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Shopkeepers in limbo as Tesco thinks again

Business owners affected by Tesco’s delayed plans for Lowfield Street have complained they are being kept in the dark.

Pop in to pop up

How the new Leigh UTC could look

A college due to open next year in Dartford has opened a pop-up base to let people know more about it.

Multicoloured carnival is green

Pupils promoted recycling when Temple Hill primary school hosted an environmentally-friendly carnival with Oakfield primary.

Flags at half mast for Lynn

Lynn Halbert, centre with colleagues Anne Copson and Denise Collett.

A woman who dedicated 20 years of her life to help save others has passed away.

Ann Barnes will be visiting the area this week

Kent police and crime commissioner, Ann Barnes, visited Gravesend

The crime commissioner will be on hand to answer people's concerns on crime and police presence in their area.

Neighbour saves man's life

Firefighters called to Edenbridge. Stock picture

A man saved his neighbour from a smoke-logged house when he left a frying pan on his hob and fell asleep.

Taxi driver guilty of sexually assaulting teen in cab

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A taxi driver faces sentence after indecently touching a girl in his cab and suggesting customers paid their fares with 'sexual favours'.

Thousands head to festival

It was a big weekend for Dartfordians who flocked to the Dartford Festival at Central Park.

Loving the great outdoors

Staff and parents from Dimples Day Nursery after their Mud Run

Whatever the weather, whatever their age, there’s no escaping the great outdoors at one Darenth pre-school - and that goes for the adults too.

Too pool for school

Olympic Swimmer Chris Cook with Brent Primary School pupils

Olympic swimmer Chris Cook has been helping pupils improve their swimming skills.

Keeping children safe in the hot weather is as easy as child's play

Firefighter urge parents to educate their children on the dangers that come with hot weather

Schoolboy held up at knifepoint

Kent Police

A 15-year-old boy has been robbed by a knife-wielding teenager while on his way home from school.

Tesco submits plans to breathe life into 'derelict' parts of Dartford

Lowfield Street, Dartford, where Tesco has plans to build a new supermarket

A multi-million pounds scheme to transform Dartford town centre is finally taking shape... after 11 years and four planning applications.

MP welcomes proposal of a third runway at Heathrow

The couple were arrested at Heathrow. Library image.

Gareth Johnson believes expansion to existing airports is the "right decision".

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Taxi driver 'told girl some customers paid with sexual favours': Court

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A girl has told a court she was groped and asked personal questions by a taxi driver, who hinted she could pay for her fare with 'sexual favours'.

Fires break out across the borough overnight

Dartford fire crews were kept busy with numerous fires, believed to be caused by the heat.

Driver avoids jail after reversing over and killing elderly woman

Dawn Chedd, from Swanley, has avoided jail after causing the death of Claire Bishop by careless driving

A grandmother has been banned from driving after killing a woman by reversing over her at speed in Bluewater's car park.

Beery me! Overturned lorry sheds load of beer in M20 crash

Lorry carrying beer overturns on the M20. Picture: Highways Agency

A stretch of the M20 was shut in both directions when an overturned lorry shed its load of beer across the carriageway this afternoon.

Rewards for school walkers

Sponsors with Joydens Wood Infant School pupils Hayden Spencer and Gracie Brooks.

Pupils who walk to school rather than jumping in a car have been rewarded for their efforts.

Modelzone closes two stores in Kent

The Bluewater shopping centre at Greenhithe

Jobs are threatened as toy chain Modelzone closes its two Kent stores.

Cannabis, guns and car parts seized in police raid

Cannabis found in the raid on the Horton Kirby scrapyard

A cache of guns, 750kg of drugs and car parts suspected to be part of a stolen car ring were discovered in a police raid.

Drug dealer cleared of aiming gun at PCs

PC Anthony Jacklin

A drug dealer has been acquitted of aiming a handgun at two police officers who "genuinely and honestly" believed they would be shot.

Fire crews tackle house blaze

Fire crews at the scene in Dartford. Picture: Laura Cordell

Around 25 firefighters have been battling a fire at a house still under construction in Dartford.

All change... as tolls scrapped from next October

An accident in which a lorry hit a horse led to delays on the Dartford Crossing. Library image

The Dartford Crossing toll booths are to disappear from next October, to be replaced with a new charging system.

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