A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found on the M20 near Ashford in Kent on Tuesday evening.Read the full story ›
Kent Police have fined a foreign lorry driver after he was pulled over for using his mobile phone which driving.
But they were appalled at his response, after he said: 'These rules are stupid'.
The Roads Policing Unit tweeted about the incident which happened on the M20 near Ashford:
M20 nr Ashford - Foreign lorry driver stopped and dealt with for driving whilst using his mobile phone. Response "These rules are stupid"LN
The offender was given six points on his license and had to pay £200 before he could continue his journey.
The account of the incident has outraged any people on social media including @NSiveston who wrote:
'Take an iPad and show some horrific videos of lorry drivers on mobiles causing carnage. film their response and upload'.
The M20 in Kent has been closed for more than 24 hours after a lorry hit a bridge.
Highways England worked throughout the night to clear tons of debris from the carriageway. It's meant lengthy delays for thousands of motorists on one of the busiest weekends of the year. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Hundreds of angry residents are expected to pack a public meeting tonight to challenge plans for a giant lorry park off the M20 in east Kent - a move designed to avoid the chaos of Operation Stack.
Two potential sites with parking for four thousand trucks are proposed between the villages of Stanford and Sellindge.
But villagers say public consultation on the issue has been 'a farce' - and they believe there are 'smarter solutions'.
Andrea Thomas has the story
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Kent County Council and Highways England have come up with proposals costing £468million to reduce the impact of Operation StackRead the full story ›
A 44-year-old man has died and a teenager been serious injured after a crash on the M20 which caused miles of tailbacks.Read the full story ›
Operation Stack on the M20 may have finally been lifted but some businesses are still feeling the effects. Thousands of holidaymakers were caught up in long delays at the weekend as they headed to the continent via Folkestone and Dover. Many tourist attractions along the congested M20 and A20 had been expecting one of their busiest weekends of the year, with schools breaking up for the summer. But as Tom Savvides reports, some have been left counting the cost. He talks to Bill Lash from Leeds Castle, Liesl Smith from the Federation of Small Businesses and Natalie Chapman from the Freight Transport Association.
Police warn motorists Operation Stack will probably remain in place until Sunday at the earliest.Read the full story ›
Operation Stack has been re-instated on the M20 in Kent following a new wave of disruption at the Port of Dover.
Junctions eight and nine coastbound are closed due to high levels of freight traffic and problems with the Channel Tunnel.
Despite the port is operating as normal, but drivers should expect delays.