Home   Gravesend   Archive

Gravesend news

Campaign tackles illegal parking

Launch of Parking Safety Campaign, Meopham Cricket Pavillion. Group shot including Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Harold Craske, KCC Cllr Brian Sweetland, chairman of Meopham Parish Council Sheila Buchanan, and David Brazier KCC cabinet chairman.

A rising number of complaints has prompted a parish council to take action against illegal and irresponsible parking.

Stars have a ball at hospice fundraiser

Phil spent time at ellenor's Dartford centre

Some familiar faces have been raising money, and lending support, to a popular charity.

Wedded bliss for B&M proposal couple

Guests throw confetti as Robin and Ann walk by

A woman who popped the question in a discount store has married the man of her dreams.


Emergency crews rescue man at riverside

Stock image

Police, coastguard, ambulance and fire crews were called over concerns for the welfare of a man.

Three arrested following police chase

A police helicopter has helped in the search. Stock Pic.

Three men were arrested after fleeing from a car which failed to stop for police.

Body found in woods

Police were called to the site. Picture: Stock image

A 37-year-old man has been found dead in woodland.


Lantern parade will light way to Christmas festivities

Last year's lantern parade

Around 500 pupils will take part in a procession to mark the turning on of the town's festive lights.

'We are trying to rebuild the area – don’t put obstacles in our way'

Ebbsfleet vice-chairman Peter Varney Picture: Andy Payton

The vice-chairman of Ebbsfleet FC has hit out at Kent County Council over its negative attitude to the club’s investment in the community.


Ladies and gentlemen, this is Mambo No.5!

A little bit of social media pressure has driven Ebbsfleet United to auction a new Mambo No.5 shirt.

Christmas comes to town centre

Gravesend's Christmas Tree

With little over a month to go until the big day Gravesend's giant Christmas Tree has been erected in the centre of the town.


'Don’t take a pill – use nature to relax'

The darker nights can lower our mood, as can the stresses of modern life. Gravesend GP Dr Manpinder Singh Sahota shares some advice.


Man held after stolen bikes found

Police are at the scene. Stock pic

A man is in custody following a raid earlier this year which uncovered guns and stolen motorbikes.

First World War project organisers need you

Tracy Morgan and Anne Paine outside St George's Church, Gravesend. The pair are part of a team putting together a Second World War heritage trail and the church counted Charles Constant among its congregation. He died in 1915 when the SS Marquette was sunk off Greece

A project to bring First World War memories to life needs your help as it attempts to chart one town's links to the conflict.


Jury fails to reach verdict in raid trial

The gang were allegedly armed with a sawn-off shotgun. Stock image.

The gang who allegedly armed themselves with a sawn-off shotgun and a stun gun will have to wait another week to learn if they will face a retrial.

Trio deny bus kidnap and assault

The fight broke out at Bluewater. Pic: Stock pic

Two women and a man will stand trial accused of being involved in the kidnap of a rival who was sat alone on a bus back from Bluewater.

‘One-way system is the only way to stop serious injury’

Melanie Weston, Tony Rana and fellow residents of Whitehill Road who have started an e-petition about traffic in Whitehill Road, Gravesend.

Campaigners say action is needed to stop dangerous driving and congestion.


Ton-up for Irene

Irene looking through one of her 80 diaries with nephew, Roy Daines, 70.

Irene Daisy Maitland recalled a century in Kent as she celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Mum and daughter dragged around 'like rag dolls'

Dean Kenny has been sentenced to 16 years

A masked raider who stabbed a man in the chest with a hunting knife as he desperately tried to protect his family has been jailed.


Man in court over beauty thefts

He will appear at Medway Magistrates' Court.

A man who allegedly stole £250 of cosmetics will appear in court today.

Safety installations on notorious road

Sifa Rifat died in London Road, Northfleet

A pedestrian crossing has been installed on a notorious stretch of road but the council has been told the speed limit will not be lowered.


Community to remember lives lost in conflict

Red poppies on white. Stock pic

Remembrance services will be held throughout North Kent to remember those who died for their country.


GP's in special measures

Old West Surgery, Gravesend

A GP's practice which was previously rated as good has been placed in special measures.

Sky line changes again after eighth demolition

Part of Tilbury Power Station disappears. Picture: Jason Arthur

The sky line of a Kent town has changed for the eighth time after two structures were blown up this morning.

Paedophile with 400,000 obscene images spared jail

Christopher Stead avoided jail. Stock image

A paedophile with hundreds of thousands of vile images of child abuse on his computer has avoided jail.


Mother’s misery as failed firm leaves house unfinished

Kelly Dowding and her children

A mother of two children who both have cerebral palsy is angry with KCC after her house was left in disrepair.


Another demolition at power station

The chimneys fall at Tilbury Power Station in September

The eighth demolition is due to take place at the power station opposite Gravesend tomorrow.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More