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£104m motorway junction work begins

The junction 10 roundabout in Ashford. Picture: Ady Kerry

09 February 2018

Work to build a major new motorway junction is set to start next week - 10 years after the plans were first mooted.


Transport secretary makes rail pledge

Transport secretary Chris Grayling

08 February 2018

Chris Grayling insists the government has no plans to downgrade Kent's train services to the capital, but critics remain sceptical.


Bus shelter could make way for expanded cinema

Councillors Pam Hawkins and Bill Gardner with bus passengers outside the closed waiting room.

08 February 2018

The reopening of an indoor bus shelter depends on whether cinema developers submit a plan that requires space in the neighbouring car park.


MP takes rail fight to Westminster

The Kent Messenger newspaper is calling on the Department for Transport to retain the much-valued high speed services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras.

07 February 2018

The government's transport secretary has been told of local fears over plans to scrap high speed rail services to the capital.


Tunnel reopens after lorry breaks down

The incident happened near the Dartford Tunnel.

07 February 2018

Traffic continues to queue after one of the Dartford tunnels was closed following the breakdown of a lorry.


How long do you spend in traffic?

07 February 2018

Traffic jams are costing motorists in Kent more than £1,000 a year, according to a study.


Sunday parking charges - thousands say no

Campaigning councillors Charlotte “Charlie” Zosseder and Ian Palmer at the Stembrook car park, Dover. Picture: Peter Wallace

06 February 2018

Just over 3,400 people have supported online petitions to stop a council introducing new seven-day parking charges.


Breakthrough in bid to solve roads chaos

Congestion has been an issue in Maidstone for years.

05 February 2018

Progress finally appears to have been made on plans to reduce congestion in a Kent town following a crunch meeting between MPs and council chiefs.


Call to ban lorries that 'ruin lives'

Lorries cause 'as much damage as 10,000 cars' in Mr Holden's village, he claims

05 February 2018

Lorries that "cause more damage than 10,000 cars" should be banned from parts of Kent, a councillor has claimed.


Has your car needed new springs?

Stuart Bradburn of G's Drive-Thru MOT Centre in Blue Town, Sheerness, says he is replacing at least three car springs a week.

05 February 2018

Pothole-riddled roads are causing a huge increase in the number of cars and vans needing replacement springs, say garages.


VIDEO: Car engulfed by flames after crash

The VW Beetle caught fire after it was involved in three-car collision

03 February 2018

A VW Beetle burst into flames after it was involved in a three-car collision in a busy street.

£48m in unpaid tolls and fines written off

Millions of pounds were written off for unclaimed fines and charges. Stock image

02 February 2018

A staggering £48m in fines and charges for the Dartford Crossing have been written off in just one year.


Road shut due to emergency gas works

The road is closed because of a gas leak.

02 February 2018

Part of a main road has been closed so that engineers can carry out emergency repairs to a gas main.

Biker injured in town centre crash

Traffic building up at the scene

01 February 2018

Emergency services were called to the scene of an accident in which a motorcyclist was being treated at the roadside.


Hundreds voice concern over high speed threat

Alice Verbeeren, 5, and Shelley Verbeeren, promoting our campaign to retain the high speed service to St Pancras International.

01 February 2018

Plans to scrap high speed train services to the capital will force people out of a major Kent town, commuters have warned.


Tug firm’s profits fall as shipyard collapses

GPS Marine is based in Upnor

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.

Drivers warned of bridge and tunnel closures

There are long delays at the Dartford Crossing. Stock image

01 February 2018

Delays are expected as Highways England carries out maintenance work at the Dartford Crossing.

Fines for going 1mph over speed limit?

Most speed cameras in Kent are inactive, according to data

31 January 2018

A police chief says drivers should be fined for breaking the speed limit by just one mile per hour.


Lorry toll charge plea rejected

Lorries build up in Dover during times of delays, such as bad weather and strikes in France

31 January 2018

Calls to create a congestion charge for lorries passing through a Kent port have been dismissed.


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

Southeastern trains will offer free wifi from today. Picture: Southeastern

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.

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