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Council to refuse 'green' schemes which lack consultation '

07 October 2020
Council to refuse 'green' schemes which lack consultation '

KCC will refuse any future projects to improve green travel unless proper public consultation has been carried out.

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Cameras which can monitor social distancing 'in pipeline' for town centres

06 October 2020
Cameras which can monitor social distancing 'in pipeline' for town centres

Artificial intelligence cameras that can monitor social distancing are "in the pipeline" for Kent's town centres prompting privacy fears.

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Beyond a spoke: Third of green schemes scrapped

06 October 2020
Beyond a spoke: Third of green schemes scrapped

A third of Kent's green transport schemes have been scrapped, with residents slamming KCC for being "out of touch" and failing to consult with them.

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Covid cases at 51 schools as head calls for better testing

05 October 2020
Covid cases at 51 schools as head calls for better testing

There have been coronavirus cases at 51 schools in Kent so far this term - with one head calling for better testing for staff.

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Cash-strapped councillors could receive payouts

01 October 2020
Cash-strapped councillors could receive payouts

The idea of a 'hardship fund' to support county councillors who lose their seat at the next election is to be the subject of a review.

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Care homes in 'lockdown' as infection rate hits highest level since June

30 September 2020
Care homes in 'lockdown' as infection rate hits highest level since June

One district's care homes are effectively in lockdown as coronavirus cases reach their highest levels in Kent since June, claims a boss.

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'Super hospital plan is waste of public money'

29 September 2020
'Super hospital plan is waste of public money'

Developer's plans for a new hospital in east Kent have been called a "big waste of public money" during a health committee meeting.

DMC control was 'total failure'

28 September 2020
DMC control was 'total failure'

Health bosses are investigating 18 serious incidents that happened while DMC ran several health centres.

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Excessive shaking of hands is a non, non

28 September 2020
Excessive shaking of hands is a non, non

A greater understanding of the way Europeans behave is required according to a senior county councillor.

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Kent hauliers to get own 'travel pass' to avoid queues

26 September 2020
Kent hauliers to get own 'travel pass' to avoid queues

Lorry drivers working within the county could be given their own travel pass to avoid Channel Tunnel congestion after the Brexit transition ends.

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'Government help needed to protect Eurostar jobs'

24 September 2020
'Government help needed to protect Eurostar jobs'

A major rail company chief has called on the government to back Eurostar in order to save 3,500 jobs.

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Parents making children wear masks all day

23 September 2020
Parents making children wear masks all day

There are fears about pupils' mental wellbeing after anxious parents order their children to wear masks all day at school.

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Lorry drivers with Covid symptoms 'may need accommodation'

21 September 2020
Lorry drivers with Covid symptoms 'may need accommodation'

Contingency plans are being considered to find accommodation for foreign lorry drivers coming into the county with coronavirus symptoms.

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240 buses on routes to meet school demand

21 September 2020
240 buses on routes to meet school demand

More than 240 public buses are being used for Kent school use as education bosses say the local transport service remains secure.

34 schools report Covid incidents

21 September 2020
34 schools report Covid incidents

Testing has been described as the "biggest constraint" on the education sector as 34 Kent schools report Covid incidents, a committee was told.

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Residents "splashed" by delayed water works

20 September 2020
Residents "splashed" by delayed water works

A water company was slammed after numerous delays to fixing a heavy leak on a busy main road.

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Council kept in dark over station's Brexit role

19 September 2020
Council kept in dark over station's Brexit role

Controversial plans to shut down Ebbsfleet station's Covid-19 testing site for a Brexit checkpoint were not discussed with the local council.

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Plans for marshals to enforce social distancing 'frustrating' councils

17 September 2020
Plans for marshals to enforce social distancing 'frustrating' councils

The Government's plan to use volunteers and council staff to enforce Covid guidelines has raised questions from a number of Kent councils.

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Trust's maternity ward failings scrutinised

17 September 2020
Trust's maternity ward failings scrutinised

A committee says a hospital trust needs to be held accountable for its actions after the avoidable deaths of newborn babies.

Three new test centres to address 'dreadful' situation

17 September 2020
Three new test centres to address 'dreadful' situation

It has been revealed three new coronavirus test centres will open as the government tries address the ongoing "dreadful" testing problem.

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