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Kent Spitfires suffered their second batting calamity of the week as they tossed away a winning position to lose their Vitality Blast south group qualifier to Surrey by one run at shell-shocked Canterbury.

The police in Gravesend are appealing for public help in tracking down a boy of just 12 who has been missing since Wednesday.

A bank holiday heatwave could see record temperatures replace the wind and rain that has dogged August, the Met Office has said.

Kent captain Sam Billings has criticised the county fixture scheduling following his side's three-wicket Specsavers County Championship defeat to Essex on Tuesday.

The GCSE results are out, and nationally show a slight upturn in success, a trend also reflected locally.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

Police appealing for help in finding a missing teenager say he has connections with Dartford.

Kent's Sam Billings admitted it was 'hugely frustrating' to lose their County Championship Division One match to leaders Essex at Canterbury.

Residents living near the railway in Dartford have been advised they might experience some disturbance on the morning of September 1 as National Rail carries out necessary improvement works.

An emergency services partnership scheme is being rolled out to Gravesend and Dartford.

Kent's Harry Podmore is hoping to make inroads into the Essex batting on day three of their County Championship Division One contest at Canterbury.

As the Swanscombe theme part continues to gather pace, the company behind it has announced Radisson Hotel Group as a new partner.

Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond admitted the first day of their County Championship clash with Essex had been 'tough work'.

The opening match to the 168th Canterbury Cricket Week fell foul to constant rain as Kent's Vitality Blast T20 South Group clash with Sussex Sharks was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday night.

As auctions go, this has to be one of the strangest - a shipping container used as a "torture chamber" in the hit TV series Killing Eve is going under the hammer.

Entertainment

It's hard to believe, but classic whodunnit The Mousetrap has been around for almost 70 years.

Classic old music will never die and stage shows like 60s Gold at The Orchard, Dartford, will help keep it going.

The search is on for a beauty to face the beast at this year's panto at The Woodville.

A one-handed pianist is set to astound audiences at The Woodville on Thursday, July 25.

Two authors have been shortlisted for a national award that recognises new writers.

The line-up for this weekend's free Dartford Festival has been finalised with the Lightning Seeds on the main stage, and a host of other acts.

It's time for the Riverside Fringe Festival in Gravesend, starting this weekend,

The army of Blue fans will be delighted Lee Ryan has joined Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens and Melody Thornton for a tour of jukebox theatre show Rip It Up - The '70s coming to Dartford and Bromley.

It's time to break out the Union flags and dance the night away as much as you can to classical music as Last Night of the Proms arrives at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford this week.

A £500,000 redevelopment project for The Orchard Theatre in Dartford has been announced.

This year's free Dartford Festival has just revealed five new acts scheduled to be taking part next month.

A two-hour show demonstrating the dazzling footwork from some of Ireland's most outstanding performers is what goes into the making of the Rhythm of the Dance.

Club Tropicana coming to the Orchard Theatre in Dartford? It certainly is, but we have it on good authority the drinks are not free.

His shows baffle - how does he do it, is it trickery, slight of hand, magic, a set-up?

As Strictly Come Dancing continues to bring in television audiences, more people want to see some of the performances live, and now they can at The Orchard Theatre.

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