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New bridge installed at Gravesend train station

Gravesend train station got its first new footbridge since the 1800s at the weekend.

X Factor visit boosts Christmas trade

Tamera Foster turns on the Christmas lights at Bluewater

A visit from Tamera Foster sparked a 10% rise in footfall at a shopping centre.

Men due in court after mud rescue

Gravesend RNLI lifeboat. Picture: Tim Ash

Two men are due before magistrates today charged with aggravated vehicle taking after one of them was rescued from mud.

Bank with a ‘black heart’ stalls leisure centre plan

Fleet Leisure

A war of words has broken out after plans to reopen Fleet Leisure were scuppered.

Tollgate Hotel plan revealed

The Tollgate Hotel, Gravesend

Plans have been submitted to Gravesham council by developers on what they want to do with the old Tollgate Hotel...

Evacuation after nightclub fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

People were evacuated from their homes last night after a fire in a nightclub courtyard.

A&E extension planned for ambulance bay area

Plans to extend the waiting room of A&E at Darent Valley Hospital are to go before councillors tonight.

Man 'on the run from police' rescued from mud

Gravesend RNLI lifeboat. Picture: Tim Ash

Lifeboat crews made an early-morning rescue after reports a man on the run from police had become trapped in the mud.

Cycle park sees sparks fly

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Firefighters were called to deal with an electrical fire at the Cyclopark last night.

Fraud investigation leads to three arrests

Police stock image

Police have arrested three people after a series of frauds in which elderly people were duped into revealing bank details.

Staff raise a glass to pub rescue

Staff from the Pembroke in Gravesend celebrate a hygiene standards rating in 2011

Three Kent bars have been bought from troubled firm Bramwell, saving dozens of jobs.

Tamera helps Stacey's dreams come true

Harry Styles with Stacey

A girl from Gravesend had her dream come true when she met her favourite pop stars at the weekend...

Tamera: "Sorry for messing up."

Tamera Foster on The X Factor

X Factor star Tamera Foster says she is sorry for forgetting the words during her performance

PCSO injured after motorist reverses into him

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident where a PCSO was injured while trying to speak to Ford driver.

Gravesend railway station to get a new footbridge this weekend

Gravesend railway station

A new footbridge is being installed at Gravesend railway station this weekend.

Fire crews battle bedroom blaze

Fire-damaged property outside the house in Haig Gardens

A man and woman have been taken to hospital after suffering burns and breathing in smoke after a blaze broke out in a bedroom early today.

Family favourites at a night at the opera

A Christmas Night at the Opera

Families are being encouraged to discover a passion for opera at a festive performance.

Christmas light switch on guide

Gravesend Christmas light switch on last year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and today Gravesend will be lit up with festive cheer followed by Dartford's tomorrow.

Can you help disabled Northfleet youngster Cameron Edmonds get a better wheelchair?

Brave Cameron Edmonds only wants a little more independence but he needs your help.

X Factor Tamera's videos are a hit

North West Kent College student Tamera Foster. Picture: Nicky Johnston

Fans of North West Kent College student Tamera Foster can catch a glimpse of her rehearsing in videos posted by her proud nan.

Gravesend falls silent to remember war dead on Armistice Day

A poignant silence fell over Gravesend's Community Square as the town paid a solemn tribute to those from the town who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Disgust as collection tin for sick Stacey Mowle found smashed and emptied in Gravesend

Stacey Mowle needs life-saving cancer treatment in the US

Supporters of a girl whose family is desperately trying to raise money to send her for treatment are furious after a thief raided a collection tin.

Tamera's X Factor dream continues

North West Kent College student Tamera Foster. Picture: Nicky Johnston

Student Tamera Foster is through to the next round of the X Factor after being described as having "star quality" by the judges.

Immigrant population doubles in a decade

Census statistics have revealed that in 2001 the number of foreign-born residents was just over 7,000, but in 2011 this had risen to more than 14,000.

Man's tragic river death after 'prank'

Nathan Lane

The death of a man swept away after trying to save two girls in the River Thames when a prank went wrong was a tragic accident, it has been ruled.

Patient treated after an accident in Bean

Emergency crews were called. Stock pic.

Emergency services were called to Bean last night to treat a patient lying in the road.

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