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'No sacred cows' in budget

07 November 2020
'No sacred cows' in budget

As KCC's budget consultation continues, we speak to each party to hear what they want to see happen with the county's finances.

£16.1million bus and cycle lane up for scrutiny

06 November 2020
£16.1million bus and cycle lane up for scrutiny

Merits and doubts surrounding a £16.1m green bus and cycle lane will be debated as some question whether it will keep vehicles off the road

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Support for lockdown from council leaders

04 November 2020
Support for lockdown from council leaders

While Kent has avoided higher rates of Covid infection council leaders say second lockdown restrictions should be followed as part of national effort.

Kent's £22m NHS blackhole revealed

03 November 2020
Kent's £22m NHS blackhole revealed

The financial woes of the NHS in Kent have been laid bare as bosses seek to plug a cash gap of £22million within its budget.

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Covid street marshals to patrol Kent

03 November 2020
Covid street marshals to patrol Kent

Coronavirus street wardens are being introduced across the county ahead of the England-wide lockdown coming in later this week.

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'Young asylum seekers are not being held in cells'

30 October 2020
'Young asylum seekers are not being held in cells'

NHS bosses have denied that young asylum seekers are being housed in prison-like accommodation across the county.

'Covid cases rising all too rapidly'

30 October 2020
'Covid cases rising all too rapidly'

An NHS boss has warned that coronavirus cases in Kent will increase "all too rapidly" unless residents follow the government rules.

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How will Brexit impact our health service?

29 October 2020
How will Brexit impact our health service?

Queues on the M20, medicine supply and staff shortages have all been raised as possible problems once the Brexit transition period is over.

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Ex-soldier starts Free School Meal e-petition

29 October 2020
Ex-soldier starts Free School Meal e-petition

A former soldier has set up an e-petition calling on the council to do more for children from low income families.

Circus to take legal action over Covid closure

27 October 2020
Circus to take legal action over Covid closure

Bosses of a circus that was shut down 10 minutes before its first performance are waiting for a final decision on the fate of their performances.

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County's call handlers to 'bolster' Covid tracing system

23 October 2020
County's call handlers to 'bolster' Covid tracing system

A £6.3 million grant is to be used to set up a test and trace system in Kent to "bolster" a national scheme that's come in for widespread criticism.

Care homes set to become Covid 'hot homes'

22 October 2020
Care homes set to become Covid 'hot homes'

At least seven care homes in Kent could be used to accommodate patients being discharged from hospital who test positive for coronavirus this winter.

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Housing reforms 'could undermine democracy'

19 October 2020
Housing reforms 'could undermine democracy'

Councillors are hitting out at Boris Johnson's proposals to streamline planning schemes because they would 'undermine democratic accountability'

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Plan for £300 fines to stop 7,000-lorry queue

16 October 2020
Plan for £300 fines to stop 7,000-lorry queue

Lorry drivers could be fined £300 for not having the right papers after Brexit in an effort to stop queues of 7,000 trucks building up through Kent.

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Theme park could mean station upgrade

16 October 2020
Theme park could mean station upgrade

A £5billion theme park could "strengthen the case" for much-needed improvements to a railway station in north Kent.

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'Game changer' trains from Dover to London in under an hour

15 October 2020
'Game changer' trains from Dover to London in under an hour

Faster rail travel will open up a host of opportunities for Dover if trains can reach the capital in less than an hour, councillors have said

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House-building policy 'will cost us all dearly'

15 October 2020
House-building policy 'will cost us all dearly'

The Tory leader of KCC has written to the county's 16 Conservative MPs warning his party will lose votes over the PM's pledge to build, build, build.

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Apology over pop-up cycle lanes

13 October 2020
Apology over pop-up cycle lanes

A highways boss has said sorry for the lack of consultation over highly controversial pop-up cycle lanes.

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'This is not a slippery slope to big brother'

12 October 2020
'This is not a slippery slope to big brother'

Cameras which can track social distancing won't be used for that in Kent and there should be no privacy fears, says the boss of the firm making them.

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Plans for Covid test centre turned Brexit lorry park revealed

08 October 2020
Plans for Covid test centre turned Brexit lorry park revealed

A Brexit lorry park that is set to replace a huge Covid testing centre would hold 256 HGVs for two years, government plans have revealed.

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