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Staff and customers at Aldi’s Dartford store helped raise over £14,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Tickets for comedy legend Frank Skinner’s new one-man show are going on sale for his performance in Dartford.

United Kingdom

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes – including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.

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Tributes have been pouring in for former Ebbsfleet player Mike Thalassitis who has been found dead near his Essex home from an apparent suicide.

Metropolitan Police

A specialist school for autistic children has been graded as Inadequate by Ofsted with inspectors saying students are not being kept “safe”.

A man has been fined for riding his bicycle through an area of Gravesend where it is banned.

Gravesham Council

A local author turned artist is staging her first exhibition.

The Bluewater shopping centre is continuing its 20th anniversary celebrations just like the rest of us – with a giant cake.

Robert Goodman

Following a very exciting 2018 in which the nation’s favourite yellow magic bear Sooty celebrated his 70th birthday, he’ll be launching into 2019, joined by Sweep, Soo and his TV pal Richard Cadell, with a new theatre tour.

It’s finally here – the new flagship Primark store has thrown open its doors inside Bluewater.

A Labour councillor has stood down as a Kent County Councillor for Gravesend after more than 12 years to focus on his role as an MP for a town 60 miles away.

As the winds start to die down, Storm Gareth continues to takes its toll in Gravesend, with the closure of a large part of the Cascades sports centre since the weekend.

The vital work done by the Gravesham Street Pastors has been recognised with a large donation to help keep the programme running.

An offender who attacked a woman in Dartford before he set off on a violent rampage has been jailed.

Kent Police are still appealing for the public’s help in finding any trace of missing mother Sarah Wellgreen.

Entertainment

Following a very exciting 2018 in which the nation’s favourite yellow magic bear Sooty celebrated his 70th birthday, he’ll be launching into 2019, joined by Sweep, Soo and his TV pal Richard Cadell, with a new theatre tour.

It was the hit that should never have happened, but Calendar Girls is just that.

London

The world lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, last year but her music lives on in the form of Letitia George.

BBC

A beautiful fluke moment in a classroom was the inspiration for one teacher to take up photography and he has enjoyed some amazing success.

South Africa

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies, it lives on forever in the form of tribute band festivals, and one of the best is arriving at The Woodville.

United Kingdom

The Woodville pantomime, Peter Pan, smashed the panto box office figures over Christmas selling more than 18,000 tickets, which also helped to raise thousands of pounds for charities.

Mandy Hare

It was the film that put disco firmly on the map, and now a musical version of Saturday Night Fever arrives in Dartford.

Bill Kenwright

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Donald Trump

A theatre is putting on the Calendar Girls musical – so of course all the staff have decided to completely strip off and make their own charity calendar.

United Kingdom

A man from Bexleyheath has just published his first book, Kent-based novel Smile Of The Stowaway.

Kent police

Audiences shall go to the ball this Christmas as Cinderella comes to the Churchill Theatre for this year’s pantomime.

Portsmouth

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

BBC

Former Coronation Street favourite Kevin Kennedy (who played Curly Watts) takes to the stage in musical comedy Rock of Ages.

United Kingdom

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, the Classic Thriller Company has produced hits including adaptations from Ruth Rendell and Levison and Link, the writers of Murder She Wrote.

Bill Kenwright

Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the number one best-selling author Peter James is back with a spine-tingling new world premiere play, The House On Cold Hill, coming to the Orchard Theatre in January.

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