The Home Secretary's proposal of life sentences for people smugglers won't work, claims the head of an asylum seeker charity.
There are calls to scrap this year's Kent Test for children hoping to go to grammar schools due to the disruption to learning caused by lockdown.
Conservative county councillors who refused to back tax hike have now been reinstated to party.
Teacher assessment to replace exams and Boris sets out a cautionary route map - we review the week in politics.
Teaching unions downplay concerns over grade inflation after the government confirms teacher assessment will be used for pupils' marks.
A new way of calculating council tax would save hard pressed families hundreds of pounds a year and a campaign group wants it adopted.
Councils have had to draw millions of pounds from their rainy day funds - and it's feared without help they may be in serious financial trouble.
Education chiefs have warned of soaring numbers of children with mental health conditions.
Our political editor Paul Francis rounds up the latest goings on at Westminster and Kent County Council headquarters this week.
Care minister and Kent MP Helen Whately was left stumped during a radio interview in which she was unable to say what a new nurse earned.
An FOI has revealed Kent County Council's costs for removing unpopular pop-up cycle lanes installed during the coronavirus crisis.
An academy chief believes classes could be welcomed back more safely by using marquees.
There have been very few Brexit queues as police officers from 33 forces come to help out in Kent.
A report from more than a decade ago forecast how a pandemic might hit Kent - and its predictions are very accurate.
A Tory revolt fails to amount to anything, a hike in council tax and another health shake-up - we round-up this week's political news in Kent.
The government is paying hundreds of thousands in rent every month for using a railway station car park for customs checks on cross-Channel lorries.
Two county councillors have lost the party whip over their opposition to a proposed 5% increase in council tax.
A minister has refused to say how long a barracks will be used to house asylum seekers despite mounting criticism and an outbreak of Covid-19.
The government has paid the owner of land being used as a Brexit lorry park almost £6m in rent.
County council, crime commissioner and district council polls in Kent will go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
What's for dinner? Plan meals, try new foods and explore cuisines with tested recipes from the country's top chefs.
Trying to find the right nursery, school, college, university or training provider in Kent or Medway? Our Education Directory has everything you could possibly need!