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Arrests after doorstep acid attack

The attack happened in Knights Manor Way, Temple Hill. Picture: Google.

Three men are being quizzed by police after a doorstep acid attack left a man with burns.

Pensioner to stand trial over crash death

Ollie Sherwood (right) was killed in a collision between his motorbike and a Vauxhall Insignia in Shepherds Lane, Dartford

A 77-year-old will stand trial accused of causing the death of a 29-year-old biker due to his careless driving.

Primary school delighted with its £2.6m expansion

Staff, pupils and some special guests marked a £2.6m makeover at Hextable Primary School with a giant cake

Kent County Councillor, Roger Gough,visited Hextable Primary School to mark it's expansion from a two-form entry school to a three-form one.


Man charged with £30k building fraud

The man has been charged with building fraud. Stock image.

A man has been charged with trying to con his alleged victim out of more than £30,000 by carrying out unnecessary and overpriced building work.

Crews fight small blaze in hotel room

Several fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to the scene. Stock image

Firefighters were called to a small fire in a hotel bedroom's air conditioning unit.

4x4 flips as driver dodges squirrel

 A Land Rover overturned in Sparepenny Lane, Eynsford, when its driver swerved to avoid a squirrel

An animal-loving motorist overturned her Land Rover as she swerved to avoid a squirrel.

Emergency repairs cause delays at tunnel... again!

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

The Dartford tunnel has reopened after being closed twice to allow emergency repairs to be carried out.

£600m tram plan stops revealed

Transport campaigners are proposing the KenEx Thames Transit, which would provide an alternative to the Dartford Crossing and Lower Thames Crossing connecting Kent and Essex

Plans for a tram route linking north Kent and Essex took a step forward this week as project bosses released a map charting its proposed stops.


Video: Passengers' shock as row erupts on busy train

The argument was captured by another commuter. Picture: Muhammad Muzamil

Footage has emerged of an argument between two commuters where one was reportedly called a 'white idiot'.


Police bring driver to a stop after chase

Kent's Road Police Unit helped out with a pursuit into London. Picture, @kentpoliceroads

Officers from Kent Police's road patrol unit helped bring a driver to a stop after a chase which involved several patrol cars.

Woman suffers facial injuries in suspected homophobic attack

Emergency services attend the crash. Stock picture.

A woman was allegedly kicked on the floor and verbally abused during an unprovoked attack.

Boy wants home for Christmas

Louis Williams wrote a letter to Santa asking for a proper home for Christmas

A nine-year-old is desperate to find a permanent place to live after moving housing 11 times since he was born.


Motorcyclist's arson attack on car

Firefighters were called to a multi-car fire in the early hours of this morning.

A member of the public dialled 999 after witnessing a motorcyclist smash a window of a parked car and set fire to the passenger seat.

Tunnel reopens after three-lorry crash

Traffic at the Dartford tunnel. Stock picture

Traffic has returned to normal at the Dartford Tunnel which was partially shut following an accident involving three lorries.


IT firm’s gig raises thousands for those with heart disease

Tom Cella of Kinetic IT Ltd with Basepoint Dartford centre manager Michelle Gagie.

Close to Heart was a charity gig organised by Tom Cella, of Kinetic IT, to raise money for Cardiomyopathy UK.

Action plan to cut the traffic jams unveiled

It is hoped the scheme will ease congestion on the route. Stock pic

Plans for a multi million pound scheme to ease congestion on a major route between Dartford and Greenhithe have gone on show.

Crash caused two hour delays

Police said the teenager had been found, stock image.

Motorists suffered rush-hour misery after a lorry crashed on the M25.

Teens due in court accused of supplying laughing gas

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, was seized. Stock pic

Two teenagers are due in court after being arrested on suspicion of having laughing gas to supply at an illegal rave.

Fire fighters cut woman out of car in hospital ambulance bay

Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford was built by Carillion

Fire fighters were called to Darent Valley Hospital after a driver had to be cut out of a private transport hospital vehicle.

Man charged with murder after stabbing

Jordan Bailey-Mascoll has been charged with murder following a stabbing in July 2017.

A man has been charged with murder after a 31-year-old was stabbed to death.

Private ambulance involved in crash

 Darent Valley Hospital

Firefighters were called to rescue the driver of a private transport hospital car after it was involved in a crash on the A2 this afternoon.

Accident closes motorway

Traffic queuing at the scene. Picture: KCC Highways

A motorway carriageway was blocked by a crash involving several vehicles this afternoon.

Shooting boss ordered to pay back £1.2m

Peter Duffield has been ordered to pay back £1.2m in three months

A Kent gun club boss must pay back £1.2m in three months or face eight years in jail after dodging tax.


High street braves the snow for safety awareness

Steve Heine and Alison Smith of the community safety unit chat with Mark Butler during the safety awareness day held in Dartford High Street on Thursday. Picture: Chris Davey

Residents of one Kent town have braved the wintery weather to learn about crime prevention.


Rapist caged for 24 years

James Barrett has been jailed for rape and sexual assault after attacking girls aged between eight and 15

A paedophile who raped and sexually assaulted four girls over eight years has been jailed for 24 years.

Woman treated after kitchen fire

Crews treated a woman in her early 30s. Stock image

A woman received oxygen therapy after being caught up in a kitchen blaze this afternoon.

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