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Foreign truckers face huge fines for sleeping in cabs

Lorries illegally parked on Ashford industrial estates Orbital Park, Ashford

11 October 2017

Fines dished out to foreign lorry drivers for sleeping in their cabs by the roadside could soar to £3,000 under government plans.


'Deputy PM' admits Britain would be better in EU

Ashford MP Damian Green

11 October 2017

A Kent MP and top aide to the Prime Minister has admitted Britain would be better off staying in the European Union.


Vital cash to help child victims of abuse

Matthew Scott, Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner.

11 October 2017

Kent's police commissioner is today visiting a centre to see first-hand the vital work it does to help child victims of sex abuse.


Hauliers dodging fines and ignoring rest periods

A Kent MP says UK lorry drivers are operating at a disadvantage

11 October 2017

British lorry drivers are operating at a disadvantage because their foreign counterparts are failing to follow the rules on our roads, says an MP.


All-women shortlist for key Kent seat

The by-election is in late November

09 October 2017

The next Labour election candidate in one part of Kent will definitely be a woman, it's been revealed.


New ferry service could start soon

Port of Ramsgate Picture Paul Amos

09 October 2017

A Belgium mayor has disclosed there could soon be a freight ferry service from his country to a Kent port.


Kent Conservative MEP suspended from party over Brexit rebellion

Richard Ashworth MEP

08 October 2017

South East MEP has whip withdrawn after backing vote saying Brexit talks should not continue


MP backs organ donation 'opt out' plan

MP Rehman Chishti and Fiona Loud of Kidney Care UK

06 October 2017

A Kent politician says reform is urgently needed to prevent the deaths of people on transplant waiting lists.


New council group leader

Cllr Keith Morris. Picture from Dover District Council

06 October 2017

A newly-elected Conservative leader could head his entire council.


Kent MPs rally behind PM as she faces calls to quit

Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament

06 October 2017

Kent MPs have rallied behind the Prime Minister Theresa May as she faces calls to consider her position.


Bolton 'likely' to contest election in Kent

Henry Bolton, Ukip's new leader

05 October 2017

Ukip's new leader Henry Bolton says he is likely to stand as a candidate in Kent in the next general election.


Ex-PM Heath 'would have been interviewed' over alleged abuse

Sir Edward Heath in Dartford in 1993

05 October 2017

Kent-born ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath would have been interviewed about alleged abuse if he'd survived, an investigation has revealed.

It was excruciating but will her calamitous speech cost Theresa May her job?

Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: SWNS / Tom Maddick

05 October 2017

Agonising though her speech was, does the PM deserve the brickbats coming her way?

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.

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