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  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Boy finds suitcase full of missing star's photos

Her career highlights include acting with Joan Collins, Marlon Brando and Ava Gardner. Worldwide fame was found by appearing in some of the most popular programmes on TV in the eighties - Dynasty, and The Colbys.

But when Stephanie Beacham had a suitcase packed full of precious family photos stolen from London, little did she expect them to turn up on a fly-tipping site in Kent - and be found by a young boy on a day out with his Dad.

David Johns has the extraordinary story, speaking to the suitcase-finder, Jordon Mothersole.

  1. Phil Hornby

Prisons "a powderkeg"

The MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey says the 3 prisons on the Isle of Sheppey are "a penal powderkeg that could explode with very serious consequences".


  1. Sarah Saunders @SSaundersITV

VIDEO: A bumper collection of dodgem cars to go on show

The hobby of a roofer from the Isle of Sheppey has got out of hand. Peter Ward has collected 45 vintage dodgem cars. One of them he even made roadworthy and his sister is travelling to her wedding in another. Now Peter's passion has caught the interest of Dreamland theme designer Wayne Hemmingway, who has invited Peter to display his cars at the new theme park when it opens next week. Sarah Saunders went along for a ride.

Conservatives see off UKIP challenge in Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Tory Gordon Henderson has seen off a challenge by UKIP to retain his Sittingbourne and Sheppey seat.

Mr Henderson polled 24,425 votes - and a 49.5% share.

UKIP polled 12,257 and Labour were third with 9,673.

Two charged with murder after Swaleside prisoner death

Two men have been charged with murder after a prisoner died in HMP Swaleside.

Jason George Gomez, 44, and Paul Wadkin, 32, were remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court today via videolink.

The body of a 40-year-old man was found in a cell on Wednesday

They were arrested as part of a Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a man in his 40s in a cell on Wednesday 25 March.

  1. Abigail Bracken

Overcrowding in Kent and Sussex prisons

Three out of four men's prisons are holding more inmates than they were designed for, new figures have revealed.

In many cases this has led to prisons having to 'double-up' or 'treble-up' the numbers of prisoners held in a cell, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Three jails in Kent and Sussex are significantly overcrowded - in Lewes, Maidstone and Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey, while one prison in Canterbury was closed, putting pressure on other jails.

Abigail Bracken has the story.


Sheppey crossing closed because of high winds

The A249 has been closed in both directions due to high winds between B2005 Grovehurst Road (Iwade / Kemsley Turn Off) and B2231 Lower Road / Sheppey Way (Leysdown Turn Off).

Prisoners involved in 'disturbance' at HMP Elmley

HMP Elmley

A disturbance broke out at Sheppey's HMP Elmley last night, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

Specialist officers were called to deal with an issue of "concerted indiscipline" involving around 25 prisoners in one wing of the prison.

(It) began at 4.20pm on Saturday 15 November and was peacefully resolved at 11.45pm.

There were no reported injuries to staff or prisoners. The prison will carry out an investigation with a view to taking action against those responsible.

– Ministry of Justice spokesperson

Last night's incident follows the death of prisoner Levi Smith, who was found dead in his cell last week.

That was the same day the prison received a damning report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

Man absconds from prison on the Isle of Sheppey

Sabul Miah reportedly absconded from Standford Hill Prison Credit: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information after a man reportedly absconded from Standford Hill Prison on the Isle of Sheppey.

Police were altered to the incident at 1.10pm on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Enquiries are on-going to locate Sabul Miah, who is 39-years-old. Miah is described as being Asian, 5’9” tall, of thin build with brown eyes, black hair and a ‘stubbly’ beard. When he was last seen he was wearing baggy blue jeans.

If anyone sees Sabul Miah, or is aware of his whereabouts, do not approach him and contact police on 999 quoting reference 23*654.

If you have information about where he may be please dial 101.

Plea to improve safety on Sheppey Bridge

More than 100 cars were involved in a huge pile up a year ago Credit: ITV Meridian

Councillors representing the Isle of Sheppey will tonight make a formal plea to improve safety on the Sheppey Bridge. Dozens were injured and more than 100 cars damaged in a huge pile-up on the bridge last year.

A paper is being presented to the Swale Joint Transportation Board meeting in Sittingbourne asking for the speed limit to be lowered and for speed cameras to be installed.

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