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Joe, 17, gets ready to tackle marathon

Joe Paternoster out running

A teenager who suffers from epilepsy is putting in the hours months before he tackles the London marathon.

Cars targeted in Halloween rampage

Residents fear vandalism is a rising problem in New Ash Green.

Yobs overturned a car and put a concrete block through the window of another as they rampaged through a village.


Changes announced to Lower Thames Crossing route

The original artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

More details have emerged on plans for the Lower Thames Crossing - including widening the roads for the tunnel.


Leisure centre arson investigation continues

Cygnet Leisure Centre, Old Perry Street, Northfleet

No suspects have been identified in the investigation into an arson attack on a leisure centre which caused £1.4million damage.

Increase in attacks on ambulance staff

Figures showed those who waited longer than an hour in an ambulance outside A&E. Stock picture

The number of attacks on ambulance staff in Kent has increased for the fifth year in a row.


'Mob rule' for Halloween as teenagers terrorise village

A yob hurls a pumpkin at Pete Cottam's front door in Fern Down, Vigo.

Residents hid in their homes as gangs of up to 50 teenagers plagued village streets, threw fireworks at cars and pelted homes with pumpkins.

All lanes reopened on busy carriageway

Traffic queues on the A2. Picture: Highways England

One of the county's busiest roads is running smoothly again after a crash between a car and motorbike.


Dealer jailed after stash found behind sofa

Stephen Ives has been jailed for possession with intent to supply. Picture: Kent Police

A man whose stash of crack cocaine and heroin was found stuffed behind his sofa has been jailed for two years and nine months.


Bollywood-style ball will make wishes come true

L/R: Mum Sab, Ria, dad Jas, Ria's sister Jaya

Hundreds are expected to turn out for a lavish charity ball in memory of a girl who died shortly after being granted her final wish.

Scheme for young people who have mental illness

The campaign will be run by Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind

A four-year scheme to increase understanding of mental illness among young people is being launched.

Marathon man proves the doctors were wrong

Patrick Barden conquered the Manchester Half Marathon to raise money for Step and Learn

A man who was told he'd never walk has completed his second long distance race within a year.


Asbestos sheeting goes up in flames

Fire crews tackled the blaze. Stock image

A riverside blaze involving building materials and tyres has been brought under control after two hours.


Green belt under threat by homes plan

Greenbelt in the Gravesend area could be under threat

A council is considering adding more than 1,700 to its Local Plan to meet increasing demand.


Yobs 'putting lives at risk'

An Arriva bus. Stock image

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help to catch youths responsible for 22 rock attacks on buses in a town centre.


Thieves steal from dementia care home

From left, resident Violet Pringle, deputy manager Jackie Catley, Leeane Goodayle and Marite Sincina

Residents of a care home have been left devastated after thieves made off with the colourful garden display.


Fly-tippers strike after clean-up

The recycling space at Morrison's Northfleet on Saturday, October 21, afternoon

Two hours after a community had finished cleaning up a dumping hot spot fly-tippers struck again.


Car park fine for ‘wrong’ reg

Terry and Jean Brooker have been fined £100 after disputing a parking notice at St George's Shopping Centre, Gravesend

A couple are refusing to shop in the town centre after a dispute over a parking notice saw them hit with a £100 fine.


Man jailed for 18 years over 2001 hit

Leonard Naylor was shot dead in 2001

A man has been jailed his part in the drive-by shooting murder of Leonard Naylor in 2001.


Plans for prefab plant on derelict riverbank

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved plans to build commercial space at Northfleet Embankment East on the banks of the River Thames

One of the country's biggest house builders has bought a derelict section of riverbank and hopes to build a huge factory creating hundreds of jobs.


Crash near A2

Stock photo

Police are at the scene of an accident near a major road.

Club to tackle pitch invasions

The Plough End at Stonebridge Road Picture: Steve Crispe

Ebbsfleet United are considering increasing the height of fencing at their home ground after recent fixtures were disrupted by pitch invasions.


Man in hospital with mystery head injury

Stock image

A 60-year-old cyclist was taken to a London hospital after suffering a head injury.


Gritters out for dry run

Kent's gritters will be out in force tonight

It may only be October but KCC is already preparing for winter by sending gritters out on dry runs of Kent's 1,600 miles of salting routes.

Firm secures contract for ferry service

Tilbury Ferry passengers at Tilbury

A five-year contract to operate an historic ferry service has been awarded by KCC.

Hospice given top marks by inspectors

The hospice provides end of life care

A charity providing end of life care in north Kent has received a glowing CQC report.


Reward offered after 21 attacks on buses

An Arriva bus. Stock image

Arriva is offering a £200 reward for help in catching yobs who threw bricks at buses around Kent.

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