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Kent Crimestoppers

A girl in her mid-teens was allegedly raped by a teenage boy who stopped her to chat.

Kent police have released CCTV images of woman they wish to speak with after an elderly Dartford hospital patient became the victim of a theft.

Kent Crimestoppers

Jamie Brown, of Archant’s Local Impact initiative, explains why all businesses need their own website

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Staff at Gravesend hospice Ellenor are mourning the loss of one of their own who also made a name as Santa over 30 Christmases.

After a winter of due diligence and careful recruitment Kent are hoping to take the County Championship top flight by storm when the first-class cricket season begins next month.

Sam Billings

Roll up roll up, everyone loves a circus and Gravesend is playing host to the Santus family’s Le Cirque de France tour 2019.

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A major anti-knife crime campaign has been declared a success by Kent police after they made at least 62 arrests, including three in Dartford and five in Gravesend.

Alan Pughsley

A Northfleet music group can now afford to buy some vital equipment after a generous cash donation of £4,500.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

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.

BBC

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.

Entertainment

Roll up roll up, everyone loves a circus and Gravesend is playing host to the Santus family’s Le Cirque de France tour 2019.

France

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

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