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PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 23 August 2010

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Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend
Launch of Active Gravesham - launched by Len Goodman from TV's Strictly Dancing.Len gives a ten to the Salsa Sensation dancers and students from Thamesview School  
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JG4254-10 Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend Launch of Active Gravesham - launched by Len Goodman from TV's Strictly Dancing.Len gives a ten to the Salsa Sensation dancers and students from Thamesview School Picture: Jamie Gray Mobile:07834 965462 Email: jamie@jamiegray.com

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JUST as other newspapers in the county are closing offices and struggling against the financial climate your Reporter and Kentish Times series is just getter stronger. And to celebrate we ve come up with a price you will love - just 25p per week and what

JUST as other newspapers in the county are closing offices and struggling against the financial climate your Reporter and Kentish Times series is just getter stronger.

And to celebrate we've come up with a price you will love - just 25p per week and what a serious bargain it is. For not only are we working towards saving you cash every week the paper is now more far reaching than ever reaching four times as many of more homes as part of our super-free delivery service every week.

The Reporter, now incorporating the Gravesend and District Express, is also on sale at your local newsagents and supermarkets too so there's no chance of missing out on your favourite local read.

Bright, sparkling re-launched Reporter will feature comprehensive coverage of news, sport, features and entertainment as part of the Kentish Times series and will dovetail with our ever growing website - www.gravesendreporter.co.uk

We're also offering you some fantastic competitions too and a host of bright new columns and features to brighten your week. All the favourite award winning writers will continue to make the Gravesend Reporter the best local newspaper in your home.

These include historian, author and journalist Bob Ogley's Times Past; former England footie hero, Paul Parker; celebrity television gardener and explorer, Tom Hart Dyke, along with cracking coverage of Ebbsfleet United in our sports pages by our own sports reporters.

We'll also continue a thriving tradition of campaigning on your behalf. Recent success stories include raising £5,000 to fund a guide dog through training and keeping Gillingham FC from setting up in the borough. Plus your support for the Reporter Toy Appeal, backed by Wendi Peters of Coronation Street fame, helped many sick children who were forced to spend last Christmas in hospital.

So don't miss your fresh, new look Gravesend Reporter every Thursday for 25p at all good newsagents.

And remember read it FIRST in The Reporter.

melody.foreman@archant.co.uk

DANCE guru and star of Strictly Come Dancing hailed the re-launch of the Gravesend Reporter as 'strictly marvellous' this week, writes assistant editor Michael Adkins.

Len Goodman who lives in Ingress Park, Greenhithe, has a long association with the Reporter and sister paper the Dartford and Swanley Times.

He is currently splitting his time between his home and the bright lights of America where he is busy filming the US version of the hit series.

Len was a regular visitor to the Reporter's first office in Harmer Street where he would pull out a few dance moves for the receptionists as he placed adverts for his studio in north Kent.

From today the Reporter, that was founded more than 150 years ago, will be delivered to thousands of homes in the borough and for sale too at a credit crunch busting 25p. The 65-year-old star said: "Local papers, especially free papers, are very important for news and advertising and now more people can see the Gravesend Reporter.

"I am a big punter for free papers, both for the news and the advertising opportunities available. Look at the Toy Appeal the Gravesend Reporter ran last year, it got a lot of support and this could be even bigger next time with more people seeing the paper. It is certainly a change for the better."

He recently backed the re-launch of the Dartford and Swanley Times and supported the Christmas Toy Appeal in aid of Darent Valley Hospital last Christmas.

Len found fame with the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, pitting professional dancers and celebrity partners against each other.

This month he released his autobiography, Better Late than Never.

michael.adkins@archant.co.uk

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