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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.

River heroes will be remembered too

Brian Wood

River Thames tugmen will be honoured at one of the many Services of Remembrance held this weekend.

Girls find maggots crawling in cereal

Weetabix infested with maggots found by Yvonne Read's granddaughters

A woman was disgusted when her two young granddaughters tucked into their breakfast cereal... to find it infested with maggots.

Pictured: Moment young man stranded after falling into river

Man awaits rescue after falling into the River Thames. Picture: Phil Murfin

This is the dramatic moment a man who fell into the River Thames this afternoon was left battling to stay afloat.

Grandad’s leap of faith for Stacey

Rachael Foster, mum of X Factor favourite Tamera Foster, was among the supporters of those abseiling 200ft in aid of Stacey Mowle, including the youngster's grandad, Bob Mowle

Fundraisers have gone to great heights to help Gravesend youngster Stacey Mowle in her battle against a rare childhood cancer.

It's as if Superman moved to Gotham City

Stephen Field at Chrysalis Comics, in Queen Street, Gravesend

Stephen Field realised that with great power comes great responsibility, and for Gravesend comic book fans, they finally have somewhere to go.

It's the Big Band Theory

Tamera Foster on The X Factor

Tamera Foster's mum says she was down on Sunday after being in the final two but is "putting her all" into this weekend's big band shows.

Junk food straight to your door

Hangover Angel Donna Docherty with driver Nadine Pearce.

Ever woken up with your head spinning, mouth dry and craving some junk food after a night out on the town?

Dump electricals into big pink bin

Thamesview School offers Gravesham residents the opportunity to recycle waste electricals.

Taxi driver attacked

Morgan took passengers to Heathrow and Gatwick. Stock image

Police are investigating the robbery of a taxi driver in his 60s who was assaulted and had cash stolen.

Pair hunted after garage raided and man hurt in violent carjacking

Detectives are today hunting two raiders who held up a garage before stealing a man's car in a violent carjacking.

Drink-drive arrest after A2 crash

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car carrying two other people hit a lamppost on the A2.

Garage 'raided' last night

Stock picture.

There are reports a petrol station was targeted by crooks last night

Tamera beats boyband in X Factor sing-off

Tamera Foster on The X Factor

Kent student Tamera Foster has defeated boyband Kingsland Road in a live X Factor sing-off to remain in the competition.

Oooooh! Ahhhhh!

Fireworks on the prom. Photo by Jason Arthur

It was all bright on the night when thousands of people headed to Gravesend to enjoy two days of firework displays.

Police chopper scrambled after assault

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture: Kent Police

The police helicopter was scrambled in the Wrotham area this lunchtime following a report of an assault last night.

The big screen just got bigger

Martin Freeman in The Hobbit

Film buffs can look forward to the opening of an IMAX cinema next month.

Driver's ordeal after 'boiling' liquid sprayed by robbers

Taxi driver Ali Rassouli, who was attacked

A cabbie has spoken out after being savagely beaten by two customers he took pity on.

24 hour potty people

Clive Road toilets in Gravesend

A public toilet in Gravesend will be open 24 hours a day in a trial to see if people can pee responsibly, Gravesham council has said.

Passenger told to take the high road as Scottish banknote gets rebuffed

Taxi driver Graham Sales with his Scottish £5 note

A taxi driver had a stand off with a bus driver who refused to accept his Scottish £5 note for a fare.

Council orders 1,000 elves

Gravesham council needs 1,000 elves

Gravesham council wants 1,000 elves for a world record attempt to help every charity shop in Gravesend.

Woman in hospital after crash

The scene earlier this afternoon

A woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with another car.

Car crash on the A2 at Gravesend

There is queueing traffic London-bound after several vehicles crashed.

Man seriously burnt and two others injured in train track fall

A police helicopter helped with the search. Stock picture

Three men were injured falling on to train tracks in Gravesend station in the early hours of this morning.

Don't Tell the Bride!

Gravesend will be in the spotlight tonight when a couple from the town appear on hit BBC show Don't Tell the Bride.

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