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Pride as boy blinded by bully wins award

Nicholas Smith was one of three Young Person of the Year winners at the Kent Scouts County Awards

A dad left devastated after his 13-year-old son was blinded in an attack by a bully has spoken of his pride as his "brilliant" son wins a scout award.

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Battle of the posters

Posters advertising Sunday league clash ruined by oppositions.

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Gran heads abroad to help refugees

Here she shows Ghazal, aged six from Afghanistan, how to knit

A grandmother of six has returned from an eye-opening trip where she helped refugees and migrants in Greece.

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Three arrests during routine stop

Officers investigating a number of robberies in Sittingbourne have made two arrests

A teenager was detained on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article and two others for suspected drugs offences in a town centre.

Traffic fears over primary plans at secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Gravesend

Education bosses pitching plans for a major expansion to a secondary school have been warned not to underestimate the impact on local roads.

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Three on trial for 'professional hit murder' 16 years ago

Leonard Naylor had been in trouble before he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Picture: PA/Peter J Jordan

Three men have gone on trial accused of murdering a drug dealer who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than 16 years ago.

Sunday League side bid for bigger turnout

New Ash Green III play table-topping Swanscombe Tigers on Sunday

Top-flight football might be back this weekend but a village side are hoping a clash with their main title rivals is enough to tempt fans away.

Man jailed for illegal immigration advice

Prince Adewale Adeola at Vinbrooke Legal Practitioners

A man who ran a support group for youngsters with mental health issues has been jailed for illegally giving out immigration advice from his law firm.

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Emergency crews called to motorbike crash

The ambulance service attended the scene

Police and ambulance crews were called after a collision between a motorbike and a bus.

Woman falls from window in town centre incident

Emergency crews have been called to Harmer Street, Gravesend

Immigration officers raided a town centre address and called ambulance crews after a woman fell from a window.

Man jailed after failed drug deal

Calvin Lumedo. Picture: Kent Police

A drug dealer who ran from police after being caught trying discard 31 wraps of crack cocaine and heroine has been jailed for almost four years.

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McDonald's knifeman faces jail

The attack took place in Gravesend McDonald's

A teenager who stabbed and repeatedly stamped on a diner as horrified customers begged him to stop will have to wait until next year to hear his fate.

Tesco cashpoint raider jailed

Madalin-Petru Costea. Picture: Kent Police.

A hairdresser who broke into a supermarket cash dispenser and stole more than £16,000 after security cameras were painted over has been jailed.

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Car-key burglar who raided neighbour's home jailed

Billy Treays. Picture: Kent Police.

A teenager who broke into a home in the street where he lived at night and drove off with the owner’s car has been jailed.

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Tributes to rider who died while racing

Motorcyclist and former mayor of Winterton, Fran Fletcher, has died while riding at Brands Hatch.

Motorbike club members have been left shocked by the death of Fran Fletcher but say she died doing what she loved.

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Suspect charged after man robbed of phone and wallet

Police were called. Stock picture

A teenager is due before magistrates after a man was robbed shortly before another man was threatened with a blade in a car park.

Pair face 'cuckooing' drug charges

Police are investigating. Stock image.

Two teenagers have been charged with drug offences and false imprisonment after an alleged cuckooing of a home.

Multi-car crash causes delays on A2

Stock image

Drivers are experiencing tailbacks after five cars crashed on the A2

River Thames bursts its banks

The garden at the The Clarendon Royal Hotel. Picture: Pete Clarke

High tide today saw water run into parts of Gravesend

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Testing on land near Lower Thames Crossing route

Work off Thong Lane, Gravesend

Workmen appear to be drilling pilot holes near the proposed route of the Lower Thames Crossing.

Mum sets up help group after son’s tragic suicide

Grieving mum Heather Cox started a bereavement cafe following the death of her son Steven Coleman

A grieving mum who found her son hanged in his bedroom has set up a group for bereaved loved ones.

Crash causes delays

Police have been called to the scene

There are delays on the roads in Gravesend this morning after a three-vehicle collision.

Youth charged with drug and knife offences

Woodlands Park, Gravesend. General scene

A 16-year-old was arrested in a park accused of having a knife, cocaine and heroin.

Hunt for firms to save leisure centre

Picture: Andrew Perry

Bids are being invited to restore a former leisure centre to its former glory after it was gutted by a devastating fire.

Small could be bountiful in awards

Independent traders could reap the rewards at the Gravesham Business Awards.

Cafe's role in psychopath hunt drama

Cafe manager Sandra Hassan (second from right), with actors Darren Boyd, Sandra Oh (second from left) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (far right)

A special agent was at Nell's Cafe on the hunt for a psycho killer - but don't worry, it was all part of a drama series being filmed for BBC America.

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