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Delays after 'van flips' on A2

There has been a crash on the busy road

Commuters faced delays on the A2 after reports a van flipped over in the road this afternoon.

Stranger 'grabs woman for kisses'

Efit of man hunted after woman kissed in Greenhithe

This man is being hunted by police after a woman claims she was grabbed by a stranger who repeatedly kissed her before she fought him off.

Howzat for a charity match

MP Gareth Johnson's annual charity cricket match

A charity cricket match organised by Dartford MP Gareth Johnson takes place today.

Labour win Dartford by-election

The by-election was triggered after Tory David Johnson resigned.

Labour have gained the Newtown by-election from the Conservatives.

In your Dartford Messenger this week

What's in your Messenger today? Find out here.

Woman treated by paramedics after crash

Two cars crashed last night, with a young woman cut free from her car by Dartford firefighters.

All for one on grand cycle trek

The Myeloma Musketeers who will be cycling from Swanley to Lands End to raise money for cancer charity Myeloma UK

Cyclists complete 447-mile journey in six days raising in excess of £17,000...

Speaking up for mental health

A charity that helps people with mental health issues has been spreading news of its work.

Tributes to those who make ultimate sacrifice

Dartford War Memorial, Market Street

People gathered to pay tribute to our Servicemen and women ahead of Saturday’s Armed Forces Day...

Britain's Got Talent finalist will perform at Dartford Festival

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jordan O’Keefe will perform at this year’s Dartford Festival

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jordan O’Keefe is among the first acts announced for this year’s Dartford Festival

Footballer's bottle attack shame

Crush bar in Dartford town centre

A footballer repeatedly struck a reveller over the head with a beer bottle in a fight outside a wine bar.

Dartford Messenger cover up

Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is doing Calendar Girls next month

Daring members of the Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (DAODS) are getting their kit off for their latest play...

Gas canister thrown in front of train

Swanley station, where the attack happened

Police say it was "sheer luck" a train didn't derail when it hit a gas canister thrown on tracks near Swanley.

Dartford building is most innovative in south east

The Ecology of Colour.

Ecology of Colour is an unusual wooden structure used as an outdoor classroom, dyeing workshop, art studio, bird-watching hide, tree house and park sh

Council leader asks residents to vote option C

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

Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite urges people to vote for option C, a new Thames crossing east of Gravesend...

Dispersal zone in Dartford cuts down crime

Dartford council and the police decided to bring in a dispersal zone in the Temple Hill area to give police more powers to deal with antisocial behaviour.

Over two dozen groups were sent home to try and improve life for residents in one of Dartford’s troubled estates.

Ofsted’s praise marks remarkable turnaround

Head teacher Tina Bissett celebrates a good Ofsted with pupils

A school labelled inadequate has turned itself around and is now one of the fastest improving schools in the UK.

A2 chaos after caravan overturns

Overturned caravan on the A2 coastbound near Dartford Heath. Picture: Highways Agency

Commuters have been facing long delays after a caravan overturned on the A2 near Dartford Heath this evening.

Man denies kebab shop murder

Ben Mahoney died after trouble flared at a Dartford takeaway

A man has appeared in court today to deny murdering a reveller who died after trouble broke out in a Dartford kebab shop.

In today's Dartford Messenger

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Witness tells of siege blaze drama

A large police presence during a police stand-off in Darenth. Picture: Oli Horwood

A neighbour has told how he watched helplessly as a man set light to himself in the street at the start of a dramatic eight-hour police siege.

Boy used in distraction burglary

Efit of man being hunted after Dartford distraction burglary

A young child pretended to have lost a toy in a disabled man's garden - while a burglar ransacked his bedroom.

Mayor's march on Kent 'thwarted'

The Oyster card

Boris Johnson's bid to take over some Kent rail services is set to hit the buffers, it's been revealed.

‘Radical’ new college puts plans in place

How the new Leigh UTC could look

Plans for a new University Technical College (UTC) specialising in engineering and computer science have been submitted to Dartford council.

Crossing 'is causing lung diseases'

The Dartford Crossing

Dartford has more breathing diseases and asthma because of the crossing, it's expected to be heard.

How to enjoy a day inside - since our summers are a washout

Bluewater shopping centre

Bluewater linked up with a psychologist to work out the best times of day to do certain things.

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