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'This doesn't have to be defeat... but at the moment it feels like it'

18 August 2021
'This doesn't have to be defeat... but at the moment it feels like it'

A Kent MP has won praise for a powerful speech about his time in Afghanistan during a debate in parliament.

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'We'll take in Afghan families and I don't give a damn if people disagree'

17 August 2021
'We'll take in Afghan families and I don't give a damn if people disagree'

A Kent council has said it will resettle Afghan families fleeing the Taliban and the leader has strong words for people who disagree.

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'We should offer refuge to Afghans fleeing Taliban'

16 August 2021
'We should offer refuge to Afghans fleeing Taliban'

A Kent Tory MP says the UK should offer asylum to Afghans if they can prove they have a case.

Drones to help potholes but still no answer to Channel crossings

06 August 2021
Drones to help potholes but still no answer to Channel crossings

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

Drones to the rescue in pothole battle

05 August 2021
Drones to the rescue in pothole battle

Drones will be flown over a key route in the county in a trial into their effectiveness at getting a grip on the pothole criss.

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Government under fire over revised scheme for child asylum seekers

05 August 2021
Government under fire over revised scheme for child asylum seekers

There have been renewed calls for a scheme forcing other councils to take in child asylum seekers in light of hotels being used to house people.

Council uses 'golden hellos' to help fill social worker vacancies

03 August 2021
Council uses 'golden hellos' to help fill social worker vacancies

More than £600,000 has been offered to people applying for jobs with in Kent County Council.

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Is it a lose-lose situation for Op Brock?

31 July 2021
Is it a lose-lose situation for Op Brock?

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

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£1m spent on spy planes to stop asylum seekers

30 July 2021
£1m spent on spy planes to stop asylum seekers

The government has paid more than £1 million in five months on surveillance aircraft to stop asylum seekers reaching Kent.

Top Kent Tory quits over vaccine passports

29 July 2021
Top Kent Tory quits over vaccine passports

A long-standing Kent Conservative has quit the party after two decades, saying that he cannot support the direction the party is heading.

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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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