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  1. Gravesend Borough Market traders fear losing their stalls after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Kent Online

    Traders say they fear losing their livelihoods following a decision to award a 1.8 million lottery grant to revamp Gravesend Borough Market. The market is set to close in June before the refurbishment starts in the summer after a successful application to the Coastal Communities Fund.

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  2. Young Reporter: Two Slovakian Muggers Spark Panic in the Windmill Hill AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | News Shopper

    A few weeks ago now, there was a knock on my door, time approaching early evening. The local policeman was there outside, and proceeded to ask my dad a few questions regarding suspicious activity in the area.

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  3. Thousands of people celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Kent Online

    Thousands of Sikhs were joined by other members of Gravesend's diverse community to celebrate one of the most important dates in the religion's calendar - Vaisakhi. Set up on the Gurdwara's sports field there was a large range of activities for people to enjoy, including free traditional Indian cuisine, a fun fair for youngsters and stalls offering services, like membership to organisations such as the Khalsa Bikers.

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  4. Dole queues in Kent shrink for first time this year in final figures before the general electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Kent Online

    Queues for the dole shortened in Kent for the first time this year giving the government a final boost heading into the general election. There were 431 fewer people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in the county in March, taking the total to 19,405, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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  5. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling visits Gravesend to support Adam...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Kent Online

    Justice Secretary Chris Grayling made a pit stop in Gravesend today to throw his weight behind Gravesham's Conservative candidate Adam Holloway before the general election. The Tory cabinet minister hit the campaign trail on Friday, spending the morning in Cliffe to support Conservative hopeful Kelly Tolhurst in her attempts to unseat Ukip's Mark Reckless.

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  6. Gravesham Conservatives to uncontest more than a quarter of seats up...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Kent Online

    The Conservative Party has raised eyebrows after deciding not to field candidates in more than a quarter of the seats up for grabs in the forthcoming borough elections. Only 32 prospective councillors have been put forward to stand in Gravesham's 44 seats ahead of the vote on Thursday, May 7 the same day as the general election.

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  7. London Paramount announce new stage of public consultations for entertainment resortRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | News Shopper

    Gravesend and Dartford residents will have the opportunity to see scale models of proposals for London Paramount during the next stage of public consultation events. London Resort Company Holdings, the developer behind London Paramount Entertainment Resort will be hosting ten public consultation events in Dartford and Gravesham between April 29 and May 14. Visitors to the exhibitions will have the opportunity to view the emerging masterplan and a range of proposed transport options.

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  8. Developers apply to turn former Blockbuster Video store in West...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Kent Online

    Developers want to convert an old town centre Blockbusters Video store in into a laser-tag and children's soft-play centre, it has emerged. The building in West Street, Gravesend, has remained empty since December 2013 after the rental chain entered administration, which closed more than 90 shops across the UK.

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  9. Gravesham and Dartford councils vow to work together to provide...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Kent Online

    Gravesham and Dartford councils have vowed to fight for affordable housing at Ebbsfleet Garden City, with one leader saying he wants as many as a third of them available for the low-paid. The authorities are working together on the development, which will see 15,000 new homes built, with 200 million set aside for the city's infrastructure by the government.

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  10. PICTURED: Biggest Sikh New Year celebration to date to light up GraveshamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | News Shopper

    The Sikh flag is being raised in Gravesham tomorrow , to launch the beginning of the community's holy celebrations. This is in preparation for Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year festival, a week on Sunday - when Gravesend will be awash with colours for the celebrations.

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  11. Sikh festival of Vaisakhi to be 'largest ever' attracting thousands to GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Kent Online

    The religious gathering commemorates the year Sikhism was established in 1699 with celebrations taking place both through the town centre as well as the Guru Nanak sports field on Trinity Road. The centrepiece of the celebrations will be the Nagar Kirtan procession due to start from the Gurdwara at 12pm passing through the town centre and around the town.

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  12. Heritage Quarter appeal decision: Urban Gravesham decide NOT to take the council back to courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Kent Online

    Threats to further delay the construction of homes, shops and restaurants in the heart of Gravesend have been dropped by campaigners. Civic society Urban Gravesham announced its decision not to take Gravesham council to the appeal courts after its failed attempt to reverse the decision to grant planning permission for the Heritage Quarter plans.

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  13. Heritage Quarter appeal verdict still not announced by Urban Gravesham despite deadline passingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Kent Online

    Civic society Urban Gravesham has still not announced whether it will appeal a high court case against the Heritage Quarter development. Campaigners had until Monday, March 30 to lodge an appeal which would further delay the construction of shops, restaurants and flats in the heart of Gravesend town centre.

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  14. NHS England figures reveal one in five people waiting more than four...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Kent Online

    One in five people waited more than 4 hours to be seen in A&E at Kent's biggest hospital, in the first three months of this year. New figures from NHS England show 79% of patients at Medway Maritime were seen within the target time from January until the end of last month.

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  15. University student Jessica Kwamin of Gravesend becomes face of Time...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Kent Online

    A university student from Gravesend is the face behind a campaign to tackle the stigma felt by mental health sufferers after she tried to kill herself while at school. Jessica Kwamin, 20, suffered from depression soon after joining a sixth-form college where she was subjected to intense bullying.

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  16. Gravesham council to revamp Fleet Leisure Centre, Northfleet to tune of 2.6 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | This is Local London

    Council leader Councillor John Burden has confirmed that the council will revamp Fleet Sports and Leisure Club in Nelson Road to the tune of up to A 2.6m. Financial trouble led to the ground closing in September 2013, but the council have plans to build a new gym, a social area, several 3G all-weather five-a-side pitches and a number of seven-a-side pitches.

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  17. Gravesham council pledges A 2.6m in plan to restore Fleet Leisure and Sports Club in NorthfleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Kent Online

    Financial trouble led to the ground closing in September 2013, but after more than a year of it sitting locked up and disused Gravesham council declared in January that it had plans to re-open it. Action from a Gravesend and Dartford Messenger cup final between Guru Nanak and Princes Park FC, at Fleet Leisure, Gravesend At a cabinet meeting on Monday, it was recommended the council pledge 2.6 million to Gravesham Community Leisure Limited to restore the site to its former glory, with work believed to start this summer.

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  18. Kent residents urge London Paramount to use sustainable energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | News Shopper

    Over four weeks through March and February 44 hours of consultations took place across Kent to give residents the chance to discuss plans for the entertainment resort proposed for the Swanscombe Peninsula. The A 2 billion resort, brainchild of London Resort Company Holdings , looks set to host a theme park, the largest indoor water park in Europe, a 2,000-seat theatre with regular 'West End Quality' shows, indoor event space to host conferences, musical and sporting events and 5,000 hotel rooms.

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  19. Gravesend's Thames and Medway Canal welcomes first narrowboat in 80 years despite bad weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Kent Online

    The Grey Owl narrowboat was launched on the Thames and Medway Canal at Gravesend on Sunday in front of crowds of onlookers, including the Mayor of Gravesham Cllr John Caller, as part of a joint celebration to mark the reopening of one of its swing bridges. Nevertheless, the director of the Thames and Medway Canal Association , Bernard Snell, insisted the fact that a boat touched its waters was the most important thing.

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  20. Two fraudsters from Gravesham found guilty of cheating the public...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Kent Online

    Two men are due to be sentenced after being found guilty of fraud in a case which cost British taxpayers a staggering 11.7 million. Narinder Chada, 61, of The Russetts, Meopham, and Gurmail Dosanjh, 46, of Singlewell Road, Gravesend were both found guilty of conspiracy to cheat the public purse.

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