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Contract awarded for M20 lorry park

Highways England has today awarded a contract worth £130 million to Balfour Beatty to build a massive new lorry park near junction 11 of the M20.

It's to help stop the chaos caused by Operation Stack.

It comes ahead of a Government decision on which of two controversial options near Stanford will see the development for up to 3,600 lorries.

With more here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.


Explosions as gas canisters catch fire in Gravesend

A number of large explosions woke people in Gravesend overnight when a building containing gas canisters caught fire.

Firefighters were called to a property on Rembrandt Drive, Northfleet, at around midnight, where they removed dozens of canisters from a garage.

Residents reported seeing large flames and hearing several loud explosions. This video was posted on Twitter:

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