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By George! A parade for the patron saint

We have seen the arrival of a new Royal baby, it's Shakespeare's birthday and the Queen has just turned 92 - and in addition to all those momentous occasions - it's St George's day.

In Kent today one town staged one of the country's biggest St George's Day celebrations. Sarah Saunders went along to Gravesend where a parade including hundreds of school children marked the day of the country's patron Saint.

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Thousands attend Gravesend Vaisakhi celebrations

Thousands have attended Sikh Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesend.

Martial arts demonstrations, prayers and dance took place at the town's Gurdwara followed by a packed procession through the streets, ending at the Civic Centre.

We spoke to Manpreet Singh Dhaliwal and Manchandan Kaur Sandhu from the Gurdwara.

Hospice patients left stranded as vandals damage minibuses

Thieves have caused more than £2,000 worth of damage to minibuses belonging to a Kent hospice. They stole parts from the vehicles. Staff at the Ellenor Hospice in Gravesend say the minibuses are vital.

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Road closures as police officer injured in routine stop and search

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A police officer has been hospitalised after being injured during a routine stop and search in Kent.

Officers stopped a vehicle in Harmer Street, Gravesend, just after midnight on Tuesday 25th July 2017.

It is reported that the driver attempted to make off from the location and an officer received injuries.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody while enquiries are ongoing.

Road closures are in place this morning following the incident and drivers are being advised to avoid the one way system at West Street, Crooked Lane, Queen Street and The Terrace junction with Harmer Street.

Officers say they expect the roads will remain closed for some time so traffic will be a lot heavier in the area than usual.

The injured officer has since been released from hospital.

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