Provisional motorists will be able to have lessons on the carriageways starting from the fourth of June, when supervised by a qualified driving instructor in a dual-controlled car. Highways England believes it will reduce the risk of collisions and create a smarter generation of drivers.
This comes after council tax was raised to fund an extra 200 officers. These will be in addition to the planned recruitment of 240 officers being hired this year to maintain the force's existing numbers. We spoke to Louisa Britton about the push for a greater police presence in Kent.
More help is being offered to children and teenagers across West Kent to combat mental health problems. Tunbridge Wells charity Fegans have released a counselling guide for young people struggling with depression and anxiety.
The UK's Gambling Commission has recommended the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals to be reduced to £30 or less. Currently it's possible for people to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds on the casino games. We were joined by Vince Maple who's been campaigning to restrict these terminals.