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Fraudulent north Kent men denied British taxpayers £11.7 million

This Is Local London: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

5:14pm Monday 30th March 2015

Two north Kent men have been convicted in connection with a fraud which denied British taxpayers £11.7 million.

Family flee as tumble dryer fire destroys garage of Gravesend home

This Is Local London:

12:21pm Monday 30th March 2015

A family fled as a fire that began in a tumble dryer destroyed the garage of a Gravesend home.

50kg of coffee goes up in flames in Dartford industrial estate

This Is Local London:

11:19am Monday 30th March 2015

A fire broke out at a coffee producing factory in Dartford, destroying 50kg of coffee.

Man found dead in Gravesend town centre

This Is Local London:

10:31am Monday 30th March 2015

A man was found dead in Gravesend town centre yesterday (March 29).

Help find these overweight pooches a home

This Is Local London:

9:44am Monday 30th March 2015

While people are preparing to celebrate the end of Lent with chocolate eggs and hot crossed buns, vets are drawing up strict calorie controlled diets and exercise plans for these portly pooches.

Man charged with rape after two women report being attacked

This Is Local London:

6:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man has been charged with rape and a series of other offences after two alleged attacks in Gravesend.

UPDATE: Antiques dealer found dead in Cobham woodland shortly after court appearance

This Is Local London:

12:58pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man found dead in Cobham woodland has been named as Ray Mills, from Gravesend.

SE London and north Kent set for wet and windy weekend - but temperatures will increase

This Is Local London:

7:53am Friday 27th March 2015

South east London and north Kent is set for occasional rain over the weekend, but temperatures will also increase.

Man denies hitting pedestrian with car outside Air and Breathe nightclub

This Is Local London:

4:14pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A man has denied hitting a pedestrian with a car outside Air and Breathe nightclub in Dartford.

Fundraising campaign set up to help Swanley sinkhole victims

This Is Local London:

11:50am Thursday 26th March 2015

A fundraising campaign has been set up to help a disabled pensioner whose mobility scooter was swallowed up when a sinkhole appeared in her back garden.

Sidcup man suspected of being involved in racist incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris

This Is Local London:

5:07pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A Sidcup man is suspected of being involved in a racist incident in which Chelsea football fans prevented a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

Lorry and car crash closes Dartford Tunnel

This Is Local London: Ex-BBC newsreader Ashley Blake's lorry blunder closes Dartford tunnel during rush hour

1:35pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

There are currently delays at the Dartford Tunnel following a crash involving a lorry and a car.

Five arrested after Dartford pub doorman is attacked with chair

This Is Local London:

11:47am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Five people have been arrested after a Dartford pub doorman was attacked with a chair, leaving him with a fractured eye socket.

PICTURED: Boom! Big bang in Kent as Bermondsey bomb is blown up

This Is Local London:

7:21am Wednesday 25th March 2015

A loud bang has been heard in Kent after a 250kg Second World War bomb, discovered by builders in Bermondsey, was detonated this morning.

ANOTHER sinkhole opens, this time in Swanley, as News Shopper looks at why the issue is affecting north Kent

This Is Local London:

12:45pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A pensioner has been left "crying herself to sleep" after a sinkhole opened up across her Swanley garden, swallowing her mobility scooter.

POLL: Would you knowingly break the law for your child?

This Is Local London:

10:59am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Last week Bexleyheath police officer Darren McCabe was jailed for tipping off his son that he was a suspect in a Sidcup street mugging.

Motorbike bursts into flames with rider still on it

This Is Local London:

5:18pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A man miraculously escaped with no injuries after a motorbike caught on fire while he was riding it.

Man taken to hospital after crashing into lamp post in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

10:28am Monday 23rd March 2015

A man crashed into a lamp post in Parrock Road, Gravesend, in the early hours of Saturday (March 21).

Sidcup man arrested after fatal crash

This Is Local London:

9:44am Monday 23rd March 2015

A Sidcup man has been arrested after a man died in a three vehicle crash on the M11 on Friday (March 20).

Army bomb disposal unit called after shell is handed in to charity shop in Swanscombe

This Is Local London:

5:48pm Friday 20th March 2015

An army bomb disposal unit was called to a charity shop in Swanscombe after an unexploded shell was found, reportedly in a donation.

Police officer who tipped off son that he was a suspect in a Sidcup street mugging jailed

This Is Local London:

4:21pm Friday 20th March 2015

A police officer who tipped off his son that he was a suspect in a Sidcup street mugging has been jailed for six months.

Darent Valley Hospital apologises after Bexleyheath mother and grandmother died following staff failures

This Is Local London:

1:26pm Friday 20th March 2015

Errors made by hospital staff caused a "well-loved" grandmother, originally admitted with a hip problem, to die from a "massive" stroke, an inquest has found.

Firefighters tackle house fire in Bramble Avenue, Bean

This Is Local London:

12:32pm Friday 20th March 2015

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a two-storey, semi-detached house in Bean yesterday evening (March 19).

Bromley residents warned about phone call from 'Mr Bell' offering massage service

This Is Local London:

8:37am Friday 20th March 2015

Residents in Bromley borough are being warned not to respond to a stranger who calls on the telephone offering help to the elderly, and sometimes a massage service.

SE London and north Kent braces itself for a solar eclipse - where will you be viewing it?

This Is Local London:

8:21am Friday 20th March 2015

The people of south east London and north Kent are bracing themselves for a solar eclipse this morning.

PICTURED: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Gravesend town centre

This Is Local London:

7:45am Friday 20th March 2015

Nick Clegg visited Gravesend town centre yesterday, to play his part in a Liberal Democrat promotional video ahead of May's general election.

VIDEO: What SE London and north Kent can expect from solar eclipse - and how to view it safely

This Is Local London: BEAUTY: The 1999 solar eclipse viewed from near Saarbruecken, Germany. Picture: AP PHOTO/BECKER&BREDEL

2:43pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A near-total eclipse of the sun looked set to thrill millions tomorrow - but depending on luck and the fickle British weather, the people of south east London and north Kent could be disappointed.

INTERVIEW: Noah Baumbach talks working with Ben Stiller and Star Wars actor Adam Driver in While We're Young

This Is Local London:

5:22pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

One question seems to follow Noah Baumbach - writer and director of new Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts-starring comedy While We're Young - everywhere.

PICTURED: Rudely shaped carrot grown in allotment in Lower Belvedere

This Is Local London:

5:29pm Monday 16th March 2015

A rudely shaped carrot has been grown in Lower Belvedere.

PICTURED: Herons spotted heading to KFC in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

11:42am Monday 16th March 2015

A group of herons have been spotted heading to KFC in Thamesmead, presumably in search of a bargain bucket.

Arson suspected after fire leads to evacuation of Toby Carvery in Bexleyheath

This Is Local London:

10:11am Monday 16th March 2015

Police are investigating a suspected arson in Talehangers Close, Bexleyheath, which caused a nearby Toby Carvery to be evacuated.

Man assaulted while attempting to board train at Gravesend

This Is Local London:

3:41pm Friday 13th March 2015

Police want to speak to witnesses after a man was assaulted while attempting to board a train at Gravesend station.

Fire breaks out at Dartford industrial estate after recycling material bursts into flames

This Is Local London:

9:56am Friday 13th March 2015

A fire broke out at a Dartford industrial estate last night (March 12), caused by material in a recycling compaction machine which burst into flames.

PICTURED: T-Rex on the loose in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

2:17pm Thursday 12th March 2015

A T-Rex was let on the loose in the Woodville in Gravesend, in scenes resembling the Steven Spielberg classic movie Jurassic Park.

Men from Swanley and woman from Orpington arrested after suspected murder in Otford

This Is Local London:

1:36pm Thursday 12th March 2015

Two men from Swanley and a woman from Orpington have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a Sevenoaks man found with severe head injuries.

'Grim' discovery made on banks of Thames in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

12:46pm Thursday 12th March 2015

This photo shows the eerie discovery made on the banks of the River Thames in Gravesend yesterday (March 11).

Bexleyheath police officer 'tipped off son after he was spotted on CCTV near scene of Sidcup mugging'

This Is Local London: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

10:09am Thursday 12th March 2015

A police officer tipped off his son after he was spotted on CCTV close to the scene of a mugging in Sidcup, a court heard.

Sidcup actor, 21, talks performing alongside Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan as he takes on starring role in new film X + Y

This Is Local London:

5:20pm Wednesday 11th March 2015

Sidcup actor Jake Davies, born and raised in Fen Grove, has a starring role in new film X + Y, in cinemas Friday. 

Image of man released by police after serious Dartford assault

This Is Local London:

8:59am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Police investigating a serious assault in Dartford have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after three car crash at Dartford Tunnel

This Is Local London:

8:18am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A man was taken to hospital after three car crash at the Dartford Tunnel this morning (March 11).

Six arrested in Environment Agency probe that 'may have links to Waste4Fuel site in Orpington'

This Is Local London:

7:58am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Six people were arrested during dawn raids yesterday (March 10) following a nationwide Environment Agency investigation that may have links to the Waste4Fuel site in St Paul's Cray.

Police appeal for information after man with large kitchen knife rapes woman in Lee

This Is Local London:

7:30am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Lee.

'Well-loved' Bexleyheath mother and grandmother died after 'huge errors' were made by staff at Darent Valley Hospital

This Is Local London:

4:29pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

An elderly woman, who was admitted to hospital with a hip problem, died after "huge errors" were made by staff, an inquest has heard. 

Dartford residents' lives a misery following removal of postbox, which stood on corner of road for 50 years

This Is Local London:

12:48pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

A postbox which stood on the corner of a Dartford road for well over 50 years was suddenly removed, causing misery for local residents and leading to a petition to replace it.

Film Review: Blade Runner re-release sees Harrison Ford return to the big screen

This Is Local London:

2:56pm Saturday 7th March 2015

When Blade Runner was first released in 1982 it was a box office flop, so what better than a big screen re-release of the definitive version of the film - The Final Cut - to allow us to correct our erstwhile blunders?

Groundbreaking Thames Water project set to bring a bit of Las Vegas to Dartford

This Is Local London:

3:52pm Friday 6th March 2015

Water will be stored hundreds of metres under a Dartford village as part of a new groundbreaking project which aims to help the water-stressed south-east.

REVEALED: Top 50 children's books and top 20 best-loved children's characters

This Is Local London:

2:25pm Friday 6th March 2015

From Batman to Captain America, and Harry Potter to Frozen's Princess Elsa, youngsters from a Crayford school were invited to dress up as their favourite fictional characters this week.

UPDATE: Woman who escaped from Sidcup mental health unit found safe and well

This Is Local London:

7:10am Friday 6th March 2015

A 27-year-old woman who had escaped from a Sidcup mental health unit has been found safe and well.

Millwall fans 'worst in London' while Charlton and Crystal Palace fare better

This Is Local London:

1:21pm Thursday 5th March 2015

The chant goes 'no one likes us but we don't care' and now stats prove it after Millwall fans were ranked the 'worst in London', while Charlton and Crystal Palace supporters have a better reputation.

Violent Bexley burglars jailed after woman filmed their flat break-in on her phone

This Is Local London:

2:10pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Two prolific and violent burglars have been sentenced to a total of nine years in prison after a member of the public filmed them breaking into a flat on their phone.

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