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‘No rush’ to decide on second Thames crossing site

The booths will be removed this weekend. Picture: Steve Crispe

Transport minister Robert Goodwill says the government will not be rushed into making an announcement on where the new Lower Thames Crossing will go.

Drink driver heads 100 yards down the road and flips car

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A drink driver drove barely 100 yards before crashing into a parked car and flipping his stolen vehicle onto its side.

Biker taken to hospital with broken arm

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

A man suffered a broken arm and suspected broken ankle after the motorbike he was on was hit by a car.

People sick of road closure after 2 weeks

Bob Dunn way A206 closed due to flooding

Angry motorists are taking road safety into their own hands and moving Road Closed signs to use a main route.

Paint a part in community canvas

Artist Stephen Oliver

Brushes at the ready for a painting that will be completed by the community and hung up for all to see in Dartford library.

Wanted: Dog to play a leading role in La Boheme

Is your dog a star?

The search is on to find a pet pooch to star in a romantic opera at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford.

Woman speaks of rape ordeal at hospital

Little Brook Hospital

A mother who said she was raped more than 50 times at a psychiatric hospital has spoken about her ordeal.

Ram raid on shop... days after opening

Police at the Co-Op store in Horton Kirby. Picture: Rosie Martin

Two men have been arrested after ram-raiders targeted a supermarket early today - just four days after it opened its doors.

Man arrested by armed police

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A man has been charged with a public order offence after around 16 police cars descended on a Dartford street

Special nursery saved

People power has saved a nursery for children with severe and life limiting disorders from closing - after KCC said it was cutting its funding

New supermarket opens its doors

Store manager Rebecca Tormey opening the store with pupils from Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School

A new supermarket has opened its doors for the first time after a £450,000 investment and the creation of 20 new jobs.

Robber facing jail over bookies raid

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A robber who terrified staff with an imitation gun in a raid on a betting shop has been warned he faces a "substantial" prison sentence.

Fireworks 'start garage blaze' in village

Firefighters helped pump out the boat. Stock picture.

Crews have tackled a garage blaze in a village that is believed to have been sparked by fireworks.

Apprentice star's £1m business giveaway

Former Apprentice contestant Raj Dhonota has set up a £1m StartUp Fund for new businesses from his own money

A former contestant on the BBC1 show starring Lord Sugar has pledged his own cash with the goal of helping two companies a week get off the ground.

Review: The Perfect Murder

Joan catches a snog with Don and Victor is a bit miffed about life.

New stage show The Perfect Murder received its premiere at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford this week.

Hospital to deliver babies under hypnosis

Darent Valley Hospital. Picture: Nick Johnson

Women will soon be able to give birth under hypnosis at a Kent hospital launching a new relaxation programme for mothers-to-be.


More of our youngsters are too fat – or too thin

A child is tested for obesity. Stock image

More obese children live in Dartford and Gravesham than anywhere else in Kent.

Lorry crash on M20

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The fuel tank of an HGV split and spilled diesel over the road last night

Do you recognise this man?

Police are releasing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft and fraud offences at Bluewater.

Strongman hopes for tenth time lucky

Terry Hollands competing in the 2013 World?s Strongest Man competition

Terry Hollands competed in the World’s Strongest Man competition for the ninth time and ended up in seventh place.

Three in hospital after crash closes A2

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

Paramedics have taken three people to hospital after a serious crash that closed a section of the A2 today.

Man in court over series of incidents

Police stock image

A man has been charged in connection with a series of incidents including the theft of a BMW car in Greenhithe.

George and dragon stolen from George and Dragon

Have you seen this statue?

A wooden statue depicting Saint George riding on a dragon has been stolen from a Swanscombe pub.

Do you recognise this man?

Michael Cash is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Dartford last year.

Michael Cash is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Dartford last year.

Musical talents run in the family

Jamie Bailey, Cousin of X Factor winner Sam Bailey

The musical talents of X Factor winner Sam Bailey run in the family...

Three men deny burglary

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

Three men will stand trial later this month after denying burglary.

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