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Confidence Queen all smiles after TV Pride nomination

Genny Jones, of St Marks Avenue, Northfleet, nominated for a Pride of Britain Award

Genny Jones, 51, of St Mark’s Avenue, Northfleet, was put forward for her community workshops, inspiring others to be happy when they are feeling depr

Man hopes good will come out of double tragedy

This is the face of a man who has suffered more pain and grief in the last decade that most deal with in a lifetime

Fire in shop at Bluewater

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at Bluewater today.

Ex-teacher fails in bid to have sentence cut

Ex-teacher Samantha Burmis has been jailed for two years

An ex- teacher jailed for two years for deception and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice has failed in her bid to have her sentence reviewed.

Open weekend at Gravesham gyms

Cascades Leisure Centre in Gravesend

Three gyms around Gravesham are hosting open days this weekend so you can find out more.

Parents angry as pupils sent home from Academy

Parents furious after pupils sent home from a new academy after strict changes to the uniform rules - but head says like it or leave...

New crematorium will webcast funerals

An artist's impression of the new crematorium

A new crematorium fit for the 21st century will offer webcasts for mourners unable to attend a funeral.

Hope for Fleet Leisure

Fleet Leisure, Nelson Road, Northfleet

Gravesham council hopes to reopen Fleet Leisure centre “as quickly as possible”, it said this week.

Appeal after assault

Stock picture.

A 17-year-old was punched in the alleged attack and required hospital treatment for facial injuries.

Support on offer for autism

The National Autistic Society, Windmill Street, Gravesend. MP Adam Hollaway opens the centre with Derek and Pam Sales and Mark Lever.

A new day centre has opened for people with autism on Windmill Street in Gravesend.

Darent Valley Hospital to get winter cash

Darent Valley Hospital. Picture: Nick Johnson

Darent Valley Hospital has been handed £4 million to cope with the rush on its strained A&E unit this winter.

Driver-less lorry crashes into school

The lorry crashed through the gates into Northfleet Technology College

An 'out-of-control' HGV crashed through school gates and across the field into a tree this afternoon.

Child taken to hospital after crash

Police close off a road near the crash

A young boy has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car this morning.

We don’t want hostel for the homeless here

The Rising Sun pub

The Sisters of Mercy want to convert the Rising Sun pub in Seymour Road, Northfleet, into somewhere for up to 12 homeless people to live.

Gravesend campaigners vow to march on Downing Street

Supporters of a campaign to raise awareness of a little girl's cancer battle want to take their message to 10 Downing Street.

Celebrating 100 years of town centre trading

The Gravesend store in 1961

A familiar landmark in Gravesend town centre marks its centenary in a three-day extravaganza.

Fleet Leisure closes for business

Fleet Leisure, Nelson Road, Northfleet

The popular sport and leisure club closed this week after the company that runs it went into administration.

Homeless mum forced to sleep in tent

Jeanette Butcher in her tent near Gordon Promenade

A mother-of-five left homeless after a disagreement with her landlord has been living in a tent next to a fishing lake.

Restored tug Challenger to return to home port

The Dick and Pages two tugs Challenge and Contest towing a liberty ship "ONDA" in the early 1950s.

A restored tug is coming back to her home port after being restored.

Hoping for a taste of success with cake trade

Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Shelinder Singh Bhurji and Fouzia Amir.

Judges in the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards will be meeting soon to decide this year’s winners.

Dickens' home to open as school moves

Author Charles Dickens lived in Higham

The house where Charles Dickens penned novels such as Great Expectations is set to be permanently opened to the public after a school moved out.

Officer's promise to the Kaiser in WWI

Capt Robert Campbell, who returned to a POW camp in the First World War. Picture: SWNS

Read the amazing story of a British soldier who struck a pact with the Kaiser during WWI to visit his dying mother... then return to his POW camp.

It's all gone right! DJ Pete Tong lends a hand to EllenorLions Hospices

Pete Tong

World famous DJ Pete Tong, who travels the globe entertaining clubbers, has pledged his support to a charity close to home.

Huge tyre fire was 'total accident': Boss

Firefighters tackling large tyre fire in Gravesend. Picture: Phil Tobin

A boss has leapt to the defence of a man arrested after one of the largest fires Kent has ever seen.

Tributes paid after man found dead

Condolences are pouring in over Facebook after a man's body was found this afternoon.

Nursery owners' 'stab to the heart' after poor Ofsted report

Owners of the privately-run nursery Bronte nursery are distraught after a critical Ofsted report.

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