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Go-kart centre plans hit the brakes

27 December 2019
Go-kart centre plans hit the brakes

Plans for the first electric go-kart circuit in the county have been halted after a heated debate between councillors.

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Town centre pub set for redevelopment

20 December 2019
Town centre pub set for redevelopment

A town centre pub built in the 1930s will be turned into a block of flats despite objections from neighbours.

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General Election 2019 result for Sevenoaks

12 December 2019
General Election 2019 result for Sevenoaks

Find out who will represent your constituency.

Historic school to be knocked down

05 December 2019
Historic school to be knocked down

Around 860 grammar school pupils are being moved into a "modern" six-storey building.

Village facing 11 years of lorry hell

05 December 2019
Village facing 11 years of lorry hell

Opposition from more than 150 residents and three councils was not enough to stop a council U-turn on lorries travelling through a village.

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PCSOs given extra powers

21 November 2019
PCSOs given extra powers

Four new powers have been given to PCSOs to tackle crime across the county.

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Science park set for £5m upgrade

21 November 2019
Science park set for £5m upgrade

Hundreds of homes, a 75-bedroom hotel, and a petrol station with a drive-through coffee shop have been earmarked for a business centre.

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Ex-council leader defends scrapping school plan

21 November 2019
Ex-council leader defends scrapping school plan

A former council leader has fiercely defended the decision to scrap plans for a new secondary school.

Protesters storm council meeting about crime

21 November 2019
Protesters storm council meeting about crime

Kent's police and crime commissioner and councillors have been moved to a secure room after campaigners burst into a meeting.

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£60m wiped from pension fund value

20 November 2019
£60m wiped from pension fund value

A council has lost £60m in pensions after the owner announced it was winding down investment fund.

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£7m grammar school expansion approved

15 November 2019
£7m grammar school expansion approved

A mutli-million pound school expansion has been approved.

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Former KCC leader faces scrutiny over new school u-turn

13 November 2019
Former KCC leader faces scrutiny over new school u-turn

A meeting next week will take a closer look at a reversed decision on the creation of a new secondary school.

Church group kicked out of former nightclub

08 November 2019
Church group kicked out of former nightclub

A popular church group has been kicked out of a former town centre nightclub after using it illegally for two years.

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Green light for new 1,050-pupil school

07 November 2019
Green light for new 1,050-pupil school

Plans for a new secondary school in Kent have been approved despite concerns over the risks posed by cars on surrounding roads.

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Plan to expand travellers site sparks row

03 November 2019
Plan to expand travellers site sparks row

A argument has broken out between a borough and parish council about the possible extension of a travellers' site.

Church illegally using nightclub

01 November 2019
Church illegally using nightclub

A church group have been meeting in an old nightclub without permission, but is applying to change it.

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Plans for new secondary school ditched

25 October 2019
Plans for new secondary school ditched

Angry councillors have slammed a council's decision to drop plans to build a new secondary school in east Kent.

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More than 11,000 littering fines handed out over last three years

25 October 2019
More than 11,000 littering fines handed out over last three years

A litter enforcement firm handed more than 11,000 for littering or failing to failing to clean up dog poop

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440 homes plan with 400 objections deferred

25 October 2019
440 homes plan with 400 objections deferred

Pressure from the government has stopped a council from making a decision on plans for 440 homes despite fierce objection from locals.

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Outgoing leader gets emotional

17 October 2019
Outgoing leader gets emotional

Emotional council leader Paul Carter broke down as he delivered his final speech as head of Kent County Council.

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