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Tunnel reopens after three-lorry crash

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

05 December 2017

Traffic has returned to normal at the Dartford Tunnel which was partially shut following an accident involving three lorries.


House prices rise by £11,000

In Kent the average house price increased by more than £10,000 in a year, according to figures

05 December 2017

The average property price in Kent has gone up by more than £11,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures.


IT firm’s gig raises thousands for those with heart disease

Tom Cella of Kinetic IT Ltd with Basepoint Dartford centre manager Michelle Gagie.

05 December 2017

Close to Heart was a charity gig organised by Tom Cella, of Kinetic IT, to raise money for Cardiomyopathy UK.

Action plan to cut the traffic jams unveiled

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

05 December 2017

Plans for a multi million pound scheme to ease congestion on a major route between Dartford and Greenhithe have gone on show.

Crash caused two hour delays

Traffic has reportedly been stopped on the M2 motorway.

04 December 2017

Motorists suffered rush-hour misery after a lorry crashed on the M25.

Woman seriously injured after falling off balcony

The police was called , to Greenhithe, after a woman fell off a balcony.

04 December 2017

A woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition after falling from a balcony as she tried to fix a faulty alarm.

Teens due in court accused of supplying laughing gas

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, was seized. Stock pic

04 December 2017

Two teenagers are due in court after being arrested on suspicion of having laughing gas to supply at an illegal rave.

£8bn claims for crossing ‘pure fantasy’

The original artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

04 December 2017

Claims that the Lower Thames Crossing will deliver £8bn of revenue and 6,000 jobs to Kent have been dismissed as 'pure fantasy' by one campaign group.


Profits decimated as solar industry put ‘on its knees’

Moss Electrical is a wholesaler

04 December 2017

An electrical wholesaler which supplies solar panels had its profits decimated after the government removed renewable energy subsidies.

Fire fighters cut woman out of car in hospital ambulance bay

Darent Valley Hospital is under increasing pressure this winter

02 December 2017

Fire fighters were called to Darent Valley Hospital after a driver had to be cut out of a private transport hospital vehicle.

Man charged with murder after stabbing

Jordan Bailey-Mascoll has been charged with murder following a stabbing in July 2017.

02 December 2017

A man has been charged with murder after a 31-year-old was stabbed to death.

Taboo topics discussed at women's conference

Gurvinder Sandher of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council addresses the conference

02 December 2017

Around 300 people attended an annual women-only conference to address subjects which are not usually openly discussed.


Private ambulance involved in crash

 Darent Valley Hospital

01 December 2017

Firefighters were called to rescue the driver of a private transport hospital car after it was involved in a crash on the A2 this afternoon.

Accident closes motorway

Traffic queuing at the scene. Picture: KCC Highways

01 December 2017

A motorway carriageway was blocked by a crash involving several vehicles this afternoon.

Appeal as woman fights for life after being crushed by bus

The scene in Greenhithe. Pictures: UK News in Pictures

01 December 2017

A pensioner is continuing to fight for life after becoming trapped under a bus, as police appeal for witnesses to come forward.


Shooting boss ordered to pay back £1.2m

Peter Duffield has been ordered to pay back £1.2m in three months

01 December 2017

A Kent gun club boss must pay back £1.2m in three months or face eight years in jail after dodging tax.


High street braves the snow for safety awareness

Steve Heine and Alison Smith of the community safety unit chat with Mark Butler during the safety awareness day held in Dartford High Street on Thursday. Picture: Chris Davey

01 December 2017

Residents of one Kent town have braved the wintery weather to learn about crime prevention.


Man threatened to blow himself up

Ian Hendrie faces more than a year behind bars

01 December 2017

Police found a bin stuffed with bottles full of shrapnel when responding to threats made by a drug addict.

Pensioner seriously hurt after being 'crushed' by bus

The scene of the accident in Greenhithe. Picture: Kent News in Pictures

30 November 2017

An elderly woman has been seriously hurt after reportedly losing her footing and falling into the path of a bus, leaving her trapped underneath.


Rapist caged for 24 years

James Barrett has been jailed for rape and sexual assault after attacking girls aged between eight and 15

30 November 2017

A paedophile who raped and sexually assaulted four girls over eight years has been jailed for 24 years.

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