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Care home goes from bad to worse

The CQC judged Darenth Grange Residential Home to be inadequate

A care home which replaced its manager after a damning report has had its rating reduced further less than a year after being told it must improve.


Three cars and van in crossing pile-up

The crash at the crossing involved several vehicles

Two people were taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash at the QEII bridge.


Pensioner had leg amputated after rolling car crushed her

Jeanette Maggs was flown to hospital after the incident. Stock image: SECAmb.

A woman had to have her leg amputated after she was left pinned between vehicles when her friend failed to apply the handbrake, a court heard.

Man charged with suspected drug possession

Westgate car park, Kent Road, Dartford

A man will appear in court after allegedly being found with cocaine in a notorious car park.

TV comic calls in – what are the chances of that?

Comedian Harry Hill visited Willmington Academy on Monday, to chat to pupils from both the academy and schools in the Leigh Trust, about his new childrens book, Matt Millz

Comedian Harry Hill looked on as school children took a break from lessons to deliver their best gags.


Train damaged after hitting bike

Picture: @NetworkRailSE

British Transport Police are investigating after a bike was dumped on a railway line.


Pervert intruder climbed into bed with terrified young mum

Jack Longhurst. Picture: Kent Police.

A young mum woke to find a drink and drug-crazed stranger in her bedroom, who stripped and climbed into bed with her before molesting her.

When Holly met....

Holly with Ben Adams and Joanne Clifton after the show. Picture: @CherylH26

A young Strictly Come Dancing fan got to meet not one but two of the show's dancers on a trip to the theatre.

Fire crews battle blaze overnight

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Four fire engines and a water carrier were sent to tackle a blaze in a commercial outbuilding.

Police called to four-car crash

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Emergency services were called to a multi-vehicle collision near to Bluewater.

Back to school again for sprinter Adam

Sprinter Adam Gemili is welcomed by headteacher Paul Langridge and pupils at his old school

Sprinter Adam Gemili has returned to Wentworth Primary School to open a building in his name.

Teen charged with robbery

General view of Mounts Road, Greenhithe. Picture: Google Maps

A teenager is in court tomorrow after a man had his wallet and phone stolen.

Smokers refusing to stop face hospital treatment ban

Smoker with cigarette. Picture: Getty Images

Patients who light up within the grounds of a hospital risk being barred from treatment under tough new rules.


Brave pensioner sees off robbers

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A man in his 70s stood up to a gang of robbers - despite being threatened with being stabbed.


Firefighters called to kitchen blaze

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Two women were treated for smoke inhalation and pets were rescued after a fire broke out in a kitchen.

'He is now flying high with the superheroes'

Matthew Pilgrim. Picture: Kent Police

The family of a motorcyclist who died in a crash have described him as "a brilliant husband, fantastic father and great friend" following an inquest.


Women rescued after roundabout crash

Police and fire crews attended. Picture: Eddy Guard.

Two women had to be rescued by firefighters after a crash on a roundabout, which left a car precariously balancing on railings.


Travellers move into town centre

Picture: Dartford Gossip

Dozens of travellers have pitched up on an old supermarket site earmarked for a major regeneration project.


Pool targeted by online pranksters

Daniel Jarvis on an illegal night swim at White Oak Swimming Pool

Two men hid inside a leisure centre so they could take an after-hours swim as part of their latest stunt.


Blue visiting Kent

Blue in 2007

A boy band are coming to the county to release what is said to be a startling memoir of their career.


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.

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