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Falcon returned after being cut free by trespasser

Prince was rescued after being cut free from his tethers

A bird of prey keeper has been reunited with one of his falcons which was found tangled in a tree after a trespasser cut him loose.


Petition to extend crossing payment window

Mr Gorak wants to increase the window from 24 to 72 hours

A petition to increase the length of time drivers have to pay their Dart Charge has been set up by a disgruntled motorist.


Tailbacks clearing after lorries crash at crossing

Traffic building up in the area. Picture: Kent Highways.

The M25 has reopened after a crash involving two lorries and a car transporter near the Dartford Crossing.


Men charged over industrial batteries theft

Two men have been charged over stealing industrial batteries.

Police was called at 3.15pm after suspicious activity was reported at a mobile phone mast.

High street blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture

A tumble dryer in a town centre caught fire.


Head-on crash killed family man

John McMahon was killed in a head-on crash

A driver was killed in a head-on crash as he tried to overtake at least four cars, an inquest heard.


Concerns grow for missing boy

Missing: Adam Mayhew. Picture: Metropolitan Police, Greenwich

Police have asked for help to find a missing 14-year-old boy, who could be in Kent.

The Only Way Is... Dartford?

Air and Breathe Nightclub, Essex Road, Dartford

Kent is set to get its own version of The Only Way is Essex after a nightclub announced it will be hosting auditions for a new reality show.


Suspected thieves arrested in traffic

The car those who were arrested were using. Credit: Kent Police

Police boxed in a car they thought to been linked to several burglaries while it was stationary in traffic.

Sensory room for nursery

Louise Johns and daughter Ruby, nine months and Mary Keane and her daughter Ruby Keane, ten months, enjoying the re-launch

A new unit promoting sensory play has opened at a Kent nursery.

Tiny gun necklace 'too dangerous' for airport

Claire Sharp's shotgun necklace was deemed 'too dangerous'. Picture: SWNS

This gun necklace was confiscated by airport security staff... because it was "too dangerous" and might be mistaken for the real thing!


Starstruck couple's movie roles

Leonard and Dot Hook have appeared in films including Skyfall and Harry Potter

From Skyfall to Harry Potter, one Kent couple have had a hand in some of the nation's most memorable movie moments.


Video: Three lanes of M25 shut after pile-up

The delays building up on the M25. Picture: Darren Hawksley

Several lanes of the M25 were shut to rush hour traffic after a multi-vehicle crash.


Health chiefs face £7.3m black hole

The clinical commissioning group faces a shortfall of millions. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

Patient care won't be affected despite a huge £7.3m deficit for GP services, a health group has claimed.


Man arrested after 'crashing stolen car'

Police have issued an appeal. Stock photo

A man suspected of crashing a stolen car during a police chase remains in custody.

Police investigating suspicious fire

Stock image

Flames spread to a house after a car was reportedly deliberately set alight.

Dartford tunnel reopens after icicles cleared

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

Engineers closed one of the Dartford tunnels so icicles could be removed from the entrance.

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Wanted man arrested

William Lee has been arrested

One of the county's most wanted men has been arrested on suspicion of a string of thefts.


Severe delays to train services


Passengers are experiencing severe delays on all Southeastern trains from Charing Cross due to various problems and the weather.

M25 reopens after lorry jackknifed

The incident happened near the Dartford Tunnel.

Huge delays that built up after a lorry jackknifed near the Dartford Crossing have now cleared.


Two men held after 21 lorries broken into

Two men were arrested after allegedly targeting lorries.

Cross-border police brought a car to a halt amid reports more than 20 lorries were broken into at a service station.

Dancing our way to the worldwide Scout Jamboree

The youngsters with Cllr David Mote

Dartford District Scout Group held a family disco at Stone Bowls Club to raise funds for some members to travel to North America.

New footbridge at 'high risk' crossing

A long-awaited £3 million footbridge which replaces a level crossing has officially opened.

A long-awaited £3m footbridge has opened at what's been dubbed a high-risk railway crossing.


Tunnel reopens after vehicle breaks down

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

Delays have cleared after one of the two Dartford Crossing tunnels was shut for a broken-down vehicle.

Landmark hotel reopens after face lift

The Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel has reopened.

A hotel where Queen Victoria once stayed has reopened after being refurbished.

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