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Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

'Time to drop Stack park' - councillor

Plans for a huge lorry park off the M20 to ease delays during Operation Stack should be reviewed or even dropped, a councillor has claimed.


Train fares rise

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Off-peak train travellers will have to pay more for their trips on Southeastern services.


No end in sight for Stack woes

Operation Stack creates chaos in Kent

A lorry park off the M20 will not be open this year to deal with Operation Stack overflow, it's been revealed.


'Keep our small stations' plea

Trains are being affected by a trespass incident. Stock image

Transport chiefs have called on the government to commit to train services under threat in train operator proposals.


Shares slip despite record quarter

DFDS revenues have increased

Shares in DFDS fell 1% despite revealing its best-ever first quarter result as revenues increased 4% in the opening three months of the year.

Peston: No deal means 'queues for miles'

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

Failing to get a trade agreement with the EU after Brexit would lead to “queues going back miles” from Kent’s ports, says ITV journalist Robert Peston


Forcing ferry firms to hunt stowaways 'will cause chaos'

Freight traffic is facing delays at the Port of Dover

Government plans for ferry operators to check for illegal migrants could cause chaos, companies have warned.


Kent investors 'richer than McCartney'

The De Haans are reportedly richer than Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

The Sunday Times rich list for 2017 ranks these Kent businessmen as richer than Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.

Neighbours oppose plans for new air ambulance base

The Hangar 10 base at Redhill

A new air ambulance base at one of Kent's airports will send property prices plummeting, neighbours have claimed.


Manston's best hopes of re-opening remain with RiverOak says Sir Roger

Parliamentary candidate for North Thanet Sir Roger Gale

North Thanet parliamentary hopeful Sir Roger Gale queries news of another Manston contender.


Consultation handling ‘scandalous’ say campaigners

How the proposed Lower Thames Crossing will look, with a bored tunnel between the villages of Chalk and Shorne to Essex

The Government may have been misled on the amount of opposition to a Lower Thames Crossing, after the views of 13,000 people were counted as 14.


‘Awful’ freight rail scheme rejected

A train carrying freight in another part of the county. Picture: Lance Corley, Blacksmedia/Steve Carter

One councillor described the plans as 'the most ill-judged and ill-conceived planning application that’s ever come before us'.

'£184 per minute' train fares slammed

Swanscombe railway station

Annual season tickets into London from a Kent station are £502 more than they are from another station just three minutes down the line.


End of the road for truck stop?

Pat Breen has defended plans for a lorry park. Picture: Tony Flashman

A lorry park owner fears Kent will be thrown into chaos if his lorry park is shut down by the council.


First launch of Arriva minibus app service

ArrivaClick has been launched in Sittingbourne

A town in Kent has become the first in the UK to launch a luxury minibus service which combines the features of a taxi ride and a bus journey.

Cafe owner seeks permission for overspill lorry park

The Airport Cafe. Picture: Gary Browne

The owners of a site that has been operating as a 24-hour lorry park have applied to continue doing so for another two years.


Government 'must compensate' crossing residents

How the proposed Lower Thames Crossing will look, with a bored tunnel between the villages of Chalk and Shorne to Essex

A new Lower Thames Crossing “can’t come too soon” but the government has to adequately compensate nearby residents, according to haulage campaigners.

Potential Manston Airport buyers in legal wrangle with owners

The former Manston airport, now called Stone Hill Park. Picture: Simon Burchett

The association competing to acquire and re-open Manston airport says a planning dispute with current owners will not derail its timetable.


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