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Revealed: Number back in school

17 June 2020
Revealed: Number back in school

The number of children who have returned to school in the county has been revealed.

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Thousands of births unregistered during crisis

15 June 2020
Thousands of births unregistered during crisis

A huge backlog of birth registrations has left thousands of parents unable to register their newborn during the coronavirus crisis.

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Border Force 'should return young migrants'

15 June 2020
 Border Force 'should return young migrants'

Calls have been made for the Border Force to 'do their job' in returning migrants.

'Absence of post-mortems on virus victims is a failure'

12 June 2020
'Absence of post-mortems on virus victims is a failure'

A councillor believes post-mortem examinations should have been carried out on people who have died from coronavirus to help understand the disease.

Coronavirus scams surge

11 June 2020
Coronavirus scams surge

Hundreds of people in Kent have fallen victim to coronavirus scammers since the pandemic started.

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School to have opaque windows to stop spying

11 June 2020
School to have opaque windows to stop spying

Concerns that a secondary school expansion would allow students to spy on neighbouring houses have been addressed with plans for opaque windows.

240 lorries will go through village every day

10 June 2020
240 lorries will go through village every day

A total of 240 lorries will head through a village every day causing a "severe" impact on the road network after a council judgement.

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Council tax could shoot up to cover Covid-19 cost

09 June 2020
Council tax could shoot up to cover Covid-19 cost

Kent County Council has said it could call a council tax referendum to up the rate residents pay by 6% or more.

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More than 150 Kent care homes hit by virus

09 June 2020
More than 150 Kent care homes hit by virus

More than a quarter of the county's 547 care facilities have reported cases of coronavirus.

One way system and 20mph limit plans for town centre

07 June 2020
One way system and 20mph limit plans for town centre

Plans for a one-way system and 20mph speed limit in a town centre are being considered ahead of lockdown measures being eased.

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Kent councils face £245m deficit because of pandemic

04 June 2020
Kent councils face £245m deficit because of pandemic

Kent's 14 councils face a mounting financial deficit of £245million from the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged.

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Care sector treated with 'lack of respect' during pandemic

02 June 2020
Care sector treated with 'lack of respect' during pandemic

A care home manager has accused the Government of virtually ignoring the industry she has worked in for 49 years.

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Cyber attackers demand £800k ransom

01 June 2020
Cyber attackers demand £800k ransom

A county council-owned company was the victim of a cyber attack in which a huge Bitcoin ransom was demanded.

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Concerns over £170m project to transform area

01 June 2020
Concerns over £170m project to transform area

Fears have been raised about transport problems and how to protect historical sites should a multi-million pound redevelopment go ahead.

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Bluewater tunnel plans given green light

27 May 2020
Bluewater tunnel plans given green light

Plans to connect Bluewater and a 6,000 home development have been approved.

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Shocking cost to Kent's tourism revealed

26 May 2020
Shocking cost to Kent's tourism revealed

The shocking cost of lockdown on Kent's £4 billion tourism sector has been revealed.

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'Lessons must be learnt' from care home scandal

26 May 2020
'Lessons must be learnt' from care home scandal

Calls for a public inquiry have been made after 17 people in one care home died with coronavirus.

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'Families need quick answers over 11-plus exams'

19 May 2020
'Families need quick answers over 11-plus exams'

A council committee was asked to take urgent action as lobbying to suspend the 11-plus exams in light of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Ignoring pandemic plans has 'cost lives'

19 May 2020
Ignoring pandemic plans has 'cost lives'

Recommendations from a pandemic exercise have apparently not been applied to the current crisis.

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Decision time for major redevelopment

18 May 2020
Decision time for major redevelopment

A major redevelopment scheme could press ahead if backed by councillors during a crunch meeting this week.

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