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Operation Brock: The solution to the problem that doesn't exist

25 July 2021
Operation Brock: The solution to the problem that doesn't exist

Emergency planners are confident they can cope with a huge number of lorries in the county without the help of Manston.

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Money for the French and councillors' lunch

23 July 2021
Money for the French and councillors' lunch

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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What does levelling up funding mean for Kent?

22 July 2021
What does levelling up funding mean for Kent?

It's part of the Conservatives' big plans to help the countries poorest areas, but what is levelling up? We've answered your questions.

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KCC faces another challenging year balancing the books

18 July 2021
KCC faces another challenging year balancing the books

The impact of the Covid crisis had on the public sector has been vividly underlined by the disclosure KCC was bailed out to the tune of £362m.

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'Who wants a sheriff?'

16 July 2021
'Who wants a sheriff?'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Covid's £100m headache for county's finances

15 July 2021
Covid's £100m headache for county's finances

The continuing costs of dealing with the impact of the pandemic could leave County Council facing a budget black hole of more than £100 million, its finance chiefs have warned.

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MP condemns 'racist idiots' but defends those booing the knee

12 July 2021
MP condemns 'racist idiots' but defends those booing the knee

A Kent MP says more needs to be done to tackle the 'racist idiots' who abuse footballers but has defended the right to boo those taking the knee.

Lessons from a true leader and 'tougher' immigration plans

09 July 2021
Lessons from a true leader and 'tougher' immigration plans

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

Strange electoral arithmetic as Labour win by-election

02 July 2021
Strange electoral arithmetic as Labour win by-election

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

End school bubbles now, MP argues

02 July 2021
End school bubbles now, MP argues

A Kent MP is among dozens pressing the government to lift Covid restrictions on schools, saying they are too disruptive.

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Almost 105,000 EU citizens can stay in Kent under post-Brexit scheme

01 July 2021
Almost 105,000 EU citizens can stay in Kent under post-Brexit scheme

More than 100,000 EU citizens living and working in the county have successfully applied to remain in the UK following Brexit.

Nearly 12,000 pupils not in class because of Covid

29 June 2021
Nearly 12,000 pupils not in class because of Covid

A snapshot of absence rates for one week this month show nearly 12,000 pupils were not in class because of Covid.

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The health challenges in Kent facing Sajid

29 June 2021
The health challenges in Kent facing Sajid

Sajid Javid has a lot to do in his new role but what challenges does he face when it comes to health care in Kent?

'He should apologise in the Commons'

25 June 2021
'He should apologise in the Commons'

A Kent Conservative association branch chairman says it is a "huge disappointment" Matt Hancock appears to have broken social distancing rules.

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Hancock faces awkward questions - but not about Covid

25 June 2021
Hancock faces awkward questions - but not about Covid

Was Brexit vote really five years ago? Did we learn anything from report on white working class pupils falling behind? Paul Francis analyses the week.

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Less cash for schools to help disadvantaged pupils

25 June 2021
Less cash for schools to help disadvantaged pupils

A change to the pupil premium provided by the government means Kent County Council will lose £4 million in funding.

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'We need more houses but in the right places'

24 June 2021
'We need more houses but in the right places'

As plans to speed up house building across the country are revealed, our political editor Paul Francis looks at what it means for Kent.

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How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

23 June 2021
How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

New research shows how those who back leave and remain would vote if the referendum was rerun today.

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Five years on: Brexit challenges and opportunities

23 June 2021
Five years on: Brexit challenges and opportunities

It's been five years since an historic referendum saw voters back Brexit, but the journey has not always followed its expected path.

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MP warns his party to change tack on housing

22 June 2021
MP warns his party to change tack on housing

A Kent MP has warned his party that it risks losing seats at the next election if it fails to listen to concerns over housing.

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