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  1. A fresh road surface and visible road markings to the joy of road users.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Shopper

    Residents of Gravesham were delighted this week to discover that despite Rochester Road being partially closed at Shorne Crossroads, it was all for the best as new tarmac and road markings had been laid down. The area has been prone to potholes and rough surfaces due to the heavy usage of the road that helps to ship traffic between Gravesend and Medway.


  2. Nigel Farage On Target to Win Commons Seat in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    Nigel Farage is on track to win a seat in the House of Commons in May. A new poll has revealed that he currently enjoys an 11 percent lead over the Labour Party, whilst the Tory incumbents will be pushed into third place. This is the first poll to name the candidates in the questions.


  3. A computer generated image of how the Heritage Quarter would lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | This is Local London

    A High Court ruling on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Gravesend's Heritage Quarter is due on Monday . Campaign group Urban Gravesham took Gravesham Council to the High Court over the A 120 million scheme in June last year.


  4. Ruling on Heritage Quarter plan to transform Gravesend town centre due MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Kent Online

    Judge Mr Justice Ouseley is expected to hand down his ruling on whether the Heritage Quarter plans to transform the area were handled incorrectly by Gravesham council, or to throw out the arguments made by civic society Urban Gravesham so that work can begin. It is listed for hearing at 10.30am in Court 19 of the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.


  5. VIDEO: Watch the highlights from Gravesend's Chinese New Year celebrations, parade and performersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | News Shopper

    Two dancers dressed as a giant lion led the parade, before being fed Chinese leaves by the Mayor of Gravesham, Councillor John Caller. Gravesham council leader Councillor John Burden said: "I think the event went exceptionally well.


  6. Gravesham council and NHS in talks to develop the former Gravesend...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Kent Online

    The grey, towering building in Bath Street, Gravesend formerly Gravesend and North Kent Hospital's maternity unit has been the focus of many a grumble over the years. After years of decay, KentOnline's sister paper the Gravesend Messenger can reveal Gravesham council is in talks with NHS Property Services about how to develop the site.


  7. Man taken to hospital with head injuries following assault in Gravesham town centreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | News Shopper

    A man is recovering in hospital after being found with head injuries and wearing his boxers in Gravesend town centre. The man, in his 40s, is now in a stable condition after being rushed to hospital yesterday morning .


  8. Homelessness one year on: first anniversary of support line which has ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | 24dash

    Since the launch of the support service at the end of 2013, Kent Advice Service for Single Homeless , which is run by Riverside housing association, is celebrating its first year of successfully working to help rough sleepers and others at risk of homelessness find a home and provide the support they need. The focus of the KASSH s ervice is to help prevent homelessness among single men and women who are at risk of becoming homeless, either because they are facing eviction from a private rented property, or because they are sleeping rough.


  9. New figures revealed - unemployment down in Dartford and GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | News Shopper

    Unemployment is down 40 percent in Dartford and 30 percent in Gravesend, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday . As the government celebrated a record high number of UK residents in work, the Thames Gateway Jobseeker's Plus office recorded a "fantastic reduction" in claimants.


  10. Street lights campaigners, including Tina Brooker of Gravesend, to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Kent Online

    A march on the House of Commons is being organised to highlight the concerns of residents across the country about the street lights switch-off. It is hoped thousands will come together on Wednesday, March 25 the week before Parliament is dissolved ahead of the general election.


  11. Thief Matthew Goodwin jailed for nearly four years after a two month...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Kent Online

    Having been caught following a police chase, the 27-year-old was sentenced to three years and ten months at Maidstone Crown Court. Goodwin, of no fixed address, was arrested after an operation by detectives investigating a series of linked crimes that began in June 2014.


  12. Gravesend statue restored to the tune of A 20,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | News Shopper

    Gravesham Council have received A 20,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for restoration of the statue in the town's charter market. It was orginally planned to stand in Darnley Road but broken varnish meant it would not withstand the elements so an identical statue was made and still stands in the Darnley Road site.


  13. More GPs needed in Kent and Medway according to report by Royal College of General PractitionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Kent Online

    New league tables published by the Royal College of General Practitioners reveals there is likely to be a shortage of more than 400 local doctors in our communities by 2020. But the research found it will need a sizeable 414 more doctors to meet the need in another five years.


  14. Queen Victoria statue in Gravesend Borough Market gets A 20,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Kent Online

    A 20,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant will see the statue of the famous monarch restored after years of decay. It was decided it would not be able to take the weather conditions of an outside site and was placed in the market.


  15. Gravesham council expected to raise its part of the council tax by 1.97%Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Kent Online

    People living in Gravesham are likely to see a small increase in the borough's part of the council tax. This rise results in an annual charge of 181.71 for a Band D property.


  16. 'Like throwing a Rembrandt on the bonfire like rubbish': Concerns over Rosherville GardensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | News Shopper

    Gravesend's history could be "thrown on the bonfire like rubbish" if development works continue on a former Victorian pleasure garden - which attracted as many as a million people a year in the 1880s. Conservationist Conrad Broadley is concerned about the future of historic Rosherville Gardens, which boasts four listed buildings on site, including a rare bear pit and art deco features.


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    Saturday Jan 31 | Daily Star

    Greedy Seema Bassi, 49, rented out 27 homes while dishonestly getting handouts from her local council for more than a decade. The Daily Star Sunday first reported the scam last June after the mum-of-one was jailed for 12 months for five counts of fraud.


  18. Fitting send off for Iris Barnes, 89, of St Davids Crescent, GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Kent Online

    It was simply the perfect send-off, evoking memories of family trips to the seaside with mum and dad in the driving seat and the children crammed into the sidecar. But today, the Triumph motorcycle was part of a funeral cortege taking 89-year-old Iris Barnes to her final resting place.


  19. Ring Master: Joe Crawford (left) on his way to victory against Scotttish champion Matty JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Lancashire Telegraph

    The Sandygate youngster, representing a Lancashire/Fylde Coast Select team, beat Scotland's unbeaten schoolboy champion Matty Johnstone at The Cliff's Hotel, Blackpool. The talented 12-year-old has now beaten the Irish, Merseyside, Cheshire and Yorkshire champions at his age and two North West champions the year above.


  20. "We aren't dead": the new Lib Dem president Sal Brinton on her party's prospectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | New Statesman

    "Congratulations, damn it!" This is the note Sal Brinton's father, Tim, the former Conservative MP for Gravesham, sent with a bunch of flowers to his daughter when she was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor in 1993. "Engagement in politics is more important than having rows in the family over what you believe in," Brinton chuckles after telling me this story.