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Tug firm’s profits fall as shipyard collapses

Tug firm’s profits fall as shipyard collapses

01 February 2018

A tug boat business saw profits fall by a quarter after it was forced to write off nearly half a million pounds when a shipyard went bust.

Fifth of passengers happy with wifi - despite it not existing!

Fifth of passengers happy with wifi - despite it not existing!

31 January 2018

Nearly one in five passengers on Southeastern trains say they're happy with the wifi service - despite the fact it doesn't exist yet.

Cost of mothballing Manston Stack site is £6m

Cost of mothballing Manston Stack site is £6m

31 January 2018

The cost of keeping Manston airport on standby in case Operation Stack is triggered has risen to nearly £6m.

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Government 'committed to building lorry park'

Government 'committed to building lorry park'

31 January 2018

The transport secretary says the government is committed to building a lorry park in Kent to deal with issues caused by Operation Stack.

Trial of semi-automated lorries could come to Kent

Trial of semi-automated lorries could come to Kent

29 January 2018

Trials involving convoys of semi-automated lorries controlled by a lead vehicle could take place along stretches of a Kent motorway.

Application for £150m lorry park and homes

Application for £150m lorry park and homes

29 January 2018

Developers have submitted a planning application for a multi-million pound lorry park and houses set to create hundreds of jobs.

'Find Stack alternative or risk disruption'

'Find Stack alternative or risk disruption'

29 January 2018

An alternative to Operation Stack is "desperately needed" as the UK inches closer to Brexit, KCC has warned the government.

Council calls meeting of political leaders after airport vote

Council calls meeting of political leaders after airport vote

29 January 2018

A council will consider options for housing plans across the borough as its leader resists call to quit for supporting homes on a former airport.

MP demands talks over high-speed rail services

MP demands talks over high-speed rail services

25 January 2018

A Kent MP has requested a meeting with the rail minister over fears that popular train services to the capital could be lost.

MP calls for start to third crossing works

MP calls for start to third crossing works

24 January 2018

A Kent MP has called on the government to start building the third Thames Crossing, saying it would give the economy a boost.

Ukip Thanet council leader battles to save job in Manston row

Ukip Thanet council leader battles to save job in Manston row

24 January 2018

Cllr Chris Wells faces call to stand down as Ukip leader of Thanet council - by the Ukip leader

Top of the ports?

Top of the ports?

23 January 2018

Kent's biggest port is beaten in passenger numbers by Helsinki but is still king of the road for freight.

Consultation events after council no vote

Consultation events after council no vote

23 January 2018

RiverOak Manston consultation events get underway this week following council's vote on Local Plan.

'Another unbelievable council fiasco'

'Another unbelievable council fiasco'

19 January 2018

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has hit out at the council after he was not allowed into a special meeting because it was 'full up'.

Bridge too far? Boris floats link to France idea

Bridge too far? Boris floats link to France idea

19 January 2018

First he wanted to build an airport in Kent, and now, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggested building a bridge across the English Channel.

Harbour station project on track

Harbour station project on track

19 January 2018

Developers say a £74 million renovation of a former railway station is due to arrive on time in the spring.

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Crucial vote could determine former airport's future

Crucial vote could determine former airport's future

18 January 2018

Councillors in Thanet have voted AGAINST a plan that earmarks Manston airport site for housing and business development.

Rail service put at risk in franchise options

Rail service put at risk in franchise options

18 January 2018

The Kent Messenger has launched a petition to stop the potential cut to a vital rail link to London.

Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

Most cost-effective commuter towns revealed

18 January 2018

Here are the Kent towns that feature on a new league table of the most cost-effective commuter areas.

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Local Plan no vote could split council

Local Plan no vote could split council

17 January 2018

The long-running tussle over the future of the former Manston airport site could take a significant turn this week.

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