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Ciaran Duggan, local democracy reporter

Wedding bookings returning to pre-pandemic levels

22 September 2021
Wedding bookings returning to pre-pandemic levels

Wedding bookings are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels after a busy summer for the industry.

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Covid booster jabs 'go live'

18 September 2021
Covid booster jabs 'go live'

Coronavirus booster jabs are now being rolled out for more than one million Kent residents.

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Calls for Transport for London style scheme in Kent

10 September 2021
Calls for Transport for London style scheme in Kent

An oyster card and more joined up services are wanted by a councillor who is calling for a Transport for London style system in Kent.

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Relief road plans at last given go-ahead

02 September 2021
Relief road plans at last given go-ahead

Controversial plans for a £30 million relief road have now been given the full seal of approval, just in time to make use of a government cashpot.

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Plans for £1.2m cycle lane along coastline make progress

01 September 2021
Plans for £1.2m cycle lane along coastline make progress

Proposals to build an enlarged cycle lane in east Kent which will pass through Ministry of Defence land are progressing "positively", it has emerged.

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Surprise decision over academy and homes plan

20 August 2021
Surprise decision over academy and homes plan

A decision on whether to approve a new academy and 181 homes was dropped at the 11th hour due to new information being presented.

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More than one million to be called for Covid booster jab

16 August 2021
More than one million to be called for Covid booster jab

New plans have been unveiled for the rollout of a coronavirus booster jab for more than one million Kent residents next month.

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Anglers demand reopening of pier as 4k sign petition

27 July 2021
Anglers demand reopening of pier as 4k sign petition

Anglers have called on officials to reopen a pier that's been a popular fishing spot for more than 100 years but has been shut since last March.

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Long trips for patients

22 July 2021
Long trips for patients

Demands have been made to improve hospital travel arrangements for north Kent patients seeking eye care.

Fans urged to take Covid tests ahead of Euro final

08 July 2021
Fans urged to take Covid tests ahead of Euro final

Kent public health bosses have encouraged football fans to get tested ahead of the Euro final as the number of recorded Covid cases steadily rises.

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Multi-million pound boost for buses

30 June 2021
Multi-million pound boost for buses

A £5million Fastrack bus service has been given the go ahead amid the building of thousands of new homes.

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Vow to halve road deaths as devastating figures revealed

29 June 2021
Vow to halve road deaths as devastating figures revealed

Road chiefs have vowed to halve road deaths in the county by 2030 as devastating figures show the impact of crashes on the lives of so many.

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Bodies to get digital autopsies when new facility opens

16 June 2021
Bodies to get digital autopsies when new facility opens

Kent residents who have lost their lives will be inspected with more "dignity" as a modernised digital autopsy facility is created in the county.

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New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

14 June 2021
New waste contract could introduce electric bin vehicles

The council has agreed on plans for a new waste collection team which will clean the borough.

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'Unless we get some form of help we are going to struggle'

24 May 2021
'Unless we get some form of help we are going to struggle'

A foodbank which has helped hundreds of hungry families across the county during the pandemic has asked for financial support.

All change for Labour at County Hall

13 May 2021
All change for Labour at County Hall

A major reshuffle has taken place at Kent County Council'sLabour group after its leader was unseated in the local elections.

KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

13 May 2021
KCC bid for £36m hardship fund amid Covid

Kent County Council has submitted a bid for a £36million government fund to help communities in at least four districts in financial hardship.

Kent has highest number of obese kids in country

11 May 2021
Kent has highest number of obese kids in country

A new study has revealed thousands of school age children have been identified as obese in the county.

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Lib Dems to 'reinvigorate' town in Tory heartland

07 May 2021
Lib Dems to 'reinvigorate' town in Tory heartland

The Liberal Democrats say they want to repay trust of voters after a famous election victory in the Conservative heartlands.

Stepping up war on fly-tippers

26 April 2021
Stepping up war on fly-tippers

People are being encouraged to hire skips to dispose of their rubbish safely amid concerns over a high number of fly-tipping incidents.

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