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Traffic hell for drivers as 18 months' of roadworks set to begin

Traffic hell for drivers as 18 months' of roadworks set to begin

An 18-month-long roadworks scheme is set to begin today, but some business owners fear trade will take a hefty hit.

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'We're on a mission to make a difference'

'We're on a mission to make a difference'

A series of monthly networking sessions start this month aimed at helping firms bounce back after the pandemic.

Tunnel operator losses £106m in first six months of 2021

Tunnel operator losses £106m in first six months of 2021

The cost of travel restrictions continues to take a sizeable bite out of the finances of the company behind the Channel Tunnel.

'Pointless M20 barrier should be removed this week'

'Pointless M20 barrier should be removed this week'

An MP says the hated Operation Brock system on the M20 should be removed this week as changes to France quarantine rules mean it is now unnecessary.

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It's back! Op Brock rolled out for reopening

It's back! Op Brock rolled out for reopening

Operation Brock is being deployed again in preparation for the lifting of lockdown.

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Jobless figures continue to fall

Jobless figures continue to fall

across the county are continuing to fall as the economy continues to slowly improve after a year of .

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Want to start your own business?

Want to start your own business?

A free online pop-up training school will be giving budding entrepreneurs the practical skills they need to get their own business off the ground.

Jobs boost - but warning over skills shortage

Jobs boost - but warning over skills shortage

A survey has revealed the majority of firms in the county plan to hire staff this year - but there are warnings over a skills shortage.

Firm finally gets Queen's Award

Firm finally gets Queen's Award

It may have waited more than a year due to the pandemic, but one firm has finally been presented with a prestigious award.

Instructors unite to ease learner backlog

Instructors unite to ease learner backlog

A new site and app has been developed in the county to help tackle the queues of learner drivers waiting for driving lessons.

'Millions to be generated and hundreds of jobs to be created'

'Millions to be generated and hundreds of jobs to be created'

The leader of Kent County Council says the county's economy will be boosted and jobs be created thanks to post-Brexit facilities.

Family coach firm takes over from Arriva

Family coach firm takes over from Arriva

A family-run coach company has won the contract to take over a community's bus network from transport giants Arriva.

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Parking ban for lorries to be lifted

Parking ban for lorries to be lifted

A union has welcomed the decision not to extend a ban on lorry drivers in Kent parking in the county.

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Ferry returns to cross-Channel port

Ferry returns to cross-Channel port

A leading ferry operator is back to pre-pandemic levels after the return of one of its ferries to the Dover-Calais cross-Channel route.

'Nothing will survive without lorry drivers'

'Nothing will survive without lorry drivers'

A shortage in HGV drivers is fuelling a crisis which threatens to cripple supply chains, warns a driving school boss.

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'Months of misery' for lorries if parking ban extended

'Months of misery' for lorries if parking ban extended

Lorry drivers in Kent are in for more months of misery as the government is set to extend a ban on them parking in the county.

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Get ready for Brexit import changes

Get ready for Brexit import changes

A series of free webinars will take place this summer ahead of key changes to import rules due to Brexit.

Date set for revised Thames Crossing plans

Date set for revised Thames Crossing plans

Revised plans for the Lower Thames Crossing are set to be published next month several months after the original planning application was pulled.

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Flexible rail tickets met with fury over savings claims

Flexible rail tickets met with fury over savings claims

Rail commuters have blasted a new flexible season ticket as a "con", claiming some journeys are more expensive under the new scheme.

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£92m congestion-busting flyover plans approved

£92m congestion-busting flyover plans approved

Major upgrades on one of Kent's busiest junctions have been given the green light by the Secretary of State after a public inquiry.

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