Home   Authors   Author

Ciaran Duggan, local democracy reporter

Could office in northern France hold key to refugee crisis?

26 November 2021
Could office in northern France hold key to refugee crisis?

A politician has urged the government to use offices in northern France to allow refugees to apply for UK visas.

'We're doomed on housing' says former leader

21 November 2021
'We're doomed on housing' says former leader

Former KCC leader Paul Carter has called for reforms to the 'broken system' of house building in towns and villages.

9

Youth justice service 'must improve' amid gowning violence concerns

21 November 2021
Youth justice service 'must improve' amid gowning violence concerns

Kent's youth justice service must improve its care of young children as a councillor calls for a "culture change" amid growing violence concerns.

1

Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

21 November 2021
Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

A education chief says the county is facing a shortfall of teaching assistants in schools.

12

New medical centre for 20,000 patients

17 November 2021
New medical centre for 20,000 patients

The NHS has unveiled plans for a new health hub which will provide capacity for more than 20,000 patients.

4

Hackers leak school files in 'highly sophisticated' cyber attack

15 November 2021
Hackers leak school files in 'highly sophisticated' cyber attack

Hackers have leaked private information from some Kent schools onto the dark web in a cyber attack.

3

Calls for radical changes to improve access to GPs

15 November 2021
Calls for radical changes to improve access to GPs

Patients are continuing to face problems booking a GP appointment and there have been calls for urgent action to be taken to improve the situation.

19

Grammar 'hopeful' sports pitches on greenbelt will be approved

15 November 2021
Grammar 'hopeful' sports pitches on greenbelt will be approved

Bosses at a Kent school say they are optimistic the Secretary of State will give their scheme for new outdoor facilities the green light.

'Covid in Kent has not gone away'

11 November 2021
'Covid in Kent has not gone away'

People are being urged to book their booster jabs as hospital admissions rise in the county.

10

Grammar school's £1m extension approved

10 November 2021
Grammar school's £1m extension approved

Plans for six new classrooms at one of the county's oldest schools have been given the go ahead.

1

Future of tip booking service 'more divisive than Brexit'

04 November 2021
Future of tip booking service 'more divisive than Brexit'

County councillors are split over whether a controversial online booking service at waste recycling centres in Kent should be dumped.

39

Health chief's 'charging for tests' warning

12 October 2021
Health chief's 'charging for tests' warning

The introduction of charges for home Covid test kits is being considered, Kent County Council's public health chief has warned.

11

'We need more youth services for mental health crisis'

06 October 2021
'We need more youth services for mental health crisis'

A Kent councillor has said more youth services are needed in the county to cope with a growing mental health crisis among young people.

3

'Visa scheme should be extended to Kent'

05 October 2021
'Visa scheme should be extended to Kent'

A work visa scheme should be extended to address an emerging jobs crisis in Kent's farming industry, say local groups.

78

Calls for better mental health support

03 October 2021
Calls for better mental health support

The county has seen a 20% rise in demand for mental health services following the pandemic.

1

Young people encouraged to take up lorry driving

03 October 2021
Young people encouraged to take up lorry driving

KCC's economic director has suggested young people could help solve driver shortages faced by the haulage industry.

41

Labour shortages and price rises hit house building

02 October 2021
Labour shortages and price rises hit house building

The number of homes being built in Kent has stalled as a shortage of skilled workers coupled with rising costs of materials hits the housing sector.

35

£50m HQ plan scrapped thanks to pandemic

28 September 2021
£50m HQ plan scrapped thanks to pandemic

A costly plan to redevelop a redundant sorting office into new offices has fallen through with more housing on the cards instead.

7

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.

1

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.

28
Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More