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Sheerness Times Guardian

The Sheerness Times Guardian is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the town of Sheerness, the rest of the Isle of Sheppey – including the largest town of Minster – and neighbouring parts of northern Kent around Sittingbourne.

Its history goes back to 1858 and the foundation of The Sheerness Guardian, and East Kent Advertiser. The Sheerness Times and General Advertiser was founded in competition 10 years later; the two papers merged in 1939 under the title Sheerness Times & Guardian, dropping the ampersand in 1954. It was acquired by the KM Group (formerly the Kent Messenger Group) in 1987.

The editorial offices are in Sheerness and are shared with the Sittingbourne Messenger and Sittingbourne News Extra.

It’s locally nicknamed “The Local”.

It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available, by paid subscription.

  • Address:
  • Sheerness Times Guardian
    44 High Street
    ME12 1NL
  • Tel:
  • 01795 580300
  • Fax:
  • 01795 660515