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New location revealed for Operation Stack lorry park

A big handout from the Treasury means the misery caused by Operation Stack could be at an end.

Today, Chancellor George Osborne announced a quarter-of-a-billion pound investment to relieve the problem.

ITV Meridian has learnt that land at Junction 11 of the M20 is the preferred option for a 4,000 vehicle lorry park.

Sarah Saunders reports.


Video: Chunky is back home after being set on fire and fed with drugs

Chunky, the stolen and tortured dog, is safely back home with his owners in Kent.

Four teenagers were disqualified from keeping animals after torturing a stolen dog in a case the RSPCA described as one of the worst they have ever seen.

Three of the teenagers, aged 15 and 16, admitted kicking and punching the chihuahua cross, named Chunky, before breaking his leg and neck.

They then set him on fire, fed him drugs and dumped him in a rubbish tip in Margate.

Chunky's owners Lisa-Marie Fittall (left) and her twin sister Bonnie-Lee Fittall give their reaction to their pet's ordeal.

Inspector Caroline Doe describes what happened to Chunky and gives her reaction.

£250,000,000 to ease Operation Stack congestion

The M20 was closed for days on end Credit: ITV

The Chancellor has announced that he's providing a quarter of a billion pounds to address the problems of congestion caused by Operation Stack.

The M20 was closed for days on end last summer, when the motorway was used as lorry park to hold trucks bound for Calais.

But the resulting congestion hit the economy of Kent and the South East hard. George Osborne says he's listened to pleas from the Folkestone MP Damian Collins to fund a lorry park to tackle Stack.

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