue Flag and Seaside Award

More than 10 beaches in Kent have been awarded Blue Flag titles, three of which also won the Seaside Award in the summer of 2022. The beaches of Thanet, Sheppey and Canterbury have today been named by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and have been recognized for their cleanliness and excellent facilities offered to … Read more

Tragic death of biker

A motorcyclist involved in a collision on the A249 has died, the police have revealed. The crash occurred yesterday on the northbound lane near Danaway near Sittingbourne at 15.20. Ambulance personnel fought to save the man’s life Three vehicles were involved: a gray BMW, a blue Vauxhall and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Police, ambulance and … Read more

Western-themed pub closes after 20 years

A beloved western-themed pub has closed its doors for the last time. The Sheppey Way Dancing Salon, between Bobbing and Iwade, near Sittingbourne, has announced its closure following rising industry costs. Signs of the Dancing Dog Salon. Photo: Simon Hildrew The 20-year-old landlord and owner of the watering hole, Shaun Egan, said: “Our last straw … Read more

Drivers face fuel nightmares again

Motorists again have problems with the pumps. Not only have gasoline and diesel prices skyrocketed due to the war in Ukraine, but residents in some parts of Kent are now suffering a double blow as climate change activists barricade fuel depots that limit supply. Closed: Tesco gas station in Bridge Road, Sheerness Closed: Tesco gas … Read more