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Friends taking on 350-mile ride for children’s hospital

Ben Vella (right) and his mate Nolan Willis will cycle almost 350 miles for Great Ormond Street Hospital

02 October 2017

Two friends are gearing up to cycle almost 350 miles to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Car fire at petrol station

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. Stock Image.

01 October 2017

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have tackled a car blaze at a petrol station.


Suspect evades police by climbing atop church

Picture: @Kent_999s

30 September 2017

A car chase ended with a suspect attempting to evade police by clambering on top of a church.

£25,000 grant for children’s charity


30 September 2017

A children’s charity has received a huge donation after winning an unprecedented public vote.

Touchscreen designer’s revenue rise

Sahara Presentation Systems distribute and manufacture audio visual equipment used in schools and boardrooms

30 September 2017

A touchscreen designer and manufacturer improved annual sales by more than a quarter after cementing its place in the schools market.

Crash leads to two lane closures

Police have been called to the crash scene. Stock pic

30 September 2017

One person has been taken to hospital following a collision last night.

Crews called to van fire

Fire crews on Dartford Heath Picture: Luke Kempton

30 September 2017

No injuries reported after engine goes up in flames.


Tribute to recovery driver killed in M25 tragedy

Steven Godbold

29 September 2017

The family of a breakdown worker who was hit and killed by a lorry while standing on the hard shoulder say he will be sorely missed.


It's payday - nine things to splash the cash on

One of the new cheetah cubs at Port Lympne exercises his lungs

29 September 2017

Wages just dropped in the bank? Here's some first class ideas for how to live like a VIP in Kent this weekend.


Don't miss First Class

First Class appears in KM Group newspapers the week starting October 9

29 September 2017

Children across Gravesham and Dartford have started life at school - don't miss our fantastic souvenir supplement!

Kebab meat supplier jailed for 'unfit' poultry

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

28 September 2017

A meat supplier has been jailed after he was found with six metric tonnes of "unfit" poultry destined for kebab shops.


Man in court accused of murder bid

Dartford Science and Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford

27 September 2017

A man has appeared in court accused of attempted murder, after a man wearing a balaclava was allegedly spotted with a knife near a school.

Businesses show their best side

The winners celebrate. Picture: Andy Barnes

27 September 2017

The winners of the first Dartford Business Awards have had plenty to celebrate.

Man charged with murder bid after school incident

Heath Lane, Dartford

27 September 2017

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a masked man was spotted with a knife outside a school.

Woman tricked into buying watches in courier scam

The woman was asked to buy two Rolex watches from Bluewater. Stock image.

27 September 2017

A conman pretending to be a police officer defrauded an elderly woman out of £53,000 by asking her to buy two premium watches.

Autumn's in the air

Take a family walk through the Kent countryside this autumn

27 September 2017

There’s a feast for your senses awaiting this autumn: step outside and try our pick of the seasonal walks across Kent and East Sussex.

Boy, 2, gets head stuck in toilet seat

Ronnie Watkins got himself in a tight spot

26 September 2017

Supermarket staff were forced to fetch the butter when a little boy got his head stuck in a potty seat while his mother shopped.


Scam warning after 'deaf' people knock on doors

People are being warned against a potential scam which sees people, who say they are deaf, asking residents to buy pictures. Picture: Heather Syers

26 September 2017

People in Kent are being warned of a potential scam which involves 'deaf' people door-stepping residents to ask them to buy pictures.


Kebab shop supplier found with six tonnes of 'unfit' meat

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

26 September 2017

A meat supplier to the kebab industry was caught with a freezer stocked with tonnes of poultry not fit for human consumption.


Fly-tipping costing councils thousands

This is the state one fly-tipper left. Picture: Joe Wright

26 September 2017

Kent's borough and district councils are effectively pouring hundreds of thousands of pounds 'down the drain' cleaning up rampant fly-tipping.

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