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Huge rise in stalking and harassment offences

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott

07 March 2018

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


Ousted Ukip leader sets up new party

Henry Bolton

06 March 2018

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".


Water boss grilled as thousands left high and dry

Thousands of homes are still without water

05 March 2018

A water firm official was quizzed by councillors today over its handling of flooding which has left thousands without supplies.


Housing reforms will help solve shortage crisis, says PM

05 March 2018

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


Warning over house-building targets

Councils could lose powers to decide how many homes are built.

04 March 2018

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


Rising fruit and veg prices

Do you get your five a day?

03 March 2018

A Kent MP says the cost of our shopping bills items could go up significantly if action is not taken ahead of Brexit.


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

Dover docks

02 March 2018

All women shortlist for key Kent target seat


Ukip LOSES control of Thanet council

Chris Wells has quit as leader of TDC

01 March 2018

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


There will be no post-Brexit lorry checks at Dover - transport secretary

David Dimbleby. Picture courtesy of Tinopolis

01 March 2018

Popular political debate programme Question Time will be broadcast from Kent in two weeks.


Kent County Council urged to carry out Brexit impact assessment

EU campaign group urge KCC to carry out impact assessment of Brexit

01 March 2018

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


Ukip set to lose control of Thanet council

Chris Wells has quit as leader of TDC

01 March 2018

The Conservatives are set to take over running Thanet council


MP demands new deal for fishermen

MP Craig Mackinlay

28 February 2018

An MP has raised the plight of local fishermen in a parliamentary debate on the future of the UK's fisheries policy.


Trump hints at arming teachers

Donald Trump

22 February 2018

The President of the US has announced is considering arming school teachers in a bid to thwart growing levels of gun violence.


Ousted Ukip leader quits party

Henry Bolton

22 February 2018

Henry Bolton has quit Ukip after being ousted from the party over racist texts sent by his girlfriend.


More council tax bills to rise

Stock image of a council tax bill

22 February 2018

Councillors are expected to push through an increase of almost 6% on council tax charges for people in Medway during a meeting today.


Coalition leadership bid off

Cllr Bob Bayford

21 February 2018

A bid by the Conservatives to take control of Thanet council in coalition with a breakaway group of disaffected Ukip councillors appears to be off.


Council hit by dozens of cyber attacks

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has suffered more cyber security breaches than any other town hall in the country.

20 February 2018

A Kent council has suffered more cyber security breaches than any other in the country.


Ukip council leader quits

Cllr Chris Wells has quit as TDC leader

19 February 2018

A councillor who came to power as leader of the only Ukip-run council in the country has stepped down amid growing calls for him to quit.


And another quits Ukip

Quit: Richard Palmer

19 February 2018

Former county chairman Richard Palmer has quit Ukip following the party's decision to oust leader Henry Bolton.


Ukip councillors quit threat

Henry Bolton

18 February 2018

Five councillors are considering quitting en masse in protest at the sacking of former party leader Henry Bolton.

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