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Over 150k lorries dodge crossing charges

Over 150k lorries dodge crossing charges

Nearly 3,000 foreign lorries are avoiding paying charges at the Dartford Crossing every week, according to newly uncovered figures.

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'Parliament should be able to say what it would agree with'

'Parliament should be able to say what it would agree with'

A second senior Kent Tory MP says Parliament should be able to say what option for leaving the EU it wants if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected.

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Laura Ashley to axe 40 stores across UK

Laura Ashley to axe 40 stores across UK

A fashion and furnishings chain is to close a number of stores nationwide.

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High Street store quits town

High Street store quits town

A jewellery shop is leaving a town it has had a presence in for more than 18 years.

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Post Office closes without warning

Post Office closes without warning

Residents have been left in the lurch after a village Post Office has closed without any warning just days before Christmas.

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First restaurant venture for Kent celebrity chef

First restaurant venture for Kent celebrity chef

Celebrity chef Scott Goss, who appeared on the BBC's Great British Menu, has opened his first restaurant in the county.

Fears green development plans will delay housing schemes

Fears green development plans will delay housing schemes

Consultant says plans currently out for consultation could see government fail to hit its own housing targets.

Pub reopens after £100,000 refurbishment

Pub reopens after £100,000 refurbishment

Shepherd Neame pub reopens with landlords from nearby village pub now in charge.

Celebrity chef to serve up vegan menu at popular restaurant

Celebrity chef to serve up vegan menu at popular restaurant

Chef will serve up a vegan menu in January at his seaside eatery.

Plans for The Range and Costa approved

Plans for The Range and Costa approved

The Range and a Costa Coffee drive-thru are to open on a new retail park after plans were approved.

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Unmanned station plan dropped

Unmanned station plan dropped

A council has failed to persuade rail bosses and a train operator to back an unmanned rail station.

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Greengrocers a real taste of the past

Greengrocers a real taste of the past

A couple have decided to buck the trend of the decline of the high street by opening a traditional general store.

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Crime fears halt takeaway hours plan

Crime fears halt takeaway hours plan

Hopes to extend the opening hours of a takeaway have been dashed amid concerns from police.

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Shop alcohol licence bid rejected

Shop alcohol licence bid rejected

A corner shop has been prevented from selling alcohol after objections from a nearby school.

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Ramsay's ex-colleague turning gay bar into family pub

Ramsay's ex-colleague turning gay bar into family pub

A chef who once worked with Gordon Ramsay is looking to transform a pub’s image after taking over as landlady.

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Growing numbers on unemployment benefits

Growing numbers on unemployment benefits

Dole queues lengthened by 640 people across Kent as unemployment increased nationally by a small margin.

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Firms 'intensely frustrated' as Brexit saga drags on

Firms 'intensely frustrated' as Brexit saga drags on

A key business figure says companies in Kent are looking at Westminster in "utter dismay" after the Prime Minister delayed a vote on her Brexit deal.

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Port signs £6m maintenance deal

Port signs £6m maintenance deal

Major four-year deal will see Wakefield-based firm handle electrical and mechanical maintenance issues at port.

Brexit Secretary answers your questions

Brexit Secretary answers your questions

The Brexit Secretary has answered questions from KentOnline readers about the impact of leaving the EU - but ducked one query on Operation Stack.

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Hauliers warn no-deal Brexit preparation 'dire'

Hauliers warn no-deal Brexit preparation 'dire'

A lack of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit means it could take eight hours to process a single lorry, say hauliers.

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