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Bolton row - Ukip councillor resigns

Cllr Ben Glayzer

17 February 2018

A district councillor has walked out of Ukip following the vote to remove its leader.


Party leader to learn fate

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

17 February 2018

Ukip members are meeting today to decide whether to allow leader Henry Bolton to continue in his role.


Ukip leader LOSES vote of no confidence at meeting

Ukip leader Henry Bolton

17 February 2018

Party members have backed vote of no confidence in Henry Bolton.


Ryanair 'interest' in budget flights from Manston

Manston airport

16 February 2018

Budget airline Ryanair is in talks about running flights from Manston should it relaunch as an airport, the firm behind the bid says.


County councillors take Freedom of Information requesters to task

County Hall in Maidstone, KCC's headquarters

15 February 2018

Dealing with FOI requests means less money for frontline services, claim county councillors


Mosque plans take step forward

Helen Grant visits Maidstone Mosque as fundraising for a new facility takes a step forward.

13 February 2018

More than £500,000 has now been raised to help fund plans for a new multi-purpose community building.


'The conversation isn't over'

It was installed at the weekend. Pic: Joel Knight

12 February 2018

An anti-Brexit art installation has been launched in a bid to add pressure for a second referendum.


Eurotunnel wants crossing talks

Eurotunnel bosses want a meeting with officials about a Channel crossing

11 February 2018

The idea of a bridge over the Channel could be discussed by officials.


Mums and babies in protest at clinics cull

Hannah Croft, 33, with Alfred, 2, from Canterbury

09 February 2018

Mothers took their campaign to county hall amid plans to close 13 breastfeeding clinics.


Transport secretary makes rail pledge

Transport secretary Chris Grayling

08 February 2018

Chris Grayling insists the government has no plans to downgrade Kent's train services to the capital, but critics remain sceptical.


Century of women's votes

 Dover Town Council celebrating 100 years of the woman's vote. From left Charlie Zosseder, Ann Jenner, Pam Brivio, Miriam Wood, clerk Allison Burton, Sue Jones. Picture: Peter Wallace

08 February 2018

Town councillors this week celebrated the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in Britain.


Decision due on plans to axe 13 breastfeeding clinics

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to breastfeeding

07 February 2018

A plan to close more than a dozen breastfeeding support clinics is discussed this week - as a petition against the move gathers momentum.


Do women get a fair deal?

Today marks 100 years since women over 30 could vote

06 February 2018

It's 100 years since women were granted the right to vote but some question if enough being done to promote equal rights.


KCC handed £4m cash boost

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter (Con)

06 February 2018

The government has released more funding to help ease the growing pressure on Kent's adult social care services.


Ukip under fire as split shakes up local party

TDC leader Chris Wells

06 February 2018

The future control of a council is in doubt after a dozen Ukip councillors announced they were leaving the party.


Calls for new seafront hotel

06 February 2018

Councillors supporting a multi-million pound regeneration project on the seafront have called for a new hotel.

Council could lose control of housing targets

The Manston Airport runway

05 February 2018

An authority's failure to endorse its draft housing strategy in a dispute about the future of a former airport site could have major consequences.


Plans to improve homelessness support revealed

Kent County Council is looking to provide fairer and more consistent support for vulnerable people.

05 February 2018

The county council says new proposals would end a 'postcode lottery', which has historically impacted the help available to vulnerable people.


Hungry for change

The Ballot Box, stock image.

05 February 2018

Hunger strikers are preparing to gather in London to back calls to revolutionise the parliamentary voting system


Kent 'at risk of abuse scandal'

Library image

04 February 2018

The head of an academy trust has warned the county risks an abuse scandal if it does not act to stop vulnerable children being placed in Kent.

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