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Stars from The Only Way Is Essex popped to Wilmington for a spa trip and to film part of an episode

There was much excitement as members of the cast of The Only Way is Essex turned up at a luxury in Wilmington...

Crash death of Dartford teenager 'unavoidable'

Hannah Coan

A popular 18-year-old died after jumping in front of a car's path as she ran across a road, an inquest's heard.

Woman left with burnt hands

Pouring water on a chip pan fire last night has left a Dartford woman with burns to her hand.

Jobs at risk in proposed closure

Building and design companies will network and show off their services at the Kent Construction Expo

Up to 90 jobs could go after Balfour Beatty announced the proposed closure of its construction plant in Dartford.

Woman burnt in chip pan fire

A woman has suffered burns to her hands while trying to put out a chip pan blaze last night.

Neighbours angry as car wash opens up next door

Diori Hand Car Wash, Shenley Road, Dartford

Uproar over an 'illegal' car wash - set up without planning permission

Toddler locked in car

Asda Greenhithe

A toddler had to be rescued by fire crews from a locked car outside a supermarket.

Vox Pop: How Dartford made the Sixties swing

Dick Denney invented the Vox amplifier. Picture: Emily Turner

Today marks the anniversary of the death of the man who made the music of the Sixties sound so iconic – all out of a factory in Dartford.

Arrests following drug raid

A cannabis plant. Stock image

Two men from Dartford have been arrested after cannabis worth a street value of half a million pounds was seized from a derelict social club.

Three Phantoms haunt Dartford

Three Phantoms at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford

People celebrated the music of the night with a medley of famous West End and Broadway hits from Phantom of the Opera stars.

Taxi drivers targeted with thefts

Stock image.

Police are urging taxi drivers to ensure valuables are not left unattended in vehicles overnight after a spate of break-ins.

Olympian tests his metal... against a robot

And they're off... BRIAN the robot gives Olympic sprinter Adam Gemili a run for his money

When it comes to challengers, there are not many on two legs faster than Olympian Adam Gemili. Just as well for BRIAN the robot.

Do you recognise this man?

Anyone who recognises the man should call 101 and quote reference YY/8203/13.

CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to following the theft of a television from a supermarket in Swanley.

Teenager hit by lorry

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry in Dartford.

Taxi driver in court twice in one day

A taxi driver who appeared at court twice on the same day for separate offences has been jailed for 90-days.

Bearing the brunt of homeless crisis

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More homeless people are being shunted into Dartford by London boroughs than anywhere else in the UK, it's been revealed.

In your Dartford Messenger this week

Find out what's in the Dartford Messenger this week.

Bomb uncovered

People have been evacuated and a library closed after a suspected bomb was found on a building site this morning.

Guilty: Driver who killed pensioner by leaving handbrake off car

Dawn Chedd, from Swanley, has avoided jail after causing the death of Claire Bishop by careless driving

A motorist who ran over a pedestrian by leaving the handbrake off her car at Bluewater has been found guilty of causing her death by careless driving.

Made in Chelsea star meets fans

Jamie Laing signing his book at WH Smith Bluewater. www.imageworksevents.co.uk

Totes amaze TV, like, personality Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea absolutely came to Bluewater to sign his blates new book.

Double trouble after M25 crashes

An accident in which a lorry hit a horse led to delays on the Dartford Crossing. Library image

Motorists have been hit by long delays on the M25 in Kent after two separate crashes this morning.

Vulnerable suicide victim had formed forbidden relationship

Old Town Hall in Gravesend

A woman who hanged herself just weeks after leaving a rehab centre formed a forbidden sexual relationship with a staff member, an inquest heard.

Long delays amid Bank Holiday getaway

The Dartford Crossing

Families beginning the Bank Holiday getaway have been facing heavy congestion on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing this afternoon.

Three cut free after crash

Accident near Fairfield Pool, Dartford.

Paramedics treated three women at the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Dartford.

Death crash driver: 'I remember nothing'

The confrontation happened at Bluewater. Picture: Nick Johnson

A driver claims she has no memory of a crash in Bluewater's car park which left an elderly woman dead.

Pictured: Man killed by lorry on M25

Jamie Carter, from Swanley, was killed on the M25

A pedestrian killed by a truck on the M25 in the early hours has today been named as Jamie Carter from Swanley.

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