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Woodville halls Theatre and Gravesend Civic Centre

Several Kent councils have supported a bid to provide the project

John Cubitt
Swanley-based author Elaine Everest has written a new book set in Erith

The Woolworths Girls is set in Erith during the Second World War

London
Christ Church in Gravesend celebrates its anniversary

A badly-damaged original plaque was dug up three years ago and now church members are seeking help in delivering a replica

Rochester
Things to do this weekend

Met Office predicts it will be getting warmer every day this week

Met Office

Business

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
George Osborne
Ebbsfleet Garden City is pushing forward

Investor buys the land and will now work to get it ready for housebuilders

The retailer has stores in Maidstone, Hempstead Valley, Gravesend, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford

Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesham. Photo: Cohesion Plus / Sarah Knight

The festival marks the start of the New Year in the Nanakshahi solar calendar and celebrates the Sikh religious faith

Gurvinder Sandher

Creditors have allowed a cut in the rent bill for its stores across the country

Science Week at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Students engaged in a variety of scientific activities

Crime

Friday, April 29, 2016
Dartford
Jordan Hold was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on April 25

Jordan Holt tied up his victims before stealing thousands of pounds worth of belongings

Police

Comes as part of countywide bid to make our roads safer as part of European initiative

She pleaded guilty to common assault

Kent Police

Ian Matthew James Harvey has been bailed until June 1

Medway Magistrates' Court

Education

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Traditional maypole dancing will follow the crowning of the May Queen

Traditional maypole dancing will take place at the event

Beano artist Kevin F Sutherland shows off his skills

Students made their own comic in a day-long session

The 4ft tall robot is helping to inspire youngsters' interest in STEM subjects

The robot has been built using Meccano by the college’s robotics students

Leigh University Technical College
KCC cabinet member Mike Hill with library users

The access is due to funding from Arts Council England

Kent County Council

Politics

Monday, April 25, 2016
St George's Day parade in Gravesham

Some 700 children helped take part in the parade last Friday

Kent Police

Let us know who you intend to vote for - links to profiles of ALL the candidates included

Claire Tiltman

Claire Tiltman was stabbed multiple times in an alleyway close to her home in Greenhithe 1993, just four days after her 16th birthday

Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner,

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner has called on her successor to keep the pressure on the Home Office

Planned Ebbsfleet Garden City school

The school would be called Cherry Orchard Primary and has a planned opening date of September 2017

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