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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.

Man jailed for firearms offence

Tommy Killick. Picture: Kent Police

A man has been jailed for possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in a residential street.

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Stuck lorry causes gridlock

Picture: Rich Cottee

Traffic in a town centre was brought to a standstill after a lorry got stuck and blocked the entire width of a road.

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Can you identify these old footballers?

Gravesend United in 1939 at their home ground in Central Avenue/Ascot Road. Man in bowler hat is chairman Bill Tingey. Captain in the centre in Frank Veness (Roger Bowen's uncle). Other men might be Jack Morris, Ginger Nightingale and George and Vic Annal (brothers)

The former president of a Kent football league wants to hear from anyone who recognises the players in some of his old squad photos.

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Garage destroyed by fire

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

Police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage.

Is pond sludge the secret behind pair’s giant pears?

Terry Medes with his partner, Elke, taking a bite from one of the pears from his crop

You know the story of James and the Giant Peach, but what about Terry and the Giant Pear?

Don't miss First Class

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

Children across Gravesham and Dartford have started life at school - don't miss our fantastic souvenir supplement!

Power station chimneys go boom

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Dozens of people turned out to watch power station chimneys being demolished, which sent a huge bang ringing across the river to Kent.

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Woodland climbing frame ripped up by vandals

Vandals attacked the tunnel climbing frame at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Park rangers have slammed vandals who took apart a climbing frame and tried to set fire to it.

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Training starts on guiding lights

The Canal Basin is part of one of the tours.

A group of guides who will show off the best of Gravesham are about to start their training - and you could join them.

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Boy, 2, gets head stuck in toilet seat

Ronnie Watkins got himself in a tight spot

Supermarket staff were forced to fetch the butter when a little boy got his head stuck in a potty seat while his mother shopped.

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Approval for major riverside development

Almost 600 homes will be built on the banks of the River Thames at Northfleet

Almost 600 homes and a primary school are to be built on the banks of the River Thames.

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Man pulled to safety from river

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: @JoeMaynard_

A man has been rescued by two members of the public after being spotted in a river.

Man in court on arson charge after vehicle fire

Fire crews were called. Stock pic

A man has been charged with arson after a vehicle was found on fire inside a business compound.

Car set alight as driver flees crash

Police stopped the car last week

Three cars ended up on fire after a driver fled the scene of a crash.

Primark at Bluewater 'disappointing' for town centres

Kent has several Primark stores

Primark's plan to open a store at Bluewater has been described as 'disappointing news' for one of the shopping centre's neighbouring town centres.

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Partner misled police over missing man

Piotr Binkowski

The girlfriend of suicidal man found dead in a park lied about when he disappeared because she feared officers would not take her report seriously.

Van on its side after crash

The van wedged in bushes. Picture: Charlotte Adams

Delays built up after a crash on a major route left a van on its side.

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Ruff justice for pair after village burglary

PD Parker, right, pictured with his colleague PD Vinnie. Picture: Kent Police

Two suspected burglars felt the full force of the paw after they were tracked down by Police Dog Parker and his human handler.

Package detonated by bomb squad

Police at the scene with a specialist robotic device. Photo by David Carnell

A controlled explosion has been carried out after police were called to reports of a suspicious package.

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New schools offer young different way of learning

Head of college Carina Lindars; Steve Leahey, principal; and Neil Arnould, assistant head of college; with pupils in front of what will become Inspiration Academy

Youngsters in north Kent now have two new places where they can get an education - a colourful primary and a business-like academy.

Armed robbery at village post office

The area has been taped off. Picture: Phil Lee

The main road through a village was taped off after two men with a gun robbed a business.

Cinema date led couple to 75 years of wedded bliss

Peter and Dora Lucas, of Lanes Avenue, Northfleet, have been married for 75 years

To reach the age of 75 is an achievement, but for a marriage to last quite so long makes for an extremely rare anniversary indeed.

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Missing man found safe and well

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police have thanked people who assisted in the search for a 22-year-old man who has been traced.

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