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£4.5m plans approved despite spiritual retreat fears

The plans were approved this week

22 September 2017

Bosses at a pottery company have had multi-million pound plans for a new warehouse approved - despite fears over the impact on a spiritual retreat.

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Upgraded section of A21 to open

Motorists should benefit from quicker journeys on part of the A21

21 September 2017

A major project to turn a busy route into a dual carriageway has been completed.

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Problem roundabout upgrade is 'short-sighted'

Highways England's proposal for an upgrade Stockbury roundabout

20 September 2017

Plans for a £100 million upgrade of a notoriously busy junction have been described as “short-sighted in the extreme”.

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Warning Kent's roads 'heading for chaos'

Could could face "traffic chaos" if the government fails to reach a customs checks deal before Brexit

19 September 2017

A deal must be reached about customs checks on both sides of the channel before Brexit to prevent a chaotic situation on our roads, says a politician.

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'Cheapskate' attempt to dredge sands

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

19 September 2017

An MP has condemned plans to dig up iconic offshore sands to make way for a major port redevelopment.

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River services to ferry Londoners to resort

Developers hope the resort will be open - without the Paramount branding - in 2023

19 September 2017

Theme park developers have signed an agreement with operators of river services up the Thames to carry passengers between London and the site in Kent.

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Decision finally due on new motorway junction

The junction 10 roundabout in Ashford. Picture: Ady Kerry

18 September 2017

Transport bosses are set to finally decide on plans for a new motorway junction in Kent - about a decade after the proposals were first mooted.

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Good news for train passengers

Southeastern is adding 68 carriages to its London-bound trains

18 September 2017

Dozens of extra carriages are being added to peak-time London trains as part of attempts to improve the experience for commuters.

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Smart motorway plans on display

Consultations about turning part of the M20 into a smart motorway open today. Stock picture

15 September 2017

Public exhibitions are being held to display plans to turn part of the M20 into a smart motorway.

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Brexit 'could lead to French Op Stack'

Scenes at Ashford like this were all too regular last year during the Operation Stack chaos. Picture: Andy Clark

14 September 2017

Kent could be gridlocked by a French version of Operation Stack if customs checks aren't arranged before Brexit, a senior government official claims.

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High speed trains' economic impact revealed

HS1 launched a decade ago

13 September 2017

The amount of money high speed rail services have added to the Kent economy has been uncovered in a study to mark the trains' 10 year anniversary.

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Firms could be asked to pay for lights at 'death trap' junction

Vehicles turning out of Barrey Road onto the A2070 dual carriageway

13 September 2017

Council chiefs struggling to find £270,000 to pay for new traffic lights on a notorious junction could ask businesses and developers to help fund it.

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Businesses "crying out" for certainty over Brexit

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott

12 September 2017

More investment is needed in Kent's road network ahead of Brexit, says a prominent port boss.

Boat service into London launches

All aboard the new boat service to London

11 September 2017

Commuters are swapping wheels for water as a new boat service from Kent into London launches today for a trial period.

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£30m dual carriageway plan faces public inquiry

An artist's impression of the new Chart Road. Picture courtesy of KCC Highways

09 September 2017

A public inquiry will be held into a major multi-million pounds dual carriageway plan for a town centre.

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Plans for problem roundabout revealed

Stockbury Roundabout, Sittingbourne

06 September 2017

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.

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Personal touch key to paint supplier's success

GB Refinish's John Barclay, right, receives an engraved plaque alongside his son John R Barclay, left, from R-M Paint's Darren Barge, celebrating 30 years in business and 20 years with R-M Paint

02 September 2017

Being small and nimble has allowed a family paint firm to keep motoring clients happy for three decades as it eyes a big expansion.

Train cleaners to vote on strike action

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

31 August 2017

Cleaners on Kent’s railways could stage a walkout in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

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Commuters to be told to queue

Commuters are being told to expect disruption. Stock image

29 August 2017

Rail passengers are being told to expect upheaval and busy stations as a week of commuter train disruption gets under way.

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New site found in dredging row

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

25 August 2017

A port's controversial plans to dredge the Goodwin Sands have been scaled back.

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