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Revenge of the Cif... Aldi wins store wars

27 October 2017

Aldi has won the battle of the supermarkets in one Kent town.

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Queues could stretch back more than 100 miles after Brexit: MP

Border Force officials. Picture: Library image

27 October 2017

Tailbacks from Dover could stretch more than 100 miles after Brexit if new border check technology goes wrong, it's been claimed.

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Kent official attacks NHS 'Airbnb' plan

Plans to place patients in private houses to recuperate from operations have been criticised

26 October 2017

A proposal to pay homeowners to look after hospital patients recovering from operations has been described as 'ill-thought through and ill-timed'.

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Developer promises action over problem homes site

Abandoned land which is an eye sore for residents

26 October 2017

Housebuilder Persimmon has promised to take action after residents complained about unfinished roads, overgrown green space and closed footpaths.

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University hits back at MP's Brexit demand

The University of Kent campus in Canterbury

25 October 2017

A politician at the centre of a political storm about university lecturers teaching Brexit has been invited to Kent to speak to students directly.

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Compensation plea for residents affected by huge lorry park

MP Damian Collins

25 October 2017

Kent could be hit repeatedly by Operation Stack if a lorry park is not built quickly, an MP has warned.

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Deputy PM wants Whitehall to be more 'agile'

Ashford MP Damian Green

25 October 2017

The Prime Minister’s second-in-command wants central and local government to adopt a more efficient way of thinking after visiting a firm in Kent.

Council to back airport site homes plan

Manston airport

25 October 2017

A long-running tussle about the future of a Kent airport involving its owner and developers will come to a head at a key meeting.

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Councils 'overpaying' for staff mileage

Four councils in Kent have been accused of paying more than they need for staff mileage allowances

24 October 2017

Four authorities in Kent have been accused of wasting taxpayers' money by paying over the odds for car mileage expense claims.

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Kent academic accuses MP of intimidating universities

European Union flag

24 October 2017

A row has broken out after Conservative politician demanded universities provide details of tutors teaching Brexit.

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'Fake news' could lead to MP murder: Green

Ashford MP Damian Green

23 October 2017

Kent frontbencher Damian Green has said fake news spouted by sites which spread hatred could lead to another MP's murder.

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Triennial graffiti sparks homeless debate

The graffiti on Triennial artwork has sparked a debate about homelessness. Picture: Facebook

23 October 2017

Is graffiti on this "pretentious" piece of art posing a question about homelessness or was it a spelling mistake?

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Report warns of post-Brexit delays and congestion at port

The Port of Calais

22 October 2017

A spending watchdog has warned border officials at the Port of Dover could struggle with a huge rise in customs and immigration checks in 2019.

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Planning victory for Kent farm

Polytunnels like the ones used on Salmans Farm. Picture: Val Vannet

20 October 2017

A Kent farmer is celebrating after learning he is being allowed to keep controversial tunnels that have angered locals.

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Princes Parade protests step up

Plans: Artist's impression of Princes Parade - Shepway District Council

20 October 2017

The showdown over a controversial beachfront housing estate and leisure centre in Hythe is escalating, after a parish council refused to back the plan

New council leader

New leader Keith Morris. Picture courtesy of Dover District Council

19 October 2017

The new political head of Dover District Council was elected last night.

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Council agrees to clamp down on selling acid after attacks

There are calls for tougher laws on selling acid

12 October 2017

A council has agreed to toughen up laws on the sale of corrosive substances after a series of acid attacks.

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Council facing £75 million black hole

Student finances are often tight

12 October 2017

Frontline services could be affected by budget cuts while Kent's main authority seeks to balance the books.

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Kent County Council poised to increase council tax by 4%

County Hall in Maidstone

12 October 2017

Council chiefs warn of service cuts and increase in the council tax

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MP's baby interrupts radio interview

MP Tom Tugendhat

11 October 2017

A Kent MP had to cut a radio interview short when his baby started crying.

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