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'Residents' health must come first'

A national charity has written an open letter to Highways England about controversial plans for roadworks that could last three years.


Gambling addict stole from boss

A shop assistant with a gambling habit stole thousands of pounds from his boss.

Dementia charity has big plans for an exciting year

The Messenger's Charity of the Year for 2017 has plans for a community cafe, an adult sensory room and more.

Man with no blue badge in disabled bay shouted abuse

A man parked in a disabled bay without a blue badge and hurled abuse at a woman who asked him if he had a permit.


Delays on key route into capital

A crash on the A2 caused delays heading into London.


Wayne’s world of amazing photos

If your average day is spent stuck indoors, you probably don’t appreciate just how much beautiful landscape and wildlife there is in north Kent.

No laughing matter...

An appeal to unravel the true scale of laughing gas misuse has uncovered shocking results.


Plaque marks invention that changed music

When Dartford and music are mentioned together the Rolling Stones spring to mind but another piece of the town's musical heritage has been celebrated.


Politician facing jail for cheating election system

A disgraced political activist is facing jail after he cheated the election system by submitting forms in fictitious names.


D-Day veteran remembered

A remembrance service has been held for a Normandy veteran honoured with an MBE and France’s top military medal.

Road rage killer wins High Court challenge

A gangster who stabbed a man to death on the M25 more than 20 years ago could be allowed to move to an open prison.


Feisty and fantastic Mr Fox comes to the stage

Three greedy farmers and one feisty fox: one of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories, Fantastic Mr Fox, comes to the Kent stage.

Mum dies days after being sent home from hospital

A much-loved mother and grandmother was left in excruciating pain after being misdiagnosed by medical staff.

Cashpoint robber was 'high on drugs'

A judge has described a man's attacks on a lone mother and an 82-year-old woman as "distressing" and "despicable".


Stolen motorbikes found in shipping container

Officers searched in a shipping container after tracking a signal from a stolen bike and found a number of missing motorbikes and vehicle parts.

Road shut after high winds knock off roof

Police officers and fire crews were called after Storm Doris blew a section of roof off a building.


Hospital 'put financial targets before safety'

A hospital serving private and NHS patients put their safety at risk in favour of meeting financial targets, a damning report has revealed.


Storm forced total closure of Dartford bridge

Motorists faced huge disruption as one of Kent’s busiest highways was shut due to Storm Doris.

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