Brent Ward by-election – We have received a statement from Mark Maddison, Labour candidate.  This has been added in full to our thread relating to the Brent Ward by-election.  This includes his views on parking issues relating to Darent Valley Hospital; traffic congestion/gridlock; and the town centre.

Littlebrook Ward by-election – We have received a statement from Daisy Page, Labour candidate.  This has been added in full to our thread relating to the Littlebrook Ward by-election.  This includes her views on parking on Knights Manor Way; Sure Start; and Temple Hill Square.

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Cards for Good Causes are once again running their charity Christmas card shop until Saturday 13 December. This year the shop has a new venue – Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Dartford. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The shop sells cards from over 25 different charities –

Kent County Council and partners are campaigning to raise awareness of HIV and increase the numbers of people being tested  –

The season of stomach upsets threatens but the NHS and Kent County Council say some simple steps can help beat the bug. How can norovirus be prevented? – advice from

Video highlights of Saturday’s FA Cup tie between Bromley and Dartford – BBC Sport

Gareth Johnson MP appeared on BBC Sunday Politics Show, however there were no Dartford matters discussed during the broadcast.

Coverage of the launch of GiggleKidz –

Coverage of the Claire Tiltman trial –

Yesterday we published Editorial: Has Dartford Town Centre Turned the Corner?  Comments have been added to this, including from a trader operating in the Priory Centre.


Friday 14 to Sunday 16 November – The London Golf Show at Glow, Bluewater. Advanced discount tickets are available.

Wednesday 19 November – Quiz and Mexican Night at The Papermakers Arms


Our next production will be “Abigails Party” by Mike Leigh, directed by Darren Coleman.  Performances at 8pm on 13th, 14th, 15th November 2014 at Darenth Village Hall


About the author

Andy Clark is retired after a long career at Lloyds Register and subsequently the Civil Service. He has lived in Dartford for his entire life.

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