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Pair’s pop-up risk pays off with popular escape venue

The cleaning company has been nominated for a Gravesham Business Awards

Meet the first entrant in the Gravesham Business Awards – it revels in putting its customers under pressure!

Hauliers help out to build hospital play equipment

 L to R Europa Worldwide Group employees: HR and facilities director,Carl Potter, charity fund co-ordinator, Agne Sruibenaite, managing director, Andrew Baxter, and credit manager, Chris McGurk.

Children at darent Valley Hospital will be able to use a new play area after a haulage firm donated £10,000 for its refurbishment.

Bogus council workers target homes for cash

Gravesham council have warned people about bogus council workers. Picture: Simon Hildrew

Gravesham council has received reports about doorstep visits from people claiming to be collecting money on behalf of them.


Gritters and buses attacked by vandals

A gritter was left damaged after being attacked by vandals

Bus services were cancelled and a gritting lorry was damaged after vehicles were pelted with rocks and bricks.


Arrests after two burglaries

The two men are being questioned. Stock picture.

Two men are being questioned after two burglaries were committed last week.

Consultation on plan for cycle route

Official opening of the new Cycle Hub at Gravesend train station

A consultation has opened on a £180,000 scheme to install a signed cycle route between a town's train station and a cycling park.


Demolition takes down section of power station

The ninth demolition at Tilbury. Picture: Fraser Gray

Two units of a power station were destroyed earlier today in the latest demolition at the site.

Thieves put hospice patient transport out of use

ellenor hospice's base at Coldharbour Road, Northfleet

Thieves have struck at a hospice, stealing catalytic converters from both patient transport minibuses.


Baby's birthday celebrations led to violent assault

Tomasz Morawiec was handed an 18-month community order following the attack

A bricklayer throttled his girlfriend after the pair rowed hours after celebrating their son's first birthday.

Fundraising effort for Isla

Isla Austin contracted neuroblastoma six months ago

People in one Kent town are uniting behind a two-year-old girl who is fighting a rare form of cancer.

80 burglaries in one month prompts warning

Burglaries have spiked in January. Stock image

A total of 80 burglaries have been reported to police in two Kent towns in the past month.


Cinema offering free pass to those celebrating their 50th birthday

The Woodville is 50 this year.

A cinema is giving a free unlimited cinema pass to those celebrating their 50th birthday this year.

A 15-year-old boy charged with possessing knife

Police arrested the 15-year-old boy.

A 15-year-old boy is to appear in court charged with possessing an offensive weapon, assaulting a constable and a public order offence.

Theatre set to celebrate 50th anniversary in style

The Woodville is 50 this year.

The town’s iconic multi-purpose theatre is to mark its 50th anniversary with an array of celebrations.

Drill ship docks at power station

The arrival of a drill ship in the River Thames drew a crowd. Credit: Jason Arthur

People watched as a huge drill ship moored on the River Thames.


Bus provider: Service will improve now

Anne Goodman and Ron Stapley have had to wait hours for delayed buses in recent weeks. Picture: Matthew Walker

A bus provider has said a service will improve after lengthy delays plagued a rural route.


Ferry service cancelled after fault

The ferry crosses the River Thames between Gravesend and Tilbury. Picture: Jason Arthur

A commuter ferry is out of action following an engine fault.


More comes tumbling down...

The last demolition in November. Picture: Jason Arthur

A ninth explosive demolition will take place at a power station this week.


Leader of torture gang jailed

Kofi Francis was jailed for 14 years

The leader of a gang who kidnapped a suspected drugs thief and brutally tortured him in a field in Kent has been jailed.


Bogus caller warning

Stock picture.

Police have issued a warning after men pretending to be from an animal charity have been knocking on doors targeting people.

Staff at tissue producer uncertain over jobs

Staff from Kimberly Clark's depot in Northfleet donated toilet paper to a foodbank last year

Staff at Andrex maker Kimberly Clark face uncertainty about their future after the company announced it would close 10 factories.


Hunt for bogus police officers who searched homes

Picture: Kent Police.

Police are looking for a group of bogus officers who searched people's homes with fake sniffer dogs.


Town pays respects to prominent historian during his funeral

Historian and a popular figure around Gravesend, Tony Larkin.

People filled up a church to pay their respects to popular figure, Tony Larkin.


CCTV shows arsonist light petrol outside pub

The Pelham Arms is taped off

CCTV footage has emerged of the moment an arsonist attacked a pub early this morning.


1,400 designer dresses stolen

The pattern of the dress

Thieves made off with 1,400 designer dresses after breaking into a lorry.


Mourners say goodbye to former mayoress

Joan Marven passed away on December 9

Mourners have said goodbye to a former mayoress and nurse.

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