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Plan extra time for your journey as Operation Stack now stretches from Maidstone to Cheriton

Ambulance

Patients and staff stuck in jams due to Kent’s traffic woes

MyFerryLink ferry. Pic by Roel Hemkes

As Operation Stack rumbles into day 3, travel services are still crippled after French industrial action at the Port of Calais

Operation Stack

The traffic causes misery for motorists, but what is the cost for businesses?

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter at Lydd

Those in area told to expect ‘short periods of high activity levels’ as coastguard choppers get ready for service

The NHS has issued health guidelines as the heatwave hits

Health advice to deal with the blistering heat

Temperatures are set to soar to 30 degrees today

Motorists stuck in traffic chaos warned to be vigilant

Festivals get set to rock the county

From big name music acts, to showcasing the county’s finest produce...there’s plenty to get you outdoors this summer

Andrew Jones at Highways England South East control centre

The transport minister reflects on how Operation Stack has affected the county this week - and what must be done to prevent this chaos in the future

There are severe delays.

Kent roads

Police say incidents across county - in particular M20 and A228 at Snodland - and warn of tough penalties

Heatwave here we come....?

But it warns sizzling temperatures could be shortlived and followed by thunderstorms

Operation Stack

After French industrial action created misery for chaos, it is time to reflect on what can be done to ease the roads in Kent when there are problems at the port

Labour logo

Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Jermey Corbyn and Andy Burnham are all vying to lead the party

Kent Air Ambulance

Passenger in the car taken by air ambulance to a London hospital. Now police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The Northern Lights as seen in Iceland

Crowds went out to try and catch a glimpse of the famous spectacle after the Met Office said the aurora borealis may be visible

The team ascending the monument

The obelisk has been badly damaged by extreme weather

Humans

Millions continue to tune into the hit drama, but are we close in reality to a world which we share with life-like robots?

Linda Ann Jenns

She was sentenced to 30 months in prison

Tom Odell performance. Picture: Steven Law.

He performed on Friday.

Kent Police use dogs to help fight crime. PC Paul Diddams, with German Shepherd Muck.

They can control crowds, sniff out drugs and explosives and still remain an officer’s most loyal colleague. We meet the next generation of dogs

They turned on the cooker.

Hayfever

Bad news not just for hay fever sufferers, but those who suffer asthma too, as health chiefs issue warning to be prepared as pollen levels rocket

Southeastern train

Train broke down between New Cross and London Bridge

Fire engines were  called to the scene

Crews remained at scene for several hours

Ashford council

The council is inviting people to have their say on planning.

Kent Chief Constable Alan Pughsley

He joined over 20 others in receiving an honour from Her Majesty

Trudy Dean

County councillor Trudy Dean said cuts of up to £4 million could be on their way

Arrest

Two people who failed to declare they lived with their partners were recently convicted

Lesley Pearce.

She has sold 10 million copies of her books worldwide.

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