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Battle of Medway costs slammed

The firework display at Chatham Maritime

31 August 2017

Opposition councillors have accused an authority of splurging money on a £389,000 'vanity project' amid cuts to key services.


Disgust at plan to axe help desk

Sandwich Guildhall

31 August 2017

A petition has been launched against plans to close a district council help desk used by elderly people or those without the internet

Tory leader ignored panel on pay

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

29 August 2017

The leader of Kent's biggest council pleaded for a panel to back a 15% pay rise - then went ahead with it when they refused, it's been revealed.


Thousands in Kent back MoggMania campaign

Jacob Rees-Mogg

28 August 2017

A petition has been started to get a plummy-voiced Tory whose witty comments have gained him a cult following to run for party leader.


Council leader defends authority's record

Chris Wells

23 August 2017

The man at the helm of Kent's only Ukip-run council says it can boast more than 60 achievements in two years.


Odds shorten on Kent Ukip leader candidate

Henry Bolton stood for Ukip in the recent PCC elections

22 August 2017

A candidate running to be the next Ukip leader has pulled out of the race - and backed a Kent campaigner.


Drop in migrant workers could make recruitment harder

There's been a decrease in migrant workers registering in Kent. Picture: Stock image

21 August 2017

A post-Brexit drop in migrants could make it more difficult for jobs in Kent to be filled, say experts.

Parents of killed cyclist back plans for new road

MP Charlie Elphicke with Symon and Tracy Squire at son Daniel's memorial on the A258.

21 August 2017

The parents of tragically killed cyclist Daniel Squire are backing a Kent MP's calls to make a major road safer.


Child care under review after baby’s tragic death

Danny Shepherd and Katherine Cox outside Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Andy Payton.

19 August 2017

The case of tragic Eli Cox - who died of a catastrophic brain injury - is one of four serious reviews on a council's radar.


Kent sees 'significant' fall in migrant workers

There's been a decrease in migrant workers registering in Kent. Picture: Stock image

17 August 2017

Kent has seen a fall in the number of migrant workers wanting to work in the county, following the Brexit vote.


Fresh doubts raised over fracking in Kent

There were fears fracking would come to Kent

17 August 2017

Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.


Nearly 400 nursing vacancies at hospital

Medway Hospital

16 August 2017

Trust bosses say they are tackling a recruitment crisis as Brexit creates challenges for Kent's hospitals.


How Kent could be spared post-Brexit gridlock

Delays heading to the Port of Dover. Library image.

16 August 2017

A transitional period after the UK leaves the EU could avoid delays and logjams in county and its ports.


MP due in court over 2015 election expenses claims

Craig Mackinlay MP

15 August 2017

MP Craig Mackinlay faces trial over charges relating to his election claims in 2015.

Ukip loses two more councillors as it clings to power

Suzanne Brimm

14 August 2017

Two Ukip councillors have quit and will sit as independents in a new blow to the party's leadership at Thanet council


Kent politician makes bid to become next Ukip leader

It is crucial we reflect on what it means to be British, he told the audience

12 August 2017

A former policeman has today launched his campaign to become the next leader of Ukip with a drive to tackle the issue of FGM at the forefront.


Council considers buying old cinema

The Regent in Deal

10 August 2017

Frustrated cinema campaigners - who claim they’ve been “fobbed off” for eight years - have persuaded councillors to try to buy a historic building.


Council official apologises for email blunders

10 August 2017

A red-faced council officer has apologised after sending an email riddled with spelling mistakes.


MP hopes for 'swift justice' after office broken into

Vanity Flair owner Stacey McLaughlin hit out at the "junkies" for breaking into her spa causing damage to equipment. Picture: Google

09 August 2017

An MP has called for quick arrests amid concerns for a neighbour's beauty spa business which was damaged at the same time his office was broken into.


MP's directorship follows husband's 'brush with cancer'

Helen Grant MP

07 August 2017

An MP has vowed to give a "significant proportion" of her payment for working for a technology firm to help local charities.

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