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Operation Stack

Balfour Beatty has won the contract to construct a lorry park for some 3,600 vehicles


However, one party - backed by soverign wealth - is approaching the current owners and considering investing up to £150m

The Dartford Crossing

Motorists also complained of poor signage and confusion with the London Congestion Charge

Ben Towers

Ben Towers is in high demand to deliver keynote speeches at conferences all over the world

Artist's impressions of St James development in Dover

The contract has been given for work on the construction of a six-screen cinema, hotel, restaurants and shops in the heart of the town centre

Lot 60 - Former part of Buckland Hospital, Dover

Originally a workhouse opened in 1836, it became a hospital before its closure last year

David Fitzsimmons

A further 46 companies have set up shop in the county courtesy of the inward investment agency

South Portal Lower Thames Crossing

The joint venture’s role will include environmental surveys, traffic modelling, economic analysis, planning and design of the preferred route

Royal Mail

The Health and Safety Executive said better organisation of workplace transport would have prevented the incident from happening

Priestfield, Gillingham

The minister will visit Priestfield this morning as part of a wider tour of Medway

Eurostar has beguin testing on its route from London to Amsterdam

The surge follows a fall in demand during the first quarter

Kent Downs AONB

As many as 12,000 new homes could be built over the next 30 years if proposals are approved

Artist's impressions of St James development in Dover

Work on the project is expected to be complete by autumn 2017 and will provide a cinema, hotel and six restaurants

Lottery ticket

The ME postcode was ranked sixth luckiest per head of population according to Camelot


The festival has grown exponentially since being founded in Lee Denny’s Beckenham garden

Artist Helen Marshall with the Victoria At 21 art project

The Tunbridge Wells shopping centre came out on top at The BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards

Electric taxi

The Nissan Leaf and will be trialled for five weeks across the city

A rare ploughing engine made by Kent manufacturer Aveling and Porter – which used to be based at Strood – has been sold for £19,000 at auction

The machine, which dates from 1894, is believed to be the only surviving machine of its type made by the manufacturer left in the UK

Bomb disposal van leaves Old Trafford after the game is abandoned during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chris Reid, managing director of Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd, spoke outside his home in Biggin Hill

Scarecrow sign in Elham

The creations have to be displayed by next Monday at the latest, when the public will be invited to come and vote for their favourite one in the east Kent village


Roads must be safer and routes made more attractive claim cycling groups

Manston Airport

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale said the plans would not have “a snowball-in-hell’s chance” of coming to fruition

Farthingloe Pic: Paul Wells

The charity argued the judge’s conclusion that an application to build 521 houses and a 90 home retirement village complied with planning law, was wrong

Tim Bentley and Kim Burgess at Pork Farms' Board Games Championship

Tim Bentley of Bake & Ale House was crowned champion

Mobile app

Instagram, also owned by Mr Zuckerberg, has demanded Danny Lucas change the name of his innovative app

HSBC wants to be the bank of choice for Kent SMEs

It is the bank’s largest-ever funding package for the region

Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury venue celebrates fifth anniversary with bumper takings

Former Eurotunnel Exhibition Centre site

Once popular tourist attraction is once again up for sale

Ebbsfleet Garden City is pushing forward

Investor buys the land and will now work to get it ready for housebuilders

The retailer has stores in Maidstone, Hempstead Valley, Gravesend, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford

£20 banknote design

Local artist Tracey Emin says she’s “especially happy because it is Turner and he loved Margate”

Flying Horse in Canterbury - soon to be the new Corner House restuarant

Will be the second outlet following success in Minster, Thanet

Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesham. Photo: Cohesion Plus / Sarah Knight

The festival marks the start of the New Year in the Nanakshahi solar calendar and celebrates the Sikh religious faith

Refurbishment plans for Folkestone's Creative Quarter

The project is expected to be complete by summer 2017


Planning arrangements for your own death has long been a taboo topic, but an event in Tenterden next weekend invites you to view and discuss the options for your final send off

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