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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 .

Olympic training facility raided

Staff at a charity-run gym are frightened to go back to work after they were raided twice in three months.

Man topples from canoe

Gravesend RNLI lifeboat

Gravesend's RNLI were called out after a man fell overboard into the choppy water.

New nightclub set to launch

The Woodville Halls

A new club night is hoping to breathe extra life into the under-18s scene in Gravesend.

Not fare: Train tickets set to rise

Gravesend Railway Station, Rathmore Road, Gravesend

Train fares are predicted to go up by a whopping 4.1% next year, it was announced this week.

Ex-teacher Burmis jailed after mental health treatment

Ex-teacher Samantha Burmis has been jailed for two years

A former teacher who took an overdose before being sentenced for deception was today behind bars.

'A young man who the world knows was brave'

Nathan Lane

Mourners attended the moving funeral of Nathan Lane today... the river rescue hero who 'shouldn't have died, yet who did so a young woman could live'.

Teenagers robbed at knifepoint

Stock picture.

Police are investigating after six teenagers were robbed at knifepoint at a skatepark in Gravesend.

Man charged after assault in Gravesend

Stock image

A man is due before magistrates today after an assault in Gravesend on Friday.

Bungalow fire at family home

Fire crews attended the scene

An electrical fault sparked a fire in the roof of a bungalow in Southfleet just after midnight on Saturday.

Police hunt for a teenager involved in a burglary

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

A police helicopter searched over Swanscombe after a burglary in progress was reported

Work set to begin on 6,000-home site

Eastern Quarry in Swanscombe

A long-awaited development to bring more than 6,000 homes is set to get under way soon after planning approval last night.

Funeral today for acclaimed artist

Anthony Blackman

Many people in Gravesend would recognise the distinctive work of internationally-known artist Anthony Blackman, without perhaps recognising his name.

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