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New business park ‘can help town realise potential’

26 October 2017

Developers building an industrial park on the edge of a town have released new images of what the site could look like.

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£600 million transport project 'on track'

Transport campaigners are proposing the KenEx Thames Transit, which would provide an alternative to the Dartford Crossing and Lower Thames Crossing connecting Kent and Essex

26 October 2017

A proposal to build a public tram system connecting north Kent and Essex is gathering pace, says a leading designer.

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Kent MP urges government to set aside £1bn to secure borders

Deal and Dover MP Charlie Elphicke

25 October 2017

A Kent backbencher is calling on the government to alow £1bn to pay for securing our borders in the event of no deal on Brexit.

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Compensation plea for residents affected by huge lorry park

MP Damian Collins

25 October 2017

Kent could be hit repeatedly by Operation Stack if a lorry park is not built quickly, an MP has warned.

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Firm secures contract for ferry service

Tilbury Ferry passengers at Tilbury

25 October 2017

A five-year contract to operate an historic ferry service has been awarded by KCC.

Council to back airport site homes plan

Manston airport

25 October 2017

A long-running tussle about the future of a Kent airport involving its owner and developers will come to a head at a key meeting.

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Town's £4m boost to cut congestion

The Nocutts roundabout at Bearsted Road could be upgraded

20 October 2017

Two notorious roundabouts near the M20 are to be upgraded as part of attempts to attract more business and jobs.

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Huge cash boost for problem junction

Traffic on the A2500 Lower Road, Sheppey, from Cowstead Corner to it junction with Barton Hill Drive

19 October 2017

A notoriously busy road is to be revamped, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport.

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Weak pound boosts traffic through tunnel

Eurotunnel has reported record freight traffic in September. Picture: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

19 October 2017

Growth in international passengers taking advantage of good exchange rates has helped boost traffic and sales through the Channel Tunnel.

Station needs £4m upgrade if town is to host the 2020 Open

Golf spectators arriving at Sandwich railway station

18 October 2017

Documents warn Kent will lose out on hosting the Open unless upgrades are made to nearby stations.

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Foreign lorry drivers lead the way in fines

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

17 October 2017

Calls are growing for more rest stops for lorry drivers after it emerged hundreds of foreign hauliers are failing to take enough breaks.

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Truckers slam 'ludicrous' new clamp threat

17 October 2017

Angry lorry drivers have criticised a controversial new clamping trial which will stop trucks from parking overnight in a Kent town.

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Bigger truckstop will 'solve' lorry parking problem

13 October 2017

Bosses at a Kent truckstop say they can solve a town's lorry parking problem if the council approves their plans to expand.

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Plans to reopen airport 'unlawful'

The last KLM passenger flight leaving Manston airport in 2014. Picture: Tony Flashman

12 October 2017

Plans to reopen an airport could be thrown out by the government because of a miscalculation over cargo flights, lawyers have claimed.

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Foreign truckers face huge fines for sleeping in cabs

Lorries illegally parked on Ashford industrial estates Orbital Park, Ashford

11 October 2017

Fines dished out to foreign lorry drivers for sleeping in their cabs by the roadside could soar to £3,000 under government plans.

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Hauliers dodging fines and ignoring rest periods

A Kent MP says UK lorry drivers are operating at a disadvantage

11 October 2017

British lorry drivers are operating at a disadvantage because their foreign counterparts are failing to follow the rules on our roads, says an MP.

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Council 'lobbying hard' for new HS1 stop

Shepway District Council wants Westenhanger station to become a regular high speed rail stop to service Otterpool Park

10 October 2017

The team developing a garden town in Kent are pressing government for a tiny railway station to become a stop on the high speed rail line.

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Crossing campaign branded 'ridiculous'

The bridge was closed for nine hours. Stock

10 October 2017

Proposals to ban oversized and hazardous goods vehicles from the Dartford Tunnel have been condemned as impractical by haulage groups.

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New ferry service could start soon

Port of Ramsgate Picture Paul Amos

09 October 2017

A Belgium mayor has disclosed there could soon be a freight ferry service from his country to a Kent port.

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Could a Kent haulage boss have the answer to beating the Dartford Crossing jams?

Dartford Crossing

09 October 2017

Sponsored editorial: New campaign calls for oversized and hazardous goods vehicles to be banned from the Dartford Crossing and sent round the M25.

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