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Wacky convoy raised £125k

Blues Brothers Matt Keslake, left, and Jason Cartwright.

Over 25 wild and wacky vehicles set off from Northfleet to Barcelona to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Pupils celebrate best ever Ofsted

Mayfield Grammar School pupils celebrate

Mayfield Grammar School in Gravesend has been rated as outstanding right across the board by government inspectors.

Woman hurt in armed robbery

Police cordon outside Post Office in Valley Drive, Gravesend

A female Post Office worker has been hurt during a raid by a gang armed with sledgehammers this afternoon.

Teacher faces jail for hiding criminal record to apply for jobs

Samantha Burmis used her daughter’s fingerprints instead of her own

A teacher who sought a £1.2m payout for winning a race discrimination claim faces jail after lying about her criminal past.

Ex-Gravesend GP 'forged prescriptions' to obtain sleep drugs: Court

Dr Mustapha Tahir

An ex-Gravesend doctor twice handed over prescriptions for a sleep disorder drug in the name of a different GP, a court's heard.

Blaze as yobs 'set fire to bike'

A fireman surveys the damage to the fence and shed in the rear garden of a house in Abbey Road, Gravesend. Picture by Amy Roberts.

Mindless yobs caused damage to a fence and shed after they tried to set a bike alight.

Smoke seen coming out from under a front door

Possible fire in Windmill Street

Police helicopter search

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

Police were called this afternoon to reports a man was wandering around Meopham with a knife.

Gravesend hosts first Fusion Festival

Genny Jones

Gravesend has been celebrating food and music from around the world at its first Fusion Festival.

Neighbour jailed after vicious attack that fractured man's jaw

Ben Molloy was found guilty of GBH with intent on a neighbour

A furious father - who broke three bones in a neighbour's jaw when he launched a vicious attack - has been jailed.

Cheryl scoops £10k

Cheryl Fergison

chYps hospice celeb supporter Cheryl Fergison won the first episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar...

Horse dies 'seven hours after RSPCA contacted'

A woman is angry after the RSPCA failed to treat an injured horse... which later died.

Government agree with Bluewater expansion

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

Bluewater's expansion looks set to go ahead after Gravesham council asked the government to make final decision.

Andy has the Midas torch

Andy and his torch

A ‘mad’ scientist put Gravesend on the map last night with his latest invention: The world’s most powerful, hand-held, battery operated torch...

In your Gravesend Messenger this week

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Rap star Chip cancels Gravesend gig

Rapper Chip was set to perform at CC Rooms on Saturday but have been replaced by fellow rapper Skepta.

Lifeboat crew attacked while saving man

Gravesend RNLI lifeboat

A man involved in a police chase pleaded to be rescued by a Gravesend lifeboat crew - before allegedly attacking them in their boat.

Jane celebrates Woodville's 45th anniversary

Neil Chandler, Jane McDonald & Dominic Candon, Specsavers, Woodville business partner. Photograph by Sarah Knight.

Singer broke box office records at the Gravesend venue when she performed at the Woodville.

Paying tribute to those who make ultimate sacrifice

Flag raising for Armed Forces Day at Community Square, Gravesend.

Young and old gathered to pay tribute to Servicemen and women ahead of this Saturday’s Armed Forces Day...

Come on Inn: New pub open for business

Staff and owners, gathered before the grand opening of the Middle Ei8ht by the town pier.

The former Pier pub in Gravesend has reopened under the guise of The Middle Ei8ht.

Car hits home after crash

The car is covered in police tape in the aftermath of the crash

A car had to be winched clear of a home after hitting it in the wake of a crash in Meopham earlier today.

Church back to the drawing board

St George's Church

A board listing beneficiaries at St George’s church in Gravesend is set for refurbishment thanks to the Friends group.

Massive charity walk for Gravesend teen

George Taylor

A youngster will be undertaking a huge 50km walk to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

New road set to open tomorrow

Sainsburys at Northfleet

Sainsbury’s has completed its highway improvement works to create a new right turn access onto the A2 at Pepper Hill.

Runners take part in 30th North Downs Run

Under 8 boys' race winner Joe Baker (pictured right) and runner-up Archie Aldous.

Scores of athletes and fun runners took part in the 30th North Downs Run, starting and finishing in Gravesend.

Apprentices receive praise

Apprentices at Gravesham council

Young apprentices have been working to clean up part of Gravesend while learning new skills.

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