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Alesha Dixon to Visit Waterstones Bluewater

Singer and TV star Alesha to meet fans from 3pm on Friday 6th April Alesha will be at the bookshop in the shopping centre’s West Village at 3pm on Friday 6th April to meet fans and sign copies of her debut children’s book, ‘Lightning Girl’. Lightning Girl The first book in a laugh-out-loud, high-voltage, action-packed adventure series for 8+ readers from hugely popular singer and TV personality, Alesha Dixon, written in collaboration with Katy Birchall. 11 year-old Aurora Beam lives at home with her utterly unremarkable family… until the day she sees her little sister being picked on in...

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Kevin’s String of Darting Successes!

Kevin Stringer has just competed in the 1st ever televised disabled darts competition in Holland where he made it to the semi-final in a field of the top 16 players in the world. Kevin was born on 3rd June 1974 and is a disabled professional darts player from Dartford, currently playing in the Professional BDDA (British Disabled Darts Association), and is the number one ranked wheelchair darts player in the UK having won 2 events this year in Birmingham and Stafford. He is ranked joint 5th in the BDDA world. Kevin has competed in various championships across Europe including...

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YMCA Is Calling on Supporters to Sleep Rough for One Night

YMCA Thames Gateway, a local youth charity which has worked in the area for over 130 years, is hosting a sleep out fundraiser on Friday 16 March 2018.  The event, which starts at 7pm, will see participants sleep in Dartford’s Central Park for one night to raise funds and awareness of the increasing issue of homelessness. It is hoped that this year’s Sleep Easy will raise even more funds as the numbers of rough sleepers of all ages continues to rise and pressures mount on the housing market. Brian Cooke, Head of Housing for YMCA Thames Gateway said: “We...

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A Celebration of “Votes for Women” to Be the Centrepiece of Dartford’s Central Park This Summer

Visitors to Dartford’s Central Park this Summer will be welcomed by a floral reminder of the historic first milestone in the campaign to secure women’s suffrage exactly 100 years ago. Council Leader Jeremy Kite has announced that the park’s popular carpet bed will be dedicated to the Votes for Women campaign that secured the first extension of voting rights to women in 1918. Revealing the design of this year’s flower bed, Jeremy said  “We always try to find designs that  will speak to lots of people and provoke some thought or delight among the tens of thousands of park...

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Plans for New Developments at Stone Lodge, Dartford

Plans for a new secondary school, public open space and a new residential development at Stone Lodge, Dartford. Have your say on the proposals Dartford Borough Council is preparing an outline planning application for a new secondary school, public open space and around 120 new homes at Stone Lodge, Dartford. The Local Plan includes the site as a key development site and a suitable location for sports, recreational and residential development within the Ebbsfleet to Stone Priority Area. In addition, a Neighbourhood Plan for Stone Parish is underway. A draft masterplan or layout for the site has been prepared....

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