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Discovering the moon rocks!

Aadam Rahim shows off the samples

Just 12 people have experienced the thrill of stepping foot on the moon, but youngsters have been given a tantalising glimpse of its surface.

Part of hospital off-limits after asbestos leak

Fawkham Manor Hospital sees both private patients and NHS patients and views itself as a community hospital serving the local population. Picture: BMI Healthcare

A hospital's stairwell and an office have been taped off after a broken water pipe in a loft caused flooding.

Inquest opens after double fatal crash

Keyboard player Mike Crampton died from massive head injuries

A coroner has revealed details of a horrific crash that resulted in the death of two musicians.

Science college rated good in every department

Principal Anne Davis and pupils at Dartford Science and Technology College celebrate a good Ofsted. Picture: Steve Crispe

Government inspectors said pupils were thriving before advising staff on how to stretch the most able youngsters even more.

Water main burst diverts traffic

The burst water main - picture by N.Martin

Buses are being diverted in Erith this morning due to a burst water main.

Missing woman found

Sasha Broad is missing. Picture: Kent Police

She had not been seen for a day.

Trucker caught driving with smashed windscreen

The lorry driver was caught travelling with a smashed windscreen. Picture: @kentpoliceroads.

Police pulled over a lorry driver after he was caught travelling with a badly smashed windscreen - the second such incident in a week.


'I'm convinced it's company policy to mug people'

Janet Brooker was given a fine after her dog Bindi allegedly fouled

A dog walker who claims she was wrongly fined for failing to pick up after her pet prepared a huge file of evidence to fight the case in court.


Car and ambulance collide

A car and an ambulance collided. Picture: @wmay47 on Twitter

One person was assessed by paramedics after a car and an ambulance were involved in a crash on a busy road.

Tunnel closed overnight

The inside the Dartford Tunnel. Picture: RAC Foundation

A busy road tunnel will be shut overnight four times this week.


Man trapped after crashing into fence

The aftermath of the crash. Picture: Lucinda Tyrrell.

Firefighters rescued a man trapped in his car after it smashed into a fence.

Police find missing teen

Daniil Iminov. Picture: Kent Police

A 13-year-old boy missing from Dartford for more than three days has been found.


Teen robbed of gold iPhone and gold ring

A man was reportedly hit with a metal bar

Three men are reported to have hit a teenager with a metal bar before robbing him in the early hours of today.

Delays clear after tunnel briefly shuts

Delays are building around the Dartford tunnels. File picture

All lanes have now reopened after the Dartford tunnel briefly shut.


Former journo seeks actors for disaster film

Stuart White

A journalist turned screenwriter is on a recruitment drive to cast actors for a short film set to form part of an epic cinema feature.


Mayor enjoys a festive launch to her year in office

Cllr Rosanna Currans, the newly elected mayor of Dartford, with mayor's escort Corinna Bailey, right

The new mayor of Dartford made her debut at a primary school’s annual May Fair parade.

Queues ease after A2 incidents

Huge tailbacks are building after the crash which has closed the exit slip road to the M25

Tailbacks of almost nine miles have now cleared after a series of incidents on the busy A2.


Mum speaks out after teen cleared of killing son

Brenda Rae's son Colin Payne was killed

The mother of a national squash champion who died from one punch inflicted by his stepson has spoken out after the teenager walked free from court.


Inspiring teen receives award from princes

Jonjo Heuerman is the youngest person to receive the British Empire Medal. With replica Jules Rimet World Cup football trophy. Picture: Steve Crispe

A teenager who has raised more than £300,000 for charity since the age of nine has received The Diana Award at St James's Palace today.


Missing man found

Police have appealed to find missing man Robert Baker in Dartford

Police have thanked everyone who helped in tracking down a missing 64-year-old man.

Delays at busy junction due to sunken manhole cover

Where Crossways Boulevard meets Galleon Boulevard. Picture: Google

Drivers should expect delays on all approaches to a busy roundabout after a manhole cover 'sank'.

Police reveal why school was in lockdown

The Leigh Academy Dartford. Picture: Nick Johnson

Officers told teachers to keep pupils within the grounds while they dealt with an 'incident'.


Young teen missing for two months

Adrian Nyanja, 13, has been missing since March. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned about a 13-year-old boy who hasn't been home since March.

Dart Charge bailiffs scare

Donna Hill with her enforcement notice

A woman nearly had her car taken off her for refusing to pay a wrongly issued fine that had rocketed to £425.


Teen cleared of stepdad's manslaughter

Douglas Herridge

A teenager accused of killing his stepfather with a single punch in a row over pocket money has been cleared of manslaughter.


Outstanding label is the ‘icing on the cake’ for school

Staff and pupils The Brent Primary School celebrating

A primary school that converted to an academy three years ago has been deemed outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

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