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Mystery over death on Dartford Heath

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

A man found dead on Dartford Heath had just keys, a lighter, tissues and 27p on him, an inquest's heard.

Woman brings in priest to bless house of death

Lisa Bowden is scared to live in her home

A mother was so scared to live in a home after discovering a previous tenant had died there she called in a priest to bless it.

MP pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Former South African president Nelson Mandela

Respects paid to the former South African president, as millions across the globe mourn his death.

Dozens of jobs at risk as Waitrose to shut

Orchard Shopping Centre in Dartford

More than 120 people are to lose their jobs or be relocated as it is announced a town centre Waitrose store will close.

Don't miss your child's face in the paper

Bluewater, Winter Wonderland. L/R, Katy Lawrance 10, Imani Irinoye 11, Ellie Lawrance 8, Kate Stacey 10, Alex Creedon-Kitchen 8, Caitlin Murray 8, on the slide.

Our roving photographer has been out and about capturing some magic moments

Police probe van sighting in attempted kidnap investigation

Three men tried to get two teenagers into a minibus in the car park of Prospect Place in Dartford

A blacked-out silver van has been sighted in Dartford and reported to police... just a week after a 'kidnap bid' of girls by men in a similar van.

Drug addict jailed

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture John Wardley

A drug addict who broke into a house at night while a family slept and stole a car from outside has been jailed for 21 months.

Girl's kidnap terror after men order her into blacked-out minibus

Three men tried to get two teenagers into a minibus in the car park of Prospect Place in Dartford

A 16-year-old girl has been left traumatised and suffering nightmares after three aggressive men ordered her and a friend into a blacked-out minibus.

Man trapped in car under a lorry

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Specialist equipment was needed to rescue a badly injured man trapped in a car underneath a lorry.

School’s Hamlet hailed a huge hit

Dartford Grammar School's performance of Hamlet. Picture by Jason Bonner

A performance of Hamlet by Dartford Grammar School pupils has been hailed a hit.

Warning from college after men try to lure girls as young as 12 into van

Dartford property prices are soaring

A dance academy has warned its students not to travel alone after an attempted abduction of two first years.

Four men jailed over £4m drugs ring

Scott Baker, Graham Roberts, Daniel Ervin and William Mills

Gang members have been jailed for their part in a multi-million pound conspiracy to supply high-purity amphetamine and cannabis after a raid.

Gridlock on M25 after rush-hour accident

Queuing traffic on the M25 in Kent after an accident. Picture: Highways Agency

Motorists have been enduring a second day of M25 chaos in Kent after an accident this morning led to delays of up to one-and-a-half hours.

Orchid hunter Tom returns to land of guerrilla kidnapping

Relaxing before his return trip to to Colombia

It's time to bury the demons for Tom Hart Dyke... who's returning to the country where guerrillas captured and held him hostage.

‘We want our disabled son with us, not put in a home’

Shaun Ramage, mum Jenny Watts, dad Scott Russell, and Charlie Russell

A family want to adapt their home for severely disabled son rather than the taxpayer picking up bill equal to just 13 weeks of specialist care.

'It's not goodies for hoodies'

Youngsters in New Ash Green have been given judo lessons to help teach them discipline and healthy living

Youngsters on the wrong side of the law have been having judo lessons to help teach them discipline.

Woman trampled to death by horse had left hospital just hours earlier

Darent Valley Hospital. Picture: Nick Johnson

A mother recovering from alcoholism was killed by the hooves of a large horse just hours after discharging herself from hospital, it has emerged.

Bridge plunge victim being investigated over 'large-scale robbery'

The Dartford Crossing

A man took his own life by jumping from the QEII Bridge while being investigated for a robbery involving goods worth millions, a coroner has heard.

Cockney caber-tosser takes title on trip north

Scott Rider

An English PE teacher and former Olympian is beating the Scots at their own game.

Man found dead on heath named

An officer guards the entrance to Dartford Heath after a body was found

Details have been released about a man whose body was found on a heath by a passer-by.

Sir’s pop background is inspiring music pupils

Music teacher Jake Blair

Music teacher's impressive CV adds flourish to lessons at Orchards Academy in Swanley.

Four-car crash on M25

Highways Agency photo of the M25 crash

Two women have been taken to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Swanley.

Festive family fun

Shanice, 7

The Orchards Shopping Centre is holding Christmas activities every Saturday in the run up to the big day.

Man dies after falling from bridge

The Dartford Crossing

A man has died today after falling from the QEII bridge.

Barclays to close office

Barclays bank

More than 300 staff face uncertainty about their future after the bank's announcement.

Foreign sex offender wins appeal over human rights breach

A foreign sex offender has won the right to damages because he was held in custody too long following attempts to deport him.

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