The Government must "pull its finger out and start building", Labour said in the wake of today's raft of infrastructure announcements.
Pothole repairs and improvement plans for the A21 in Kent, junctions on the M4, the M23 Gatwick and the A27 Chichester bypass announced.
A huge new sorting office for Kent has opened in Rochester
Kent Police have discovered the body of a man in Spital Street in Dartford. He was found this morning. Officers are at the scene and working to establish the facts of what has happened.
The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton has warned the Government that today's announced improvements to the Chichester by-pass could just create more traffic jams around Worthing and Arundel.
The Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark has welcomed the Government's decision to go ahead with improvements to the A21 between Pembury and Tonbridge.
AA roads policy head Paul Watters said: "Drivers will be delighted to hear of the bold plans but hope this won't be let down by slow, patchy delivery. Potholes are here and now and our traffic jams just get worse.
"We welcome plans to transform the Highways Agency into a public corporation with a clear brief and guaranteed funding free of political intervention. But UK drivers remain fearful of paying more to use our roads - after all, they already contribute £46 billion each year in tax.
"If new schemes involve tolls they will be highly contentious and, while adding motorway lanes is very welcome, pinching the hard shoulder to do this may be regarded by some as doing this on the cheap. Overall this is very good news today, but the devil will be in some of the detail."
RAC Foundation director Professor Stephen Glaister said: "We welcome today's pothole pledge, recognising the importance of maintaining the roads we have with building the new roads we need.
"But the timetable is critical. We are still talking about action taking place over the medium term, not today and tomorrow. And we still don't know exactly where the money is coming from. We have been waiting more than a year for a review of road funding to be published. That wait continues.
"Crucially, by giving the Highways Agency corporation status, the Government is finally acknowledging the need to set long-term plans for our strategic roads, just as they have always done for the railways."
Bill Mundy's passion for bees has lasted almost all of his 91 years. He started when he was a boy and has helped create an apiary and nature sanctuary near his home in Dartford.
But his hobby has also helped save lives. When he was a prisoner in the Far East in World War Two he built a small hive and the honey helped sick inmates fight off disease and malnutrition.
Derek Johnson went to meet him and spoke to fellow Dartford Beekeepers (KBKA) members Barry Adams and Richard Lovett.
When a six-year-old boy from Dartford decided to test out his new metal detector he could never have imagined the drama it would spark. Jenny Line reports.
When a six-year-old boy from Dartford decided to test out his new metal detector he could never have imagined what drama it would spark.
Oliver Hudd's parents thought he would perhaps find some scrap metal or maybe even some jewellery or coins.
As Jenny Line reports, they certainly didn't expect him to stumble across a WWI bomb.