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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.


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.

'No question' changes will put up costs

Deliveroo operates in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Maidstone

27 July 2017

A radical overhaul of workers’ rights in the burgeoning gig economy could leave small businesses in Kent facing additional costs, it has been claimed.


Blighted rail operator is bottom in satisfaction stakes

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

25 July 2017

Customers of Southern Rail think they have the worst service in the country, according to a survey which ranked Southeastern as doing better.

Channel Tunnel bosses predict 'good' two years

Eurotunnel has grown half-year revenues for 15 consecutive times

25 July 2017

Eurotunnel shrugged off Brexit concerns as it increased revenues for the 15th consecutive half-year period.

Jobs boost hope if airport reopens

The former Manston Airport. Picture: Simon Burchett

25 July 2017

Tens of thousands of jobs would be created if a Kent airport is revived, developers told a meeting of councillors.


MPs unite to fight for better train services

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

19 July 2017

MPs are calling on the government to take action to ensure better train services and less overcrowding when the next Kent rail operator is announced.


A28 widening project put under microscope

View from the Matalan roundabout Plans to widen the A28 Chart Road between the tank roundabout and Matalan roundabout

17 July 2017

Further details on a £32m road widening scheme go on show this week.


Milestone in crackdown on illegal lorry parking

Police have taken action over parked nuisance lorries. Library picture

13 July 2017

Police and highway officials have dealt with more than 5,000 lorries illegally and anti-socially parked.


Southern ordered to invest £13m

Southern trains operate in west Kent. Stock image

13 July 2017

The owners of Southern Rail have been ordered to invest more than £13m after months of poor performance.


End of road for hopes lorry park will be built this year

The M20 lorry park site to ease Operation Stack traffic, near Stanford

12 July 2017

A major lorry park will not be built this year, it's been revealed - as transport chiefs get set to disclose where others will be sited.


On board Saga's new boutique cruise ship

On board the Saga Spirit of Discovery

11 July 2017

Kent holiday firm reveals the wall-to-wall luxury guests will enjoy on the Spirit of Discovery

Train passengers facing major disruption

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

11 July 2017

Commuters are being warned of 'incredibly frustrating' journeys as several stations in London close for more than a week.


Government rules out axing rural stations

The consultation proposes cutting services to rural stations

06 July 2017

The government has reassured commuters no rural stations will be axed - but cuts to services may still be on the cards.

Beadles bought by US retail giant

Beadles staff in Dartford celebrate the company's centenary in 2015

05 July 2017

Group 1 Automotive snaps up one of Kent's biggest car dealerships

Kent's petrol prices 'not fair'

UK motorists pay the highest prices for petrol and diesel in the world

05 July 2017

Retailers have been accused of 'blatant profiteering' despite prices at the pumps falling for the second month in a row.


Britain will get 'less-good Brexit deal'

Europa Logistics managing director Andrew Baxter

05 July 2017

A year after the vote to leave the EU, one of Kent’s most prominent leave campaigners fears Britain cannot get the deal it wants.

Prices slashed in fuel price war

Fuel prices have suddenly fallen.

30 June 2017

Fuel prices across the county are at a six month low as supermarkets battle to become the cheapest.


Kent event organisers step up security

Crowds at last year's Kent County Show

27 June 2017

The person in charge of organising one of the county's biggest summer events says there will be extra security checks in light of national events.

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