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High speed trains' economic impact revealed

HS1 launched a decade ago

13 September 2017

The amount of money high speed rail services have added to the Kent economy has been uncovered in a study to mark the trains' 10 year anniversary.


Firms could be asked to pay for lights at 'death trap' junction

Vehicles turning out of Barrey Road onto the A2070 dual carriageway

13 September 2017

Council chiefs struggling to find £270,000 to pay for new traffic lights on a notorious junction could ask businesses and developers to help fund it.


Businesses "crying out" for certainty over Brexit

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott

12 September 2017

More investment is needed in Kent's road network ahead of Brexit, says a prominent port boss.

Boat service into London launches

All aboard the new boat service to London

11 September 2017

Commuters are swapping wheels for water as a new boat service from Kent into London launches today for a trial period.


£30m dual carriageway plan faces public inquiry

An artist's impression of the new Chart Road. Picture courtesy of KCC Highways

09 September 2017

A public inquiry will be held into a major multi-million pounds dual carriageway plan for a town centre.


Plans for problem roundabout revealed

The crash happened near the Stockbury Roundabout

06 September 2017

A notoriously busy junction is to get a £100 million upgrade to reduce congestion, improve journey times and boost economic growth.


Personal touch key to paint supplier's success

GB Refinish's John Barclay, right, receives an engraved plaque alongside his son John R Barclay, left, from R-M Paint's Darren Barge, celebrating 30 years in business and 20 years with R-M Paint

02 September 2017

Being small and nimble has allowed a family paint firm to keep motoring clients happy for three decades as it eyes a big expansion.

Train cleaners to vote on strike action

Cleaners on Southeastern and Southern trains may go on strike. Stock image.

31 August 2017

Cleaners on Kent’s railways could stage a walkout in a dispute over pay and working conditions.


Commuters to be told to queue

Commuters are being told to expect disruption. Stock image

29 August 2017

Rail passengers are being told to expect upheaval and busy stations as a week of commuter train disruption gets under way.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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