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Judge shows mercy to teenage robber

Judge Jeremy Carey

An 18-year-old involved in a gunpoint robbery has been let off lightly after a judge heard how he'd been 'led along'.

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Halloween scare for party-goers

The group were heading to a Halloween party

Eight young people including a toddler had a frightful journey to a Halloween celebration last night after getting stuck in a lift.

Club climbs to the top of the bucket list business

L/R: Lak Khela, Riky Bains, Harj Bains, Terry Jay, Dan Mulkerrin, Dom Hamill and Ray Steer

An entrepreneur has launched a club to bring together like-minded people to take on the world’s toughest challenges.

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Former council leader convicted of benefits fraud

Robert Woodbridge leaving court. Picture: IKMPixs

A former town council leader has been exposed as a benefits fraudster after claiming he could walk "zero metres for zero minutes."

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Disabled boy sleeping in cupboard

Lucas-James Weston, five, with dad James, in his cupboard bedroom

A family forced to temporarily downsize after their house was flooded are becoming increasingly frustrated at how long the repairs are taking.

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CCTV campaign to prosecute fly-tippers

Fly tipping is causing misery for the people of Stone. File picture

A parish council has announced it will deploy mobile CCTV cameras in the fight against 'beneath contempt' fly-tippers.

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Children enjoy hands-on fun with the great outdoors

Kenye and Lucy, both eight, enjoy touching a stuffed hedgehog.

An overgrown plot of land has been transformed into a safe place for schoolchildren to enjoy learning outside.

Hospital radio in need of £16k studio overhaul

Chairman and presenter Phil Royce at the mixing desk

Some things may get better with age – like wine, scotch and George Clooney – but the same cannot be said for broadcasting equipment.

Tailbacks clear after lorry crash and broken-down vehicle

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

Traffic has cleared after a lorry crashed near the crossing - and then a vehicle broke down.

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Cyprus murder suspect arrested

George Low. Picture: Facebook

A key suspect in the murder of a Kent man in Cyprus has been arrested.

Delays clear after lorry crash on busy junction

Tailbacks are affecting the QEII bridge after a lorry crash. Stock image

A lorry crashed on one of the county's busiest junctions, but delays have now cleared.

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Man charged over bomb hoax

Stock image

A man allegedly made a bomb threat and assaulted a number of police officers after a search of his home revealed it was a hoax.

Man charged after 'trying to mow down two people'

The scene of the smash. Picture: Temple Hill News & Views

A man has been charged after a car was allegedly driven at two people in a Kent town.

Huge turnout for community festival

Children enjoying the parade through the town centre.

More than 1,000 people lined the streets and then filled up Central Park for the ninth annual Dartford Festival of Light.

Job losses as telecoms company eyes administration

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

Dozens of staff have been made redundant at a telecommunications company after the taxman announced its intention to take it to court.

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Rail show at risk of hitting buffers

Susan Lee and Laurence Williams part of the team who built the 'Hatch End' layout show off their layout to Nicola, Jacob, two and Richard Lewis at the charity model railway exhibition in St Michael's Church Hall, Wilmington on Saturday. Picture: Chris Davey

A model railway show which has raised £150,000 since being set up by a vicar 21 years ago could be no more.

Woman regrets battery at party

Tom Tucker Dunn, aged 31, of South Ash Road, Ash, Sevenoaks, allegedly threatened a witness giving evidence at Maidstone Crown Court

A married woman pestered the host of a Christmas party by licking his face, touching his bottom and taking hold of his groin, a court heard.

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'People were literally running for their lives'

Panic at Bluewater after loud bang. Pic: William Lane

Witnesses have told how a loud bang at Bluewater sparked fears of a terror attack.

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'Bomb scare' was Nando's fire alarm

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

A twitter frenzy about a shopping centre evacuation sparked speculation of a bomb scare.

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Son's anger at coroners' staff

Stuart Heaver and his sons and parents, Fred and Jean

A grieving man is calling for coroners to review their procedures after his mother was left in a distressed state following a phone call.

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'Severe delays' after lorry sheds load

Motorists are facing "severe delays"

A motorway ground to a halt after metal poles fell off a vehicle and were strewn across a busy carriageway.

Shamed far-right activist loses appeal

Steve Uncles

A disgraced far-right activist's claim of unfair dismissal against the NHS has been unanimously rejected.

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Three charged over illegal rave

Dozens of people running through Swanley on the night

Three men have been charged after hundreds of revellers descended on an industrial unit for an illegal rave, causing damage worth £30,000.

Delays clear after van crashes into barrier

The crash, which is causing delays. Picture: Kent County Council highways

The A2 was partly shut after a car and van crashed - sending the van careering into the central reservation.

Lanes reopen after crash on bridge

There's been an accident on the Dartford QE2 Bridge. Stock image

Delays are clearing after a crash on the QE2 bridge this morning.

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Cyclist recovering in hospital after crash

An ambulance rushed to the scene. Stock pic.

A cyclist who was involved in a collision with a car yesterday morning is recovering in hospital

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