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Dartford's Orchard Theatre to open up for Disabled Access Day and announces accessible performance

Dartford's Orchard Theatre to open up for Disabled Access Day and announces accessible performances

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X Factor winner swaps Zens nightclub for Dartford's Orchard Theatre as part of Chicago UK tour

Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole's A Night To Remember is on tour in February and March

‘If you don’t like it, get out’ – Dancer Brendan Cole addresses Strictly controversy ahead of London and Kent tour dates

Kent to enjoy all night street lighting once again?

Kent to enjoy all night street lighting once again?

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Cloudy day with brisk or strong southwesterly winds

Clouds clouds and more clouds for London and north Kent

Fire crews took more than four hours to tackle the bungalow blaze

Four hour inferno rips through West Kingsdown bungalow

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News, traffic and weather for south-east London and north Kent, February 5

The current traffic level near junction 1a for Swanscombe. Picture: Highways England

WARNING: 'Severe delays' adding 'well over an hour' to journeys, after lorry hit barrier at Dartford Tunnel

Strictly champ Pasha Kovalev tells us what's in store in his new tour

Strictly champ Pasha Kovalev tells us what's in store in his new tour

The 455 runs from Valley Drive to Dartford via Swanscombe

Swanscombe 455 bus route returns after huge public outcry

There is heavy traffic on the Sidcup By-pass London-bound this morning (February 4)

Heavy traffic on Sidcup By-pass after crash

All the latest news, traffic and weather from SE London and N Kent

Latest news, traffic and weather from south-east London and north Kent, February 4

A child enjoying the outdoors at one of the Wide Horizons centres

New Year's Resolution fail? Get fit for children's adventure charity Wide Horizons Nightline walk

The scene of the bomb after it hit the garden

PICTURED: Swanley couple count themselves lucky after 'ice bomb' from aeroplane hits back garden

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KPCC Ann Barnes proposed the council tax precept

North Kent residents to pay £5 council tax hike for police

Police at the scene in Colney Road | Picture by Gary Southgate

Two Co-op staff members assaulted during robbery in Dartford

Police hunt "scruffy" looking suspect

Police hunt 'scruffy' looking suspect, who tried to kiss women in South Darenth and Horton Kirby

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Dartford Grammar School for Boys in West Hill

Dartford state school beating Britain's private schools in offers from top two universities

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MPs David Evennett and Gareth Johnson with George Osborne

South east politicians lobby Chancellor to extend Crossrail

The Duke of Wellington, Crayford

PubSpy reviews the Duke of Wellington, Crayford

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Wind and rain to clear leaving sunny skies for south east London and north Kent

Wind and rain to clear leaving sunny skies for south east London and north Kent

Dexter the Patterdale terrier was a rescue dog at Battersea Brands Hatch

'Hero' dog Dexter saves owner's life after severe allergic reaction

Arthur Head holding his Clubman of the Year award

President of Dartford-based athletics club pays tribute to late coach

A member of staff holds a hairdressing mannequin among the lost property items

From a prosthetic leg to £15K cash: The bizarre items left on London’s travel network

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Man taken to hospital after suspected medical episode on Greenhithe roadside

UPDATE: Man fighting for his life in hospital after CPR from good Samaritan, 22, on Greenhithe roadside

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The 23-year-old victim was stabbed in Chipperfield Road. Picture: NS Martin

Greenhithe man, 23, denies attempted murder after St Paul's Cray stabbing

Lee Nelson interrupting Sepp Blatter's press conference in Switzerland last year

Comedian Lee Nelson reveals secret behind bold pranks ahead of UK tour

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How Twitter reacted: Traffic was at standstill on M25 and A2 this morning

How Twitter reacted: Traffic at standstill on M25 and A2 this morning

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Bugsy Malone was made into a film by director Alan Parker in 1976

Chance for young actors to star in Bugsy Malone at Dartford's Orchard Theatre

Warm and windy weekend on the way for south east London and north Kent

Warm and windy weekend on the way for south east London and north Kent

Picture by Highways England of the current state of the M25

GRIDLOCK: Eight-mile tailbacks from Dartford Crossing on M25 - expect delays

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More than 20 Southeastern trains into London were cancelled or delayed during the Thursday morning rush hour (Stock photo)

UPDATE: Under-fire Southeastern hits out at Network Rail after rush-hour trains disruption

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An artist's impression of the new Aldi store

Aldi begin work to build Crayford store

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Author Kimberley Chambers will meet fans at Bluewater on February 20

Meet bestselling crime author Kimberley Chambers at Bluewater

Patricia Reynolds with her dad Peter Reynolds in hospital

'It hurts to see him like this': Crayford woman going bald for paralysed cancer-stricken dad

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Close shave for KFRS but it can be avoided with 'Haircare Network'

Gravesham and Dartford’s hairdressers part of firefighters' smoking new fire safety plan

More than 20 Southeastern trains into London were cancelled or delayed during the Thursday morning rush hoour (Stock photo)

Southeastern: 20 London-bound trains delayed or cancelled - one day after rail firm rated among UK's worst

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A severe weather warning for rain has been put in place following the onslaught of storm Jonas.

FLOOD WARNING: Heavy rain could cause misery in south-east London and north Kent

Southeastern customer survey: 31% happy with handling of delays and 35% ticket price

Southeastern rated second worst train company in the country, in satisfaction survey

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Traffic building due to broken down lorry

TRAVEL WARNING: Two lanes closed as broken down lorry near Dartford Crossing immovable

Toby Jones leads a star-studded cast in Dad's Army

‘Everyone was a bit sceptical at first’ – Mark Gatiss and the Dad’s Army cast tell us how they were won over

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Gravesend team launched 83 times, rescued 39 people and saved the lives of three people

VIDEO: Gravesend confirmed as busiest Kent RNLI station in 2015 saving three lives

Arriva is one bus company operating under the YPTP scheme

North Kent parents could pay more under new plans for kids' school travel

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A young Syrian migrant. All pics: PA

Council forced to place Kent kids in care away from home - because of influx of child migrants

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Traffic is being held just before the tunnel due to road works at junction 30 of the M25 for Thurrock.

Severe delays at Dartford Tunnel due to roadworks

Live news updates from south-east London and north Kent

News updates from south-east London and north Kent, January 27

Three jailed for north Kent thefts including toy gun and hoverboard

Three jailed for north Kent thefts including toy gun and hoverboard

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Third option for Thames river crossing, near Gravesend, proposed by government

Government open public consultation for Thames river crossing to the east of Gravesend

Expect delays after A2 lorry crash at Dartford

Expect delays after A2 lorry crash at Dartford

Small fire at Darent Valley Hospital earlier today (January 26)

Fire at Darent Valley Hospital damages electrical supply to day care theatre

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