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Motorists fuming over new parking charges

Drivers are outraged after car parking charges came into force overnight in Swanley town centre.

Boys kick crutches from disabled man

Officers have charged a man. Stock picture

Police have begun a hate crime investigation after three boys launched an attack on a disabled man in which he had his crutches kicked from under him.

Catch of the day as angler reels in caviar-producing fish

Greenhithe angler Peter Johnson with a 10lb Siberian sturgeon he caught

Champagne corks were not quite popping when an angler caught a rare fish that can produce caviar worth thousands of pounds - and had to throw it back.

Chips bring bolt out of the blue for gran

Jean Brown with her 8.5 inch bolt and chips

An 85-year-old woman had the shock of her life when she opened a bag of frozen chips... and an eight-inch bolt fell out.

Woman and child aken to hospital

Ambulance crew was at the scene. Stock picture.

The pair were involved in car accident this morning

Couple rob woman, 81, in 'despicable' street attack

CCTV images of two people police want to identify after an elderly lady was restrained and robbed in Dartford

An 81-year-old woman was followed out of a supermarket, restrained and robbed by a man and woman.

Smoke billows across A2 after yard goes up in flames

Smoke billows across the A2 from the breakers yard fire. Picture: Jessica Conroy

Plumes of smokes could be seen for miles after a breaker's yard caught fire.

Is this your dog?

A pooch has been found wandering around Dartford

Award-winning project helping patients back on their feet

Physiotherapy assistants Deborah Eves and Julie Henderson with June Gildea

A simple colour-coded wristband scheme is helping medical staff get patients back on their feet.

Bikers to pay respects on M25

How bikers could turn the M25 into a giant poppy on Remembrance Sunday

Thousands of Kent bikers are today expected to unite to create the world's biggest "poppy" around the M25 to honour the fallen.

Bethany hopes to be a No1 chart hit

Bethany Davey from Dartford

Teenager Bethany Davey, who was born in Gravesend and now lives in Dartford, is hoping for success with her record in aid of this year's Poppy Appeal.

Swim in freezing lake led to man's death

Emergency crews at the scene of the lake rescue in Galleon Boulevard

A mental health patient could not be saved after swimming in a freezing lake on a business park, a coroner heard.

Boys arrested in racecourse rape inquiry

Epsom racecourse

Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a girl told police she was attacked in a field close to a racecourse.

Immigrant population doubles in a decade

The numbers of foreign-born Dartford residents now accounts for 11% of the town’s overall population of more than 97,000.

Fuse box fire in block of flats

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Fire crews were called out to an electrical fire, a suspected arson and two car fires overnight

It'll be all bright on the night

Bluewater has announced who will be switching on its Christmas lights...

Youngster wins glittering prize

John Bruce may only be five years old, but he is about to put Dartford up in lights...

Women jailed after illegally selling 100,000 slimming pills

Some of the pills illegally sent to customers by the women

Two women who made thousands of pounds by illegally selling prescription slimming pills to customers across the country have been jailed.

Four men charged with conspiracy to commit nearly 60 offences

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The men have been charged with conspiracy to receive stolen goods and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles across Kent and London.

Man sought after woman 'sexually assaulted' near station

Efit of man hunted over Greenhithe sex attack

This is the face of a man police want to speak to after a young woman said she was sexually assaulted near a station.

Chaos as crane bursts into flames on M25

Smoke billows into the sky from a crane fire. Picture: @Depicus

Motorists have been suffering delays on the M25 after a mobile crane erupted into a fireball at the side of the road this morning.

Body taken away after man pulled from river

Emergency crews at the scene in Greenhithe

Ambulance crews frantically tried in vain to save the life of a man pulled from a river.

Unexploded device found on construction site is safe

Hawley Road, Dartford

Bomb experts have declared a device found at a building site was empty.

Teenager sticks two fingers up to the law

58mph in a 30mph with pillion passenger and one hand off the handlebar

A biker who roared past the same speed camera 19 times at high speeds has been banned from driving for a year - and fined just £10 for each offence.

Man due in court after 'attempted rape'

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A Swanscombe man has been charged with attempted rape and ABH after a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted.

Man held after serious crash on A2 near Bean

Cars queue after the A2 crash near Dartford this morning

A driver is in custody on suspicion of dangerous driving after a serious crash which left a biker with head injuries.

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