It's ludicrous - that's the reaction of many people living near the proposed site of a new tunnel beneath the Thames. It would run under the river east of Gravesend, with roads cutting through at least two villages. It's the preferred option for a new crossing between Kent and Essex. It was among proposals on show at the first public exhibition in Kent which had hundreds of people queuing today. Andrea Thomas was there. She spoke to Martin Potts from Highways England.
Police are appealing for information to help find a woman from Dartford who's gone missing with her three children.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 25-year-old Kelly Walsh and her three boys aged between one and six.
They were last seen in the New Cross area of London shortly before 3pm yesterday afternoon.
She is described as:
- of medium build
- 5ft 2in with long blond hair]
- was last seen wearing blue jeans
- white trainers and an orange padded hooded jacket
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A month ago today, a promising former Dartford footballer collapsed during a match. Ali Reith had suffered a cardiac arrest. He spent three days in a coma, but has made an amazing recovery - waking up a day after his 16th birthday.
Doctors say Ali may never play the game again but he's back on the pitch motivating other young players.
In Tony Green's report, we hear from Ali Reith; Head of Youth Development Phil Murray; Dartford manager Tony Burman; Dr. Scott Takeda and Ali's parents.
Would you risk your child being expelled from school to save money on your summer holiday? That's the threat parents at one school face if they take their children away during term.
The headteacher of Fleetdown primary in Dartford told us fining parents sixty pounds was no deterrent at all. Instead Angela Konarzewski says she's ready to expel children if they take a break when they should be at school.
Many parents have reacted angrily saying they can't afford to go away in school holidays.
David Johns reports, speaking to the headteacher and parents outside the school.
Southeastern has made some changes to its train timetable after a signalling problem caused major disruption on lines through Dartford.
There is major disruption on Southeastern at Dartford due to signalling problem. All trains through the Dartford area are currently at a standstill and there is currently no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
A gang who operated a multi-million pound drug ring, have been jailed for a total of 154 years at Maidstone Crown Court.Read the full story ›