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London station reopens after major work

London Bridge has been transformed by Network Rail as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. Picture: Network Rail

02 January 2018

Trains will resume calling at London Bridge station for the first time in more than a year following a major transformation.

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Train passengers hit by fare rise

Passengers will have to pay more to travel by train. Library image.

02 January 2018

The county's rail passengers are being hit with a hike in the price of tickets from today.

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Four out of five Kent drivers 'unroadworthy'

More than 80% of Kent motorists have failed a roadworthy test. Stock image

01 January 2018

Around 80% of the county's motorists could not pass a roadworthiness test, survey data has shown. Find out how you fare by taking this quiz.

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Kent has country's highest crash rate

Kent Police recorded the highest speed in a 70mph zone being 150mph. Picture: Matthew Walker

31 December 2017

Police dealt with more accidents in the county than anywhere else in England, the latest government figures have revealed.

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Giant transformer to be moved through Kent

An electricity transformer being moved along the M20 in 2013

29 December 2017

The National Grid hopes to keep disruption to a minimum as it transports a 318 tonne piece of equipment through the county.

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Teenager cut from car after crashing into tree

Fire crews are handling the scene. Stockpic

27 December 2017

Firefighters found a teenager injured and trapped after her vehicle crashed into a tree.

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Vehicle fire closes key road

Stock image.

24 December 2017

Drivers using key crossing face delays after a vehicle fire.

Homeless driver arrested

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image

23 December 2017

Kent police took a homeless woman into custody after a court issued a warrant for her arrest.

Suspected drink driver in custody

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23 December 2017

A man's in custody after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on a motorway this morning.

Arrest after biker injured in crash

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23 December 2017

A man has been arrested after a motorcyclist was injured in a crash which closed a main road for six hours this morning.

Suspected drink driver charged

Kent Police arrested the driver for driving whilst disqualified, driving whilst unfit through drink and taking the vehicle without the owner's consent. Picture: @KentPoliceTon

23 December 2017

A driver who crashed into a tree and then allegedly fled the scene has been charged with a catalogue of offences.

Highways chief defends plan to change junction

What the A274 Sutton Road would look like under proposed changes

23 December 2017

Residents have been finding out how planned £3m changes to a key junction will affect them.

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Crash victim named

Seven Mile Lane junction with Martins Lane

22 December 2017

A woman who died in the second fatal crash to happen on a key road in a week has been named.

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'Frantic Friday' as Christmas getaway begins

The big Christmas getaway has begun. Picture: RAC.

22 December 2017

As the big Christmas getaway gets underway, here is everything you need to know about festive travel - whether you are going by rail, road or sea.

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Hundreds caught speeding on crossing despite cameras

Average speed cameras on the A249 Sheppey Crossing

20 December 2017

More than 1,000 drivers have been caught speeding on a Kent crossing since cameras went live six months ago.

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Ambulance firm goes bust

In happier times, Meditech UK Ambulance Service co-founders Paul Bleach, left and Nigel Patton, right, who sold the company in June, flank Lloyds relationship manager Ian Jobson after securing funding in 2013

19 December 2017

A private ambulance business has ceased trading with the loss of dozens of jobs.

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Chamber swerves support for crossing campaign

Europa Logistics managing director Andrew Baxter

19 December 2017

A leading business group has stopped short of endorsing a campaign aiming to cut traffic by forcing oversized lorries to avoid the Dartford Crossing.

Death In the Ice - a maritime mystery

Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic Picture: PA Photo/Mark Robinson OOE

17 December 2017

The shocking story of a doomed expedition to the Canadian Arctic includes some grim discoveries, but does it answer what happened to the 128 lost men?

Cancellation of school bus service angers parents

Sangita Hornett and son, Freddie, together with Genene Copley and son, Samuel, who are pupils of Saint George's Church of England Secondary School, Gravesend

15 December 2017

Parents have been left in the lurch after a school bus provider announced it will be axing their service from the end of the month.

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Police called to crash near retail park

Police officers have been called to the scene. Stock image

14 December 2017

Drivers are being advised to expect delays after a crash.

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