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Give more NHS cash to social care, says council leader

Give more NHS cash to social care, says council leader

18 June 2018

The leader of Kent County Council has urged the government to use extra investment in the NHS to boost spending on social care.

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Part-time staff 'not focused on jobs'

Part-time staff 'not focused on jobs'

15 June 2018

The leader of Kent County Council claims part-time staff get poorer results in their appraisals because they prioritise their families.

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Town council given the green light

Town council given the green light

14 June 2018

Councillors have approved plans for a seaside town to have its own council.

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Kent MP defies Corbyn

Kent MP defies Corbyn

14 June 2018

Kent's only Labour MP has defied party leader Jeremy Corbyn by voting that Britain should retain access to the single market after Brexit.

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Council's moan at parody Twitter accounts

Council's moan at parody Twitter accounts

13 June 2018

Council chiefs hinted they could embark on a campaign of Twitter warfare after complaining about negative posts on social media.

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The government department that 'carefully considered' information it didn't have...and then turned down an FOI request

The government department that 'carefully considered' information it didn't have...and then turned down an FOI request

13 June 2018

The Alice in Wonderland World of FOI

MPs accept 'gifts' worth £13,000

MPs accept 'gifts' worth £13,000

13 June 2018

Some of the county's politicians have accepted tickets to high-profile football and rugby matches,

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Port chiefs warn over Brexit uncertainty

Port chiefs warn over Brexit uncertainty

06 June 2018

Government must set out plans for customs checks soon, say Calais and Zeebrugge port chiefs

Date set for memorial service for ex mayor

Date set for memorial service for ex mayor

05 June 2018

A memorial service will be held for a councillor whose career in local politics spanned four decades.

Government dismisses claims Port of Dover could collapse on 'day one' of Brexit

Government dismisses claims Port of Dover could collapse on 'day one' of Brexit

04 June 2018

The Port of Dover could 'collapse' under a Brexit analysis nicknamed 'Armageddon' by civil servants.

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Councillor wants colleagues to die

Councillor wants colleagues to die

31 May 2018

An outspoken councillor has caused controversy after posting on Facebook that she cannot wait for members of the authority to die.

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Uni bar's bid to stay open later

Uni bar's bid to stay open later

30 May 2018

A student bar which is leaving residents at their “wits’ end” is set to have its opening hours extended next week.

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Plan for 20mph limit on part of A2

Plan for 20mph limit on part of A2

30 May 2018

Councillors are considering reducing the speed limit through a town to bring down rising pollution levels linked to lung cancer.

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Council spends £36k to block travellers

Council spends £36k to block travellers

29 May 2018

A parish council has been praised by an MP for spending £36,000 to stop travellers pitching up on parks and playgrounds.

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Council tells farmer 'get off your land'

Council tells farmer 'get off your land'

24 May 2018

A community has vented its fury amid claims a council has ordered a farmer to sell land against his will to help build 10,000 homes.

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Councillor still covets top job despite rule break

Councillor still covets top job despite rule break

24 May 2018

A complaint against a councillor who admitted breaching council rules by lobbying to become mayor will be investigated at a higher level.

Bus passes rise by £10

Bus passes rise by £10

23 May 2018

The cost of Kent County Council’s travel pass for school children is to rise for the fourth straight year.

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School budgets on a cliff edge over growing number of special needs pupils

School budgets on a cliff edge over growing number of special needs pupils

22 May 2018

KCC leader warns government that schools need more cash for 'high needs' children

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Minister hails clampdown on lorry 'fly-parking'

Minister hails clampdown on lorry 'fly-parking'

21 May 2018

A crackdown on lorries parking unlawfully in lay-bys and residential roads could be extended to other parts of the county.

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Minister limits 'crack cocaine' gambling machines

Minister limits 'crack cocaine' gambling machines

17 May 2018

Fixed-odds betting terminals will have their maximum stakes limited to £2 in a crackdown on harm caused by excessive gambling.

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