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by Paul Francis
19 March 2018

Drive to recruit 200 more police starts today

A recruitment drive to employ 200 more police officers in Kent - believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the country - gets under way today.

18 March 2018

Government under pressure over Kent border checks

It comes after transport minister Chris Grayling said there would be no lorries stopped at ports after Brexit.

16 March 2018

Council under fire for cigarette investments

A council's investment in tobacco companies has come in for renewed criticism, with some dubbing it hypocritical.

16 March 2018

'We will not allow Kent to be gridlocked after Brexit'

The transport secretary has vowed to keep Kent's roads moving following concerns raised on Question Time the county would be gridlocked after Brexit.

15 March 2018

Extra £2m to tackle backlog of pothole repairs

An extra £2 million has been found to tackle a huge backlog in pothole repairs, amid mounting criticism of the state of Kent's roads.

14 March 2018

Facebook bans Britain First page

A Facebook page used by far right leaders has been taken down - just days after they were convicted in Kent of religious harassment.

14 March 2018

Hundreds of pothole claims rejected

Kent County Council has been using a legal loophole to dismiss claims from motorists whose vehicles were damaged by poor road surfaces.

12 March 2018

Huge rise in border checks post-Brexit

Brexit could mean a huge rise in trading standards checks at ports - from a couple of dozen to several hundred a year.

10 March 2018

A by-election win in Medway for Labour - what does it tell us?

Labour's triumph in Rochester West was a shock even for the victorious party

07 March 2018

Private ambulance patients late to appointments

The contractor that runs Kent's non-emergency ambulance service says it aims to improve after almost a third of patients were late for appointments.

07 March 2018

Huge rise in stalking and harassment offences

Kent Police says it has seen a sharp rise in cases of stalking and harassment

06 March 2018

Call for compensation for those without water

Water companies are being urged to consider giving compensation to the thousands left without supplies for days.

06 March 2018

Ousted Ukip leader sets up new party

The former leader of Ukip has set up a new party called OneNation, which vows to "campaign unceasingly for our full independence from the EU".

05 March 2018

Health chiefs face £7.3m black hole

Patient care won't be affected despite a huge £7.3m deficit for GP services, a health group has claimed.

05 March 2018

Housing reforms will help solve shortage crisis, says PM

Developers will face action if they hoard land which has planning permission, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned.

04 March 2018

Warning over house-building targets

Councils could be stripped of their powers to decide how many houses are built in their area, the government is warning.

02 March 2018

Four-way battle to be Labour election candidate in Dover and Deal

All women shortlist for key Kent target seat

01 March 2018

Ukip LOSES control of Thanet council

The Conservatives have taken control of Thanet council - two years after they were ousted

01 March 2018

Kent County Council urged to carry out Brexit impact assessment

EU remain campaign group says Brexit will hit jobs and investment in county

01 March 2018

Secondary school places record

Almost 21,000 applications have been made by children to secondary schools in Kent - and close to 80% are set to get their first choice.

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