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Dartford Crossing remains shut

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge remains closed this morning amid high winds.

Head torch causes fire

Head torch charger overheated causing fire. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

A warning has been issued after electrical item left on charge caught alight.

'Dangerous driver' to appear in court

Police have charged a man with dangerous driving. Stock picture

A driver has been charged with several offences after a police pursuit along the A2.

Fake plumber sought after burglary

The man claimed to be a plumber to get into the home. Picture: Kent Police

Police have released an e-fit of a fake plumber who stole jewellery after talking his way into a home.

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Air ambulance scrambled to help man

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

Emergency services including police, firefighters and air ambulance crews spent two hours helping a man who suffered a "medical incident".

Town hotspot for exodus of Londoners

Dartford welcomed more Londoners than anywhere else in the UK. Stock pic

A council leader has called for more measures to cut the number of Londoners being rehoused in his Kent borough.

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Dog stolen from house during break-in

Frazer was stolen from a house in Swanley this afternoon between 12 and 2.

A woman has issued a desperate plea for help after her dog was taken during a break-in at a relative's house.

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More than £20k raised for terror attack hero

Hassan Zubier, who was stabbed while helping victims of the terror attack in Finland

More than £20,000 has been raised for a man who was permanently disabled while trying to save a woman's life during a terror attack.

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Road open after crash

Traffic was held near the Darenth Interchange. Stock image

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash on a busy section of road this morning.

Hatton Garden raiders in court over missing £25m

The hole left at the Hatton Garden heist. Picture: Met Police

The ringleaders of the Hatton Garden heist are being taken to court as the authorities attempt to return the stolen £25m to the rightful owners.

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Burglary suspect remanded in custody

Connors appeared in court on Saturday. Stock pic.

A teenager from Northampton arrested on suspicion of burgling homes in Kent has been remanded in custody.

Pensioner dies after barrier crash

The driver died two hours later in hospital. Picture: Eddie Guard

A pensioner has died in hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest at the wheel.

Hoaxer sparked panic with threat to blow himself up

Ian Hendrie. Picture: Kent Police.

A prolific criminal who caused alarm when he threatened to kill himself by blowing up his flat with a homemade nail bomb has been jailed.

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Fire fighters forced to cut women out of car after collision on dual carriageway

Fire fighters forced to cut women out of car after collision on dual carriageway

The emergency service was forced to cut the door off of a car to get the driver out following a collision on the A2.

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Dropped cigarette costs man £630

Dropping a cigarette cost one man more than £600

A man taken to court for refusing to pay a fine for dropping litter says the ordeal has driven him to become a smoker.

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No evidence offered over road death

Ollie Sherwood was killed in a collision between his motorbike and a Vauxhall Insignia in Shepherds Lane, Dartford

A pensioner accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist on a notorious road has walked free from court after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Bailiffs sent to Dart Charge debtors 200,000 times

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

Motorists who forgot to pay their Dart Charge were visited by bailiffs more than 200,000 times last year.

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Teen admits causing crash deaths

The vehicles were involved in an horrific crash in Farningham. Picture: James Williams

A 19-year-old man faces jail after admitting being responsible for a crash which killed two men and left four people seriously injured.

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Police call on residents to watch out for bogus officers

Officers closed a lane of a dual carriageway after they came across a single vehicle collision.

The police have issued an appeal for people to be vigilant after two suspects dressed up as cops to try and gain entry into properties.

‘Scout hall is falling down – let us build a new one’

Assistant Group Scout Leader Lyn Medcalf, left, and Chairman Neil Young. 5th Dartford Scout Group are hoping to be able to replace their current building on West Hill, Dartford, as the existing one suffers from serious subsidence.

A Scout Group has applied to demolish the existing Scout hall.

Blind veteran praises charity support

Geoff Austin, 86, has praised the help of Blind Veterans UK

Former RAF man Geoff Austin says Blind Veterans UK has given him a new lease of life.

Developers apply to build three blocks of flats

Plans have been submitted for three apartment buildings

Developers are hoping to demolish an office building on brownfield land to make way for 70 homes.

Man charged with armed robbery

The Co-op on Chastilian Road, Dartford Pic: Google street view

A man has been charged with armed robbery after an alleged raid on a supermarket.

Two men wanted in connection with distraction burglary

Police want to speak to two men

Images of two men wanted in connection with a distraction burglary have been released.

Update:Travellers leave village site

Caravans, moved onto the Stone Lodge Site, on Cotton Lane, Stone, at around 3pm on Tuesday, January 9.

Travellers who moved in to a village on Tuesday have been forced to leave.

Travellers ignore eviction notice

The travellers were ordered to leave by 10am on this morning.

The council handed them an eviction notice to move by 10am this morning.

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