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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.


Family's lucky escape after blanket blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

A family had a lucky escape after an electric blanket caught fire late last night.


Council approved riverside development of tower block

Dartford Borough Council's Control Development Board approved a tower block with 151 flats to be built in Greenhithe. .

A 151-flat tower block will be built in Dartford after previous issues with the application were addressed.

Delays clear after crash at crossing

There is heavy traffic. Picture: Kent Highways.

Drivers faced lengthy delays heading into Kent after a crash involving two lorries and a van at the Dartford Crossing.


Missing man found after 9 days

Ivan Wells has been reported missing.

A man who went missing more than a week ago has been found safe and well.

Gay woman attacked outside her home

Anita Sillick

A prominent community member says she was knocked to the ground during a suspected homophobic attack.

Cancellation of school bus service angers parents

Sangita Hornett and son, Freddie, together with Genene Copley and son, Samuel, who are pupils of Saint George's Church of England Secondary School, Gravesend

Parents have been left in the lurch after a school bus provider announced it will be axing their service from the end of the month.


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

Police spotted the man around 11pm. Stock photo

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

Work is expected to finish today.

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 were called to the scene. 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.

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