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Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

18 April 2021

The Labour party has asked the government to intervene over an 'absurd' decision to block the release of a report on a lorry park.

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The Brexit ban threatening to rip the heart out of a famous Kent industry

The Brexit ban threatening to rip the heart out of a famous Kent industry

17 April 2021

A controversial EU ban on shellfish exports is threatening to rip the heart out of a famous Kent industry.

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Brexit lorry park gets busier as customs checks begin

Brexit lorry park gets busier as customs checks begin

24 March 2021

Customs checks are now fully operational at a purpose-built Brexit lorry park off the M20.

More than 1,500 lorries clamped this year

More than 1,500 lorries clamped this year

19 March 2021

Special powers given to Kent County Council after Brexit has allowed officers to clamp 1,500 lorries parked up in the county.

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Nurses' pay and the man who led the Brexit charge retires

Nurses' pay and the man who led the Brexit charge retires

12 March 2021

Can Labour win in the council elections in May? It revealed one of its campaigning points this week.

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Manston suspended for HGV checks

Manston suspended for HGV checks

10 March 2021

Emergency planners to stand down airport as HGV 'checkpoint' from later this month.

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'My beer's stuck in Essex - and I blame Brexit!'

'My beer's stuck in Essex - and I blame Brexit!'

06 March 2021

A pub has blamed new Brexit regulations for holding up beer and forcing it to cancel an eagerly anticipated event.

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Why Brexit VAT changes are hitting hard

Why Brexit VAT changes are hitting hard

03 March 2021

Firms exporting to the EU are finding changes to VAT rules causing extra cost and delays after Brexit - prompting many to pull out of deals.

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Brexit lorry park delayed again as weather holds up work

Brexit lorry park delayed again as weather holds up work

02 March 2021

Customs checks at a purpose-built Brexit lorry park have yet to begin – despite a March 1 target.

No end in sight for Op Brock on M20

No end in sight for Op Brock on M20

25 February 2021

Bosses say there is no set date for the removal of a hated contraflow on the M20 which was introduced ahead of Brexit.

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Kent gets Brexit help from 33 police forces

Kent gets Brexit help from 33 police forces

15 February 2021

There have been very few Brexit queues as police officers from 33 forces come to help out in Kent.

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A tax rise and the Tory revolt that fizzled out

A tax rise and the Tory revolt that fizzled out

12 February 2021

A Tory revolt fails to amount to anything, a hike in council tax and another health shake-up - we round-up this week's political news in Kent.

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Customs site for HGVs at station car park costs £1.8m

Customs site for HGVs at station car park costs £1.8m

11 February 2021

The government is paying hundreds of thousands in rent every month for using a railway station car park for customs checks on cross-Channel lorries.

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100 jobs to be created at port health authority

100 jobs to be created at port health authority

09 February 2021

New vacancies are waiting to be filled at a port health authority following new rules after Britain's departure from the EU.

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Millions spent renting land for Brexit lorry park

Millions spent renting land for Brexit lorry park

07 February 2021

The government has paid the owner of land being used as a Brexit lorry park almost £6m in rent.

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Lorries must not stop for more than 45 minutes - or else

Lorries must not stop for more than 45 minutes - or else

05 February 2021

HGV drivers have this morning been learning about KCC's measures to control Continental traffic.

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Brexit fears on gridlock in Kent 'unfounded'

Brexit fears on gridlock in Kent 'unfounded'

03 February 2021

The transport minister says Kent gridlock fears after Brexit have been proved unfounded, with freight levels around 15% lower than normal.

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Sleepy lorry drivers could wake up to clamp

Sleepy lorry drivers could wake up to clamp

29 January 2021

A council has stepped up its fight against nuisance parking by using special powers to clamp sleepy lorry drivers.

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Village 'at breaking point' as lost lorries terrorise residents

Village 'at breaking point' as lost lorries terrorise residents

27 January 2021

A community say they are at "breaking point" as HGVs looking for a lorry park keep getting lost in their village.

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Hundreds of jobs open at Brexit lorry park

Hundreds of jobs open at Brexit lorry park

27 January 2021

More than one hundred jobs are available at a lorry park for 1,600 vehicles.

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