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Dartford Crossing to close

There are long delays at the Dartford Crossing. Stock image

One of Kent's busiest routes is being shut for safety reasons as winds of up to 60mph are due to hit the county.

Man arrested on New Year's Eve on suspicion of drug dealing

The man was stopped while driving in Coombfield Drive, Dartford.

A 32-year-old man arrested on New Year's Eve on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply has been released under investigation.

Man missing since Boxing Day

Eugenijus Franko was last seen on Boxing Day

Police are appealing for information after a man was reported missing having last been seen on Boxing Day.

Pranksters after-hours antics at trampoline park

Daniel Jarvis and Lee Marshall at Gravity. YouTube: Discoboy

Two pranksters' after-hours trampoline party at a Kent shopping centre was cut short when police and security arrived.


Hospital urges patients to consider options

Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford was built by Carillion

A hospital experiencing significant demand has urged patients to consider whether they need to attend A&E.

Shop worker threatened at knife point by gang

The Co-op in The Mills Industrial Estate, Esparto Way, South Darenth, was targeted last night at 8.15pm.

People are being urged to come forward after a robbery at a convenience store.

Happy new gear!

Tom Harvey (left), of Bean, scooped a Porsche 911 and £20,000 after entering a competition.

A car fan is steering his way into a happy new year after scooping a Porsche 911 and £20,000 in a competition.


'Technical fault' closes Dartford tunnel

The delays around the tunnel. Picture: Highways England

One of the Dartford Crossing tunnels was shut this morning - with traffic queuing seven hours after a technical fault.


Lanes reopen after A2 crash

Lanes of the A2 were closed

Man taken to hospital following crash

Cycling UK chief reunited with bike

Paul was reunited with his bike thanks to Jason

The powers of social media have reunited a man with his stolen bike.


Santa swaps his sleigh for a motorbike

Santa seen riding down the A2

Father Christmas has been spotted travelling down the A2... but he's swapped his sleigh for a motorcycle.


Cycling charity chief's bike stolen

Paul on the stolen Brompton

The head of a leading cycling charity had his bike stolen on a train in Kent.


Two arrested after crash with police car

Stock image

Two men are in custody after an officer was injured during a collision.

Thousands of homes approved for garden city

Artist's impression of the development

A scheme to create thousands of homes, a park and campus as part of a garden city have been approved.


Homeless winter shelter takes on staff with grant

Picture: stock image posed by model

The pressure has been relieved on a homeless shelter thanks to a sizable council grant.


Inquest: Sailor stepped into 'danger zone'

Andrew Ashman died in the Clipper round the world yacht race

A sailor killed during a round-the-world yacht race was probably struck by a wildly swinging rope, an inquest has heard.

Four arrested after Mini stolen

Police stopped the car at 11pm on the A2. Stock picture.

Four men were arrested after fleeing the scene of a burglary in a stolen Mini.

Club mascot appeal lands man in court

Kayla the Bald Eagle of Eagle Heights. Picture by: Matthew Walker

A man will stand trial for fraud and money laundering after allegedly setting up a fake fundraising page for a football club's eagle mascot.

Man in court over crash deaths

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Picture: James Williams

A 19-year-old has been formally charged with causing the deaths of two young men and seriously injuring four others in a crash.

Man cut free from car after crash

Fire crews are handling the scene. Stockpic

A man had to be cut free from a car and treated by paramedics following a crash.

Missing statue found in horsebox

The statue was found in a horsebox. Picture: Kent Police

A statue stolen from a National Trust property more than a year ago has been found.

Woman hit by car near supermarket

Ambulance crews were called. Stock image: SECAmb

An injured woman was taken to hospital after being hit by a car while crossing near a supermarket.

Footbridge lowered into place during snowstorm

Stone Crossing railway station's new footbridge is lowered into place during an early morning snowstorm

Villagers are celebrating after a long-awaited footbridge was installed following six years' of campaigning.

Long delays as tunnel partially closed

The Dartford tunnel

Motorists are experiencing delays at the Dartford Tunnel because of a broken down lorry.


Three released under investigation after doorstep acid attack

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

Three men who were arrested yesterday following a "targeted and isolated" doorstep acid attack have been released under investigation.

Robbers on motorbike target moped rider

Stock pic: Man riding a motorbike

A man was knocked off his moped by two men riding a motorbike who then stole the vehicle.

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