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MEP faces being slung out

Richard Ashworth MEP

20 May 2013

The Kent MEP who leads the Conservative group in the European Parliament is facing a battle to carry on after failing to secure enough votes.

Campaigners pull out of running 'laughable' Christmas lights

Workers putting new lights on Herne Bay’s original Christmas tree (left) – before it was replaced with a tree that "looks even worse"

17 May 2013

A community group has decided it will not run this year's illuminations in Herne Bay because they fear a "backlash" over their poor standard.

Subway told to close by 3am

A work of art?

16 May 2013

Sandwich shop losses bid to stay open until 5am

Under-fire children's chief sacked in reshuffle

Sacked: Cabinet member for children's services Les Wicks

15 May 2013

Les Wicks has been dropped in a major shake-up of Medway Council's cabinet.

Residents to attend asbestos meeting

Chatham MP Tracey Crouch with protesters against the planned scheme earlier this year

15 May 2013

The firm behind a planned asbestos depot is holding a public meeting tomorrow night.

Presenter Griff on tour to give communities stronger voice

Griff Rhys Jones is touring Kent as part of Civic Voice tour

15 May 2013

TV star Griff Rhys Jones starts a four-day tour of Kent today in a bid to give us all a say in the changes that affect us.

Stop rowing over EU warns Kent Tory MEP

MEP Richard Ashworth pictured at a European Union of Women reception

13 May 2013

The Kent leader of Conservative MEPs has urged his party to stop squabbling about when a referendum should be held on Europe.

Labour quashes rumours of Lib Dem coalition bid

Kent County Council councillor Gordon Cowan

13 May 2013

The leader of Kent's labour group has denied it could join forces with the Lib Dems at County Hall to stop UKIP from becoming official opposition.

Council deputy leader loses job in reshuffle

Cllr Alex King MBE

10 May 2013

KCC's second highest ranking councillor has lost his role as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

MPs reject estuary airport

10 May 2013

A key group of MPs has rejected the idea of an international airport in the Thames estuary. Instead Heathrow should be up to two new runways.

Meeting shows council divisions

Meopham Windmill where the parish council meets

08 May 2013

Controversy continues at Meopham Parish Council after a fractious emergency meeting.

Latchford chosen as new Kent UKIP party leader

(l-r) Jeff Elenor, Zita Wiltshire and Roger Latchford, who all won their county council seats for UKIP in 2013

08 May 2013

A former Tory has been chosen to lead the 17-strong UKIP group at Kent County Council.

Sparks were flying for Question Time

BBC's Question Time programme broadcast from the Mick Jagger Centre.

08 May 2013

The NHS, bus passes and global consumerism were just some of the topics up for discussion when BBC Question Time was broadcast from Dartford.

English Democrat defects to Tories

Michael Walters (right) with Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless. Mr Walters has defected to the Conservatives, having been the English Democrats' candidate in the Eastleigh byelection.

07 May 2013

A leading member of the English Democrats has defected to the Conservatives.

Heritage Quarter Verdict

How the Heritage Quarter in Gravesend could look

03 May 2013

Gravesham council has approved a £120m proposal for the town centre, despite angry opposition.

Betting machines: Councillor spends £100 of his own cash

Medway councillor Rupert Turpin went to Coral in Chatham High Street to put £100 of his own money in betting machines (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals) so he could see how much he won back in 2013

03 May 2013

Medway has 1,000 fixed-odds betting machines, dubbed ‘the crack cocaine of gambling’. But is it true? One councillor went to find out.

No sanctions against ex-far right UKIP candidate

UKIP logo

30 April 2013

A UKIP candidate in the county elections who was once an active member of the National Front will not be asked to withdraw, it's been revealed.

MP demands review of plan to send homeless families to Kent

Homeless person living on street. Stock pic.

03 April 2013

An MP's demanded a meeting with the chief executive of a London council after it said it was to offer homeless families places to live in Margate.

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