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Ukip Thanet council leader battles to save job in Manston row

Councillor Chris Wells, leader of Thanet council

24 January 2018

Cllr Chris Wells faces call to stand down as Ukip leader of Thanet council - by the Ukip leader


Top of the ports?

Port of Dover, Eastern Docks side. Stock picture

23 January 2018

Kent's biggest port is beaten in passenger numbers by Helsinki but is still king of the road for freight.


Consultation events after council no vote

RiverOak Strategic Partners wants to re-open Manston as a cargo airport

23 January 2018

RiverOak Manston consultation events get underway this week following council's vote on Local Plan.


'Another unbelievable council fiasco'

Craig Mackinlay MP

19 January 2018

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has hit out at the council after he was not allowed into a special meeting because it was 'full up'.


Bridge too far? Boris floats link to France idea

Boris Johnson has floated the idea of a bridge across the Channel

19 January 2018

First he wanted to build an airport in Kent, and now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested building a bridge across the English Channel.


Harbour station project on track

Renovation work at Folkestone Harbour Station

19 January 2018

Developers say a £74 million renovation of a former railway station is due to arrive on time in the spring.


Crucial vote could determine former airport's future

Manston airport

18 January 2018

Councillors in Thanet have voted AGAINST a plan that earmarks Manston airport site for housing and business development.


Rail service put at risk in franchise options

The Kent Messenger newspaper is calling on the Department for Transport to retain the much-valued high speed services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras.

18 January 2018

The Kent Messenger has launched a petition to stop the potential cut to a vital rail link to London.


Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

The table combines average rent, season ticket prices and time spent travelling

18 January 2018

Here are the Kent towns that feature on a new league table of the most cost-effective commuter areas.


Local Plan no vote could split council

The council is to vote on the Local Plan

17 January 2018

The long-running tussle over the future of the former Manston airport site could take a significant turn this week.


Work begins at international station

Work has begun at Ashford International Station in preparation for the new trains. Credit: Network Rail

16 January 2018

Work has begun at a busy train station, as part of a £10 million project to make it more accessible for new international trains.


Commuters vent anger on rail companies


16 January 2018

A survey by consumer watchdog Which? has revealed Kent's rail providers are the worst in the country for customer satisfaction.


Record port traffic proves need for 'right' Brexit deal

The Port of Dover

09 January 2018

The boss of the largest port in Kent has signalled the need for a Brexit deal which keeps trade flowing after revealing record annual freight traffic.


Where's the cheapest fuel in Kent?

Prices at the pump are predicted to rise. Picture: Ryan McVay/Thinkstock

09 January 2018

Filling up your car is now the most expensive it has been for years, so here is where to go for the lowest prices.


Crossrail extension 'a priority'

Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission chairman Sir John Armitt, right, is shown plans for Ebbsfleet Garden City by development corporation chief executive Ian Piper

08 January 2018

The new chairman of a commission aimed at growing the economy of north Kent has made assessing the case to bring Crossrail to the county a priority.

'We’re paying even more for a service that’s getting worse’

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

04 January 2018

Prices for season tickets have had their steepest rise in five years.


Ambitious plan to transform harbour

David Wilcock wants Sheerness to have a harbour arm like the one at Herne Bay

03 January 2018

Residents are joining forces in the hope of creating a protected sandy beach and a pontoon for passenger boats.


New parking charges introduced at railway stations

Southeastern has introduced parking charges at Sandwich Railway Station

02 January 2018

Commuters face having to find an extra £700 a year to pay to park after Southeastern has introduced parking charges at more of its railway stations.


London station reopens after major work

London Bridge has been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Picture: Network Rail

02 January 2018

Trains will resume calling at London Bridge station for the first time in more than a year following a major transformation.


Train passengers hit by fare rise

Passengers are being warned of disruption this Easter. Library image.

02 January 2018

The county's rail passengers are being hit with a hike in the price of tickets from today.

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