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Hollywood comes to Kent

A business consortium has unveiled plans to create a two billion pound Hollywood-style theme park in Kent.

Building and running the Paramount Pictures entertainment complex, featuring cinemas, theatres, hotels, live music venues and Europe's biggest water park would create 27 thousand jobs.

The resort, rivalling Disneyland Paris, would be constructed at a vast former chalk pit on the Swanscombe Peninsula between Dartford and Gravesend - close to Ebbsfleet International railway station.

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Two billion pound theme park planned for Kent

A consortium of leading UK entertainment firms is to unveil plans for a new £2bn theme park for the Swanscombe area in Kent.

It is being said the new development could create up to 27,000 jobs for North Kent by transforming an 872 acre brownfield site into one of Europe's largest regeneration projects.

The London Resort Company Holdings [LRCH] said it has signed an exclusive agreement with Paramount Licensing Inc, the licensing division for Hollywood-based Paramount Pictures.


Goodwill messages for theme park fall girl

Hundreds of messages of support have been posted on a social media website for a four-year-old girl from Kent who fell several feet from a walkway at a theme park. Jessica Blake, from Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

She suffered a fractured skull, and a bleed on the brain and broken ribs, after falling from the Tomb Blaster ride queue at Chessington World of Adventure in Surrey on Thursday. The theme park said an internal investigation was underway and the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.

"The resort's fully-trained medical staff were on site immediately and administered direct care to the child until ambulance teams arrived.

"She was then taken to hospital in a conscious state. Until all investigations have concluded we are not in a position to comment further.

– Chessington spokesperson