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Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe accident, at J3 for A2045 Chatham.

M2 Kent - M2 partially blocked and queues westbound at J3, A2045 (Chatham), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Digger used in Co-op ram raid

Guy Bell

Co-op Cranrbook
Peter Rolington

A digger has been used in a ram raid to steal cash from a Co-op store in Cranbrook.

The JCB was driven into the supermarket on the High Street at about 02:00 GMT. Detectives are now looking for three people in connection with the burglary.

Nobody was injured but the building was damaged and a large amount of cash reported stolen.

The digger remains outside the building and officers recovered another vehicle abandoned in a nearby road that is thought to have been involved.

Det Sgt Jason Booth said: "We remain in the area carrying out inquiries and reviewing CCTV and forensic opportunities. We are looking for three suspects and a third vehicle that may have been used."

Councillors' behaviour criticised

Ciaran Duggan

Local Democracy Reporter

Kent County Council (KCC) members have been urged to improve their behaviour at public meetings after the council’s standards committee expressed its “disappointment” over their conduct.

Several complaints were submitted to the authority over the “inappropriate behaviour” of some of its members in the last two months.

KCC’s standards committee was told on Wednesday that two of the incidents related to public meetings at Maidstone County Hall on September 19 and 24.

A probe into the complaints has been launched by the office of the General Counsel at KCC, although the name of the members involved and specific allegations made remain undisclosed.

KCC’s superannuation fund committee chairman, Councillor Charlie Simkins, said: “We need to be constantly aware that Big Brother is watching us.”

A total of 14 complaints have been made this year over alleged threatening behaviour, social media misconduct and failure to talk to residents over local issues.

But this represents a drop from last year’s total of 17.

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne to J2 for A20 London Road.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound from J4, A228 (Leybourne) to J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A21 Kent northbound

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A21 Kent northbound severe accident, between A225 Hildenborough and M25 Westerham.

A21 Kent - A21 Sevenoaks By Pass blocked and stationary northbound between Hildenborough in Sevenoaks Weald and Westerham in Chipstead, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, from J6 for A229 Maidstone to J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and queues on M20 westbound from J6, A229 (Maidstone) to J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - M20 exit slip road partially blocked and it's very slow eastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of an accident involving two cars.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, from J6 for A229 Maidstone to J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 westbound from J6, A229 (Maidstone) to J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, from J3 for M26 to J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 eastbound from J3 M26 to J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J3 for M26 to A20 London Road.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's slow on M20 westbound from J3 M26 to A20, Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit, because of a broken down horsebox.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe congestion: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe congestion, from J2 for A20 London Road to M26.

M20 Kent - It's heavy on M20 eastbound from J2, A20 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) to M26. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J2 for A2 to J1A for A206 Bob Dunn Way.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J1a, A206 (Swanscombe), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne and J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound between J4, A228 (Leybourne) and J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J5 for A249 Sittingbourne to J4 for A278 Hoath Way.

M2 Kent - One lane blocked and queues on M2 westbound from J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) to J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe accident, from J5 for A249 Sittingbourne to J4 for A278 Hoath Way.

M2 Kent - Temporary closure and stationary on M2 westbound from J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) to J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's heavy on M20 westbound at J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, from J3 for M20 to J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queues on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A20 London eastbound

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A20 London eastbound severe disruption, from A223 to M20 J1.

A20 London - One lane closed on A20 eastbound from Crittal's Corner in Sidcup to Swanley Interchange in Farningham, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

BBC News Travel

M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J6 for A229 Maidstone to J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed on M20 westbound from J6, A229 (Maidstone) to J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A278 Hoath Way to J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

M2 Kent - It's slow on M2 eastbound from J4, A278 (Gillingham) to J5, A249 (Sittingbourne), because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J1 for A2 to J2 for A228 Sundridge Hill Strood.

M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 eastbound from J1, A2 (Strood) to J2, A228 (Strood), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M26 Kent westbound

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M26 Kent westbound severe disruption, before J5 for M25 J5.

M26 Kent - Queues for two miles on M26 westbound before J5 M25 J5, because of an obstruction. Travel time is around 10 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne to J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's slow on M20 eastbound from J4, A228 (Leybourne) to J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a break down. Congestion to M26 Interchange.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A2045 Chatham.

M2 Kent - It's slow on M2 eastbound at J3, A2045 (Chatham), because of a break down earlier.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, after J6 for A229 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - Two lanes blocked and it's slow on M20 westbound after J6, A229 (Maidstone), because of a broken down van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, before J2 for A228 Sundridge Hill Strood.

M2 Kent - Two lanes closed on M2 westbound before J2, A228 (Strood), because of emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J3 for A2045 Chatham and J2 for A228 Sundridge Hill Strood.

M2 Kent - Three lanes blocked and queues on M2 westbound between J3, A2045 (Chatham) and J2, A228 (Strood), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, before J2 for A228 Sundridge Hill Strood.

M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road closed and two lanes closed westbound before J2, A228 (Strood), because of emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J3 for M20 J1 to J2 for A2.

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J3, M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange) to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe accident, around J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

M20 Kent - One lane closed and it's heavy on M20 eastbound around J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne and J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked on M20 eastbound between J4, A228 (Leybourne) and J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, from J3 for A2045 Chatham to J4 for A278 Hoath Way.

M2 Kent - One lane closed on M2 eastbound from J3, A2045 (Chatham) to J4, A278 (Gillingham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, at J5 for A20.

M20 Kent - One lane blocked and queues on M20 westbound at J5, A20 (Aylesford), because of a car that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

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M20 Kent westbound severe accident, near J6 for A229 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - Queues on M20 London-bound near J6, A229 (Maidstone), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent westbound

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M2 Kent westbound severe disruption, from J3 for A2045 Chatham to J2 for A228 Sundridge Hill Strood.

M2 Kent - Two lanes closed on M2 westbound from J3, A2045 (Chatham) to J2, A228 (Strood), because of Bridge repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

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M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, from J3 for M20 J1 to J4 for .

M25 Kent - One lane closed and it's very slow on M25 clockwise from J3, M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange) to J4, Orpington, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time