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Police appalled at lorry driver's response after he's pulled over for using mobile phone

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:

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'.

Work continues to clear M20 after bridge collapse

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.

Plans for lorry park off M20 set to be challenged

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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Businesses suffer after M20 chaos

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.

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