A huge new sorting office for Kent has opened in Rochester
New Government figures show there are now more than ten times as many Academy Schools in our region as there were two years ago
A second person is being tested for rabies two days after a woman from Kent was diagnosed with the disease.
A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Dartford this morning. Kent Police were called just after 8am. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The slip on to the M25 anticlockwise from Princes Road is closed and is likely to remain shut until about 1pm while officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit carry out investigations.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jamie Woodhams at Kent Police by calling the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.
Dartford's Adam Gemili has won the World Junior 100 metres title. The 18-year-old, who is the youngest athlete in Team GB’s London 2012 squad, clocked a personal best 10.05 secs at the Montjuic Stadium in Barcelona to set a Championship record.
The family of a woman who was sent home twice from Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford and then died, are taking legal action against the NHS Trust. Tom Savvides talks to her husband Philip Maddox
There is heavy traffic on the M25 clockwise at the A282 (QE2 Bridge / Dartford river crossing).
An investigation has started after doctors at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford failed to diagnose rabies in a woman patient. This report from Tom Savvides contains an interview with the MP Gareth Collins and Dr Brain McCloskey from the Health Protection Agency.
Dr Brian McCloskey, of the Health Protection Agency, speaks to ITV Meridian:
Darent Valley Hospital has issued this statement after reports it failed at first to diagnose one its patients had rabies:
"The UK is rabies free. If a patient does present at hospital with vague symptoms a doctor is unlikely to consider rabies as a diagnosis unless the patient highlights wild animal contact in an at risk country. The hospital responded to the information supplied by the patient at the time.
"Although there are no cases of rabies being passed through human-to-human contact, the five members of staff that came into close contact with the patient are being vaccinated as a precautionary measure.
"We have launched an investigation into the circumstances around this lady’s attendance at the emergency department and we are working closely with the Health Protection Agency."
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