Gravesham, England Newswire

Gravesham, England Newswire

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  1. Thurrock and Kent residents unite behind petition against second Thames CrossingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

    Kent residents have started a petition on the Houses of Parliament website which has so far collected 5,428 signatures. The parliament petition needs 10,000 signatures to get a 'government response' and 100,000 signatures to be debated in parliament.

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  2. County councillor Bryan Sweetland quits post over opposition to Thames CrossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Kent Online

    Gravesham county councillor Bryan Sweetland has resigned from his cabinet post in protest over Kent County Council's support for a new Thames Crossing. Mr Sweetland, the county councillor for Gravesham Rural, is opposed to the government's preferred option for a new crossing east of Gravesend.

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  3. Dartford MP Gareth Johnson urges people to have their say on the Lower Thames Crossing consultationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Kent Online

    People still need to voice their concerns about congestion at the Dartford Crossing, despite news the preferred route for a second crossing is outside the borough, according to Dartford MP Gareth Johnson. Mr Johnson has campaigned vigorously since he was elected to represent Dartford in 2010 against the Lower Thames Crossing being built next to the Dartford Tunnel and Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

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  4. KCC funding for community mental health services slashed by a quarter in west KentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Online

    The shock announcement comes after Kent County Council awarded 4m of contracts to run care across the county for five years to two charities. The authority insist funding will remain the same but will be allocated, meaning areas with a greater need, such as Thanet, will get more.

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  5. Have your say: first public meeting in Kent on the Lower Thames Crossing proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Online

    There are 24 public exhibitions across Kent and Essex in total and all responses will be considered before a final decision is made by the government later this year. A tunnel to the east of Gravesham was exclusively revealed by the Messenger last week to be the preferred Lower Thames Crossing by Highways England.

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  6. A man who has lived in the same house in Thong lane, Gravesend, for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Kent Online

    More detailed plans have come to light for the two Lower Thames Crossing route options in Gravesham. In a series of special reports, chief reporter Lizzie Massey spoke to people directly affected by the Thong Lane proposal.

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  7. Kent County Council and CCGs contract out community mental health...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Kent Online

    The future of community mental health services in Maidstone is under threat after 4m of contracts to provide care across Kent were awarded to two charities. Kent County Council and the county's seven clinical commissioning groups awarded four area contracts worth 4,143,000 a year to The Shaw Trust and Porchlight.

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  8. North Kent residents to pay A 5 council tax hike for policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | News Shopper

    Dartford and Gravesham residents will be expected to pay an extra A 5 in council tax following the Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel's decision to increase funds for Kent's police. KMPCC - which is responsible for holding the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes to account - has agreed to the rise.

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  9. Almost all Dartford and Gravesham secondary schools better than the national picture for A-levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Kent Online

    The area's grammar schools also dominated the A-level tables, with several, including Dartford Grammar School for Girls and Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend, achieving 100% or 99% across the board. Almost all Dartford and Gravesham secondary schools managed to get 100% of their children through one A-level, better than the national picture.

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  10. Diabetes patient numbers in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley continue to riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Kent Online

    The percentage rise in people diagnosed with diabetes in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley is the third highest in the county, according to the latest health figures. This compares to the largest rise of 6.02% in Swale, followed by 5.34% in the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group .

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  11. Sanctuary homeless shelter in Gravesend offers a warm bed and a community spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Online

    A night sanctuary for the homeless has dealt with more than 200 visits since it opened about eight weeks ago. Project manager Stephen Nolan said: "Our guests are really appreciative and always give you a hug.

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  12. Gravesham and Dartford's hairdressers part of firefighters' smoking new fire safety planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | News Shopper

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  13. Gravesend D-Day veteran and 'well respected chap' Stanley Bond passes away aged 93Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Kent Online

    The Second World War soldier lived in Gravesend all his life and Mayor Mick Wenban was keen to pay tribute. "Stan was a founder of Gravesham Arts Council, a trustee and a very active committee member until recently, when due to ill health he was able to participate only when his health allowed," she said.

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  14. Dartford leader Cllr Jeremy Kite relieved Lower Thames crossing plans ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Kent Online

    Dartford's council leader was relieved but unsurprised by news that Highways England are recommending a tunnel to the east of Gravesham as the preferred Lower Thames Crossing. Exclusively revealed by the Gravesend and Dartford Messengers online on Monday, the plans are outlined for Option C only, a bored tunnel costing in the region of 5 billion.

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  15. Funeral of Roy Coussens, who made the borough's historical...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Kent Online

    The funeral of a man who helped to keep Gravesham's illustrious past in living memory will be held next week. Roy Coussens was said to be as much a part of the borough's history as the many plaques he cast to commemorate its important figures.

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  16. Gravesend pub New Inn closed down for after-hours drinking and evidence of illegal drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Kent Online

    A pub which traded after hours and may have been used for drug-taking has been closed down after ignoring warnings to comply with its licence terms. Police and local authority licensing officers gave advice and the designated premises supervisor agreed to close the pub until all breaches had been rectified.

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  17. Government open public consultation for Thames river crossing to the east of GravesendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | News Shopper

    The new multi-million pound tunnel, which should ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing , would link Kent and Tillbury in Essex at the end of the M2. It will be the first Thames river crossing east of London since the QE2 bridge was built 25 years ago.

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  18. How could the TfL takeover of Southeastern routes affect north Kent commuters?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | News Shopper

    Stations in travel zones one to nine would become 'metro' stations - it is believed that Ebbsfleet may be incorporated into zone eight. If plans are given the go-ahead both Crayford station in zone six and Dartford station in zone eight would be included in the changes.

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  19. The Beautiful Game: Gravesham's U9s football squad on a two-year winning streakRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | News Shopper

    Hartley De Sales football club's U9s team, based in Church Road, are dominating the Maidstone league as their unbeaten record of 48 match wins and two draws continues. Team coach Jason Lyons, 48 of Woodlands in Sevenoaks said: "The record is pretty amazing - they have done really well.

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  20. Groups publicly slam remaining options for a new Thames crossing...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Kent Online

    A charity has publicly slammed both remaining options for a new Thames crossing ahead of wide speculation there will be an announcement on the project tomorrow. The Campaign to Protect Rural England initially set out their policy statement on the Lower Thames Crossing earlier this month.

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