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  1. Cllr Angela Harrison calls for health warnings on junk food after...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Kent Online

    A top councillor has called for health warnings to be put on junk food after new figures showed children in Swale are the second fattest in Kent. A total of 20.7% of youngsters aged 10-11 are obese and another 14% are classed as overweight, according to data from Public Health England.

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  2. Meopham villager Mandy Chada decided enough was enough and started clearing the lanes of litterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Kent Online

    Meet the villager on a one-woman mission to clear litter from the streets after becoming exasperated by the amount of beer cans on her morning walk. Armed with a black bag and wearing rubber gloves, Mandy Chada, 59, has made it her quest to restore pride in Meopham after a build-up of rubbish she says has gone on for years.

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  3. Hurry, hurry to help to cheer up a child this ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Kent Online

    We have joined forces with Build-A-Bear Factory to give away six of their festive friends to children in Gravesham and Dartford who have had a tough time of late and could do with a treat. Up for grabs are cuddly toys including a Santa Claus and Rudolph and Clarice the reindeers.

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  4. 70,000 street lights switched off at night across Kent: See how...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | News Shopper

    Kent County Council's decision to switch off 70,000 street lights at night has triggered fury among residents and politicians. Gravesham Council has slammed the decision taken by KCC to switch off lights between midnight and 5.30am across areas such as Gravesend, Northfleet and Greenhithe to save on energy bills.

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  5. 70,000 street lights switched off at night across Kent: See how...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | News Shopper

    Kent County Council's decision to switch off 70,000 street lights at night has triggered fury among residents and politicians. Gravesham Council has slammed the decision taken by KCC to switch off lights between midnight and 5.30am across areas such as Gravesend, Northfleet and Greenhithe to save on energy bills.

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  6. Sofa brings Gravesend community togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | News Shopper

    Getting bums on a sofa might not sound artistic but one enterprising photographer is hoping it will revitalise the Gravesend community. Parrock Street resident Rich Cottee is taking a sofa round the town centre for passers-by to have their pictures taken on it to promote the area's activities.

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  7. Mayor of Gravesham Councillor John Caller and his wife SueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | This is Local London

    Getting bums on a sofa might not sound artistic but one enterprising photographer is hoping it will revitalise the Gravesend community. Parrock Street resident Rich Cottee is taking a sofa round the town centre for passers-by to have their pictures taken on it to promote the area's activities.

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  8. Christmas jumper world record bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Newsday

    Hundreds of people are gathering in Gravesend in a bid to break the world record for the number of people in one place wearing Christmas jumpers. Gravesham council said the current record is held by Three , set at Freeze Festival, London, in 2013 with 639 people.

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  9. Children can win Build-A-Bear cuddly toys in a Messenger Christmas competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Kent Online

    The Messenger wants to put smiles on the faces of youngsters this Christmas with a free competition, but we need your help. We have joined forces with Build-A-Bear to give out six of their lovely festive friends to children in Gravesham and Dartford who have endured a tough time of late.

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  10. North Kent council leaders put politics aside for Crossrail campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | News Shopper

    Dartford Council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite and Gravesham's Coun John Burden are hoping the transport scheme will be adapted to service Ebbsfleet Garden City and the Paramount Resort at Swanscombe. Current proposals would see the line end at Abbey Wood but yesterday the Chancellor agreed to review transport facilities for Ebbsfleet including the possibility of Crossrail.

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  11. Gravesham and Dartford council leaders John Burden and Jeremy Kite...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Kent Online

    Council leaders John Burden and Jeremy Kite joined forces this week to bring Crossrail to north Kent to serve Gravesham and Dartford commuters. The duo want the government to extend the 15bn rail project, due to open in 2018, which promises quicker and more comfortable journeys.

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  12. Paramount London plans get 'thumbs up' from North Kent residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | News Shopper

    Draft master plans for Paramount London have been give the thumbs up by more than 80 per cent of people who attended the developer's latest round of consultation events. A series of public consultation events on the proposed London Paramount Entertainment Resort, planned for the Swanscombe Peninsula, held across north Kent last month were attended by more than 2,000.

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  13. Indian fighter pilot statue unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Newsday

    A statue of the longest surviving fighter pilot from a group of 24 Indians who arrived in Britain in 1940 has been unveiled in Kent. Sqn Ldr Mahinder Singh Pujji arrived in Britain in 1940 and died at the age of 92 in Gravesend in 2010.

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  14. Gravesham and Medway have highest number of households at risk of homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Kent Online

    Homeless charity Shelter has compiled data identifying the hotspots in Kent where people are most likely to lose their home, either through repossession or eviction. In Gravesham 584 households are at risk - the equivalent of one in 69 - while in Medway 1,442 households - 1 in 74 - could beceome homeless.

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  15. Gullands Solicitors, based in Maidstone, opens new office in Stone Street in GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | Kent Online

    A law firm which has been based in Kent for more than a century has opened a new office in Gravesend. Gullands Solicitors, based in Maidstone, has launched the base in Stone Street to deal with a growing number of clients hailing from the area.

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  16. Young Reporter: Gravesend Christmas lights ignited by Eastenders starRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | News Shopper

    The Christmas illuminations were ignited this week in Gravesend town centre, and the ceremony was attended by over 600 school children, the Mayor of Gravesham, hundreds of local residents, and of course, Ex-Eastenders star, Jamie Foreman. Foreman, who is starring in the Woodville Halls' Christmas production of Aladdin, attended the ceremony and was awarded the honour of switching on the lights which thankfully ignited without a hitch.

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  17. Statue of Indian-Origin British Fighter Pilot Unveiled in UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | Outlook

    A statue of the longest surviving fighter pilot from a group of 24 Indians who had served in the British Royal Air Force during the Second World War has been unveiled in southeastern England. The statue of Sqn Ldr Mahinder Singh Pujji, who arrived in Britain in 1940, was unveiled in Kent in England yesterday.

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  18. Statue of Indian-origin British fighter pilot unveiled in KentRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | Newkerala.com

    A statue of Mahinder Singh Pujji, an Indian-origin fighter pilot who had served in Britain's Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was unveiled in Kent. Pujji had died at the age of 92 in the Gravesend town of Britain's Kent county in 2010, as the longest surviving fighter pilot from a group of 24 Indians who had arrived in Britain in 1940, BBC reported Friday.

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  19. Young ReporterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | News Shopper

    This week, a Gravesend unveiled statue of fighter pilot Mahinder Singh Pujji, Sqn Ldr Mahinder Singh Pujji arrived in Britain in 1940 and died at the age of 92 in Gravesend in 2010. he was part of the group of 24 sikhs who came from India in 1940.

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  20. Developers Bovis Homes and Persimmon Homes launch public consultation ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Kent Online

    Joint developers Bovis Homes and Persimmon Homes have published proposals for the land in Northfleet, allocated for development in the Gravesham Local Plan Core Strategy. Graeme Humphrey from Bovis Homes said: "We are committed to consulting and communicating closely with the community as we look to take these plans forward.

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