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Another solution needed for Operation Stack

Campaign groups are calling on the government to come up with another plan that will see lorries being able to park responsibly. Picture: Gary Browne

17 November 2017

MPs are calling for the government to come up with a plan to make sure the 2015 'lorry chaos' does not repeat itself.

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Was road scheme a good idea?

16 November 2017

It's almost a year since a new road was opened which hoped to cut 74 seconds off journeys. Has it had a positive effect?

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Gridlock warning on day one of Brexit

Kent could be gridlocked after Brexit, MPs warn. Stock picture: Dan Poole

16 November 2017

Kent could be gridlocked on the day after Brexit, MPs warn, as the government's plans for increasing border staff are dubbed "unconvincing".

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Reaction as lorry park plans are scrapped

Operation Stack causing queues on the M20

15 November 2017

There is plenty of reaction to the news the M20 lorry park plans have been ditched by the government.

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Lorry park plan axed

Computer images of the proposals for how the proposed M20 lorry park could look. Picture: Highways England

15 November 2017

Controversial plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 as a solution to Operation Stack have been dropped by the government.

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Food rotting in trucks... a taste of post-Brexit Britain?

Food could be left to rot in trucks if a Brexit deal is not struck, it's been claimed. Stock image

14 November 2017

Massive queues could be caused at Dover and food left to rot in trucks if a new customs system is not set up in time for Brexit.

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High speed trains take fast track to 6,000 jobs

Southeastern high-speed trains passing through Ashford

14 November 2017

Today marks 10 years since the completion of the high speed line connecting Europe to London through Kent.

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Government refuses to reveal Op Stack plans

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

11 November 2017

The government is facing criticism after it refused to release details of any contingency plans to cope with disruption to Kent's roads post Brexit.

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High speed trains 'transformed Kent's economy'

HS1 launched a decade ago

10 November 2017

An event marking the 10th anniversary of high speed trains was told the service has transformed the economy - but may be a victim of its own success.

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A whole Stack of fear over prospect of ‘no-deal’

It is hoped a lorry park would mean Operation Stack could become a thing of the past

09 November 2017

After ministers threatened their European counterparts with no deal over Brexit, firms in Kent are sweating about the prospect of no trade agreement.

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Drivers vote to end Southern rail strike

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

08 November 2017

Southern's drivers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of bringing the long-running dispute to an end.

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Transport firm burgled after announcing closure

The Manston yard has been broken into

06 November 2017

A haulage business had more than 1,000 litres of red diesel and tools stolen days after announcing it will cease trading after 43 years.

2,000 back ban on oversized lorries using the tunnel

Europa Worldwide managing director Andrew Baxter

06 November 2017

A call to ban lorries from the Dartford tunnel has received plenty of backing.

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Government 'still committed to lorry park'

The government has reiterated its commitment to the M20 lorry park. Picture: Highways England

02 November 2017

Whitehall has reiterated its commitment to providing a huge lorry park amid rumours the plan had been ditched this week.

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Changes announced to Lower Thames Crossing route

The original artist's impression of the proposed tunnel at Option C of the Lower Thames Crossing

01 November 2017

More details have emerged on plans for the Lower Thames Crossing - including widening the roads for the tunnel.

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Train bosses call for investment

Southeastern runs services across Kent

31 October 2017

Rail operators across the South East have joined forces to call for cash to make improvements which they say can add £85bn to the British economy.

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Council defends airport decision

The Manston Airport terminal building

27 October 2017

Thousands of homes could be build on the site of a former airport after an authority changed its strategic planning blueprint

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Animal rights activists mount protest

Live animal exports protesters

27 October 2017

Protesters have been campaigning against live animal exports from a Kent port today.

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Queues could stretch back more than 100 miles after Brexit: MP

Border Force officials. Picture: Library image

27 October 2017

Tailbacks from Dover could stretch more than 100 miles after Brexit if new border check technology goes wrong, it's been claimed.

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Businessman and pilot loses cancer battle

Ken Wills who died on October 19.

27 October 2017

A man who employed thousands of people in Thanet is being remembered after he died from cancer.

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