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Ex-teacher jailed for fingerprint fiddle bids for sentence review

Ex-teacher Samantha Burmis has been jailed for two years

A woman locked up for two years after using her daughter's fingerprints in an attempt to hide her criminal past is seeking a review of her sentence.

Gravesend teen wows X Factor judges

The X Factor auditions are coming to Maidstone

A Gravesend teenager won herself an army of fans after her first appearance on last night's X Factor.

Pet is mauled in vicious dog attack

Roger Gilby with his dog Megan

A walk in Gravesend ended in horror when a West Highland terrier was attacked by dogs.

Man fights for life after being knocked down by car

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A pedestrian is critically ill in hospital today after being hit by a car in a town centre.

Theft of treasures sparks museum bid

Historians are crying out for a place to safely display Gravesham’s artefacts after priceless relics were stolen.

Memories of tragic son stolen as burglars take treasured last photos

Jack Guest died in October aged just 10

Precious pictures of a boy who died aged 10 are among treasured possessions stolen in a raid on a family home.

Dickens’ home could open as school moves

Author Charles Dickens lived in Higham

The former home of author Charles Dickens is a step closer to being permanently opened to the public for the first time since his death in 1870.

Still no date for end of roadworks

Roadworks will continue to burden businesses, with no date of completion in sight.

Basement fire under flats

Basement fire in semi-detached property in The Grove, Gravesend.

A pregnant woman who was taken to hospital as a precaution

Video: Passengers evacuated in train 'fire'

A commuter has told of the moment passengers fought back panic to evacuate a smoking train.

Man bailed over alleged assault

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A man was taken to hospital after he was cut during an alleged assault.

Walk on to cross the water

While the riverside may have changed, the vessel making its short journey from Town Pier Pontoon to Tilbury and back has remained a familiar sight...

Schoolgirl appears on A&E documentary

Jade Phillips who appeared on 24 Hours in A&E on Channel 4

A schoolgirl who was struck by a car and thrown into the path of an oncoming bus has appeared on television.

Crematorium plan for Gravesend

Gravesend is to get its own crematorium, the Gravesend Messenger can exclusively reveal.

Secret of why this garage has kept its customers

Claremont Motor Engineers, Watling Street, Dartford. Russell White, Director, right, with the team.

A garage is hoping to win this year’s Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards, supported by the Messenger.

Roadworks hit trade

Lester Banks says the road works have been bad for business.

Bar and restaurant owners are furious after roadworks “killed” their weekly trade.

Cars badly damaged in 'acid' attacks

One of the cars damaged in Swanscombe.

Vandals are being hunted after the paintwork on several vehicles was left badly damaged in a string of suspected acid attacks.

‘Back to basics’ policy is what makes garden centre popular

Hawley Garden centre, Hawley Road, Dartford

Meet another entrant to our Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards 2013.

Pervert jailed after abusing young girl

John Adam, jailed for abuse

A convicted sex offender who 'slobbered' over a girl has been jailed for two years.

Willy Wonka was just the ticket...

Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale came to life in a brand new 20 minute performance by children at the Woodville theatre.

Asda apology over autistic boy’s upset

Severely autistic eight-year-old David Wyncoll

Supermarket giant Asda has apologised to a father after a store was unable to provide a wheelchair for his severely autistic son.

Cornfield blaze suspicious

Scene of the fire. Picture by Becky Payne.

Around 50 firefighters battled to control a huge fire that swept across three cornfields near a school and houses on Sunday.

Ballet stars set for Swan Lake

Bethany Stevens, 13, and Bethany Mutch, 10.

Bethany Stevens and Bethany Mutch have been selected to perform in Swan Lake at the Marlowe Theatre.

Candle sparks flat fire

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters have highlighted the dangers of candles following a flat fire when a flame set curtains alight early today.

Love it or hate it?

Terry Lee

Gravesend has been rated the sixth worst place in the country to live in a website survey... here's why we think they're wrong.

Naturally, this is more than a good day out

Shorne Woods Country Park, Shorne, near Gravesend is one free option for families today

Shorne Woods Country Park has just won an award from the Keep Britain Tidy group... we take a stroll to find out why it is so popular .

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