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Eurostar rescue talks discussed joint UK-French intervention

20 October 2021
Eurostar rescue talks discussed joint UK-French intervention

The government discussed the idea of a rescue package for Eurostar after passenger numbers plummeted during the pandemic, an FOI has revealed.

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Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

18 October 2021
Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

A Kent MP has revealed he was forced to change his security arrangements after it was found a constituent who sent vile emails had an unlicensed gun.

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'Constituency surgeries cannot continue in same way'

18 October 2021
'Constituency surgeries cannot continue in same way'

In the wake of the horrific death of Sir David Amess the question of MPs safety and online hatred is back on the agenda.

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'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

15 October 2021
'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

The area of Kent where Universal Credit claims rose the most might surprise some, while questions have been asked about the PM's luxury holiday.

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'Fracking could ease energy crisis' says Kent MP

12 October 2021
'Fracking could ease energy crisis' says Kent MP

The controversial process of extracting gas from rocks buried deep beneath the earth's surface could help solve the energy crisis, says a Kent MP.

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Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

12 October 2021
Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

Kent Police awarded contracts worth £1.9m for preventative equipment for the force during the pandemic without going through a tendering process.

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'Boris' speech leaves you queasy and wondering what's to come'

08 October 2021
'Boris' speech leaves you queasy and wondering what's to come'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from levelling up to Strictly auditions.

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'PM is political box-office entertainment'

06 October 2021
'PM is political box-office entertainment'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a close look at what was and wasn't in Boris Johnson's party conference speech.

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What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

05 October 2021
What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

Priti Patel took aim at Insulate Britain protesters and announced an independent inquiry into Wayne Couzens during her conference speech.

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Housing wish list for Michael Gove

05 October 2021
Housing wish list for Michael Gove

As the brakes are put on housing reforms, we found out what some of our local councils want from the new minister.

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Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

04 October 2021
Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at what the Chancellor's speech at the Tory party conference means for Kent.

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Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

03 October 2021
Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

As conservative members from across the country gather in Manchester, our political editor looks at what could ruin the Tory reign in Kent.

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Now school transport hit by driver crisis

01 October 2021
Now school transport hit by driver crisis

Kent County Council has pleaded with the government to help transport children as bus companies suffer the impact of the driver crisis.

Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

29 September 2021
Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer set out his vision for the Labour party in a 90-minute speech – but will it win support in true-blue Kent?

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'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

28 September 2021
'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

A Polish lorry driver has warned colleagues will not come to the UK's aid after their "inhumane" treatment last Christmas.

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Now school transport hit by driver crisis

28 September 2021
Now school transport hit by driver crisis

Kent County Council has pleaded with the government to help transport children as bus companies suffer the impact of the driver crisis.

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Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

25 September 2021
Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

As thousands of Labour party members head to Brighton, we take a look at what the party needs to do to get back on top.

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'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

24 September 2021
'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from the energy crisis to Eurostar.

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Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

22 September 2021
Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

Kent Labour activists who support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn have said they are targets of a witch-hunt.

'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

21 September 2021
'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

A Kent MP has warned that the rise in energy and food costs and the £20 cut in Universal Credit could see thousands of families struggle this winter.

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