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  1. Relentless campaigner Tina Brooker from Gravesend, takes street...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Kent Online

    The woman who has campaigned tirelessly for almost a year against the street light switch-off across Kent will today confront County Hall. Tina Brooker, from The Warren, Gravesend, launched an online petition which more than 11,000 concerned residents signed after their streets were plunged into darkness overnight.

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  2. Adam Holloway MP for Gravesham interviewed by mayor of London Boris JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Kent Online

    It only takes one minute in Gravesend town centre to realise the area has a immigration problem, according to Gravesham MP Adam Holloway. The comments came in an interview with London mayor Boris Johnson, which will be published in a campaign flyer to be handed out on Monday.

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  3. Street light row taken to Westminster by Gravesend campaigner Tina BrookerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Kent Online

    Tina Brooker, of The Warren, Gravesend, has led the fight against Kent County Council's initiative and was among those from the county taking part. Speaking ahead of the protest the 52-year-old said it was necessary as the issue was being swept under the carpet locally.

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  4. Rumours swirl Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will visit Gravesend...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Kent Online

    Rumours are swirling Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting Gravesend today as the Liberal Democrats film their election broadcasts. Speculation about Mr Clegg's visit went into overdrive after film crews were spotted in Windmill Street and various other locations.

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  5. Mystery filming is party political advertRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | News Shopper

    The mystery filming work in Gravesend is a Liberal Democrat promotional video, with Nick Clegg rumoured to be making an appearance today . The filming will take place on Windmill Street, which Gravesham Council revealed is closed between Railway Place and Lord Street from 10am today to 2am tomorrow.

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    Thursday Mar 19 | Daily Star

    The grandfather-of-14 was on holiday in South Africa when his shocked daughter Susan received a letter from town hall staff saying they were "sad to hear of your recent bereavement". Panic-stricken, the 30-year-old telephoned her bemused retired factory worker dad and was relieved to hear his voice.

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  7. Grandfather, 63, returned from holiday to find he had been declared ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Mail on Sunday

    'Another mom could never have replaced the father I lost': Woman raised by lesbian moms comes out AGAINST gay marriage University of South Carolina fraternity suspended after 18-year-old brother is found dead 'following St. Patrick's Day kegger' Baby 'cut out and removed' from pregnant woman's womb after she was attacked while answering a Craigslist ad for children's clothing 'Hands up, don't shoot was built on a lie': Controversy as African-American columnist says Michael Brown should not be the symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement 'I will eat you for breakfast!': Moment heroic Waffle House diner confronts man throttling a woman on the next table Judge grants convicted rapist a longer stay in Rikers Island so he can wed his girlfriend before his transfer to prison How America's big cities are becoming more unequal: Income gap between wealthy and poor is still growing five years ... (more)

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  8. Family of Northfleet grandfather Andrew Kirchin told he was dead...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Kent Online

    A grandfather has spoken of his shock after returning from holiday to find a letter telling his family he was dead. Andrew Kirchin, 63, has spent the past month fighting to prove he is alive after a case of mistaken identity meant his pension was stopped.

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  9. Council Leader Kent slams latest Thames river crossing report from parliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Thurrock Gazette

    Mr Kent and MP Jackie Doyle-Price are both in favour of a new river crossing at Canvey, but the new report from the Transport Select Committee has ruled out this option. Councillor Kent said: "I am disappointed.

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  10. Council Leader Kent slams new parliamentary report on "strategic river crossings"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Thurrock Gazette

    Mr Kent and MP Jackie Doyle-Price are both in favour of a new river crossing at Canvey, but the new report from the Transport Select Committee has ruled out this option. Councillor Kent said: "I am disappointed.

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  11. Dole numbers in Kent increase for second straight month in February, bucking the national trendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Kent Online

    The number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased for the second consecutive month in Kent, once again bucking the national trend. Another 351 jobseekers joined the dole queue in February, taking the county's total to 19,836 according to the Office for National Statistics.

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  12. PICTURE: Road closures due to filming in town centreRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | News Shopper

    Bemused residents spotted a white, double decker bus and cars being filmed in Gravesend town centre at around 7pm last night . It follows a Gravesham Council announcement that there will be disruption to some journeys this week, as filming work commences.

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  13. A picture of Lawrance Square, from Google Maps, some of which has been deemed "dangerous"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | News Shopper

    People have been told not to enter the eastern side of Lawrance Square in Coldharbour Estate, Northfleet, following evidence of subsidence. The council has issued notices to the six shopkeepers there to leave the buildings under health and safety legislation - three of the shops have already closed.

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  14. People warned to stay away from shops on eastern side of Lawrance...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Kent Online

    People are being warned to stay away from a row of shops in Northfleet after a hole unexpectedly opened up. Gravesham council is urging the public not to enter shops on the eastern side of Lawrance Square, Coldharbour, Northfleet, following tests on the subsidence there.

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  15. Darent Valley Hospital apologises to family of Koshalaya Sawhney, from BexleyheathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Kent Online

    Errors made by hospital staff caused an 85-year-old grandmother, originally admitted for a hip problem, to die from a massive stroke, an inquest has concluded. Koshalaya Sawhney, described as "well loved" by her family, passed away at Darent Valley Hospital on January 18, 2014.

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  16. Ex-midwife Mary Sargeant recalls her time at former maternity hospital in Bath Street, GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Kent Online

    The maternity block at the former Gravesend and North Kent Hospital may be empty and decrepit but a former midwife remembers when it was bursting with life. Mary Sargeant, 82, worked at the hospital in Bath Street, Gravesend, for 27 years and brought about 730 babies into the world, until a back injury forced her away from delivery duties.

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  17. George Huggins celebrates reaching grand age of 103 at The Hollies in GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Kent Online

    Even at the grand age of 103, the former legal executive still dresses himself in a shirt and tie whatever the occasion, come rain or shine. "He never wore it," she said.

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  18. Litter wardens could wear cameras in Swale council pilot schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Kent Online

    Body cameras could be used to catch litterbugs and people who fail to clean up after their dog, if a pilot scheme gets the go-ahead. Swale council wants to hire enforcement officers, who will wear a uniform complete with CCTV cameras, to pound the streets.

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  19. Three Gravesend off-licences sign up to Gravesham council and Kent...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Kent Online

    Only three off-licences have signed up to a scheme set up eight months ago to stop the sale of high-stength alcohol in Gravesend town centre. Gravesham council and Kent Police launched the Reducing the Strength campaign in July, months after the start of a Home Office pilot to tackle drink-fuelled crimes in the borough.

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  20. Gravesham council to rehome tenants after "dangerous" hole opens up in Lawrence Sqaure, NorthfleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Kent Online

    Today, the gas was turned off due to the risk of further damage and the block was deemed to be dangerous.

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