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Hospital urges patients to consider options

Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford was built by Carillion

02 January 2018

A hospital experiencing significant demand has urged patients to consider whether they need to attend A&E.

Health workers braced for New Year surge

Health trusts are under increasing pressure

31 December 2017

As Kent prepares to welcome in the New Year, spare a thought for those working on the frontline of our health service.


New Year's honours joy in Kent

An MBE medal

29 December 2017

People across the county have been named in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for tireless work in their communities.


Car overturned on A2

Police were called to the scene

29 December 2017

Traffic was delayed near a shopping centre after a crash left a vehicle on its roof.

Shop worker threatened at knife point by gang

The Co-op in The Mills Industrial Estate, Esparto Way, South Darenth, was targeted last night at 8.15pm.

29 December 2017

People are being urged to come forward after a robbery at a convenience store.

'Now I know how important help is'

Andrew Lowden who was diagnosed with testicular cancer but is now working as a physiotherapist at hospice ellenor

29 December 2017

A physiotherapist at a hospice for people with life-limiting conditions says his work has been given new meaning after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Happy new gear!

Tom Harvey (left), of Bean, scooped a Porsche 911 and £20,000 after entering a competition.

28 December 2017

A car fan is steering his way into a happy new year after scooping a Porsche 911 and £20,000 in a competition.


Man released without charge after making alleged racist comment during football match

A 20-year-old man was released without charge after allegedly to have racially abused Ebbsfleet player, Nathan Ashmore.

28 December 2017

A 20-year-old man was alleged to have racially abused Ebbfleet United's player, Nathan Ashmore, during the final minutes of their Boxing Day fixture.

Looking back at 2017

Debris is on the road after the A2 fire. Picture: @OldPenguino

28 December 2017

Today we review the news between May and August - including a too-hot cross bun... and a 100ft Theresa May on the white cliffs.

Man arrested on suspicion of making racist remarks to football player

A 20-year-old man was released without charge after allegedly to have racially abused Ebbsfleet player, Nathan Ashmore.

27 December 2017

A 20-year-old man is alleged to have racially abused Ebbsfleet player Nathan Ashmore.

'Technical fault' closes Dartford tunnel

The delays around the tunnel. Picture: Highways England

27 December 2017

One of the Dartford Crossing tunnels was shut this morning - with traffic queuing seven hours after a technical fault.


Looking back at 2017

Francis O'Sullivan died after an incident at a New Year's Day pram race. Picture: Andy Jones

27 December 2017

2017 was full of big stories. Here we take a look back at the major events which broke between January and April in the first of our review series.

All welcome at Gurdwara New Year’s celebrations

All are welcome at the celebrations

26 December 2017

The New Year will be welcomed by hundreds of people with a religious service and prayers followed by fireworks at a sikh temple.

If we’re not careful infections will kill millions of people

Manpinder Singh Sahota, of Pelham Medical Practice

24 December 2017

It’s that time of year when many of us fall ill. Antibiotics aren’t always the answer, warns Gravesend GP Dr Manpinder Singh Sahota.


Christmas Day with the stars: panto stars tells us about theirs

Michael Greco is playing Abanazar in panto in Tunbridge Wells Picture: Phil Lee

24 December 2017

Does your Christmas Day include presents and pigs in blankets? Stars of panto across the county have been telling us what they're hoping for.

Lanes reopen after A2 crash

Lanes of the A2 were closed

23 December 2017

Man taken to hospital following crash

Cycling UK chief reunited with bike

Paul was reunited with his bike thanks to Jason

23 December 2017

The powers of social media have reunited a man with his stolen bike.


Team’s bid to help women face up to their anxieties

23 December 2017

We spoke to mammographer Ivy Okereke and Macmillan nurse Louise Black about why women don’t need to be afraid of going for a screening.


Land Rover stolen from family home

The family on holiday in the Land Rover taken from their home.

23 December 2017

The Hilsden's have travelled around Europe in the vehicle which was 'part of the family.'


Santa swaps his sleigh for a motorbike

Santa seen riding down the A2

22 December 2017

Father Christmas has been spotted travelling down the A2... but he's swapped his sleigh for a motorcycle.

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