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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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Homes could be demolished in A2 expansion

Traffic on the A2 near Bean

25 August 2017

Families could be forced to leave their homes if a £125 million upgrade to two junctions of the A2 is approved.

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Removals firm wins investment

Doree Bonner International has attracted private equity investment

25 August 2017

A removals business trading for nearly a century has received a “significant investment” from a private equity backer.

Rail misery ahead for Kent travellers

A Southeastern train. Stock image

25 August 2017

Passengers are being warned they may have to queue to get on trains at one busy station as work gets underway on London rail routes.

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How Kent could be spared post-Brexit gridlock

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

16 August 2017

A transitional period after the UK leaves the EU could avoid delays and logjams in county and its ports.

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Union lobbies passengers over rail ticket price rises

Mike Sargent of Dover RMT

15 August 2017

Train passengers have been urged to protest against the latest rail fare rises coming into force.

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Passengers face rail fare rises of up to 3.6%

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

15 August 2017

Passengers are facing the highest ticket price rise in five years as new rail fares are announced.

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Roadworks mark start of regeneration

How the town centre will look

14 August 2017

Major works have begun, shutting a town centre road until almost Christmas to make way for new cinema complex and restaurants.

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Protests as live animal exports re-start

Sheep in a transporter travelling through Ramsgate Port. Picture: Mike Pett

09 August 2017

More than 60 campaigners blocked the path of three lorries 'crammed' with hundreds of sheep to protest against live animal exportation.

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Get a boat to work - for free

The boat will travel from Gravesend into London for a trial period. Picture courtesy of Gravesham Borough Council

08 August 2017

Kent commuters are being asked to trial a new way of getting into London, which could become a permanent fixture.

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Sir Mark Rylance backs Goodwin Sands protest

Sir Mark Rylance after he was knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

07 August 2017

Oscar-winning actor Sir Mark Rylance says a plan to dredge the Goodwin Sands is disrespectful to the final resting place of war dead.

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Port launches pro-dredging campaign

Artist's impression of the Dover Western Docks Revival. Image courtesy of the Port of Dover

07 August 2017

A campaign has been launched to push for the dredging of the Goodwin Sands to enable the multi million pound Dover Western Docks Revival

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Petrol cars ban will do ‘nothing’ for north Kent

Delays at the Dartford Crossing. Stock image

04 August 2017

Only electric models will be permitted for purchase from 2040, but local campaigners and councillors are sceptical.

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Lorry park turns away 200 HGVs a week as demand spirals

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

03 August 2017

Bosses at a Kent lorry park say a record number of hauliers are using the site as growth in traffic from the continent continues to rise.

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Kent could get ferry services to Poland

The Port of Ramsgate

02 August 2017

A foreign company has opened talks with a local authority to potentially provide passenger and cargo services to a city on the Baltic coast.

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Revealing the real rental price

MyTripCar compares car rental companies across the globe

02 August 2017

A nasty experience with a foreign car hire company led a marketing director into a career trying to stop others suffering the same fate.

Logistics firms announce merger

Carousel Logistics is based at Eurolink business park in Sittingbourne

01 August 2017

A private equity-backed logistics company has announced a German merger less than a day after it was revealed sales reached £20m last year.

Post-Brexit customs checks 'could gridlock Kent'

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

31 July 2017

The Port of Dover could be blighted by chronic delays as new customs checks come in after Brexit, a report warns.

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Logistics firm's sales milestone

Carousel's headquarters at Eurolink Business Park in Sittingbourne

31 July 2017

A private equity-backed logistics company has broken the £20 million turnover barrier for the first time.

Turnover and profits up at haulier

MJD Group is based in Swanscombe

31 July 2017

A family-owned logistics business increased turnover to £12.2 million last year, its latest accounts show.

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