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  1. Outdoor Logistics, of Wharf Road, Gravesend, enter Dartford and Gravesham Business AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Kent Online

    Chosen on account of its transport links and skilled, available staff, Outdoor Logistics founder and managing director Matt Horbacki felt Gravesend was an ideal place to set up business in 2012. Focusing on outdoor media and image implementation throughout the UK, the Wharf Road firm has been steadily expanding and now employs a staff of 28, of which 62% live locally.

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  2. Councils warn against telephone scams after A 11k demanded in three daysRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | News Shopper

    Gravesham Council is warning residents not to give out bank details over the phone, after bogus callers claiming to be from local authorities have scammed people. Cold callers have been ringing and telling the victims they have overpaid council tax - asking for bank details to pay a refund.

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  3. Gravesham's new mayor sworn inRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | News Shopper

    North Kent magistrate, Coun Michael Wenban, 69, was elected as the new Mayor of Gravesham at Tuesday's annual council meeting . The mayoress, who will act as the mayor's escort, will be fellow magistrate Fiona Strike in place on Coun Wenban's wife, who has a full-time job as a head teacher.

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  4. Gravesham council issues warning over bogus callers following reports of scams across BritainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Online

    Gravesham council has warned residents against bogus callers after reports people have had their bank details requested from someone claiming to be from the authority. Callers are phoning residents to tell them the council tax has been overpaid before asking for bank details to pay a refund.

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  5. PICTURED Gravesend gets graffitied for 'in bloom' competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | News Shopper

    As part of Gravesham in Bloom, the council commissioned art agency 1717 Alliance to decorate the walls by Rathmore Road car park with an underwater mural. The group also spray painted an area in Lord Street car park on Sunday with bees, ladybirds, toads and flowers.

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  6. 'Disappointed' John Burden throws down gauntlet as...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | News Shopper

    Former council leader John Burden has expressed his disappointment as the Conservatives narrowly regained control of Gravesham Council from Labour. Councillor Burden lamented his party's defeat as they missed out on a crucial seat in Coldharbour by just 48 votes - with the Tories winning 23 seats compared to Labour's 21. The Labour Party also won a larger percentage of the vote, 44 per cent compared to the Conservatives' 42 per cent.

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  7. Majority of Gravesend Borough Market traders will not relocate to the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Kent Online

    Two thirds of businesses at Gravesend Borough Market will not relocate when it closes for a 1.8 million refurbishment. Seven stallholders signed up to move to the St George's Centre next month after Gravesham council promised to help traders while the upgrade is carried out.

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  8. Tories make gains in council pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | BBC News

    The Tories have made gains in local council elections in England, held on the same day as the general election. They have won an extra 485 seats so far and wrested control of 25 councils across the south and the Midlands.

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  9. Punjabi origin MPs in UK parliament down from 4 to 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Times of India

    Polls opened on Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades with voters set to decide between the Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband's Labour and a host of smaller parties. JALANDHAR: The Punjabi tang in UK parliament has become a trifle less with the number of MPs of Punjabi origin dipping from four to three.

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  10. Conservatives narrowly beat Labour to win back control of Gravesham councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Kent Online

    It was double celebrations for Gravesham Conservative supporters as the party won the constituency and control of the council in the space of 24 hours. Adam Holloway had won the Gravesham seat by a majority of more than 8,000 in the early hours of Friday morning and the council followed, although the victory was less severe.

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  11. Adam Holloway wins Gravesham for ToriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Kent Online

    Gravesham has been a two-horse race for years between Labour and Tory candidates and this election was the same. Mr Holloway defeated man rival Labour candidate Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi by 8,380 votes, winning with a majority of 23,494.

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  12. Casey Stoney meets the Petts Wood footballersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | News Shopper

    FOOTBALL: England and Arsenal Ladies defender Casey Stoney met the next generation of football players on Saturday when she visited Petts Wood FC. Stoney was visiting the club as part of the drive for nominations for the McDonald's football mum of the year award, which recognises mums who put in countless unpaid hours of hard work to ensure their children can enjoy playing the game.

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  13. Gurdwara president Davinder Singh Bains.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | News Shopper

    Thousands of Gravesham voters have received letters from the president of Gravesend's Gurdwara after concerns were raised that people were feeling pressured into voting by post. The letter, written in both English and Punjabi and paid for by a local businessman, was distributed by president Davinder Singh Bains and the executive committee at the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, after claims campaigners allegedly harassed constituents with poor English skills into registering a vote in their favour.

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  14. 8 things you need to know about your General Election candidates: GraveshamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | News Shopper

    The polls suggest the race to become Gravesham MP is the most tightly contested across News Shopper's patch. The candidates answered our questions.

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  15. Your guide to the General Election in North KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | News Shopper

    With under a week to go until the big day, reporter PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN checks out the runners and riders for the General Election 2015. DARTFORD Counting venue: Acacia Hall, High Street Count starts: As soon as possible after the polls close - Thursday May 7 Results expected: Friday May 7 - 6am HISTORY Dartford constituency has been among Britain's longest-serving bellwether seats - since 1964 the party winning the seat has gone on to form the government.

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  16. Gurdwara president writes letter to thousands of election votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Kent Online

    The president of Gravesend's Gurdwara has written to thousands of election voters after concerns were raised that people were feeling pressured into voting by post. Action was taken over claims campaigners allegedly harassed constituents with poor English skills into registering a vote in their favour.

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  17. The competition poster. Are you interested?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | News Shopper

    If you take an interest in art or photography and feel strongly for mental health awareness then you are already well on your way to creating an art piece for the Gifted Young Gravesham Committee, a youth group based at The Grand in Gravesend town centre and made up of the Gravesham Youth Council, the H4U Committee and other individual teenagers. In recent weeks, the GYG committee have set up an art competition for 11 - 19 year olds to produce a picture or photograph recognising mental health as a serious illness, thus reducing the stigma surrounding it.

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  18. Mr Smith admiring what each party has to offer before Friday's crunchdown.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | News Shopper

    Students of Gravesend Grammar School are being treated to a Gravesham Parliamentary Husting between the major players of the forthcoming election on Friday 1st May, just 6 days before the General Election. Among those battling to win the confidence of the students are Adam Holloway and Tan Dhesi who represent the Conservative Party and Labour respectively, who if elected could help to influence the slim margins that will decide the outcome of the General Election The candidates: that include those of the Green Party, UKIP, Labour and the Conservative Party will be joined by the Tonbridge candidate for the Liberal Democrats, after the perspective Gravesham candidate remained un-contactable in the process of arranging this historic occasion.

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  19. Parts of Kent among UK's least-affordable places according to ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Kent Online

    Both Tonbridge and Malling and Gravesham districts have no affordable homes at all for families looking to get on the housing ladder, placing them among the least-affordable places in the UK. The picture is not much better in other parts of west Kent - both Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks have just one affordable home each.

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  20. Mystical castle, spectacular shows and a daily carnival: New plans revealed for Paramount LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | This is Local London

    An Adventure Isle, mythical castle and fantasy port could pop up on the Swanscombe Peninsula - if plans for London Paramount are given the go ahead later this year. New illustrations and plans to remodel the A2 have been revealed by the company behind the planned multi-billion pound entertainment resort, London Resort Holdings Company in the wake of a fourth stage of public consultations.

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