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Teen charged after McDonald's stabbing

McDonald's in New Road, Gravesend

An 18-year-old man has been charged after a late night stabbing at a fast food restaurant.

Drumming up aid for firefighters

Andy Singh on his stall with drummer Suraj Sanger helping bring in the business

An Indian food stallholder is continuing to raise money for good causes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Tributes to heart attack cyclist

Tim Bowden on one of his charity cycle rides

A family have been left 'gobsmacked' at the sudden death of a loving grandfather described as a jokester who was full of life.


Bungling burglar steals from home in his own road

Police have made an arrest. Picture: iStock

An 18-year-old tried to escape from police in a stolen car after burgling a house just metres from his own, but he didn't get very far.


Things get feis-ty at dance competition

Erin Shaw takes part in the Irish Dance Feis. Picture: Andy Payton

Hundreds of Irish dancers showed off their skills in a traditional contest.


Is this Britain's best cafe?

Nell's Cafe is in the running to be named Britain's Best Cafe. Picture: Steve Crispe

Kent eateries are in the running to be named Britain’s Best Cafe.


Services honour memory of Victoria Cross winner

Cpt Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson has a painting and a citation in the mayoral corridor at the Civic Centre in Gravesend

A First World War hero and his sacrifice have been commemorated 100 years after his death.

Green’s golden celebrations

Artists Sam Hickman (right) and Sass Harding are organising an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of New Ash Green

Two artists have combined their creative powers with those of primary school children to celebrate a village's 50th anniversary.

Shopper praised for ‘vital’ effort to save van driver

Vic Haywood, from Strood, who came to the aid of a van driver after he suffered a suspected heart attack

A civil servant has told how a quiet Saturday morning shopping trip with his wife turned into a desperate rescue mission to save a man’s life.

Slice to meet you

Paddy Collier, left, and Joe Standen. Paddy Pizza has opened in the Street Food section of the Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street, Gravesend

New faces at this town centre market are offering pizza that can't be topped.


Landlady to complete literal bar crawl

Shannon Bonner, left, and Kimberly Brampton-Green prepare for the challenge. Picture: Andy Payton

A woman who runs two pubs will crawl on her hands and knees between them, with two pals, to help a hospital unit where her baby son was treated.

Margaret retires after 31 years in the kitchen

Margaret Arnold is retiring after 30 years

From sausages to spaghetti bolognese, apple crumble and custard to birthday cake, children at this school have been spoiled when it comes to lunches.

Burglar who targeted schools jailed

Lynton Notley-Baker has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A man who repeatedly broke into the same Kent schools, stealing more than £100,000 worth of computers and other equipment, is behind bars.


Learner driver involved in crash

The crash happened in Higham

A car flipped onto its side and the occupants left the scene following a collision that blocked a country lane.

Greyhound Nelson has stress licked

Nelson the greyhound helps relieve stress. Picture: Steve Crispe

The pressures of school life are being tackled by the introduction of a pet dog.


Man denies dangerous driving after officer hurt

The one-way system was closed from West Street

A father of three appeared in court this afternoon in connection with an incident that left a large part of a town centre shut off yesterday morning.

Silver medal for young angler

Fourteen-year-old Ben Cloke has just returned from the sea fishing world championships in France

The teenager was representing his country at an international tournament.

‘Wheelie bins are not big enough for our needs’

Maggots congregating on a resident's bin

The jury’s out on whether a roll-out of new wheelie bins has improved a council’s waste collection service.


Man charged after police officer injured

An officer needed hospital treatment after the late night incident

A 32-year-old is due in court after a routine stop and search left a policeman needing medical attention.


Increase in rough sleepers blamed on welfare cuts

The number of rough sleepers in Gravesham is up

The housing policies of successive governments are also under-fire.


Car stranded as road floods

Is it a boat? No, it's a car driving through Swanscombe. Picture: Lukas Ejza

A road notorious for flooding was turned into a virtual river during a downpour at the weekend.


CCTV issued after spate of burglaries

Picture: Kent Police

Police have released an image of a man they believe can help their investigation into four village burglaries in the space of a week.


Man stabbed in stomach in alleyway

Luke Sutherland has been jailed for stabbing a man in the stomach. Picture: Kent Police

An attacker is behind bars for stabbing a man he knew in the stomach after the victim tried to scare him away with a pick axe handle.

VIDEO: Appeal after McDonald's stabbing

The video appears to show one of the attackers.

Footage has surfaced which appears to show the moments leading up to an assault in a fast food chain.


Police called after lorry collides with scaffolding

The scaffolding was seen in the road. Picture: Kent Police Gravesham

Police and other emergency workers were called out after scaffolding was seen in the middle of a busy street.


Tailor-made home a life-changer for Ruby

Ruby and mum Zoe, right, with Sharon Donald, housing strategy and development manager. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

A girl who needs 24-hour care due to a debilitating brain condition has moved into a house that has been designed especially for her.

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