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Lords report warns of port disruption after Brexit

10 May 2018

A report by peers says ports will not cope if there is no agreement over customs checks once the UK leaves the EU, raising traffic concerns for Kent.


Plans submitted to transform former airport

08 May 2018

A planning application has been submitted to transform a former airport with 3,700 new homes and commercial space set to create 11,000 jobs.


High speed train to Bordeaux could stop in Kent

04 May 2018

HS1 says capacity exists for a service whisking passengers to France's leading wine-growing region.


Former Southeastern chief to be chairman of HS1

03 May 2018

New appointment as chairman of firm behind the high-speed track and Kent's international stations

Ghosts of Kent's business past

27 April 2018

Troubles have hit a host of top brands like Toys R Us, Maplin and Carpetright but Kent has a long history of big companies which have disappeared.


Eurotunnel: Brexit transition deal helps swell predictions

19 April 2018

Cross-Channel operator says growth in 2022 has been boosted by Brexit talks as it delivers strong first quarter figures

Times are changing for train services

17 April 2018

Read everything you need to know about the new train timetables coming into force next month.


'New crossing will do diddly squat'

12 April 2018

Campaigners say an additional Thames crossing will do 'diddly squat' to help the environment or congestion, a year on from the route being announced.


Major changes to train timetables planned

10 April 2018

Southeastern is introducing new timetables which will see the end of some commuter services and longer journeys for some.


Ministers to consider live exports ban

10 April 2018

Live animal exports could be banned under government plans set out today.


Planning application sent to reopen airport

09 April 2018

A company hoping to reopen an airport which has been closed for nearly four years has submitted a planning application to ministers.


Eurostar cancellations as rail workers strike

09 April 2018

Eurostar has been forced to cancel trains today due to strikes in France, but has pledged to run more than 80% of its usual services.

Ferry operator fined after crash

05 April 2018

A company and its director who used to run a ferry service in Kent has been ordered to pay £16,000 after a crash.


New M20 'holding area' plan for Op Stack

05 April 2018

The transport secretary has discussed new plans to use stretches of the M20 as a holding area for lorries when Operation Stack is brought in.


Takeover at family truck dealer

04 April 2018

A van and truck dealer is under new ownership after its family owners decided to sell up.

Takeover of frozen food firm given go-ahead

04 April 2018

A US food giant has completed its takeover of a wholesaler in the county after being given the all-clear by competition authorities.

Air ambulance flies off to new base

04 April 2018

Kent's air ambulance service is preparing to return to its former base in Rochester after 18 years in Marden.


Plan to recruit more women train drivers

03 April 2018

Attempts are underway to make the sector less male-dominated as figures show only 6% of drivers across the UK are women.


£10m project to upgrade high speed train services

03 April 2018

Passengers in part of Kent have been promised faster and more direct train services.


Port boss quits

29 March 2018

The chief executive of a major Kent port is leaving his post, weeks after it emerged colleagues had complained about his behaviour.

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