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Reporter provides quality news on YOUR doorstep

PUBLISHED: 16:09 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:08 23 August 2010

Gravesend
01-10-08
Gravesham Mayor Ken Jones with the Gravesend Reporter

Gravesend 01-10-08 Gravesham Mayor Ken Jones with the Gravesend Reporter

COMMUNITY leaders hailed the re-launch of the Gravesend Reporter saying residents will have access to quality news on their doorstep . Last Thursday the paper, which was founded over 150 years ago, was slashed to 25p in the shops, with thousands of copi

COMMUNITY leaders hailed the re-launch of the Gravesend Reporter saying residents will have "access to quality news on their doorstep".

Last Thursday the paper, which was founded over 150 years ago, was slashed to 25p in the shops, with thousands of copies each week being delivered to households across the borough.

Now incorporating the Gravesend and District Express, the Reporter will continue to bring you comprehensive coverage of news, sport, features, and entertainment, alongside the ever growing website at www.gravesendreporter.co.uk.

Adam Holloway, Gravesham MP said: "The Reporter is a good paper, and unlike some of the other newspapers, it isn't going to be just a free collection of adverts through the door.

"I think it is great that it will be delivered to thousands of households in Gravesend, it will give the residents a chance to find that out how good the Reporter is."

Mayor of Gravesham, Ken Jones, added: "I think anything that drops in price is a really good idea at this difficult financial time.

"The Gravesend Reporter gives good coverage of local events and with it going to even more homes in the town I hope it will carry on covering the stories that matter to the people of the borough."

The community leaders join dance guru Len Goodman, head judge of the successful Strictly Come Dancing series, in supporting the re-launch.

It also coincides with the move to our new offices at The Courtyard, Unit 4, 7A Manor Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AA.

Gurvinder Sandher is the assistant director of the North West Racial Equality Council, an organisation focused on building community relations in north Kent.

He said: "This is definitely a positive thing and will give more of the community more access to what is a good local paper.

"Where as before it was sold to only a certain demographic, from now on, with it being delivered to thousands of homes and the drop in price to 25p, more people can enjoy it.

"I have always read it, and as I am from Gravesend I have grown up with it, the oldest newspaper in the borough."

l Pick up your copy of the Reporter every week in all good newsagents or visit www.gravesendreporter.co.uk

Do you have a story? Call the news team on 01474 320749.

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