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17 Oct 2012

A VILLAGE on the edge of Sittingbourne found itself in the spotlight when a film crew arrived to shoot scenes for a TV drama.
27 Aug 2012

Firstly if you haven’t been to one of the functions at the Fox and Goose recently then you have been missing out as the pub has undergone a major transformation over the last few months in just about every respect.
01 Aug 2012

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy died after being knocked off his bike by a driver who then sped off. Medics fought to save Sitting-bourne Community College pupil Kyle Coen after the incident at 9.15pm on Monday.
25 Jul 2012

OFSTED has refused to back down after its inspectors gave a village school the worst possible rating. Bapchild and Tonge School was classed as "inadequate" for overall effectiveness following a two-day inspection in February. It was said to be performing "significantly less well" than could "reasonably be expected" in a report published at the end of March.
18 Jul 2012

A TRUSTED employee stole almost £68,000 from a family-run hotel and squandered the lot, a court has heard. Mother-of-two Charlotte Owen first took enough cash to pay the mortgage on her Sittingbourne home, but after finding how easy it was she became more daring.
15 Jul 2012

I read with interest the letter from Beryl and Terry Parker in th recent edition of the Sittingbourne News Extra, who bemoan the lack of a completed Northern Relief Road. Whilst I have some sympathy for their position, they ought to be aware that the Council is still intent on completing this road. However before they breathe a sigh of relief they might want to consider the ramifications.
04 Jun 2012

There are of course many reasons why you might want to live in a wonderful village like Bapchild, but when the whole village comes together as it did yesterday, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
23 May 2012

KENT County Council is working with a village school after a damning Ofsted report. Bapchild and Tonge School was rated "inadequate" after an inspection in February.
16 May 2012

A VILLAGE school is still waiting for a response after it complained to Ofsted about an inspection which branded it "inadequate".
25 Apr 2012

A VILLAGE school has made an official complaint after Ofsted branded it "inadequate". Bapchild and Tonge School Primary School was given the lowest possible rating following a two-day inspection in February.
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