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Prime Minister showed 'grace under pressure': Clark

Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament

04 October 2017

Energy minister Greg Clark has back Theresa May - after she delivered a conference speech despite being heckled by a protester.


Highways England roundabout scheme is "not fit for purpose"

The Stockbury Roundabout.

03 October 2017

Council unanimously rejects £100 million roundabout revamp for notorious Kent motorway junction and tells planners to think again.


'Keep border controls at Calais'

The Port of Calais

03 October 2017

Council leaders have written to Brexit minister David Davis calling for border controls to be kept at Calais after the UK leaves the EU.


'Get on your bike and work alongside gorgeous EU women'

Craig Mackinlay

03 October 2017

A Kent MP is in political hot water after apparently urging unemployed Brits to get on their bikes and work alongside "gorgeous" EU women on farms.


Kent county councillors receive £1.7m in allowances

County Hall, Maidstone

03 October 2017

Figures show that taxpayer-funded allowances for county councillors cost £1.7m in 2016-17


Lidl announces store plans

Lidl logo

02 October 2017

German food chain Lidl has revealed plans for a new shop which would create 40 jobs.


Slash in councillor numbers proposed

Dover District Council - major shake-up proposed

02 October 2017

A Kent district council could lose more than a fifth of its members in a boundary shake-up.


Council scraps fur mayoral robe

Mayor of Hythe Paul Peacock and Admiral Lord Boyce on the Cinque Ports float at the recent Venetian Fete

02 October 2017

A council will back down over plans to buy a mayoral robe made with real fur, amid pressure from animal rights campaigners.


New Ukip leader announced

Henry Bolton, Ukip's new leader

29 September 2017

A Kent politician has won his bid to take over the leadership of one of the UK’s biggest parties.


Ukip to announce new leader today

Henry Bolton OBE in Dover

29 September 2017

A Kent politician is in the frame to take up the job as the next leader of Ukip, which is set to be announced today.


Crackdown on school run parents

Zig Zag lines and cones near a school. Stock image

27 September 2017

Rogue drivers could be slapped with on-the-spot fines if they park in restricted areas when dropping off their children at school.


Fate of Kent's grammars under Labour unclear

26 September 2017

Labour's views on the country's remaining grammar schools not spelled out


'Cuts could be made to key services': KCC leader

KCC leader Paul Carter

25 September 2017

Frontline services could be cut next year as Kent County Council struggles to balance the books, it's been revealed.


Council to charge public for information

The old pound coin is going out of circulation this weekend. Picture: Thinkstock

23 September 2017

People seeking details from their local authority relating to development, pollution and waste management will have to pay £25 an hour per request.


Government silent on what plans it has to prevent post-Brexit gridlock in county

Operation Stack between Junction 9 and 10 of the M20. Picture: Gary Browne

22 September 2017

Department for Transport refuses to disclose what measures will be needed to stop gridlock in Kent


Critical condition? Setbacks for the NHS in Kent raise questions

Jeanette Maggs was flown to hospital after the incident. Stock image: SECAmb.

22 September 2017

The collapse of the contract for out-of-hours service for east Kent GPs is the latest setback for the NHS in the county

NHS explains why its not attending GP crisis public meeting

Folkestone East Family Practice

21 September 2017

A public meeting is being held tonight about the GP crisis in a Kent town but it won't be attended by the NHS, which has explained the reason why.


Leisure centre and housing plan revealed

The designs for the proposed leisure centre at Princes Parade in Hythe have been submitted today. Picture: Shepway District Council

21 September 2017

Designs for a new leisure centre and housing on a Kent seafront have today been revealed by the local council.

Council leader to retire

Dover council leader Paul Watkins will retire as leader and ward councilor for St Margaret's-at-Cliffe on Saturday, September 30

20 September 2017

Cllr Paul Watkins will retire as leader of Dover District Council next Saturday.


Warning Kent's roads 'heading for chaos'

Could could face "traffic chaos" if the government fails to reach a customs checks deal before Brexit

19 September 2017

A deal must be reached about customs checks on both sides of the channel before Brexit to prevent a chaotic situation on our roads, says a politician.

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