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British Heart Foundation

A Gravesend mother-of-four who suffered two strokes and had to re-learn how to walk will be running the London Marathon for The British Heart Foundation on Sunday (April 22).

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

United Kingdom

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Met Office

A 16-year sentence has been handed to a man from Gravesend for sexually abusing a child.

Maidstone Crown Court

Planning permission was given yesterday (Wednesday, April 18) for a further 205 homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Business

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Kent County Council

Northfleet and Gravesend Cllr Dr Lauren Sullivan has said that Kent County Council “can still do more” to fix its gender pay gap after it was revealed to be paying female employees less than male ones.

Four decades ago, Leo’s The Red Lion pub in Crete Hall Road, Gravesend - which according to owner Terry Lee, would look more fitting in the middle of Camden - began showing live music, and Terry looks back at the last 40 years with pride, as he plans to continue catering for some of the biggest acts and their fans.

Four men responsible for the theft of gold and jewellery from a vault in Hatton Garden - including one man from Dartford - have been ordered to pay back more than £6 million or each serve an extra seven years in jail.

Terry Perkins

A young woman from Gravesend has created a booklet encouraging people to talk about their mental health with someone they feel comfortable with.

Swale

Play equipment at the Rosherville Recreation Ground has been updated.

Jordan Meade

Crime

Mon, 07:00
Maidstone Crown Court

A man from Gravesend has been jailed for three years for fracturing another man’s face.

A woman who pinned a robber against a wall and held him there until police officers arrived has helped secure a three and a half year sentence for the offender.

Kent Police

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have been told a report into the Metropolitan Police’s initial response to the four deaths “will be damning”, according to solicitors.

Gabriel Kovari

Detectives remain at the scene of an incident in Gravesend where 13 people were injured by a car.

Essex Serious Crime Directorate

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car drove into a Gravesend nightclub injuring several people.

Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Education

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

A children’s novelist popped into a school to chat about her popular detective books.

The donation was made to coincide with National Tree Week

Cherry Orchard

Mr Moaby is currently headteacher at Whitehill Primary School

Gravesend Grammar School

Students will spend an average of eight hours learning more about the language

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Politics

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kent County Council is set to raise the minimum hourly wage for its workers to £8.10 from April.

Council taxpayers in Kent could be hit by a 4.99per cent increase in their bills from April, Kent County Council announced today.

County Hall has defended the decision, insisting it is legal, ethical and generates a good return

Admissions for the reception class are already open

It comes as KCC attempts to juggle a £4.5m overspend on caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

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