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Audio: RAF pilot 'confronts Latvian plane'

Aviation enthusiasts EGXWinfo Group have posted an audio clip online, which they claim to be a recording of an RAF pilot trying to make contact with the Latvian plane.

In it, the pilot warns that the plane will be shot down if it does not follow his instructions.

The Ministry of Defence refused to confirm or deny whether the audio was genuine.

Audio from SoundCloud/The EGXWinfo Group

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Man arrested after woman's body found after fire

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at the scene of a vehicle fire in Dartford.

Kent Police is treating the death of a woman, who police believe to be from the local area, as an isolated, targeted attack in which the offender and the victim knew each other.

There is nothing to suggest members of the public are in danger.

If anyone has any information about the fire in Rowhill Road, Dartford in the early hours of Saturday, 18th October, they are urged to contact Kent Police on 101 or to call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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How the Dartford Crossing will look with automated tolls

Here's what the Dartford Crossing will look like when the tolls disappear later this year. From October, ANPR technology will be used to charge drivers - similar to the way the London Congestion charge works.

Artists impression of how the new tolls will look Credit: Highways Agency

Driver will also be able to pay online, at selected shops or by phone. The crossing will still be free to use between 10pm and 6am.

Artists impression of how the new tolls will look Credit: Highways Agency
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Police search house in connection with 1993 murder

Police vehicles outside house being searched in connection with 1993 murder

Kent Police have carried out a search of a house in connection with the murder of schoolgirl Claire Tiltman. The 16-year-old was stabbed to death near Dartford in 1993.

Officers searched the property on Myrtle Place in Greenhithe this morning.

Claire Tiltman aged 16 was stabbed to death in 1993
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Kent Police search address over 1993 schoolgirl murder

Kent Police have issued a statement about their search of an address near Dartford in connection with the 1993 murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Claire Tiltman.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate Cold Case Investigation Team conducted a search warrant at an address in Myrtle Place, Stone, near Dartford, on Thursday 12 September as part of their on-going enquiries into the historic murder of Claire Tiltman. It is standard practice that undetected murders such as Claire's will be reviewed regularly. The activity on Thursday 12 September is part of that ongoing review.

– Kent Police

Wartime bee-keeper hoping to inspire next generation

A bee-keeper from Dartford whose skills helped save the lives of fellow soldiers in a prisoner of war camp is looking to inspire the next generation of apiarists.

Bill Mundy managed to keep bees while he was in captivity, and the honey they produced was used to treat POWs in the camp's hospital.

Now 91, Bill is still busy with his hobby near his home in Dartford, as Derek Johnson reports.

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