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Friends taking on 350-mile ride for children’s hospital

Ben Vella (right) and his mate Nolan Willis will cycle almost 350 miles for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Two friends are gearing up to cycle almost 350 miles to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Car fire at petrol station

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. Stock Image.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have tackled a car blaze at a petrol station.


Suspect evades police by climbing atop church

Picture: @Kent_999s

A car chase ended with a suspect attempting to evade police by clambering on top of a church.

£25,000 grant for children’s charity


A children’s charity has received a huge donation after winning an unprecedented public vote.

Crash leads to two lane closures

Police have been called to the crash scene. Stock pic

One person has been taken to hospital following a collision last night.

Crews called to van fire

Fire crews on Dartford Heath Picture: Luke Kempton

No injuries reported after engine goes up in flames.


Kebab meat supplier jailed for 'unfit' poultry

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

A meat supplier has been jailed after he was found with six metric tonnes of "unfit" poultry destined for kebab shops.


Man in court accused of murder bid

Dartford Science and Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford

A man has appeared in court accused of attempted murder, after a man wearing a balaclava was allegedly spotted with a knife near a school.

Businesses show their best side

The winners celebrate. Picture: Andy Barnes

The winners of the first Dartford Business Awards have had plenty to celebrate.

Man charged with murder bid after school incident

Heath Lane, Dartford

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a masked man was spotted with a knife outside a school.

Woman tricked into buying watches in courier scam

The woman was asked to buy two Rolex watches from Bluewater. Stock image.

A conman pretending to be a police officer defrauded an elderly woman out of £53,000 by asking her to buy two premium watches.

Scam warning after 'deaf' people knock on doors

People are being warned against a potential scam which sees people, who say they are deaf, asking residents to buy pictures. Picture: Heather Syers

People in Kent are being warned of a potential scam which involves 'deaf' people door-stepping residents to ask them to buy pictures.


Kebab shop supplier found with six tonnes of 'unfit' meat

Pallets of raw meat were found stacked up by health inspectors

A meat supplier to the kebab industry was caught with a freezer stocked with tonnes of poultry not fit for human consumption.


Man seen with knife near school

An image circulating on Snapchat, said to be of the man

Police have been called out near a school after a man was seen with a knife.

Crash blocked part of M25

There are delays. Stock image.

Motorists have suffered major delays following a collision between a car and a bike.

Great start at school for determined Ciara

Ciara Hazel Paczensky has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a genetic disorder which causes the skin to tear, rip and blister at the slightest touch

An 11-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder has defied her condition to make a successful start to life at secondary school.


M25 reopens after serious crash

Traffic is queueing. Picture: Highways England.

Part of the M25 was closed for several hours after a serious crash, leading to long queues.


Town centres keen to keep Primark after Bluewater bombshell

Bluewater shopping centre. Picture: Nick Thornton

Town centre shoppers have been told not to be fearful for their local Primark store - despite the company's plans to open at Bluewater.


Primark to open store at Bluewater

Kent has several Primark stores

The discount fashion chain has confirmed it is coming to Kent's biggest shopping centre.


Doctor referred to tribunal after young mum's death

Sian on holiday

A doctor who failed to diagnose the condition of a woman who died hours after being discharged has been referred to a tribunal.


Primark store mooted for Bluewater

Kent has several Primark stores

The discount fashion chain's long-rumoured arrival at Kent's biggest shopping centre could finally come to fruition.


Lanes reopen after pile-up at crossing

Delays are building after a multi-vehicle crash at the tunnel. Picture: Highways England

Several vehicles have been involved in a crash which caused delays at the Dartford Crossing.


Role model Gemili races to his school

Adam Gemili lines up with Year 11 pupils for a race

Seven years after leaving he still clearly harbours a great deal of affection for his old school, with fond memories of old teachers and friends.

Frightening ordeal for burglary victim

Police stock image

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of an aggravated burglary at the home of a man in his 60s.


Photos of late husband lost during theft

Pauline Sands’ handbag was snatched from this trolley while she was shopping in Iceland

A widow has made an emotional appeal for the return of a mobile phone that was in her handbag when it was snatched while she was shopping.


Motorcyclist stopped after speeding at 150mph

The motorcyclist was pulled over by the police's roads unit. Picture: @kentpoliceroads.

A motorcyclist has been stopped after hurtling through a Kent village at speeds of up to 150mph - three times the speed limit.

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