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Two taken to hospital after kitchen fire

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A man and woman in their forties suffered from breathing in smoke after a fire took hold in a kitchen.

Firefighters free man trapped in machinery

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

A man in his 20s was stuck for two hours after becoming stuck in a potato harvester.

Illegal tobacco fear over move to plain packaging

MP Gareth Johnson

A retailer from Dartford says the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes could lead to a rise in illegal and counterfeit smoking products.

The vets loved by pets

Pilgrims Vets, Enterprise House, Essex Road, Darford

Pilgrims, in Essex Road, Dartford, was founded in 1999 by Graham Hines and is our latest business award nominee...

Revealed: How Strictly's Len Goodman did samba up the aisle at secret wedding

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman revealed for the first time how he sprung his secret wedding on surprised guests.

'You could tell he was dead standing up'

Ben Mahoney died after trouble flared at a Dartford takeaway

A kebab shop owner has told a jury of the frightening moment he witnessed a customer left 'dead standing up' in a fatal fight.

Man 'demanded cash for dirty sleeve as victim lay dying' in shop

Eddy Ives was convicted of manslaughter

A man accused of killing a fellow customer in a takeaway shop demanded £30 for having dirtied his jumper as his victim lay dying, jurors heard today.

Bathroom firm seeks HQ move

A bathroom specialist is planning to move its headquarters to Dartford

Crosswater Holdings and developer Prologis submitted a planning application to Dartford council for a new headquarters at The Bridge business park.

Engine fault causes fire at crossing

Fire crews called out after a car burnt at the Dartford Crossing toll booths last night.

Children's centre closures latest

Maypole Primary School, Franklin Road, Dartford

Dartford council discussed KCC's proposals, disagreeing with one of the plans, and will submit a response before the consultation finishes in October.

Movie director legend in big Rush to film at Brands

The poster for the movie Rush

Brands Hatch is to play a racy role in one of the season's predicted blockbuster movies... out in cinemas today.

Workman airlifted to hospital after falling at disused mill

Air ambulance lands after workman falls at disused mill. Picture: @Kent999s

A worker was taken to hospital after falling several feet at a disused paper mill this evening.

Stage is set for creation of £1m open-air theatre

Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite

Dartford councillors will tonight be expected to approve a budget plan of £1 million.

Leisure centre may get a multi-million revamp

Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre, Lowfield Street, Dartford

Bosses at Dartford council are considering spending millions of pounds renovating and extending Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre.

MP in transport secretary talks after crossing chaos

Incident at the Dartford Crossing on September 6. Pictures supplied by Albie Mills

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has said “lessons must be learnt” about the Dartford Crossing after motorists were stuck for over seven hours.

New river crossing discount for Dartford residents

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

A new discount scheme is coming in for people living in Dartford, making it cheaper to use the river crossing.

That’s more than an armful…

Julie Withey (Far Left) stands with other Kent blood donors and Dr Lorna Williamson.

A woman who has been donating blood for 40 years has been honoured.

Taxpayers' face repair bill after dogs chew swings

Part of a swing chewed

Dog owners are allowing their animals to chew playground equipment to strengthen their jaws causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

Man admits sex offences on trains

CCTV image issued at time of appeal by British Transport Police

A Dartford man has admitted committing sex offences on trains - some in front of a child - in north Kent and Medway.

Travellers set up camp in park

Travellers set up camp in Hesketh Park, Dartford.

Doctor jailed after molesting patients at surgery

Barend Delport arriving at Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A doctor who sexually assaulted patients - from a toddler to a woman over 60 - is today behind bars.

Swanley GP who admitted sex assaults on patients up for sentencing

Barend Delport arriving at Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A Swanley doctor's due to be sentenced this afternoon after admitting sexually assaulting a number of patients at his practice.

'Lucky to be alive'

Crash closes section of A2. Picture: @Johnevigar

A motorcyclist didn't think twice about helping a fellow biker with life-threatening injuries after a crash on the A2.

Dartford Crossing suspect held under Mental Health Act

The suspect package is dealt with at the scene. Picture by Albie Mills.

A man arrested following a full-scale alert at the Dartford Crossing has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Town centre plans get go-ahead... after just 11 years!

Lowfield Street

Tesco's dreams of transforming the centre of Dartford have finally got off the drawing board... more than a decade after the first application.

How a small team grew in just three years

PLP Fire & Security

The judges in the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards will soon announce the winners of this year's title.

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