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21 February 2019

Eurotunnel's growth warning over Brexit

Eurotunnel's growth warning over Brexit

Eurotunnel, the operator of the Channel Tunnel, says it expects Brexit to have a short-term impact on its business but that it is well-placed to cope.

20 February 2019

Cash for councils on Brexit frontline

Cash for councils on Brexit frontline

More than £950,000 is to be allocated to Kent councils with key ports and stations ahead of Brexit, the government has announced.

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20 February 2019

Council to get £136,000 to prepare port for Brexit

Council to get £136,000 to prepare port for Brexit

Government Brexit fund will see £136,000 allocated to spend on Ramsgate port - despite cancellation of contract with Seaborne Freight

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20 February 2019

'I am sorry they have decided to leave'

'I am sorry they have decided to leave'

A Kent MP says he regrets the defections of three Conservative MPs but believes the new independent group is a "flash in the pan".

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19 February 2019

Kent's farmers fear 'catastrophic' Brexit

Kent's farmers fear 'catastrophic' Brexit

Government minister Michael Gove has warned of food delays if there is a no-deal Brexit.

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18 February 2019

'Keep calm' after stroke units decision

'Keep calm' after stroke units decision

An MP has called for calm amid threats of legal action after a controversial changes to stroke care.

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18 February 2019

Council election fears dismissed as Labour MPs split

Council election fears dismissed as Labour MPs split

Labour party figures have criticised seven MPs who have quit and formed a new group but dismissed concerns it may impact local council elections.

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18 February 2019

MP calls for tough social media laws

MP calls for tough social media laws

The government has been urged to create an independent regulator to tackle harmful and illegal content on social media.

15 February 2019

Row over 'bribe' offered to grammar schools to expand

Row over 'bribe' offered to grammar schools to expand

Anti-selection campaigners have criticised the government after it announced details of a second round of funding for grammar schools to expand.

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13 February 2019

Brexit not on risk register

Brexit not on risk register

Emergency planners in Kent are facing claims of unnecessary secrecy over their failure to publish any details of Brexit contingency plans.

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13 February 2019

Prime Minister quizzed over "shambolic" Seaborne saga

Prime Minister quizzed over "shambolic" Seaborne saga

The Prime Minister has come under fire for the way a contract for an emergency Brexit ferry service was awarded.

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11 February 2019

MP calls for port takeover

MP calls for port takeover

A government takeover of a port in Kent in the run-up to and after Brexit has not been ruled out by the transport secretary of state Chris Grayling.

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11 February 2019

'Flawed' ferry contracts sparks legal action

'Flawed' ferry contracts sparks legal action

The government is being taken to court after awarding contracts to three ferry companies, including one with no ships.

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11 February 2019

Council shunned Seaborne Freight a year ago

Council shunned Seaborne Freight a year ago

Councillors had been close to signing a ferry deal with beleaguered Seaborne Freight a year ago, before the government's botched negotiations with it.

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11 February 2019

Council to pass special needs transport bill to parents

Council to pass special needs transport bill to parents

Parents could face paying hundreds of pounds to get young adults with special needs to get to schools or specialist centres.

09 February 2019

Government scraps contract with under-fire ferry firm

Government scraps contract with under-fire ferry firm

The government has dropped its £13.8m contract with a company due to launch post-Brexit ferries from Ramsgate to Ostend.

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07 February 2019

Cost of MP's expenses trial revealed

Cost of MP's expenses trial revealed

The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed how much the 10-week election expenses trial of South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay cost the taxpayer.

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07 February 2019

Uncertainty over Seaborne Freight contract jeopardises port funding

Uncertainty over Seaborne Freight contract jeopardises port funding

Councillors will decide today whether a £500,000 investment in a port should be withdrawn or included as part of its budget this year.

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06 February 2019

Medway Council to get more money than Kent to tackle Brexit

Medway Council to get more money than Kent to tackle Brexit

Kent County Council secures £175,000 from government to prepare for Brexit - £35,000 less than Medway.

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06 February 2019

Brexit ferry service contract could end in court

Brexit ferry service contract could end in court

Department for Transport appoints lawyers as the prospect of ferry legal wrangle looms.

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