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Man charged over bomb hoax

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A man who made a bomb threat assaulted a number of police officers after a search of his home revealed it was a hoax.

Man charged after 'trying to mow down two people'

The scene of the smash. Picture: Temple Hill News & Views

A man has been charged after a car was allegedly driven at two people in a Kent town.

Huge turnout for community festival

Children enjoying the parade through the town centre.

More than 1,000 people lined the streets and then filled up Central Park for the ninth annual Dartford Festival of Light.

Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.


Rail show at risk of hitting buffers

Susan Lee and Laurence Williams part of the team who built the 'Hatch End' layout show off their layout to Nicola, Jacob, two and Richard Lewis at the charity model railway exhibition in St Michael's Church Hall, Wilmington on Saturday. Picture: Chris Davey

A model railway show which has raised £150,000 since being set up by a vicar 21 years ago could be no more.

Woman regrets battery at party

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A married woman pestered the host of a Christmas party by licking his face, touching his bottom and taking hold of his groin, a court heard.


'People were literally running for their lives'

Panic at Bluewater after loud bang. Pic: William Lane

Witnesses have told how a loud bang at Bluewater sparked fears of a terror attack.


'Bomb scare' was Nando's fire alarm

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

A twitter frenzy about a shopping centre evacuation sparked speculation of a bomb scare.


Son's anger at coroners' staff

Stuart Heaver and his sons and parents, Fred and Jean

A grieving man is calling for coroners to review their procedures after his mother was left in a distressed state following a phone call.


'Severe delays' after lorry sheds load

Motorists are facing "severe delays"

A motorway ground to a halt after metal poles fell off a vehicle and were strewn across a busy carriageway.

Shamed far-right activist loses appeal

Steve Uncles

A disgraced far-right activist's claim of unfair dismissal against the NHS has been unanimously rejected.


Three charged over illegal rave

Dozens of people running through Swanley on the night

Three men have been charged after hundreds of revellers descended on an industrial unit for an illegal rave, causing damage worth £30,000.

Delays clear after van crashes into barrier

The crash, which is causing delays. Picture: Kent County Council highways

The A2 was partly shut after a car and van crashed - sending the van careering into the central reservation.

Lanes reopen after crash on bridge

There's been an accident on the Dartford QE2 Bridge. Stock image

Delays are clearing after a crash on the QE2 bridge this morning.


Cyclist recovering in hospital after crash

An ambulance rushed to the scene. Stock pic.

A cyclist who was involved in a collision with a car yesterday morning is recovering in hospital

Police probe charity box thefts

The New Yorkers is a group for adults with learning disabilities

Police are investigating the theft of charity boxes from a Harvester restaurant.

Lanes reopen after three-car crash near Bluewater

Stock image of the Bean Interchange. Picture: Google Street View

All lanes have now reopened after a pile-up on the A2 - in what's been a morning of crashes.


Lights on for festival

The 2016 Dartford Festival of Light

Another memorable evening of entertainment awaits as the annual Dartford Festival of Light prepares to mark its ninth year.

Cinema and hotel for town centre

The vision for the old Co-op site

A town centre is set to get its own cinema with a new hotel and doctor’s surgery as part of a highly anticipated development.


Care home goes from bad to worse

The CQC judged Darenth Grange Residential Home to be inadequate

A care home which replaced its manager after a damning report has had its rating reduced further less than a year after being told it must improve.


Three cars and van in crossing pile-up

The crash at the crossing involved several vehicles

Two people were taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash at the QEII bridge.


Pensioner had leg amputated after rolling car crushed her

Jeanette Maggs was flown to hospital after the incident. Stock image: SECAmb.

A woman had to have her leg amputated after she was left pinned between vehicles when her friend failed to apply the handbrake, a court heard.

Man charged with suspected drug possession

Westgate car park, Kent Road, Dartford

A man will appear in court after allegedly being found with cocaine in a notorious car park.

TV comic calls in – what are the chances of that?

Comedian Harry Hill visited Willmington Academy on Monday, to chat to pupils from both the academy and schools in the Leigh Trust, about his new childrens book, Matt Millz

Comedian Harry Hill looked on as school children took a break from lessons to deliver their best gags.


Train damaged after hitting bike

Picture: @NetworkRailSE

British Transport Police are investigating after a bike was dumped on a railway line.


Pervert intruder climbed into bed with terrified young mum

Jack Longhurst. Picture: Kent Police.

A young mum woke to find a drink and drug-crazed stranger in her bedroom, who stripped and climbed into bed with her before molesting her.

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