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X Factor Tamera's videos are a hit

North West Kent College student Tamera Foster. Picture: Nicky Johnston

14 November 2013

Fans of North West Kent College student Tamera Foster can catch a glimpse of her rehearsing in videos posted by her proud nan.

Motorists fuming over new parking charges

14 November 2013

Drivers are outraged after car parking charges came into force overnight in Swanley town centre.

Keep on track with Steve

Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall

14 November 2013

Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new children's book in Kent this weekend

Boys kick crutches from disabled man

Officers have charged a man. Stock picture

13 November 2013

Police have begun a hate crime investigation after three boys launched an attack on a disabled man in which he had his crutches kicked from under him.

Catch of the day as angler reels in caviar-producing fish

Greenhithe angler Peter Johnson with a 10lb Siberian sturgeon he caught

13 November 2013

Champagne corks were not quite popping when an angler caught a rare fish that can produce caviar worth thousands of pounds - and had to throw it back.

'Give free tuition to help bright children pass 11-plus'

Kent is one of the few counties where grammar schools remain

13 November 2013

Free extra tuition should be given to bright children from poorer backgrounds in Kent to help them pass the 11-plus, a report has warned.

Chips bring bolt out of the blue for gran

Jean Brown with her 8.5 inch bolt and chips

13 November 2013

An 85-year-old woman had the shock of her life when she opened a bag of frozen chips... and an eight-inch bolt fell out.

Woman and child aken to hospital

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

13 November 2013

The pair were involved in car accident this morning

Couple rob woman, 81, in 'despicable' street attack

CCTV images of two people police want to identify after an elderly lady was restrained and robbed in Dartford

11 November 2013

An 81-year-old woman was followed out of a supermarket, restrained and robbed by a man and woman.

Smoke billows across A2 after yard goes up in flames

Smoke billows across the A2 from the breakers yard fire. Picture: Jessica Conroy

11 November 2013

Plumes of smokes could be seen for miles after a breaker's yard caught fire.

Is this your dog?

11 November 2013

A pooch has been found wandering around Dartford

Award-winning project helping patients back on their feet

Physiotherapy assistants Deborah Eves and Julie Henderson with June Gildea

11 November 2013

A simple colour-coded wristband scheme is helping medical staff get patients back on their feet.

Bikers to pay respects on M25

How bikers could turn the M25 into a giant poppy on Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2013

Thousands of Kent bikers are today expected to unite to create the world's biggest "poppy" around the M25 to honour the fallen.

Bethany hopes to be a No1 chart hit

Bethany Davey from Dartford

08 November 2013

Teenager Bethany Davey, who was born in Gravesend and now lives in Dartford, is hoping for success with her record in aid of this year's Poppy Appeal.

Swim in freezing lake led to man's death

Emergency crews at the scene of the lake rescue in Galleon Boulevard

08 November 2013

A mental health patient could not be saved after swimming in a freezing lake on a business park, a coroner heard.

Boys arrested in racecourse rape inquiry

Epsom racecourse

08 November 2013

Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a girl told police she was attacked in a field close to a racecourse.

Review: Our House at the Orchard Theatre

A word in your ear... Our House is at Dartford until Saturday

08 November 2013

Our House is a touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy - and a hatful of Madness songs. Nick Lillitos went to the opening night.

Council tax hike on cards under new round of budget cuts

Kent County Council must save millions and make 'painful' decisions

08 November 2013

Kent County Council could end a three-year council tax freeze under cost-cutting budget proposals being set out today.

Immigrant population doubles in a decade

08 November 2013

The numbers of foreign-born Dartford residents now accounts for 11% of the town’s overall population of more than 97,000.

Fuse box fire in block of flats

Stock pic

08 November 2013

Fire crews were called out to an electrical fire, a suspected arson and two car fires overnight

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