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New railway station gets approval

Plans for the new Rochester railway station in Corporation Street

12 September 2013

Rochester’s new railway station has won formal planning approval, despite concerns about parking.

200 buyers race for 13 new homes

The Linton house type, one of the homes being built at Leigh, near Sevenoaks.

12 September 2013

Sales staff for a Kent developer are getting their breath back after a record-breaking 200 people put their names down for just 13 new homes.

Dockside scheme that could employ 3,500 given green light

How the £650m project at Chatham Docks will look

12 September 2013

Councillors have approved the first stage of a £650m Chatham Docks project that could create thousands of jobs.

We haven't written off £3m debt, says council leader

11 September 2013

Transeuropa row rumbles on as the bid to recoup the millions in unpaid port fees takes a fresh twist.

Decision day for £650m dock development dream

Chatham Docks

09 September 2013

Councillors set to vote again on plans which promise 3,500 potential new jobs.

Rower switches to Javelin

Katherine Grainger at naming ceremony of Javelin high-speed train run by Southeastern.

06 September 2013

Commuters will be reminded of Olympic hero Katherine Grainger every time they go to work.

True cost of Kent's parking fines

A traffic warden at work in Kent. Picture: Library image

02 September 2013

Find out where the county comes in the rankings when it comes to dishing out parking fines.

Tourism chief defends ‘picturesque’ Sheppey

Sheerness High Street

23 August 2013

A champion of tourism on the Island has defended Sheerness after it was ridiculed in a new book.

Walk on to cross the water

23 August 2013

While the riverside may have changed, the vessel making its short journey from Town Pier Pontoon to Tilbury and back has remained a familiar sight...

Secret of why this garage has kept its customers

Claremont Motor Engineers, Watling Street, Dartford. Russell White, Director, right, with the team.

22 August 2013

A garage is hoping to win this year’s Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards, supported by the Messenger.

FOI reveals controversial £20m business park meetings

19 August 2013

Villagers uncover details of 18 discussions between developer and council over manufacturing, warehousing and distribution complex.

Fine A-level results for east Kent

A group of sixth form students at Sandwich Technology School receiving their results last year

16 August 2013

Schools and students from around the Dover-Deal-Sandwich district are celebrating excellent A-level results.

Car auction firm drives expansion

Robin Wilde, left, manager of BCA Paddock Wood, with David Cole of Ford Retail National Group Disposals

15 August 2013

BCA at Paddock Wood has expanded display area

Southcliffe: Tourism bosses plan tour

Steven, played by Sean Harris, in Channel 4 show Southcliffe that was filmed around Faversham

11 August 2013

As the final episodes of Southcliffe are set to air on TV, tourism bosses are considering starting a tour to capitalise on the county's starring role.

Work set to begin on 6,000-home site

Eastern Quarry in Swanscombe

09 August 2013

A long-awaited development to bring more than 6,000 homes is set to get under way soon after planning approval last night.

Go-ahead for technical college

How the new Leigh UTC could look

09 August 2013

Plans for a multi-million pound technical college for up to 600 students in north Kent has been been approved.

Could Kent's hub airport be ruled out by December?

Lord Foster's plans for a four-runway airport at Grain have provoked strong opposition

09 August 2013

Kent is just months away from finding out its role in the future of the UK's airport capacity.

Council leader: 'We might never get back £3.3m'

Former Thanet District Council leader Cllr Clive Hart is not seeking re-election in May 2015 elections

08 August 2013

A council leader has admitted he is not optimistic about recouping the £3.3million owed by the collapsed ferry company Transeuropa.

New homes to be built on wasteland

Swale council's head office, Swale House

08 August 2013

New life is set to be breathed into the former A2 Tyres depot in Sittingbourne.

Dover remains Europe's busiest ferry port

The Port of Dover

05 August 2013

The Port of Dover has seen a big increase in freight traffic during the first six months of this year - while Eurotunnel has seen a drop.

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