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Disgust as gangs take drugs and urinate on floors

Drug paraphernalia crafted from plastic bottle

Residents of a block of flats have hit out at gangs who urinate and discard drugs paraphernalia in communal areas.

Fifth blast as power station is demolished

The most dramatic blast took place in September. Picture: Jason Arthur

The next controlled explosion at a disused building is less than a week away.

It's results day!

Dartford Science and Technology College

Scores of pupils are learning their A-level and BTec results today.

Rotary club celebrates 90th birthday

Gravesend Rotary club president Dilbagh Singh (centre) receives a commemorative certificate for the club's 90th birthday

Current members recently marked the milestone with a lunch attended by 67 Rotarians and guests.


Concert in amphitheatre for blaze survivors

Pupils put on the concert to raise funds for the Grenfell Tower survivors. Picture: Simon Hildrew

Youngsters who were moved by the Grenfell Towers tragedy used their talents to help those involved.

Police appeal for missing man

Andrew Abbott is missing. Picture: Kent Police

Officers are concerned for the welfare of a middle aged man not seen for more than a fortnight.


Two dead and one arrested in Brazil mum shooting case

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

A shootout between police and civilians in the South American country resulted in the death of two suspects and one man being questioned by officers.

Teenager hit by car in high street

The woman was hit by a car in Northfleet High Street

A 19-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car in a high street.

Hero of Dunkirk and Normandy dies at 94

John (Jack) Roots when he was presented with France's highest award

A Second World War veteran who was just a teenager when he aided British troops in their escape from the French coast has died aged 94.


Queen’s statue to go up in autumn

The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday last year

A long-awaited statue of Her Majesty commissioned well over a year ago is set to finally be installed.


Ex-council leader dies after illness battle

Cllr John Cubitt, pictured shortly after 2015 election triumph

His poor health had forced him to step down earlier in the year.

Budget hotel to open next year

The Travelodge is on the same site as the Toby Carvery

People who fancy spending a night in this Kent town, but don't want to part with too much cash, are in luck.


Two suspects identified after mum shot in Brazil

Eloise Dixon was shot in front of her family in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

Brazilian police want to speak to two suspected gang members after a British holidaymaker was shot in front of her family.

Past inspires archaeologists of future

One girl examines a fragment of pipe. Picture: Gary Browne

Pupils joined people across the country when they dug up exciting finds in their school grounds.


Missing woman, 83, traced

Stock image

Police have called off a search for a vulnerable pensioner, saying she has been found safe and well.

Missing 83-year-old found

Kent Police

A vulnerable pensioner who went missing for more than 10 hours has been found.

Get a boat to work - for free

The boat will travel from Gravesend into London for a trial period. Picture courtesy of Gravesham Borough Council

Kent commuters are being asked to trial a new way of getting into London, which could become a permanent fixture.


Help me tackle rugby trip to Australia

Gina Iaqaniello is hoping to represent her country in Australia

Deaf sportswomen are hoping to represent their country in a tournament on the other side of the world.

'Blind' test shocks champs

Beckie McMullen, with glasses to simulate tunnel vision

Pool players wore goggles during a tournament last week to give them a taste of what life is like when you are visually impaired.

Mum of three shot while on holiday

Eloise Dixon was shot in Brazil. Picture: Eloise Dixon/Facebook

A mother was reportedly shot in the stomach in front of her husband and children after accidentally driving into a Brazilian slum.


Sports club’s future still bleak after four years

One of the last pictures taken of the venue before it was shut

A leisure centre has fallen into a terrible state since it closed and will take years more before it is suitable for use.


Man killed at foot crossing

Emergency services were called. Stock picture.

A person killed after reportedly being struck by a train while trying to cross tracks was a 57-year-old man, it's been confirmed.


Suspected immigrants found in back of van

The suspected migrants were found at Cobham services on the A2. Picture: Google.

A group of suspected illegal immigrants have been found in the back of a van at a busy service station.

Man taken to hospital after 'medical incident'

Windmill Street, Gravesend. Pic: Google Maps

A man has been taken to hospital after suffering a medical episode outside council offices.

Petition to rescue rare Victorian bear pit

Rosie the bear in her pit at Rosherville Gardens

People have been rushing to a make their voices heard since a developer announced plans to keep the structure covered up.

Train services delayed as police attend emergency incident

A Southeastern train. Stock image

A railway line has reopened but official say services could be changed or cancelled at short notice following an emergency.


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