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New pilot boat for pilot transfer operations serving the ports of London and Medway.

Latest part of a move to replace the existing fleet essential for vessels using our waterways

Could spacecraft be deployed from Manston in the future?

A presentation will be made to bosses at the Royal Aeronautical Society

Darren Clarke wins 2011 Open at Sandwich

The Open last played at Royal St George’s in 2011 when Darren Clarke lifted the Claret Jug

English money

A record number of UK companies have been named for paying their workers below the minimum or national living wage

Folkestone Harbour station renovation

Work is set to begin on the project later this month

Turner Contemporary

SELEP and London mayor Sadiq Khan have issued a rallying call to Lord Heseltine to back plans for a world-class creative district

A Learjet containing veterans (left) flies alongside a Spitfire carrying former pilot Ray Roberts at the launch of the celebrations the mark the centenary of Biggin Hill airport. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ray Roberts, from Margate, used a walking aid on the runway to take his place in the twin-seat aircraft

Paramount Park

A planning application for the ambitious project on the Swanscombe peninsula is expected to be submitted this year

96 High Street, Sevenoaks. Photo: Google

The three-story property consists of a retail unit on the ground, leased to M&Co, and 630 square metres of office space above


Medway has suffered particularly over the years, which led to the unitary council introducing a pioneering cross-operator self-exclusion scheme

Construction site

Major projects such as Ebbsfleet garden city, Paramount park and junction 10a on the M20 are cited as reasons for a spike in demand

Paramount Park

A planning application for the ambitious project on the Swanscombe peninsula is expected to be submitted this year

Trains will not run between Romford and Upminster this weekend

The franchise expires in 2018 and the Department of Transport is launching a consultation on the future of the network this month


Council leader Chris Wells confirmed the news at a public event over the weekend

Ebbsfleet Garden City�s first primary school, Cherry Orchard, is expected to open in September.

Gareth Johnson and Adam Holloway visited the site at Castle Hill today where Cherry Orchard will cater for some 420 pupils in the autumn

Exhaust pipes pumping out pollution

Dover MP Charlie Elphicke sent a letter to chancellor Philip Hammond outlining better ways of tackling air pollution that do not punish drivers

Manston Airport

Further details of what will encompass the planned mixed-use development have also been revealed

Engine maintenance

Kelly Tolhurst told MPs in the House of Commons she wanted assurances for the future of such firms in her constituency

South portal Lower Thames Crossing

The coy response comes more than a year after Highways England first invited feedback on plans for a bored tunnel linking Kent and Essex

Rural business

The firms are being urged to bid for the cash by economic chiefs at SELEP

Lydd Airport. Picture by: Arnaud Stephenson.

The airport’s legal team are in the final stages of buying land to enable the extension of the existing 1,500m runway

Plans for the redevelopment of the Western Docks at the Port of Dover

The regeneration project is the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover

A view of the proposed garden village and Swanley Halt station

The proposal is part of Sevenoaks District Council’s ‘master vision’ for the town


Biggest shake-up in local authorities could be in place by April 2019 as key meetings now due to take place

Kent Medical Campus

The hospital will offer 65 beds

Millwall FC. Photo: Google

A proposed CPO to seize land around the Lions’ home ground, the Den, has been scrapped

David Bowie. Pic: PA

The 10 stamps, including images of famous album covers Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane, will go on sale on March 14

Christian Brodie

SELEP has backed the announcement of an Industrial Strategy Green Paper this week

Seasonal workers

Faversham and Mid Kent MP, Helen Whately, warned last year a shortage of seasonal labour is putting county farms at risk of going out of business


The loophole lets passengers miss key border checks by buying a ticket from Brussels to Lille but then staying on the train until it reaches Ashford and Ebbsfleet

Mobile phone

All trains will enable connectivity by 2018, with some set to provide internet access within months

A&E queues could be cut following launch of the WaitLess app

The WaitLess app was developed by a student at the University of Greenwich, which has a campus in Medway

The first freight train service from China to the UK arrives at DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking after passing through Kent. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The freight passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Museum currently is home to the displays featuring the original TV Bagpuss. Creator Peter Firmin has given his blessing to move

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