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Demand for food banks quadruples

28 April 2020
Demand for food banks quadruples

Since the Covid-19 crisis hit, food banks have seen a huge surge in the number of people turning to them for essentials.

You may need to book to use tips when they reopen

27 April 2020
You may need to book to use tips when they reopen

Users may need to book to use the tips when the sites finally reopen – as pressure builds to get Kent moving again.

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Plans push on for innovation park

24 April 2020
Plans push on for innovation park

A council chief says he would be "disappointed" if the construction of a major business park in Medway was delayed because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Road chief's plan to 'banish rush hour forever'

22 April 2020
Road chief's plan to 'banish rush hour forever'

The councillor in charge of roads and transport for Kent has said he would like to see rush hour disappear following the coronavirus pandemic.

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Plans for 'mass' coronavirus testing site in Kent

21 April 2020
Plans for 'mass' coronavirus testing site in Kent

Council bosses are working on plans for a "mass" Covid-19 testing site in the county - but are keeping the location under wraps.

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Major tourist attraction 'decimated' by pandemic

17 April 2020
Major tourist attraction 'decimated' by pandemic

Bosses at a historic attraction have been forced to furlough the majority of staff to secure the hub's future during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Let there be carbon neutral light

17 April 2020
Let there be carbon neutral light

Medway Council plans to spend £12million on the replacement of thousands of street lamps to make them carbon neutral.

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Major emergency bed plan unveiled for Kent's hospitals

15 April 2020
Major emergency bed plan unveiled for Kent's hospitals

Kent County Council has pledged to spend a multimillion pound sum on emergency beds to relieve pressure on an "overburdened" hospital system.

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Plans for new railway station put on hold

14 April 2020
Plans for new railway station put on hold

Plans for a multi-million pound station have been put on hold amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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Plans for 'powerhouse' rail network on track

09 April 2020
Plans for 'powerhouse' rail network on track

A proposal to develop an integrated south east train network has been backed by a council.

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First look at new £63m station

08 April 2020
First look at new £63m station

This artist's impression shows the scale of a railway station destined to be built in the middle of a £170 million peninsula development.

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Virtual meeting was 'muffled'

08 April 2020
Virtual meeting was 'muffled'

Medway Council has held its first virtual public meeting but there's a couple of tweaks needed for next time.

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Temporary mortuaries to store 3,000 bodies

08 April 2020
Temporary mortuaries to store 3,000 bodies

Bosses are to build three temporary mortuaries in response to the coronavirus crisis as part of worst-case scenario plans.

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'Controversial' first Lidl gets nod

07 April 2020
'Controversial' first Lidl gets nod

A "controversial" Lidl has been given the nod by planners despite objections by big name rivals.

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Revamp plans for former hospital deferred... again

03 April 2020
Revamp plans for former hospital deferred... again

Developers hoping to convert Britain's oldest hospital in dozens of new homes have seen their plans pushed back once more.

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'Please be patient'

03 April 2020
'Please be patient'

A councillor has urged developers to be patient, as yet another planning proposal is put back.

Depot would create 40 jobs

03 April 2020
Depot would create 40 jobs

Plans for a kitchen firm distribution centre would create work for more than 40.

Longer wait in hope for longer opening hours

03 April 2020
Longer wait in hope for longer opening hours

A cafe owner has seen a decision on opening hours pushed back.

Concerns over plans for cafe

03 April 2020
Concerns over plans for cafe

Hundreds of people have opposed plans for a new coffee shop.

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Police told to 'engage' with public over lockdown rules

01 April 2020
Police told to 'engage' with public over lockdown rules

Officers have been told to engage with the public by explaining new government social distancing laws before asking them to go home.

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