Home   Dartford   Archive

Dartford news

Delays clear after vehicle breaks down

Traffic delays. Stock image

Traffic is clearing after a vehicle broke down on the M25 at a very busy stretch.

QE2 bridge reopened but expect delays

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

The QE2 Bridge at Dartford has reopened after a four-vehicle crash. But the M25 remains congested.

Scaling new heights in summer holidays

Winter Jacob, six, makes her way up the climbing wall

Spider-Man’s latest adventure lit up the box office last month and youngsters channelled the famous superhero with some wall-crawling of their own.

Family jailed for £1.4m gold fraud

Brian Maltman. Picture: Kent Police

A family were charged with money laundering and conspiracy to handle stolen goods after being arrested in connection with burglaries in Kent.

2

Road rage killer Noye to move to open prison

Kenneth Noye will be moved to open prison

The Justice Secretary has accepted a recommendation by the Parole Board to have road rage killer Kenneth Noye moved to an open prison.

9

‘Navigators’ showing way to improve patient care

Telma da Silva, chief executive Susan Acott, and Beatriz Lopes. Picture: Darent Valley Hospital

Two women who helped improve care for frail patients have been honoured by the health trust they work for.

1

Police break up huge illegal rave at industrial unit

Dozens of people running through Swanley on the night

Police made 12 arrests after breaking up an illegal rave involving up to 500 revellers, which left a brand new industrial unit trashed.

Even broken bones couldn't break boy’s class record

Bodhi is congratulated by his principal Sarah Goosani. Picture: Steve Crispe

Lots of children receive a certificate for achieving 100% attendance for a year, but how many manage it for their entire school career?

1

'Thank you for making our dreams come true'

Joanne Salt with her daughter Hannah Taylor

A young family are enjoying a brand new garden and looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disney.

Police hunting teenage burglar

Freddie Stephens

Police are hunting an 18-year-old man in connection with a string of burglaries across the county.

1

Manhunt after police chase

Police were called. Stock picture

A police chase through a Kent town has resulted in two suspects managing to escape from officers.

10

Man jailed for Christmas Eve hit-and-run

Floral tributes near where Liam Rogerson was killed

An uninsured and unlicensed driver with just seven lessons under his belt killed a pedestrian, a court has heard.

19

Neighbours save the day

Firefighters were called. Stock image

A pan left boiling on a cooker sparked a fire but neighbours came to the rescue.

Travellers set up home at popular park

The travellers have set up home at Swanscombe Park.

A large number of travellers have moved onto parkland.

VIDEO: Driver cut free after crash

Two lorries were involved in the crash. Pic: Brandon Baily

A trapped driver was rescued from his cab after two lorries collided, causing a huge bang which shook nearby homes.

Petrol cars ban will do ‘nothing’ for north Kent

Delays at the Dartford Crossing. Stock image

Only electric models will be permitted for purchase from 2040, but local campaigners and councillors are sceptical.

3

90-year-old’s rap gig in aid of youngsters

Joy Philippou

The self-titled “world’s oldest rapper” is organising a gig to raise money for a foundation that helps get troubled youngsters on the right track.

Drug dealer brothers sentenced

Tomas Lavender has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A man who dealt drugs from a flat with his brother has been jailed for five years.

2

Afternoon tea with a twist

One of the 'freakshakes' on offer - if you take on the challenge of eating/drinking it all in two minutes you could get it for free

Scones, sandwiches, cupcakes and 'freakshakes' will be on the menu at the launch of a new luxury cafe in a shopping centre.

Road open after crossing delays

Another crash is causing delays for drivers approaching the Dartford Crossing

Drivers approaching a busy tunnel were stuck in queues again just hours after it reopened following a separate collision.

5

Delays clear after tunnel crash

Stock picture.

There were long delays after an accident closed a busy tunnel.

2

New homes and stores mooted for town

Swanley Centre

The owner of a shopping centre is hoping to push ahead with plans for an extensive redevelopment.

2

Crews tackle heath blaze

Dartford Heath

Two fire engines and an all-terrain vehicle are at the scene.

Girls picked to star in professional fairy tale ballet

English Youth Ballet principals Amy Drew and Brenden Bratulic. Picture: Peter Mares

Youngsters will spend their school holidays starring alongside professional dancers.

Lorry blocked tunnel

The over-height lorry blocked tunnel two, picture, Daniel f @dfseatleon

A large lorry blocked one of the tunnels at the Dartford Crossing this afternoon.

7

Electrical fault sparks blaze

Stock image

A family had a lucky escape after an electrical fault sparked a fire in a fuse box under the stairs in their home.

1
Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More