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by Paul Francis
20 September 2018

Kent's traffic jams in 'no deal' Brexit

Kent's traffic jams in 'no deal' Brexit

Peers have revealed the dire consequences facing the county if no Brexit deal is reached - with one container lorry taking over an hour to process.

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18 September 2018

Call for migration report to 'go further'

Call for migration report to 'go further'

Farmers have given a guarded reaction to a government report on migration that says there could be a case for a seasonal workers scheme after Brexit.

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16 September 2018

Rosie row is 'storm in teacup'

Rosie row is 'storm in teacup'

A senior Labour figures has dismissed the row engulfing MP Rosie Duffield over her stance on anti-semitism as a "storm in a teacup".

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14 September 2018

'End the chaos' pleads Brexit campaigner

'End the chaos' pleads Brexit campaigner

The Brexit campaigner Gina Miller chose Kent to launch a campaign she says will help people understand the implications of leaving the EU.

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14 September 2018

Odds stacked against Operation Brock

Odds stacked against Operation Brock

The government has admitted time is running out to get Operation Brock ready in time for Brexit.

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14 September 2018

Gina bids to halt Brexit

Gina bids to halt Brexit

High profile campaigner Gina Miller is set to visit Dover today - in a fresh bid to halt the Brexit process.

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12 September 2018

Plot to oust PM 'overblown' says MP

Plot to oust PM 'overblown' says MP

An MP said he would be “amazed and appalled” if there was a challenge to Theresa May amid reports discontented backbenchers are plotting to oust her.

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11 September 2018

Corbyn fails to back MP over 'censure'

Corbyn fails to back MP over 'censure'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire after he resisted calls to offer his support to one of the county's MPs in a row over anti-Semitism.

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11 September 2018

Kent shake-up... but still 17 constituencies

Kent shake-up... but still 17 constituencies

A review of political boundaries in Kent has led to some constituency changes and new names... but still the same number of parliamentary seats.

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10 September 2018

Ex Ukip stalwart blocked from joining Tories

Ex Ukip stalwart blocked from joining Tories

A key political figure has been rejected by the Conservatives amid fears his background could bring the party into disrepute.

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10 September 2018

Police deny Brexit chaos reports

Police deny Brexit chaos reports

A leaked document suggests police leave in Kent could be cancelled and officers pulled in on rest days if the UK crashes out of Europe.

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10 September 2018

Update: MP avoids 'censure'

Update: MP avoids 'censure'

One of Kent's MPs has avoided potential action for supporting groups that have criticised Labour's stance on anti-Semitism.

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09 September 2018

MP tells Boris Johnson to grow up over Brexit 'suicide vest' comparison

MP tells Boris Johnson to grow up over Brexit 'suicide vest' comparison

An MP involved in an attack by a suicide bomber has called out Boris Johnson for comparing the PM's Brexit plan to a suicide vest.

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07 September 2018

Unsolved burglary stats 'undermine confidence'

Unsolved burglary stats 'undermine confidence'

Eight out of 10 burglaries reported to Kent Police ended up with no suspects identified or charges brought, according to figures released today.

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06 September 2018

People paying to dump rubbish branded 'lunacy'

People paying to dump rubbish branded 'lunacy'

Homeowners may have to pay to dump non-household waste at rubbish tips under proposals set out by Kent County Council, which an MP has criticised.

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06 September 2018

Grammar admitted pupils who failed Kent Test

Grammar admitted pupils who failed Kent Test

A grammar school has been forced to take on 50 more new pupils this year - a number of whom did not pass the 11 plus, it has emerged.

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05 September 2018

'Millions of people not getting their fair share'

'Millions of people not getting their fair share'

The growing gap between the rich and poor will cause "bitter resentment" without urgent action, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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05 September 2018

Health services 'must improve'

Health services 'must improve'

Inspectors have ordered health chiefs to reduce waiting times and staff shortages.

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04 September 2018

Children in crisis being 'failed'

Children in crisis being 'failed'

Youngsters with serious mental health problems have been sent nearly 300 miles away for treatment.

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31 August 2018

Rise of the 'casino councils'

Rise of the 'casino councils'

Cash-strapped councils in Kent are risking millions of pounds of taxpayers' cash buying offices, shops and restaurants amid cuts in government grants.

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