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Serious crash on major route sparks large emergency response

Serious crash on major route sparks large emergency response

23 February 2024

A serious crash has sparked a large emergency response and gridlock on a busy dual-carriageway.

Major roadworks start today

Major roadworks start today

23 February 2024

A major route closes for several weeks from today, with one resident describing the “nightmare” of living with roadworks every day.

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Flood warning as heavy rainfall batters the county

Flood warning as heavy rainfall batters the county

22 February 2024

A flood alert has been issued as heavy rain continues to fall, with river levels expected to rise.

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Station previously dubbed ‘mugger’s paradise’ to be staffed seven days a week

Station previously dubbed ‘mugger’s paradise’ to be staffed seven days a week

21 February 2024

Staff will take to the platforms of a £44m train station – previously labelled a “mugger paradise” – at weekends for the first time.

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Tunnel to close for three weekends for construction

Tunnel to close for three weekends for construction

21 February 2024

Drivers will have to use alternative routes to leave the capital as works on a new tunnel continue.

20mph signs sabotaged amid residents’ rage over new road scheme

20mph signs sabotaged amid residents’ rage over new road scheme

21 February 2024

Vandals have targeted numerous newly-erected 20mph signs with spray paint in a spate of criminal damage across a seaside town.

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Public step in to clear road after car overturns

Public step in to clear road after car overturns

19 February 2024

Members of the public stepped in to clear a road after a car rolled onto its side in a crash which caused “traffic chaos”.

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MPs hit back at 'misleading electorate' claims in airport battle

MPs hit back at 'misleading electorate' claims in airport battle

19 February 2024

Two MPs hit back at claims of “misleading the electorate” over controversial airport reopening plans – but campaigners say questions need answering.

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Bus driver praised for sorting diversion notices when Arriva failed to

Bus driver praised for sorting diversion notices when Arriva failed to

19 February 2024

A bus driver took matters into his own hands when passengers were left stranded because Arriva hadn’t told them about diversion plans.

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Drivers face months of disruption amid main route's £4.4m overhaul

Drivers face months of disruption amid main route's £4.4m overhaul

16 February 2024

Drivers are expected to face four months of traffic disruption amid a £4.4m project to overhaul a major Kent route.

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Four-vehicle crash closes M2

Four-vehicle crash closes M2

14 February 2024

A motorway has been reopened after an accident involving a number of vehicles but there are still delays of more than an hour on the approach.

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Road shut after lorry ends up in ditch

Road shut after lorry ends up in ditch

14 February 2024

A road has been shut by police after a lorry was left at a precarious angle in a ditch.

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School's safety petition aired before MPs after death of pupil, 10

School's safety petition aired before MPs after death of pupil, 10

14 February 2024

A primary school’s petition for road safety measures to be introduced following the death of one of its pupil has been presented to Parliament.

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Collapsed manhole cover sparks delays on busy route

Collapsed manhole cover sparks delays on busy route

13 February 2024

Motorists are facing delays this evening due to emergency repairs after a manhole cover collapsed.

Taxi ‘flag’ fare to rise to ease cabbies’ cost of living pressures

Taxi ‘flag’ fare to rise to ease cabbies’ cost of living pressures

13 February 2024

Taxis in one part of the county may see their flag rate - the starting price of a cab - rise by a £1 in order to help drivers stay afloat.

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Kent station ‘worst for London commute’

Kent station ‘worst for London commute’

13 February 2024

A railway station where trains are late or cancelled more often than they run on time has been named the worst for commuters.

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High street reopens after ‘serious accident’

High street reopens after ‘serious accident’

11 February 2024

A high street that was shut following reports of a “serious accident” has reopened.

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Village with no pavements has plea for 20mph zone rejected

Village with no pavements has plea for 20mph zone rejected

10 February 2024

A plea for a 20mph zone in a village with no pavements has been rejected by Kent Council Council, which says it’s “inappropriate and not feasible”.

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Van gutted after fire on M25

Van gutted after fire on M25

10 February 2024

A vehicle fire on the M25 last night saw a van completely gutted by flames and left one person suffering from smoke inhalation.

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Kent’s ranking as UK’s crash capital ‘should be wake-up call to council’

Kent’s ranking as UK’s crash capital ‘should be wake-up call to council’

10 February 2024

Drivers and councillors say Kent’s ranking as the UK county with the most crashes should be a “wake-up call” to highways bosses.

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