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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.

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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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