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Home Secretary visits Dover

13 December 2013

Dover UK Border Force staff have been warmly praised by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Council's children's services no longer 'inadequate'

12 December 2013

A government improvement notice slapped on Kent County Council's children's services three years ago has finally been lifted.

New Thames crossing won't cut through Paramount Park land

12 December 2013

The government has today abandoned one of the routes for a new Thames crossing - after fears it could jeopardise plans for the huge Paramount Park.

Criticism after lorries heading to Kent 'not checked for illegal immigrants'

10 December 2013

The UK Border Force is being accused of failing to check lorries for illegal immigrants or illicit goods before they cross the Channel to Dover.

Thousands face Freedom Pass cap

10 December 2013

Parents face an extra burden as Kent County Council aims to save £7m by pushing some of the cost of the Freedom Pass onto users.

Sir Roger Gale recalls his visit to see Nelson Mandela's prison cell

10 December 2013

Nelson Mandela dominates the wall of Sir Roger Gale’s office at the House of Commons. The poster has been on the wall for nearly two decades.

Tories likely to pick Sikh to fight Thanet South

10 December 2013

Tory front runner to replace Laura Sandys as South Thanet MP is Amandeep Singh Bhogal.

Accused of breaking conduct code

06 December 2013

A formal complaint has been made against councillors Alan and Jean Willicombe who kept their jobs despite moving 150 miles away to Lincolnshire.

Rail fares to rise by less than expected

05 December 2013

Southeastern passengers in Kent have been given a reprieve with a lower-than-expected cap on fare hikes announced in today's Autumn Statement.

Hopes for business boost from Chancellor

05 December 2013

Kent businesses are hoping for good news from Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement today amid signs of gradual improvement in the economy

Postal vote over new council as cost controversy goes on

05 December 2013

Only one area of Swale still has a chance of being given a new parish council after a controversial consultation.

Red-faced council leader pulls controversial report

04 December 2013

A damning report that linked welfare changes to homelessness and the use of foodbanks has been pulled... just days before a crunch meeting.

Afternoon charges lifted at Maidstone car park

04 December 2013

Drivers were gifted an early Christmas present by Maidstone Borough Council who have made the town's largest car park free after 3pm.

Kent's silent welfare victims

03 December 2013

A shocking rise in homelessness, violent crime and debt is being blamed on the government's welfare changes.

Housing strategy binned by the council

03 December 2013

Six years and £35 million later, Medway Council has decided to rip up its housing strategy and start again.

Lib Dems choose Russ Timpson to stand for Thanet seat in Parliament

01 December 2013

Russ Timpson, from Ash, has been selected as the Liberal Democrats' candidate for the Thanet South constituency, which Laura Sandys MP (Tory) holds.

Sarah Smith is the Lib Dem Parliamentary hopeful for Dover and Deal

01 December 2013

The Liberal Democrats have selected Sarah Smith as prospective Parliamentary candidate for Dover and Deal.

Dover people should have a say on the future plans for the port, says MP

28 November 2013

Ports and shipping minister Stephen Hammond says he wants to ensure that the port of Dover makes the most of the expected growth in traffic.

Don't 'waste time' on estuary airport

28 November 2013

The chief executive of Gatwick says a government report should rule out a £40bn so-called Boris Island airport.

PM's praise for former Pfizer site

27 November 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has today praised the success of the Discover Park in east Kent after the closure of the Pfizer site.

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