IN THE NEWS

Coverage of Tesco’s decision to abandon plans for a store in Lowfield Street.

Tesco: Statement from Simon Thomson, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Dartford (including added comments)

Twitter Reaction To Today’s News About Tesco and Dartford (with additions)

theguardian.com

BBC News

kentonline.co.uk

newsshopper.co.uk

gravesendreporter.co.uk

OTHER NEWS

Developers behind plans to build London Paramount Entertainment Resort at Swanscombe Peninsula encouraged by public feedback – kentonline.co.uk

Kent County Council: Parents only have until Thursday 15 January to apply for a primary school place for their child if they are to start school next September – kent.gov.uk

Roadworks on East Hill, Dartford – Monday 12 January Kent Highways advise that two-way temporary lights will be in place between 7am and 7pm due to cutting back of vegetation.  Also, from Tuesday 13 January to Friday 23 January (between 9.30am and 3.30pm), temporary traffic lights will be in place to enable works in the carriageway.  Caution is advised.

The Edge Dance & Theatre School – run a youth theatre group every Saturday morning from 9-12.  From 6 years+ and just £6 for Edge members. They run a full production every twelve weeks.  ‘Come along for your free taster session this Saturday.’

RK International Machine Tools and The Leigh UTC are co-hosting an ‘alternative’ Open House event aimed at engineering manufacturing companies within the south-east of England – machinery.co.uk

Football Conference Youth Alliance results (Wednesday): Dartford Whites 0 Maidstone Ambers 2; Maidstone Blues 3 Dartford Reds 2
ADDED TO THE EVENTS CALENDAR

Saturday 17 January – 70s and 80s Night at The Woodman.

Wednesday 21 January (until Friday 23 January) – Shelf Life at the Miskin Theatre.  ‘A series of sketches set in the kitchen cupboard!  Our intermediate actors explore themes of status, class, life, death, necessity, luxury, age and relationships.’

About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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