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'Outrage' over road improvement cash

31 March 2020
'Outrage' over road improvement cash

County councillors have been accused of not listening to borough council members after 'ignoring' opposition to government roads funding.

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Council leader explains 'rare blessing' comment

31 March 2020
Council leader explains 'rare blessing' comment

A council leader who has been criticised for comments he made in a football magazine about coronavirus has said it has nothing to do with his role.

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Plans for £2.9m sexual health clinic revealed

26 March 2020
Plans for £2.9m sexual health clinic revealed

Kent County Council wants to build a new sexual health clinic in an area where services are "at capacity".

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'Listen to the community and think again'

25 March 2020
'Listen to the community and think again'

Council bosses have slammed revised plans for the multi-billion pound Lower Thames Crossing.

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New leisure centre 'still a priority'

23 March 2020
New leisure centre 'still a priority'

A council says coronavirus won't stop it from pressing ahead with a new £20m complex.

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New £20m Kent school a step closer

21 March 2020
New £20m Kent school a step closer

Council chiefs have moved quickly to award a contract to a construction firm set to build a new secondary school in the county.

New £4m extension of special school

13 March 2020
New £4m extension of special school

A closed school building will now house a new £4million extension of a special school to meet demand in the area

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Kent's shocking death lottery

10 March 2020
Kent's shocking death lottery

Living in a deprived part of Kent more than doubles your chance of premature death, councillors have been told.

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Crossing branded 'stupidly expensive'

21 February 2020
Crossing branded 'stupidly expensive'

Plans to build a £6.8bn crossing have been branded 'stupidly expensive' by councillors.

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338 children in council care went missing last year

19 February 2020
338 children in council care went missing last year

More than 300 children under the care of Kent County Council went missing last year, with some still untraceable.

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Surgery moved from hospital

13 February 2020
Surgery moved from hospital

Hundreds of patients who undergo a type of planned surgery will soon have to travel to another hospital instead.

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Vote to decide how much council tax you pay

12 February 2020
Vote to decide how much council tax you pay

Councillors are set to vote on whether householders will have to pay on average an extra £46 a year.

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Police must slash £9m from budget

11 February 2020
Police must slash £9m from budget

The county's police force has been told to slash £9 million from its budget in the next financial year.

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Hospital bosses to face public grilling

29 January 2020
Hospital bosses to face public grilling

Top NHS officials have been summoned to a public meeting to explain what is being done to prevent more deaths of newborns.

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Lorries could be banned from rural roads

24 January 2020
Lorries could be banned from rural roads

A system to restrict lorry drivers from using rural roads and thundering through villages is set to be trialled in Kent.

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Plan to ban cars in town centres

23 January 2020
Plan to ban cars in town centres

A radical proposal to ban cars from Kent town centres in light of the climate change emergency appears to be gathering support.

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Bid to drop £71k anti-knife crime fund fails

17 January 2020
Bid to drop £71k anti-knife crime fund fails

A plan to use funds earmarked for tackling knife crime to hire two Trading Standards officers was described as "extraordinary".

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New homes mean primary must double places

09 January 2020
New homes mean primary must double places

Schools are set to increase their capacity by as much as twofold in order to cater for children living at new housing developments.

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'Don't close children's care home'

08 January 2020
'Don't close children's care home'

Dozens of objectors have urged a council not to close a care home for youngsters which was recently rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Parking permit costs could triple

08 January 2020
Parking permit costs could triple

A bid to sharply increase the cost of residential parking permits could see homeowners with three or more vehicles paying £135 a year.

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