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A town of southeast England on the Thames River east of London. Is is known as "the Gateway to the Port of London." Pocahontas is buried here.


(Placename) a river port in SE England, in NW Kent on the Thames. Pop: 53 045 (2001)



a seaport in NW Kent, in SE England, on the Thames River. 94,300.
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Mobile Mini, which has its head office in Stockton, is opening its new branch, the company's largest yet, close to London in Gravesend, Kent, following the merger of its existing Gravesend branch with its former branch in South Ockendon, Essex.
Choking back tears, husband Erwin, 54, of Gravesend, Kent, pleaded: "These kinds of beasts are different, you do not let them out into society they must stay locked up.
Mr Prince Adewale Adeola, aged 53 years of Poplar Avenue, Gravesend, Kent, was today, sentenced to 5 months imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to 11 charges of providing unregulated immigration advice.
Kent Police stopped a car in Springhead Road, Gravesend, Kent, at about 4.
Inderjit Singh Dhesi, 31, and Paramjit Johal, 51, both from Oldbury, West Midlands, and Paramjit Singh, 46, from Gravesend, Kent, were all found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for 13 years each.
Prosecutor Jason Cross said Duffy had committed the offences when working and living in Gravesend, Kent.
Dope smoker Armstrong of Gravesend, Kent, had approached them in the street and asked: "Do you want to have sex with me?
Rajwinder Singh Dhami, aged 35, of Gravesend, Kent, appeared at Coventry Crown Court yesterday on 27 counts of sex offence charges.
Hill, 65, from Gravesend, Kent, started out as a betting assistant before becoming a supervisor and was well known to punters at racecourses across Britain, and particularly Lingfield, her local track.
Specialist radar equipment was used to locate Flight Sergeant Eric Williams and his Hawker Hurricane beneath an industrial unit in Gravesend, Kent.
Gilleeney, of Gravesend, Kent, was given a 13-year jail sentence after admitting two counts of conspiring to supply cocaine, conspiring to launder money and conspiring to convert criminal property.
David Jeremy, 26, from Heol Trelai, Ely, Cardiff, and Karl Gilleeney, 44, from Gravesend, Kent, described as the pivotal players in the drugs ring, recruited friends and family to complete their deals.