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Court overturns decision on new Lidl

19 August 2020
Court overturns decision on new Lidl

A decision to allow a Lidl to be built has been overturned by a court and is set to be discussed again by council planners.

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NHS preparing for 'challenging winter'

19 August 2020
NHS preparing for 'challenging winter'

The NHS is preparing for a difficult winter with the additional pressures of a potential second coronavirus wave.

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Ebbsfleet's £7.4million 'green corridor' plans

18 August 2020
Ebbsfleet's £7.4million 'green corridor' plans

A "hit list" of six new walking and cycling routes are being worked on over the next four years for commuters, joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.

Inquiry 'likely' over controversial lorry park plans

17 August 2020
Inquiry 'likely' over controversial lorry park plans

Councillors are pushing for an investigation into the government's post-Brexit 'lorry park' after failing to consult residents on the proposals.

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Gravesend's £4.1 million bus hub plans

17 August 2020
Gravesend's £4.1 million bus hub plans

A multi-million pound project to create a new interchange is to be discussed.

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Fears over traffic chaos when schools return

12 August 2020
Fears over traffic chaos when schools return

Demand for bus passes for school pupils has dropped by around 75% this year amid the Covid-19 crisis which has sparked concerns over traffic chaos.

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Bus journeys could 'burst school bubbles'

10 August 2020
Bus journeys could 'burst school bubbles'

Pupils rushing on to school buses would ruin any bubbles created to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a councillor has warned.

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Trust called back to scrutiny committee over baby deaths

24 July 2020
Trust called back to scrutiny committee over baby deaths

East Kent Hospital Trusts has been asked to return to a scrutiny committee by councillors.

East Kent Covid-19 deaths rise to almost one in four

24 July 2020
East Kent Covid-19 deaths rise to almost one in four

Health chiefs are seeking "definitive" answers over the worrying number of deaths at a Kent hospitals trust.

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Cancer screening backlog of 8,000 people for trust

24 July 2020
Cancer screening backlog of 8,000 people for trust

There are fears cancer screeenings have been "forgotten" as the NHS faces a huge backlog as services get back to normal after lockdown.

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Virtual GP appointments could be here to stay

23 July 2020
Virtual GP appointments could be here to stay

Health bosses have been unable to confirm if and when face-to-face GP appointments will resume as lockdown measures are eased.

KCC responds to calls for 'more empathy' for migrant children

23 July 2020
KCC responds to calls for 'more empathy' for migrant children

A council leader has responded to comments made by a local charity on the need for more empathy for unaccompanied asylum seeker children.

'This is critically dependent on everyone's behaviour'

22 July 2020
'This is critically dependent on everyone's behaviour'

A second wave of coronavirus in the county in September is not inevitable, says a healthcare boss, but depends on how people behave.

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'Clock ticking' on school travel plans

22 July 2020
'Clock ticking' on school travel plans

Social distancing measures have added pressure to KCC to find a way to get pupils to school when they return in September.

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Theft of blue badges to park in disabled bays on rise

21 July 2020
Theft of blue badges to park in disabled bays on rise

Hundreds of Kent criminals have stolen blue badges to use to park their vehicles in disabled spaces, it has emerged.

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'Mystery' coronavirus recovery plan revealed

21 July 2020
'Mystery' coronavirus recovery plan revealed

A plan to help Kent recover from the coronavirus pandemic has been shrouded in mystery, a council leader has admitted.

Localised lockdowns branded government 'cop out'

21 July 2020
Localised lockdowns branded government 'cop out'

Local councils are facing an "enormous challenge" if they are forced to put localised lockdowns in place.

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'I would like people to have more empathy'

20 July 2020
'I would like people to have more empathy'

A refugee charity project co-ordinator says she is frustrated by an angry response to the numbers of asylum-seeking children arriving in the county.

Council refuses to 'unequivocally support' BAME communities

20 July 2020
Council refuses to 'unequivocally support' BAME communities

Kent County Council has refused to "unequivocally support" BAME communities in the wake of George Floyd's death.

KCC was 'aware' of secret lorry park plans

18 July 2020
KCC was 'aware' of secret lorry park plans

KCC was "aware" of secret plans to build a huge lorry park and Brexit check point off the M20, despite the local council being kept in the dark.

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