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Long delays amid Bank Holiday getaway

The Dartford Crossing

24 May 2013

Families beginning the Bank Holiday getaway have been facing heavy congestion on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing this afternoon.

Three cut free after crash

Accident near Fairfield Pool, Dartford.

24 May 2013

Paramedics treated three women at the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Dartford.

Death crash driver: 'I remember nothing'

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Johnson

24 May 2013

A driver claims she has no memory of a crash in Bluewater's car park which left an elderly woman dead.

Pictured: Man killed by lorry on M25

Jamie Carter, from Swanley, was killed on the M25

23 May 2013

A pedestrian killed by a truck on the M25 in the early hours has today been named as Jamie Carter from Swanley.

In your Dartford Messenger this week

23 May 2013

Find out what's in your Dartford Messenger this week.

County councillors take pay freeze

County Hall in Maidstone

23 May 2013

All parties on Kent County Council are today expected to back a pay freeze for councillors, keeping their basic allowances at just more than £12,800

Driver 'killed shopper with out-of-control car at Bluewater'

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Johnson

23 May 2013

A pensioner was killed by a woman's car when she lost control of the vehicle and it reversed over her at speed in a Bluewater car park, a court heard.

Update: Man charged after mosque attack

Damage inside a Gillingham mosque hours after Lee Rigby's death

23 May 2013

A man has been charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage after a Kent mosque was attacked in the wake of the Woolwich terror murder.

Tax rebate for special PCs

Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes

22 May 2013

Special PCs are to be given a council tax rebate to acknowledge the work they do as volunteers, Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes has announced.

Delays as lorry gets stuck at Dartford tunnel

An accident in which a lorry hit a horse led to delays on the Dartford Crossing. Library image

22 May 2013

Congestion has been building at the Dartford Crossing this afternoon when an HGV is understood to have tried to enter the wrong tunnel.

Little Read Rooster

Dartford hellraiser Keith Richards

22 May 2013

You Can't Always Get What You Want - and for Dartford library staff that includes about £3,000 in unpaid fines from hell-raiser Keith Richards.

Two people taken to hospital after a fire in an airing cupboard

22 May 2013

A man and a woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation last night.

Commuters warned of rail chaos

Artist's impression of revamped London Bridge platform

22 May 2013

Kent rail passengers have been warned to expect serious disruption on services to and from London... for up to two years.

Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

21 May 2013

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

Death threat warnings soar

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road. Maidstone.

21 May 2013

The number of people warned by Kent Police they are at risk of being murdered has increased by 50% in just 12 months, it can be revealed today.

We’re glad Mary Portas didn’t film in our town

Mary Portas came to Dartford town centre last year.

20 May 2013

Mary Portas’s new TV show focused on just three of the 12 towns chosen to be Portas Pilots - and Dartford wasn’t one of them.

Fears over school travel costs

Youngsters will be able to use Stagecoach out of hours. Picture: Stock image

20 May 2013

Parents face huge increases in travel costs to send their children to school as new rules require children to stay in education or training until 18.

County at forefront of battle against killer ash disease

A healthy ash tree in Elham

20 May 2013

Kent is playing a vital role in the fightback against the deadly ash dieback disease.

Thousands of jobs to be created as Bluewater expands

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

20 May 2013

Bluewater has been given the go ahead for a 20% expansion.

The man who cracked the dial-Vinci code

Nigel Clarke. Picture: SWNS

19 May 2013

A frustrated phone user was so fed up hanging on the line and pressing buttons to call centres he decided to crack the code...

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