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  1. Dartford and Gravesend seek inspiration for troubled high streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | News Shopper

    In the wake of Tesco's continued failure to build a promised store in Lowfield Street, Dartford Council has launched a High Street revival consultation with residents and businesses. Council leader Jeremy Kite is asking for ideas to go with a 10 point plan to revitalise the town drawn up by the council.

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  2. New plans revealed for Paramount London - including next consultation datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | News Shopper

    Paramount London can do "only good things" for Dartford and Gravesend according to developers, who have announced plans to feature British films and Hollywood blockbusters, and build a new road to get people to the resort. Emerging plans for the A 2bn Paramount London Entertainment Resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula - featuring a theme park, waterpark, sporting facilities, an entertainment street, a staff training academy and about 5,000 hotel rooms - will be unveiled at 12 public consultation events beginning on November 5. Thousands of people are expected to attend the consultations, spread over two weeks, with five events held in both Gravesham and Dartford and a two events planned in Thurrock and Maidstone.

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  3. Dartford and Gravesend seek inspiration for troubled high streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | News Shopper

    In the wake of Tesco's continued failure to build a promised store in Lowfield Street, Dartford Council has launched a High Street revival consultation with residents and businesses. Council leader Jeremy Kite is asking for ideas to go with a 10 point plan to revitalise the town drawn up by the council.

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  4. People to be asked what they would like to see in Gravesend to get town thriving againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Kent Online

    Councillors are set to quiz the community on their ideas to revitalise the town centre after the loss of one of its centrepieces Marks and Spencer. From early November, Gravesham council will be asking residents, businesses, community groups and others what they want to see done to get the centre thriving again.

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  5. London Paramount resort: Emerging plans for direct roads from the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Kent Online

    Plans to put British films alongside Hollywood blockbusters and build direct roads from the motorway will be unveiled at new exhibitions on the proposed Paramount-themed resort in Kent. The developers behind the 2bn scheme will show off their emerging plans for the project on the Swanscombe Peninsula at 12 events beginning on Wednesday, November 5. They form part of the second phase of consultation on the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, having begun officially in July.

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  6. Pregnant women in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley are more at risk of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Kent Online

    Pregnant women in Gravesham, Dartford and Swanley are more at risk of contracting flu virus than anywhere else in Kent, according to government agency figures. Data released by Public Health England has revealed that three in four mums-to-be in the regions have not had the vaccine, despite GPs offering it for free to those at high risk.

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  7. Fundraiser Mike Fitzsimons joins the Shorne and Cobham Stride at Shorne Country Park on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Kent Online

    But this Sunday it will have extra special meaning for organiser Mike Fitzsimons as the 72-year-old has himself undergone treatment for prostate cancer. Mr Fitzsimons, who is chairman of the Gravesend and Northfleet branch of CRUK, was diagnosed with the disease in March after a routine blood test.

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  8. A 1m makeover to save Gravesend Borough MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Kent Online

    Back in March, town hall bosses asked the firm to carry out a study on how best to regenerate the market. The number of people visiting the market has declined and the renovation is seen by the council as an important thread to link both the High Street and Queen Street and to act as a draw for businesses away from busier New Road.

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  9. A 1m makeover to save Gravesend Borough MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Kent Online

    Back in March, town hall bosses asked the firm to carry out a study on how best to regenerate the market. The number of people visiting the market has declined and the renovation is seen by the council as an important thread to link both the High Street and Queen Street and to act as a draw for businesses away from busier New Road.

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  10. Disused toilets in Parrock Street, Gravesend, could make way for parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Kent Online

    A derelict toilet block believed to be close to 100 years old could be demolished after standing empty for decades. The underground toilets outside St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Parrock Street, Gravesend, are to be destroyed, if Gravesham council has its way.

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  11. Plans for McDonald's and M&S on Gravesend's Tollgate Hotel site quashedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | News Shopper

    Plans to turn an old Gravesend hotel into a petrol station, M&S foodstore and a McDonald's Drive Thru have been quashed. Permission for the BP-led development to be built on the old Tollgate Hotel site in Watling Street was granted in January but Simon Privett, owner of the nearby Tollgate Service Station swiftly lodged a judicial review to stop proceedings.

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  12. Former Gravesham Mayor Lady Murray of Gravesend dies aged 85Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | News Shopper

    Lady Murray was the widow of former Gravesend MP Albert Murray, later Baron Murray of Gravesend, and spent almost 60 years in public life. She was well known in the town for her work managing Gravesend Churches Housing Association for more than two decades.

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  13. London Paramount Entertainment Resort on Swanscombe Peninsula has...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Kent Online

    The grand opening of the 2bn Paramount entertainment resort proposed for north Kent has been put back by nearly a year. London Resort Company Holdings, the company behind the project, is now aiming to welcome the first visitors in Easter 2020.

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  14. DGBA 2014 winner Allpark, from Gravesend, gives away prize money to EllenorLions HospicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Kent Online

    An award-winning business scooped the 500 top prize at the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards and promptly gave it away to a good cause. The prize money went to EllenorLions Hospices.

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  15. Shop extension in Queen Street, Gravesend stopped in row over permissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Kent Online

    Council bosses have taken what it described as "an exceptional step" and issued a developer with a temporary stop notice after work was carried out in a conservation area allegedly without planning permission. The powerful planning control enforcement order was served after a first-floor extension was built on top of a single-storey shop in Gravesend.

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  16. Historic Gravesend clock tower faces timely clean-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Kent Online

    A town landmark is set for a spruce up as the council await news on lottery funding worth more than 100,000. Gravesend Clock Tower has been in a shabby state for quite some time with missing stone work and graffiti scrawled across its base.

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  17. Sport in Brief: Vetokele and Wiggins to guest at Bromley AddicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | News Shopper

    FOOTBALL: Star striker Igor Vetokele will be joined by Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins at this month's Bromley Addicks meeting on October 30. Entry is for Bromley Addicks members only but people can join on the night for A 5 adults, A 3 seniors and students and U18s free. AWARDS: Elite Gymin Orpington has been shortlisted for a fitness industry award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

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  18. Sport in Brief: Vetokele and Wiggins to guest at Bromley AddicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | News Shopper

    FOOTBALL: Star striker Igor Vetokele will be joined by Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins at this month's Bromley Addicks meeting on October 30. Entry is for Bromley Addicks members only but people can join on the night for A 5 adults, A 3 seniors and students and U18s free. AWARDS: Elite Gymin Orpington has been shortlisted for a fitness industry award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

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  19. Former Gravesham mayor and devoted public servant Anne Murray, passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Kent Online

    Anne Murray, 85, was a dedicated public servant and enjoyed a successful career professionally and politically, which included becoming mayor of Gravesham in 1995. Lady Murray, formerly of Parrock Road, Gravesend, was originally from Crayford, attending Dartford Grammar School for Girls, before heading into politics.

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  20. Dickens Country Experience bus tour to visit sites based on the Victorian author around MedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Kent Online

    The Dickens Country Experience will run every weekend, taking visitors on a bus tour around places associated with the author and celebrating his links with Medway and Gravesham. Starting in Rochester, the tour takes in places like St James' Church in Cooling, which provided the inspiration for the opening chapter of Great Expectations, and Gads Hill Place, the property where Dickens lived and died.

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