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Crossrail extension 'a priority'

Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission chairman Sir John Armitt, right, is shown plans for Ebbsfleet Garden City by development corporation chief executive Ian Piper

08 January 2018

The new chairman of a commission aimed at growing the economy of north Kent has made assessing the case to bring Crossrail to the county a priority.

Emergency repairs create traffic chaos

Surface damage on the A249. Picture: Hugh Fitzgibbon

05 January 2018

A rip in the surface has led to huge traffic jams on one of Kent's busiest roads.


Line reopens after train hits tree

05 January 2018

Passengers faced delays after a train struck a fallen tree.


True toll of pothole woes revealed

One in seven motorcyclists surveyed by the Kent Advanced Motorcyclists Group have been injured or had their bikes damaged by a pothole

04 January 2018

Just one in every seven drivers in Kent wins compensation after damage caused by a pothole, it's been revealed.


'We’re paying even more for a service that’s getting worse’

Commuters say they are paying more money for a worse service. Pic: Matthew Walker

04 January 2018

Prices for season tickets have had their steepest rise in five years.


Train services cancelled due to fallen tree

Train services are disrupted. Stock picture

04 January 2018

Trains have been cancelled between two busy stations due to a fallen tree blocking the line.

Storm Eleanor wreaks havoc in Kent

A large number of trees have come down. Picture: @kentpoliceton.

03 January 2018

Trees were blown down, homes were left without power and areas faced flooding as Storm Eleanor battered Kent, bringing heavy rain and 60mph gusts.


New parking charges introduced at railway stations

Southeastern has introduced parking charges at Sandwich Railway Station

02 January 2018

Commuters face having to find an extra £700 a year to pay to park after Southeastern has introduced parking charges at more of its railway stations.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Vehicle fire closes key road

Stock image.

24 December 2017

Drivers using key crossing face delays after a vehicle fire.

Homeless driver arrested

Police are investigating. Stock picture.

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

Stock image

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


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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