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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.

New wheelie bins being rolled out

Black sacks are being replaced in a bid to keep the streets cleaner.


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.

Thumb's up for shop's double boost

A shop manager made not one but two generous offers to a charity that supports people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Councillors vote to increase their allowances

The room was split as councillors debated whether or not to increase the amount of money they can claim for travel and other expenses.


Better than mum’s roast!

This pub has been named as one of the best in the country for a Sunday lunch.


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.


Family suffers terrifying gun ordeal

Four men said to have been armed with a sawn-off shotgun, stun gun, and a knife, have gone on trial accused of aggravated burglary.

Power station plans go on show

Plans to turn a former power station into a major port will be unveiled at a series of public exhibitions next month.

Tigers delighted with sponsorship

New bibs, cones and training balls are giving young footballers the best possible preparation for match day.

Council tax WILL rise in this borough

Councillors have voted for a 'modest' increase in council tax by a small majority.

Bluewater Christmas present theft suspects released

Three men, who were arrested after a pensioner's brand new car full of Christmas presents was stolen, have not been charged with the theft.

Running to ease baby heartache

A runner is primed for some intense training for the London Marathon and raise thousands of pounds to support women who have suffered a miscarriage.


Mum is more than happy to see her two boys acting up

Two young brothers already have impressive CVs having starred alongside the likes of actor Idris Elba and comedian Keith Lemon.

How murder victims' families brought killer to justice

A new documentary has revealed how the families of a serial killer's victims helped bring the sex fiend to justice.

Thieves steal shed from children's garden

Pupils preparing to create an eco garden were left upset and disappointed when they arrived at school and discovered everything was gone.

Burglar just out of jail strikes again

A serial burglar who broke into a home as the family slept just four days after being released from jail is back behind bars.

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