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Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

21 May 2013

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

Death threat warnings soar

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road. Maidstone.

21 May 2013

The number of people warned by Kent Police they are at risk of being murdered has increased by 50% in just 12 months, it can be revealed today.

Social services 'failed' tragic Ed

Tragic teenager Edward Barry died in a flat in Gravesend

21 May 2013

A damning new report has revealed a "very serious failure" by social services might have led to the drugs death of a grammar schoolboy.

Band wants rock music back

Rock quartet The Tonics are made up of Zac Vincent, Conor Toner, Connor Lillistone, and Gareth Furlong.

21 May 2013

Aiming for the top are four young lads who met at school in Gravesend and want to bring the independent rock music back to the stage.

Man hurt in knifepoint shop robbery

Police at the scene of an armed robbery in Gravesend

20 May 2013

Four men are being hunted after a store worker suffered a serious head injury in a "cowardly" knifepoint robbery in Gravesend today.

Managing director jailed for tax offences

Kemal Gediz, managing director of Punkyfish Ltd

20 May 2013

The managing director of a clothing chain with branches across Kent has been jailed after failing to pay his VAT in full and pocketing £68,000 in tax

Two due in court over armed robberies at newsagents

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

20 May 2013

Two men arrested and charged in connection with three armed robberies at newsagents in Gravesend and New Ash Green will appear in court on Friday.

County at forefront of battle against killer ash disease

A healthy ash tree in Elham

20 May 2013

Kent is playing a vital role in the fightback against the deadly ash dieback disease.

Thousands of jobs to be created as Bluewater expands

Part of Bluewater has been evacuated. Picture: Nick Thornton

20 May 2013

Bluewater has been given the go ahead for a 20% expansion.

The doctor will see you... NOW!

Grahame and Lucy Smithers and their daughter Jessie

18 May 2013

New mum Lucy Smithers came away with more than the usual pills and lotions during a routine visit to her GP...

Pair charged after string of armed robberies

McColls in St Martin's Square, Larkfield, after the raid

17 May 2013

Two men are due in court after a series of armed raids across Kent.

The Saturdays to play Bluewater

The Saturdays

17 May 2013

The Saturdays are to headline two weeks of live entertainment at Bluewater.

Top award for Scout

Oliver Willbye holding his certificate with explorer leader Tommy Manktelow.

17 May 2013

A teenager from Greenhithe has earned Scouting's top award.

Mum sets up 'flexi-school' to help kids with dyslexia

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

16 May 2013

A mum who gave her daughter extra lessons when she struggled with dyslexia is setting up a school to help other youngsters.

In your Gravesend Messenger this week

16 May 2013

This week's Gravesend Messenger includes our Cute Kids competition - don't miss it.

Man assaulted in Northfleet

15 May 2013

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in an alley in Northfleet.

New Mayor for Gravesham

Cllr Derek Sales. Picture: Mick Gell

15 May 2013

Gravesham has voted in a new mayor.

Gravesend Messenger Cute Kids competition voting this week

14 May 2013

Look out in Thursday's Gravesend Messenger for the very first Cute Kids competition with £1,000 to be won.

Accident near Bluewater

14 May 2013

Two people were cut free after a crash near Bluewater last night.

Jobs to be lost at Kent colleges

North West Kent College. Picture: David Gleed

14 May 2013

A group of colleges is to make a second round of redundancies in less than two years, it has been announced.

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