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Gatwick to Kent rail service plans

16 September 2020
Gatwick to Kent rail service plans

A 10-year plan for the county's transport has put forward plans for a rail service linking east Kent to Gatwick.

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Ebbsfleet's Covid site to be used for Brexit

14 September 2020
Ebbsfleet's Covid site to be used for Brexit

Part of a station car park that had been set up for Covid-19 testing is now to be used for Brexit in a shock move by the Government.

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'U-turn' on councillor's allowance

11 September 2020
'U-turn' on councillor's allowance

An "awkward" rise in the basic allowance from councillors will no longer go ahead as work to cover the cost of Covid continues.

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Eurostar 'might never return to Kent'

10 September 2020
Eurostar 'might never return to Kent'

Fearful county councillors are concerned that Eurostar services may never return to the county.

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Leader quizzed over 'unworkable' child migrant intake

10 September 2020
Leader quizzed over 'unworkable' child migrant intake

MPs leading an inquiry into migrant channel crossings have quizzed the leader of Kent County Council.

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The latest on Kent's coronavirus rate of infection

09 September 2020
The latest on Kent's coronavirus rate of infection

Questions over testing sites were raised during a committee meeting with Kent's public health director.

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'Give me more power'

08 September 2020
'Give me more power'

Kent's police and crime commissioner wants more power - here's why.

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'Lessons to be learned' after beach 'cookout'

08 September 2020
'Lessons to be learned' after beach 'cookout'

The police and crime commissioner has said a beach gathering, which ended in four officers being injured, was a challenge for the force.

New railway station approved

02 September 2020
New railway station approved

Controversial plans to create a multi-million pound train station in east Kent have been approved.

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'Axing local councils would save billions'

28 August 2020
'Axing local councils would save billions'

Kent councillors have reacted to a report that scrapping the county's local councils could lead o huge savings.

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Council to compensate parents for school travel payments

27 August 2020
Council to compensate parents for school travel payments

A council has been pressured into compensating a number of parents for school travel payments, amounting to around £70,000-a-year.

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Council u-turn on plans to tackle rogue landlords

26 August 2020
Council u-turn on plans to tackle rogue landlords

A crackdown on rogue landlords has been shelved as a council makes a u-turn on its previous decision.

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'We were never geared for this kind of crisis, nobody was'

26 August 2020
'We were never geared for this kind of crisis, nobody was'

Concerns have been raised there could be "drastic cuts" to key council services without much-needed government aid.

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New Kent railway station on track for green light

26 August 2020
New Kent railway station on track for green light

Controversial plans to create a multi-million pound train station in east Kent has been recommended for approval ahead of a crunch meeting.

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Plans for 900-home development set for green light

25 August 2020
Plans for 900-home development set for green light

Contentious plans to build 900 homes on farmland could finally get the nod from councillors next week after again being recommended for approval.

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Health bosses 'didn't listen to patients' warnings'

24 August 2020
Health bosses 'didn't listen to patients' warnings'

Health bosses have been accused of failing to listen to patients' concerns about a failed healthcare firm way before a damning inspection found flaws.

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Lidl approved despite A20 traffic fears

21 August 2020
Lidl approved despite A20 traffic fears

A new supermarket has been approved on the site of a former garage despite 600 objections from residents.

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Homes plan rejected by council

21 August 2020
Homes plan rejected by council

Plans for up to 250 new homes on farmland have been rejected by a council's planning committee.

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An airport and Brexit lorry parks? No problem, says green chief

20 August 2020
An airport and Brexit lorry parks? No problem, says green chief

Kent's first environment chief says a new airport and several lorry parks won't stop the county's ambitious green target.

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Lidl gets go ahead again after court set back

20 August 2020
Lidl gets go ahead again after court set back

A Lidl has been given the go ahead again after Asda successfully challenged planning permission in court.

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