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The travel chaos will last through the weekend according to police

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

Homes development

Developers wanted to build on green field site

Operation Stack on the M20

Politicians had been hopeful the contraflow system would provide immediate respite for angry motorists

Traffic jam

All lanes are blocked after an accident


Anyone with information is asked to help with inquiry

Kent Police

Alcohol and water can be a lethal mix

Fire engines were  called to the scene

Woodchip pile caught light in Mereworth

Opemuyi stole a doctor's identity

Worked through locum agency across England and in Kent

Bee farmers call for recruits for the world's only 'Bee a Beefarmer' apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships will be funded by Rowse Honey

Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

At its peak, turning the M20 into a lorry park due to problems at the Channel ports takes up 112 members of staff


Witness appeal after tragedy in the county town during Thursday’s rush hour

Stolen items from band's van

Maidstone group described as sounding like Vampire Weekend, left empty-handed. Now they are appealing for instruments’ return

The Kent County Show in Maidstone

Annual showcase at the Detling showground pulled in huge crowds - despite the shadow of Operation Stack hanging over the opening day.


Train firm says offer will apply to all single and return tickets purchased via its own website. Offer starts today and runs until end of August.

Lee Pearce

Police described operation as a ‘major crime enterprise’

Victorious after the race

The TV star has recently been treated for breast cancer

Kent County Show

Sun shines on three-day event at Detling - the annual celebration of industry in the county and its agricultural roots

Kent Police

Police describe broad daylight crime in Maidstone as ‘despicable’ as they appeal for help in finding vile crooks

Show cattle in the parade ring

Some 75,000 people are expected to descend on the County Showground at Detling, near Maidstone, this weekend

Helen Grant

MP reveals talks on-going as to how to improve system which causes such chaos to county’s roads

Kent Police

Can you help find the thugs who stole cash and phone before punching victim and walking off

Kent County Show

With police warning Stack may be in place into the weekend, major traffic problems are expected around Maidstone

The typhoid medal will go under the hammer on Saturday

The town was hit badly by the fatal disease

County Hall in Maidstone

John Simmonds issues stark warning on the eve of first Tory budget since 1996

Lego Queen on parachute

Check out some of the remarkable miniature models created by the colourful building blocks at special summer show in Maidstone

Operation Stack

Now traffic bosses are hoping to clear the gridlock


Traffic misery in Kent continues as Operation Stack casts shadow across county

Brigid Coady on Southeastern train

Author penned an award-winning novel during her commute - now train company is making it official

The NHS has issued health guidelines as the heatwave hits

Health advice to deal with the blistering heat

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

Traffic jam

Vehicle has been moved onto grass verge

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