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'Manston should be reopened immediately'

28 February 2020
'Manston should be reopened immediately'

In the wake of the government's Heathrow runway court blow one Kent MP says Manston Airport should be reopened immediately.

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'We did consider moveable barrier before Op Brock'

25 February 2020
'We did consider moveable barrier before Op Brock'

Highways bosses say they did consider installing a moveable barrier on the M20 before implementing the much-loathed Operation Brock.

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'Points based immigration system won't help us'

19 February 2020
'Points based immigration system won't help us'

Tougher restrictions on would-be migrants could hit farmers and carers in Kent and Medway.

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MPs warn against scrapping TV licence

17 February 2020
MPs warn against scrapping TV licence

Getting rid of the TV licence would be "destructive" and "cultural vandalism", say two Kent politicians.

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Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

17 February 2020
Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

The government has unveiled a new barrier plan for the M20 that it thinks will end the misery of operations Brock and Stack – here's how it works.

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KCC to ditch 'gas-guzzling' cars

14 February 2020
KCC to ditch 'gas-guzzling' cars

The county council plans to switch to electric cars in an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Council tax increase approved

14 February 2020
Council tax increase approved

Homeowners will have to pay on average £46 more each year after councillors approved the new budget.

Hospital chiefs grilled in private

12 February 2020
Hospital chiefs grilled in private

Governors at a scandal-hot NHS trust have grilled hospital bosses in private in the wake of several baby deaths.

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Border checks could cause port delays post Brexit

11 February 2020
Border checks could cause port delays post Brexit

The government has been criticised for backtracking on a pledge of frictionless trade after Brexit as businesses are warned of long delays.

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Catholic schools told to lift Kent Test ban

10 February 2020
Catholic schools told to lift Kent Test ban

A Catholic primary trust has been to reverse an "unworkable" ban on its pupils sitting the Kent Test on school grounds.

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Port of Dover welcomes freeports plan

10 February 2020
Port of Dover welcomes freeports plan

Ports across the country could recieve tax incentives to encourage investment in coastal areas.

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Hotel plan under fire

09 February 2020
Hotel plan under fire

Plan for 100-room hotel in Rochester is "crushingly unimaginative" says the Green party.

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Twenty schools failing to make the grade

07 February 2020
Twenty schools failing to make the grade

Here's how secondary schools in Kent have fared as the latest performance tables were released.

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The ties that bind: Kent County Council seeks to forge links with its continental partners despite Brexit

06 February 2020
The ties that bind: Kent County Council seeks to forge links with its continental partners despite Brexit

Why the Brexit break-up could cost Kent

Conditions at hospitals 'putting lives at risk'

05 February 2020
Conditions at hospitals 'putting lives at risk'

Kent MPs have demanded action saying conditions at hospitals in the county are putting patients' lives at risk.

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Council owes £46,000 to special school

04 February 2020
Council owes £46,000 to special school

A college has accused a council of causing distress to parents over failure to meet costs.

Brexit Day: How did we get here?

31 January 2020
Brexit Day: How did we get here?

We take a look back at some of the key moments in Kent on the bumpy path towards the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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Brexit won't curb council's international outlook

31 January 2020
Brexit won't curb council's international outlook

A council leader has said the authority will continue to forge links with other countries after Brexit.

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Kent pension fund shortfall now £120m

30 January 2020
Kent pension fund shortfall now £120m

A council is still battling to recoup millions of pounds it invested in an equity fund that collapsed.

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'Blind Brexit' warning for Kent

29 January 2020
'Blind Brexit' warning for Kent

The European Parliament has voted to approve Brexit amid a warning there is not enough time left to agree customs checks.

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