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Deputy PM visits nursery

Nick Clegg in Gravesend today

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has visited a nursery in Gravesend today to promote the government’s free childcare offer for two-year-olds.

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Teenager punched as thousands descend on dog show

The queue for registration at Higham Memorial Field in School Lane

Fur flew when a popular dog show erupted into violence... with one teenager punched in the face.

Council launches new TV show

With Hollywood special effects worthy of Star Wars and Doctor Who, Gravesham council has entered the world of TV.

Ellie’s brave bean bath bonanza

Ellie Whittaker sat in a bath of beans

Conquering her fear of beans, fundraiser Ellie Whittaker jumped into a bath of them to raise money for a sick little girl.

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Welcoming spring with a maypole dance

Riley Murphy, 8, Sophie Parry-Knight, 8, May Queen Emily Broadfoot, 11, and Maya Walpole, 10.

There was fun for everyone at the Vigo village school fair – but especially for the pupils who got to cover their headmaster in beans.

Huge rush for jobs at new Tesco

New Tesco Express store, Whinfell Way, Gravesend

A controversial Tesco Express store will open next month – and more than 450 people have applied for the 19 jobs on offer.

Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

Social services 'failed' tragic Ed

Tragic teenager Edward Barry died in a flat in Gravesend

A damning new report has revealed a "very serious failure" by social services might have led to the drugs death of a grammar schoolboy.

Band wants rock music back

Rock quartet The Tonics are made up of Zac Vincent, Conor Toner, Connor Lillistone, and Gareth Furlong.

Aiming for the top are four young lads who met at school in Gravesend and want to bring the independent rock music back to the stage.

Man hurt in knifepoint shop robbery

Police at the scene of an armed robbery in Gravesend

Four men are being hunted after a store worker suffered a serious head injury in a "cowardly" knifepoint robbery in Gravesend today.

Two due in court over armed robberies at newsagents

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

Two men arrested and charged in connection with three armed robberies at newsagents in Gravesend and New Ash Green will appear in court on Friday.

Mum to launch Kent's first flexi-school for under-achieving pupils

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

A mum is setting up Kent's first school for under-achievers after helping her own daughter with dyslexia.

The Saturdays to play Bluewater

The Saturdays

The Saturdays are to headline two weeks of live entertainment at Bluewater.

Top award for Scout

Oliver Willbye holding his certificate with explorer leader Tommy Manktelow.

A teenager from Greenhithe has earned Scouting's top award.

Mum sets up 'flexi-school' to help kids with dyslexia

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

A mum who gave her daughter extra lessons when she struggled with dyslexia is setting up a school to help other youngsters.

In your Gravesend Messenger this week

This week's Gravesend Messenger includes our Cute Kids competition - don't miss it.

Man assaulted in Northfleet

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in an alley in Northfleet.

New Mayor for Gravesham

Cllr Derek Sales. Picture: Mick Gell

Gravesham has voted in a new mayor.

Gravesend Messenger Cute Kids competition voting this week

Look out in Thursday's Gravesend Messenger for the very first Cute Kids competition with £1,000 to be won.

Accident near Bluewater

Two people were cut free after a crash near Bluewater last night.

Misery as rubbish builds in alleyway

The state of an alleyway behind houses along Beresford Road, Northfleet

One man is calling for people to take more pride, and stop dumping rubbish in an alleyway in Northfleet.

Fleet saved as owners agree sale

Ebbsfleet United's ground in Stonebridge Road, Northfleet

Ebbsfleet United's owners have agreed to sell to a group of Kuwaiti investors in a move that secures the future of the struggling club.

Charity trekker's epic journey

Salvation Army trekker Andy Peddle with his motorhome support vehicle.

A man raising money for the Salvation Army by trekking all over the country is due in town this week.

Council cash brings flat back

An old empty flat above a Post Office on Old Road West has been brought back into use thanks to a £25,000 cash injection.

An old empty flat above a Post Office on Old Road West has been brought back into use thanks to a £25,000 cash injection.

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