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Dozens of jobs at risk as Waitrose set to close failing branch

Almost 130 jobs are under threat after supermarket giant Waitrose today announced the proposed closure of a failing town centre branch.

If you go down to the woods...

Catherine Lennon, Tanzi Macdonald and Lyla Lennon

Over £10,000 was raised, with more cash coming in, when more than 250 runners pounded woodland paths.

New youth bus launched in Stone today

The new activity bus

A new free youth activity bus service has been launched in Stone providing free activities for 11-18 year olds.

Here comes the (slim) bride...

Sherrine Young before the weight loss

Weight loss supremo Sherrine Young dropped six dress sizes and shed seven stone... because she didn't want to be a "fat bride".

Traffic warning on A2

Delays expected until Friday as burst water main is repaired

CCTV of killer leaving kebab shop

Eddy Ives was convicted of manslaughter

Police have released CCTV footage showing Eddy Ives leaving a kebab shop after killing electrician Ben Mahoney.

School could become a Co-op trust

Dartford Science and Technology College

A school in Dartford is planning to ditch Kent County Council control and be taken over by a group best known for its supermarkets.

Feathers ruffled as geese stop traffic

Geese cross the road in Dartford. Picture: Rabia Rashid

Drivers stopped in their tracks on a business park this afternoon when a row geese lined up to cross a dual-carriageway.

Tests due after man's body found on heath

The scene where a body was found along Shepherds Lane, Dartford

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today after a man's body was discovered on a heath.

Falls in car park led to man's death

A delivery driver died after falling twice in a supermarket car park, an inquest heard.

Royal reception for apprentices

The gold Duke of Edinburgh Award was given to 72 apprentices from Dartford British Gas Academy

The gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was given to 72 apprentices from Dartford British Gas Academy.

Family flee kitchen fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Parents and a teenager were out of their bungalow when firefighters arrived just after midnight today.

Twilight is the highlight

Twilight Walk for EllenorLions Hospices

Twilight Walk for EllenorLions Hopsice attracts hundreds of people dressed in pink tutus, pyjamas, bunny ears and feather boas.

Skin torn from hand in print press

North Kent Magistrates Court, Dartford

A firm has been fined £11,000 after admitting health and safety failings when a worker had the skin torn from his hand on a printing press.

French firm awarded crossing deal

Dartford crossing queuing traffic

A multi-million pound contract to bring in a quicker toll system at the Dartford Crossing has today been awarded to a French company.

Plea to trace colleagues of former Navy worker

Oslo Schive

The widow of a former Merchant Navy worker who died of an asbestos-related disease is trying to trace his former colleagues.

Free-flow tech on track

Dartford Crossing.

Plans to improve the Dartford Crossing with free-flow technology have moved closer with the signing of a major contract.

Explosion heard across north Kent

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

An explosion heard across north Kent was caused by an incident at a chemical plant in Essex.

You’re the one that I want!

Youngsters were hoping for good news from judges when they tried out for a role in the legendary musical Grease.

Raider posing as security guard holds up supermarket at gunpoint

Raider dressed as a security worker at the Co-Op in New Ash Green

A shop manager has been threatened at gunpoint by an armed raider who burst into his store posing as a security guard.

Unemployed chef in Job Centre protest

Ross Ginn outside Dartford job centre

A young unemployed chef living on cereal and less than £3.50 a day is staging a sit-in protest at a job centre about lack of support.

Wanted: Man hunted over Kent's largest ever cannabis factory

Stefan Nardi is wanted over a huge cannabis factory

Detectives investigating the county's largest ever cannabis factory with drugs worth up to £4m have today issued a picture of a man they are hunting.

Delays on M25

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Firefighters had to soak an overheated lorry, causing delays to commuters

Yobs walk free after dozens of terrifying drive-by catapult attacks

Thousands of pounds of damage was caused in a spate of catapult attacks

Three men who randomly targeted dozens of cars, shops and houses in catapult attacks have been handed prison sentences... but walked free from court.

Tributes to councillor

Leslie Bobby

Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council councillor Leslie Bobby died last Wednesday.

Lifeboat launched after 'jump threat'

Sheerness RNLI Inshore Lifeboat crew.

Lifeboat launched on Sunday night after reports a person was threatening to jump from the Dartford bridge.

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