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Teenager charged with assault on taxi driver

North Kent Magistrates Court, Dartford

A 17-year-old is due before magistrates charged with attacking a taxi driver.

Animal sanctuary rescues alpaca left 'in terrible condition'

An animal rescuer as saved an abandoned and starving alpaca.

Fire crews deal with tanker chemical spill

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A chemical spill is being cleared up by fire crews near the Dartford crossing.

Woman cut free from car following crash

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

Firefighters have freed a woman from a car after it came off the A2 near Dartford.

Family's lasting tribute to shooting victim

Older brother Christopher has a picture of Kevin on his chest

Grieving relatives of a man killed in the street by a woman with a shotgun have created a lasting legacy to him... with a series of tattoos.

Young stars’ moment in spotlight

In the lead role is Josh Baker

More than 100 youngsters got their moment in the spotlight with their version of an 80s musical classic.

‘Not enough criminals to keep court open full-time’

Dartford Magistrates' Court

North Kent’s magistrates’ court will only open three days a week after a drop in crime... and a lack of criminals.

Firm fined after teen apprentice suffers electric shock

A firm has been ordered to pay £10,000 after a young engineer was thrown to the floor after an electric shock.

'Help us find drugs barons': Police

A huge cannabis factory was uncovered at a Dartford office block

Police today extended their investigation after up to 6,000 cannabis plants worth around £4m were discovered in a sophisticated factory.

'Help track down the yobs who did this'

Stuart Weightman's head injuries after he was punched to the ground outside a kebab shop

These were the horrific injuries after a man's head was cracked open in an attack outside a kebab shop.


Four men and two women taken to hospital after M25 crash

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Six people were injured after a serious smash involving four cars and a lorry on the M25.

Man arrested on suspicion of affray

A 39-year-old was acting in a threatening manner in Highfield Road.

Train station nearly finished

How the station looks from the outside

Dartford train station's £7 million redevelopment is nearing completion with the next phase due to be finished by the end of the year.

Chip pan fire

Fire crews raced to the scene. Stock pic

Two fire crews tackled the blaze in a second storey flat.

Hole in one... and he doesn't even need to buy a round!

Mason Essam, 13, celebrates his first hole-in-one

Golfer Mason Essam is celebrating after hitting his first hole-in-one... at just 13.

Soldier killed on Belgian battlefield remembered

Picture: Imperial War Museum

A soldier killed in action during the First World War is to be remembered on a Kentish Ragstone Memorial.

Lorry alight on M25

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Fire crews tackled the blaze on the approach to the Dartford Crossing

Long delays after M25 lorry fire

The cab of the lorry on fire on the M25 near Swanley. Picture: @brocky74

Commuters have been suffering heavy congestion after an HGV burst into flames on the M25 in Kent this morning.

Audio: Chilling lies of calm shotgun killer

Kevin McKinley was fatally shot in Merryweather Close in February

A 999 recording of a cool-headed killer moments after shooting dead a father in the street has been released after she was locked up.

Woman jailed for eight years over man's shotgun killing

Michaela Sargeant has been jailed for eight years for killing Kevin McKinley in Dartford

A young woman who killed a father-of-three in the street by blasting him with a shotgun has today been locked up for eight years.

Teens crash out-of-control stolen milk float into cars

Efit of teenager police want to question

This is the fresh-faced girl police want to quiz after two teenagers stole a milk float, lost control and then careered into several parked cars.

Fire sweeps grassland

There were three outdoor fires in east Kent yesterday. File picture

Firefighters were called out to a fire on the heath

Fire crews battle heath blazes

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

Police are investigating after 30 firefighters tackled a series of blazes on heathland last night.

Firefighters issue warning after rubbish fire

Firefighters are reminding residents to dispose of rubbish carefully after a fire in Swanscombe.

Family helps uncle start a new chapter in his life

Shaun Mark Stone, Kass Alldred, Amy Alldred and author Bob Clarke, with an anchor dragged from the River Thames near Gravesend in 1972

Writing a book recalling tales of life on and below the ocean waves turned into a family affair.

Missing boy found... at home

The police helicopter was used in the search. Stock picture: Kent Police

Just as the police search helicopter took to the sky, the youngster was found.

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