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Brexit fears on gridlock in Kent 'unfounded'

03 February 2021
Brexit fears on gridlock in Kent 'unfounded'

The transport minister says Kent gridlock fears after Brexit have been proved unfounded, with freight levels around 15% lower than normal.

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A sobering week after deaths from Covid top 100,000

31 January 2021
A sobering week after deaths from Covid top 100,000

Lorries lose their way, vaccination hubs open their doors - the week in politics.

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Anti-vaxxers 'barking mad', says MP

28 January 2021
Anti-vaxxers 'barking mad', says MP

An MP has labelled anti-vaccine campaigners "barking mad" but refused to criticise a colleague who told them to "persist" in their lockdown protest.

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Court battles and Twitter scandals: What crime commissioners do - and does anyone care?

27 January 2021
Court battles and Twitter scandals: What crime commissioners do - and does anyone care?

From High Court battles to Twitter scandals, the world of police commissioners has been pretty dramatic for one few seem to care about.

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Council pushes on with bike lanes

24 January 2021
Council pushes on with bike lanes

A court ruling for cycle schemes in London should not affect plans drawn up for Kent.

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'We cannot afford to lose Eurostar'

20 January 2021
'We cannot afford to lose Eurostar'

The French and British governments have been called upon to consider a rescue package to help Eurostar.

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Food parcels, u-turns and lorry queues: the week in politics

17 January 2021
Food parcels, u-turns and lorry queues: the week in politics

Home Secretary dodges Covid-19 questions at Downing Street briefing and another u-turn on free school meals - it's all in our review of the week.

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'We can't assume port chaos won't happen again'

13 January 2021
'We can't assume port chaos won't happen again'

MPs have warned not to "assume we are safe" after the predicted chaos at the ports after Brexit didn't materialise.

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Government pressed by MPs to appoint hospitality minister

12 January 2021
Government pressed by MPs to appoint hospitality minister

Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark urges government to help small businesses

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2021 gets off to a tumultuous start

08 January 2021
2021 gets off to a tumultuous start

From the start of the third national lockdown to shocking scenes across The Pond, it has been an extraordinary start to the new year.

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'Scrap Kent Test if this carries on'

08 January 2021
'Scrap Kent Test if this carries on'

The 11-plus in Kent and Medway was delayed last year but this year campaigners say education chiefs should go a step further.

'Scrap Kent Test if this carries on'

08 January 2021
'Scrap Kent Test if this carries on'

The 11-plus was delayed last year but this year campaigners say education chiefs should go a step further.

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'Ban accounts that incite violence and spread disinformation'

07 January 2021
'Ban accounts that incite violence and spread disinformation'

A Kent MP is calling on social media companies to ban accounts that incite violence and spread disinformation in the wake of the Trump riots.

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'Cancelling exams is the right thing to do'

06 January 2021
'Cancelling exams is the right thing to do'

Head teachers have welcomed the move to scrap exams this year but want more details about how teacher grading will work.

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'Signs post-Brexit disruption will not be as severe as predicted'

05 January 2021
'Signs post-Brexit disruption will not be as severe as predicted'

The leader of KCC says there are 'promising signs' that post-Brexit disruption around the Channel ports may not be as severe as some have predicted.

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A year of ups and downs for Kent's politicians

02 January 2021
A year of ups and downs for Kent's politicians

Brexit and Covid were the two big issues for Kent's politicians in an annus horribilis

Opportunities and challenges for Kent in 2021

01 January 2021
Opportunities and challenges for Kent in 2021

As the UK formally leaves the EU, political editor Paul Francis examines the repercussions for Kent in 2021.

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Where are they now?

29 December 2020
Where are they now?

They may be an extinct species but in years past being elected to the European parliament could launch (or end) careers - here's where some are now.

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Brexit: Why it happened

27 December 2020
Brexit: Why it happened

From immigration concerns to the rise and fall of Ukip - here's why we left the EU.

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Brexit: How did it all begin?

26 December 2020
Brexit: How did it all begin?

As January 1 approaches we look at how we got here - in the first of a series of features we're taking you back to 1975.

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