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£1.5m scheme to tackle Westwood Cross congestion

31 May 2013

5,000 new jobs could be created on the back of the Department of Transport's funding announcement

Tea room rated one of the best businesses in the world

Tracy Baker with Sudi and Chris Austin at Flynn's Bee Farm, Minster. They have won a Certificate of Excellence from the Trip Advisor web-site.

31 May 2013

Flynn's Bee Farm in Minster has been rated in the top 10% of businesses worldwide by a popular website.

Thames Estuary airport debate takes a new twist

31 May 2013

Building an airport in Kent would mean Heathrow would have to close, according to a think tank.

M2 celebrates golden anniversary of motoring

The M2 at Sittingbourne

29 May 2013

It may have caused gridlock, jams and roadworks... but the M2 is marking a special birthday

Wildlife charity joins fight against airport expansion

Lydd Airport sign.

29 May 2013

Wildlife charity the RSPB warned today that the proposed expansion of Lydd Airport was fundamentally flawed.

Dover Docks traffic flow scheme right on track

Adverse weather in the channel is causing delays at the Port of Dover

28 May 2013

£85m investment programme on target for 2015 completion date

Commuters celebrate after Network Rail U-turn

Train services were disrupted. Stock picture

24 May 2013

Victory for City workers after four-year battle to keep train service

Perfick! Holiday home from home for Darling Buds fans

Buss Farm, where the Darling Buds of May was filmed

23 May 2013

An entrepreneur plans to turn the Kent farm where Darling Buds of May was filmed into holiday accommodation themed on the hit TV show.

Planning inspector says development plan is 'sound'

An artist's impression of the development up to 5,750 homes, along with schools and a high street at Chilmington Green

23 May 2013

Plans for up to 5,750 homes at Chilmington Green took a big step forward after Ashford Borough Council's local plan was approved by an inspector

Ferry firm owes council £3.3m under secret deal

TransEuropa ferry

22 May 2013

A council is facing criticism over a top secret deal with stricken ferry firm TransEuropa after it emerged the authority is owed £3.3million.

Profits drop at DFDS

22 May 2013

Rough start to the year for Dover-Calais ferry route operator as year-on-year figures fall

Backing 'the bubble'

Kings Hill from the air

22 May 2013

Record low mortgage rates and buyer incentives have pushed house sales at new community Kings Hill up to levels not seen since the economic downturn

River crossing bill could reach £5bn

Despite the Dart Charge queues are still frequent at the Dartford Crossing

22 May 2013

Options for a new River Thames road crossing include a scheme that would pass through "environmentally sensitive areas" and could reach £5bn

Commuters warned of rail chaos

Artist's impression of revamped London Bridge platform

22 May 2013

Kent rail passengers have been warned to expect serious disruption on services to and from London... for up to two years.

Paramount Park could be scuppered by new crossing plan

Computer-generated image showing what Paramount Park could look like on the Swanscombe Peninsula

21 May 2013

The man behind Paramount Park has warned a new river crossing could ruin plans for the Disney-style resort as the government unveiled its plans.

Haulage firm issues warning over petrol price discrepancy

Gravesend is the first town to see petrol prices drop below 120p per litre

20 May 2013

A survey has shown a huge variance in petrol prices in the county. There was a difference of nearly 10p a litre in fuel sold at neighbouring sites.

Euroferries release updated plans

Historic Boulogne could be just a 75 minute crossing from Ramsgate

13 May 2013

Cross-Channel crossings from Ramsgate to Boulogne move a step nearer with the announcement of a coach service ferrying passengers to the Kent port

Multi-billion pounds estuary airport dismissed by key committee

10 May 2013

A select committee of MPs is the most influential group yet to shoot down plans for a multi-billion pounds airport in the Thames Estuary.

Kent firms will be at forefront of Lydd expansion plans: Mutlaq

Lydd Airport sign.

07 May 2013

Local firms will be at the front of the queue when contracts are awarded for a £25 million Lydd Airport development, its boss has promised.

Support for carbon reduction plan welcomed

Lorry driver. Picture: Thinkstock

06 May 2013

The Kent-based Freight Transport Association has welcomed Government support for its carbon reduction plan.

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