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Northbound Dartford Crossing toll charges suspended

Severe delays on the M25 mean that toll charges on the northbound Dartford Crossing have been suspended.

The A282 Northbound - Dartford Crossing - West Bore Tunnel is closed due to a multi vehicle RTC. There are long delays as a result of this incident.

All traffic is being diverted via the East Bore tunnel.

Please note that Toll charges for the A282 Northbound have currently been suspended.

– Highways Agency


Third death from M26 pile up

A third person has died following a pile up on the M26 near Kemsing in Kent last month.

The 54 year old victim, from France, died in hospital in London last night, Kent Police confirmed. His two daughters, Helen Bukola Akande, 22, and Mary Akande, 16, died at the scene of the crash.

The scene of the crash

Another man and a seven year old boy remain in hospital. A 45 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Bluewater shopper returns to find car wrapped in tape

One shopper at Bluewater in Kent was left stunned after returning from a shopping trip to find their car wrapped up and covered in tape.


BLUEWATER: Someone won't have been happy when they returned to their car earlier today. #StitchedUp


The car war left in a covered car park in a reserved bay on Monday. Do you know who's behind the stunt or why it was wrapped up? Tweet us @itvlondon.

Peaches Geldof funeral to be held in Kent

Peaches Geldof, 25, was found dead at her home on 7 April. Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The funeral of Peaches Geldof will be held in Kent later today.

The private service for the 25-year-old, mother of two, will take place in the same church that she married in two years ago.

Kent Police say her death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death."


Thames Coastguard aware of dead whale off Kent coast

A dead whale has been spotted off the north Kent coast. The mammal, reported to be around 20ft long and either a humpback or sperm whale, was seen off the Isle of Sheppey this morning.


FAVERSHAM update: The whale in the Swale, stranded between Whitstable and the Isle of Sheppey. Pic @robsbirding


Julia Cable, of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said they were unable to reach the whale because it had refloated. Thames Coastguard said:

"We have informed the local port authority and are just waiting and seeing what happens at low tide."

High winds rip open roof of a house near Bluewater

The weekend's high winds tore part of the roof away from a house in Greenhithe in Kent. Images show the exposed roof beams of the property in Ingress Park, near the Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Get today's full forecast with Martin Stew here

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