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Family flee home after television catches fire

27 July 2013

A family had to flee their home in Gravesend after their television caught fire.

Darent Valley Hospital unveils birthing pool

Angela Chapman and baby Bethany Rose with midwife Natalie Barnes

26 July 2013

Angela Chapman of Haynes Road, Northfleet was today the first mum to use the brand new birthing pool.

Terrifying moment raiders attack woman with hammer

A robber raises a hammer to a woman Post Office worker in Gravesend

26 July 2013

This is the harrowing moment armed robbers repeatedly hit a female staff member with a claw hammer in a botched Post Office raid.

Thousands more seats on Kent's busiest commuter trains

Services are affected. Stock picture.

26 July 2013

Southeastern has today promised 3,500 more seats on some of its busiest services in a move that will be welcomed by long-suffering commuters.

Teenagers bailed over stabbing

Police cordon off Windmill Street in Gravesend after a stabbing

26 July 2013

Two 18-year-old men have been bailed by detectives after a man was stabbed in the shoulder.

Body in Thames identified as rescue hero

Nathan Lane

26 July 2013

A body found in the River Thames at Gravesend has today been confirmed as missing Nathan Lane, who disappeared after trying to save a girl.

Mum with terminal cancer dies after wedding dream comes true

Paula O'Shea and fiancé Dave Carroll tied the knot at the hospice

26 July 2013

A young mother who had her dying wish to marry the man she loved come true has died just days after they tied the knot at a hospice.

Training is number one priority for business award hopefuls

25 July 2013

Meet another firm hoping to win the 2013 Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards.

Remembering river hero Nathan Lane

25 July 2013

Family and friends have spoken at a gathering to remember heroic rescuer Nathan Lane who leapt into the Thames to rescue a young girl.

Cherry picking claims over cash for troubled families

Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Trudy Dean

25 July 2013

A scheme to help troubled families might be "cherry picking" the easiest ones to secure more cash for easier results, a councillor has claimed.

Suit and pie or a Deben-ham cheese toastie?

Connie Martin, Rebecca Walton and Pudsey Bear, centre.

24 July 2013

Gravesend has another cafe in the town centre when fashion chain Debenhams opened its own on Monday.

Crowd gathers as Mercedes goes up in flames at shopping centre

The car on fire at Bluewater. Picture by @nyezee237

24 July 2013

A group of shoppers watched helplessly as a Mercedes burst into flames in a car park at Bluewater this morning.

From round-the-clock to office hours: KCC set to cut call centre service

County Hall, Maidstone. Picture: John Wardley

24 July 2013

Kent County Council is poised to cut its contact centre opening times as demand for the 24-hour service is so low - in a bid to save £434,000 a year.

Daw to Four ales man

Dan Snelgrove presenting on Gravesham TV

24 July 2013

From pulling pints at the Three Daws in Gravesend to entertaining millions on Radio 4, Dan Snelgrove is a man of many talents...

Ann Barnes will be visiting the area this week

Kent police and crime commissioner, Ann Barnes, visited Gravesend

24 July 2013

The crime commissioner will be on hand to answer people's concerns on crime and police presence in their area.

Heir hello!

Joseph Barry with his three-year-old sister Katie

23 July 2013

We've been to Darent Valley Hospital to meet the new arrivals that entered the world the same day as the future King.

Lightning strikes twice

23 July 2013

It was a stormy night in Gravesend but fortunately lightning struck the best place possible.

Neighbour saves man's life

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

23 July 2013

A man saved his neighbour from a smoke-logged house when he left a frying pan on his hob and fell asleep.

Sex offender locked up after vowing to exact revenge on victims

Sex offender Michael Stone has been detained under the Mental Health Act

22 July 2013

A young sex offender has been detained under the Mental Health Act after repeatedly vowing to take revenge on his victims.

10,000 flock to summer party

22 July 2013

Summer celebrations filled the streets in and around the town centre with Northfleet Carnival and Party on the Prom at the weekend.

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