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Pensioner comes up with his own plan for £100m road scheme

Transport expert Peter MacDonald, 76, from Minster has come up with his own plans for the £100 million revamp of Stockbury roundabout on the A249

06 October 2017

A retired traffic expert aged 76 has redesigned an important junction on the M2 in Kent after a council rejected official plans.

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Kent's biggest office in 20 years nears completion

The new building is at the Dover Place car park

05 October 2017

Construction of the biggest office block seen in the county for two decades is almost complete.

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Train cleaners to strike

Trains are delayed by over-running engineering works

02 October 2017

Union members who clear up train carriages across Kent are to go on a 24-hour strike later this month in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

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Kent travellers among thousands affected by airline collapse

Image: Istock

02 October 2017

Kent passengers who were due to fly with Monarch Airlines today are desperate for information after hearing the airline has gone into administration.

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Businesses blast 'farcical' junction plan

The Barrey Road junction on the A2070

29 September 2017

Angry business owners say they won't pay for improvements at a notorious junction after cash-strapped councillors admitted they haven't got the money.

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Goodwins dredge - second council says no

Deal Town Hall. Councillors here voted against the dredging

27 September 2017

Two town councils in a week have formally opposed dredging the offshore sands to make way for a port redevelopment.

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Developers accuse green campaigner of hypocrisy

Green campaigner Emily Shirley

25 September 2017

The man behind a huge housing development has accused a green campaigner who opposed the scheme of hypocrisy after learning she runs a freight firm.

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Council stands against Goodwin dredging

The Goodwin Sands. Picture: Ian Goodban

22 September 2017

Town councillors voted against plans to dig offshore sands to make way for a major port development.

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Uber drivers could be 'out of work'

Uber has not been popular among taxi firms

22 September 2017

Uber drivers in Kent are under threat after Transport for London said it would revoke the company’s licence to operate cabs by the end of the month.

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Government silent on what plans it has to prevent post-Brexit gridlock in county

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

22 September 2017

Department for Transport refuses to disclose what measures will be needed to stop gridlock in Kent

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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 runs services across Kent

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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