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Chemical leak at school leaves staff ill

Ambulance staff were sent to the scene. Stock picture

Hundreds of pupils were sent home from a Kent school after a chemical leak, which left 15 adults and eight children needing medical treatment.

Travellers ignore request to leave

The travellers were spotted on Monday evening.

Car parking bays have been taken up by six caravans outside a leisure centre.

Passenger voices his concern over condition of buses

Brian Ropely was forced to get off a bus after smoke began to appear.

Brian Rapley has called on Arriva to look after its older buses after having journeys disrupted last month.

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Crash leads to delays

Stock image

Two lanes of the A2 were blocked due to a collision during rush-hour.

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CCTV released in hunt for 'train attacker'

Police want to speak to this man

A CCTV image of a man detectives would like to speak to over an alleged sexual assault to has been released.

Virgin's health service responds to tax claims

Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Care Services has defended itself after paying no corporation tax despite making £8m profit.

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Woman attacked in alley with liquid

The incident happened in an alleyway between Brunswick Walk and Prospect Place. Picture: Kent Police

Detectives hunting an attacker who sprayed a mysterious liquid into a woman's face have released this efit.

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Travellers park up outside leisure centre

The travellers were spotted on Monday evening.

Several car parking bays were taken up by two caravans at a leisure centre overnight.

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Ex-mayoress and nurse dies at 85

Joan Marven passed away on December 9

A former mayoress and nurse has died aged 85, five years after her devoted husband.

Swimming pool fund gets a boost

The view of the pool at Cecil Road Primary School, Gravesend.

Cecil Road Primary School in Gravesend received £15,000 from the Sport England Community Asset Fund.

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Golf club could be built over

Google Streetview of Mid-Kent Golf Club.

A golf club is to hold a vote on its future in February as it considers selling off the 88-acre site to property developers.

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Road cleared after accident

Drivers should expect delays

A road is now clear following an accident involving two cars.

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Stadium capacity on the rise as stand closed

The Kuflink stadium

A Kent football club is set to increase its capacity back above 4,000 when work to refurbish a stand is complete.

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Tributes flood in for popular historian

Historian and a popular figure around Gravesend, Tony Larkin, has died.

A man who knew the history of his home town inside and out has died.

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Ward’s dozen special deliveries

Baby Alfred George born at 1.30am on New Year's Day weighing 7lb 14oz. Pictured with mum Stacey Jeves and partner George Atkin from Sidcup

Hospital staff welcomed 12 new arrivals on New Year's Day.

Serving councillor lives 166 miles away

Cllr Valerie Ashenden

A councillor in Kent has defended her decision to carry on representing her constituents despite moving to south-west England.

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Kent youngster's starring role

All The Money In The World premieres tonight. Picture: PA Photo/Sony Pictures Releasing/All The Money US, LLC/Fabio Lovino

A young boy from Kent stars in a blockbuster movie which premieres tonight.

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Man charged with setting fire to front door

Patrick Maguire was arrested charged with threatening to damage or destroy property and possessing a bladed article.

A man was due in court today charged with arson and possessing a blade on New Year's Eve.

Burglar spooked after walking into sleeping girl's room

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. Picture: Thinkstock

A burglar fled a house after creeping into a young girl's bedroom and causing her to wake up and scream.

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Crews tackle fire at pub

Firefighters needed to wear breathing gear. Stock image

A cigarette is thought to be behind a small fire at a pub early today.

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£27k charity ball remembers Ria

£27,000 was raised at the Remembering Ria charity ball

A total of £27,000 was raised in memory of Ria Sanger, who died aged six, in 2013.

Woman savaged in Boxing Day dog attack

A woman was left badly injured after being attacked by an Irish wolf hound in Gravesend

A woman was left badly injured after being attacked by an Irish wolf hound. Warning: graphic image

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Parked cars preventing us painting yellow lines

Avninder Singh (resident), Councillor Gurdip Bungar, Iqbal Bains (resident) & James MacDonald (resident) at the corner of Copper Beech Close & Ellerslie, Gravesend.

Iqbal Bains, 56, moved to the area 22 years ago, but over the years has seen parking in the area grow worse.

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Appeal over Christmas Day assault

Police stock image

Two men were attacked on Christmas morning as they walked home from a night out

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Car overturned on A2

Police were called to the scene

Traffic was delayed near a shopping centre after a crash left a vehicle on its roof.

Air ambulance called to village

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was called out.

A person who suffered a fall has been taken to hospital.

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