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Brexit: List of 33 police forces deployed to Kent to help manage traffic chaos
The London Economic
There were more than 200,000 freight vehicles moving across both ports Dover and Eurotunnel – last month, including both import and export traffic.

‘Union may not survive rise of English nationalism’, says former Newsnight presenter
Nation.Cymru
Esler, who is Chancellor of the University of Kent, also claimed what he … “Brexit was one result, with England determined to quit the EU, Scotland and …

Borders artist Rob Hain: Brexit is making my job harder
Border Telegraph
“I think people realise that it [Brexit] affects things on all different levels – it’s not just the big lorries going over from Dover. “It’s loads of other areas of life …

Brexit: HTFS provides support in cross-border traffic
Fleet Transport
Long truck queues as a result of missing or incorrect documents are a daily occurrence at the terminals in Dunkirk, Calais, Dover or Folkestone

Brexit: Are freight exports to the EU back to normal?
BBC News
The most important route for trade with Europe is between Dover and Calais … Tilbury, in case there was Brexit-related disruption on routes from Dover. … of queues of thousands of lorries on motorways in Kent, has not come to

Brexit? No problem on our side, says Port of Calais Boulogne chairman
theloadstar.com
The Dover-Calais crossing was subject to intense scrutiny in the aftermath of the UK’s 2016 Brexit referendum, with as many as 10,000 trucks passing …

Campaigners slam Dover council for writing government ‘blank cheque’ over Whitfield border …
In Your Area
Local Liberal Democrat campaigner, Penelope James noted the Government has had four-and-a-half years to prepare for Brexit and added: “The …

Post-Brexit visa rules ‘towering hurdle’ for artists, stars say
Kent Online
Post-Brexit visa rules ‘towering hurdle’ for artists, stars say. Kent Travel News · News alertsSign me up for news

Government to ‘reconsider’ Manston cargo-hub plan
ITV News
The Development Consent Order application is entirely separate from the post-Brexit use of the Manston Airport site as a lorry park and that use is not …

Exporters getting to grips with post-Brexit processes, ‘but new pains loom’
theloadstar.com
“Government figures show exports through Dover down 41.4%, as an … “The lack of visible queues in Kent is largely down to customs checks taking …

The Brexit fallout
Fish Farmer Magazine
The queues of trucks would stretch back from Dover through the Kent … Indeed, the traffic is flowing reasonably smoothly through to Folkestone and …

Half of small manufacturers report problems with Brexit
Kent Live
“Price hikes in the supply chain have been immediate, and we are hearing tales of lead times being extended on raw materials.

Manston Airport: High Court throws out freight hub plan
BBC News
Manston Airport: High Court throws out freight hub plan … A government decision to develop Manston Airport into a global freight hub has … in July to the redevelopment of the former Battle of Britain airfield in Kent. … used a temporary lorry park and customs control area as part of post-Brexit measures.

Council tax to rise across the county
Kent Online
The average household in Kent will pay at least £73 more a year after KCC approved a 5% council tax hike.
Kent Police had already upped their section of the five-part payment by 7.4%, taking Band C property’s contribution from £180 to £193.

Brexit trade deal leaves Welsh fishermen ‘devastated’
BBC News
Brexit trade deal leaves Welsh fishermen ‘devastated’ … Barry Thomas, who voted for Brexit, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson … limit anywhere from the Kent coast right around to Pembrokeshire gets access to all those areas”.

Businesses offered £20m Brexit fund after border trade disruption
The Guardian
Traders will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 each to pay for practical support for importing and exporting. The grants will also help companies …

‘A lot of business is on pause’: Tayside firms stop exporting due to Brexit
The Courier
Lorries queue for The Port of Dover along the A20 in Kent as the Dover TAP (Traffic Access Protocol) is implemented due to high volumes of freight .

Using car park at Ebbsfleet International as Brexit check point for lorries costing £100000 a month
Kent Online
Home Gravesend News Article … Using car park at Ebbsfleet International as Brexit check point for lorries costing … Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite said he was surprised at the costs but the … is also paying millions in rent for the Waterbrook lorry park at Ashford. … How is Brexit going to affect Kent

Dover council backs Brexit lorry park plan despite residents’ anger
The Guardian
“It’s pretty disgraceful,” he said.

How government can solve the meat industry’s Brexit border checks problem
The Grocer
Government should provide support for small businesses and abattoirs upon which the rural economy relies. With lorry queues mounting in Kent……

You’ll pay more for flowers this Valentine’s Day ‘because of Brexit
Metro
You’ll pay more for flowers this Valentine’s Day ‘because of Brexit’ … Lorries queue at the port of Dover before Brexit – flowers will soon need to be …..

Exports from UK to EU down 68pc since Brexit trade deal
The Financial Express BD
Lorries queue in at the border control of the Port of Dover, following the end of the Brexit transition period, in Dover

Greenhithe and the housing market
bu Alicia Miller, Dartford Grammar School for Girls
This is Local London
This may have been due to both the coronavirus and also the uncertainty regarding Brexit and what it would mean for the future. Therefore, house …

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