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PM plunged into Downing Street turmoil, but does it matter?

12 November 2020
PM plunged into Downing Street turmoil, but does it matter?

There have been blazing rows at number 10 as a top adviser quit his role, our political editor gives his analysis of the situation.

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Two Kent MPs join group opposed to Covid national lockdown

11 November 2020
Two Kent MPs join group opposed to Covid national lockdown

Thanet and Sittingbourne and Sheppey MPs join backbench group fighting for different approach to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill

10 November 2020
Former Kent MP 'dismayed' at own party over Brexit bill

The government will press ahead with a controversial Brexit bill depsite a heavy defeat in the House of Lords.

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Widespread disruption warning for ports

10 November 2020
Widespread disruption warning for ports

There are fresh warnings over disruption at ports after Brexit because the new IT system for customs checks won't be ready.

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The political week ahead

09 November 2020
The political week ahead

Brexit, Covid and free school meals - here are the issues topping the political agenda this week.

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'Kent Tory MPs develop rebellious streak'

06 November 2020
'Kent Tory MPs develop rebellious streak'

Political editor Paul Francis gives his views on what's happened in the world of our politics in the county this week.

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4,000 deaths-a-day claim questioned by MPs

03 November 2020
4,000 deaths-a-day claim questioned by MPs

MPs have questioned the country's top scientists over claims made to the nation than coronavirus could claim 4,000 lives a day.

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Analysis: Johnson's downbeat statement and hints of backbench unease

02 November 2020
Analysis: Johnson's downbeat statement and hints of backbench unease

As Boris Johnson delivered a downbeat statement on 'Lockdown 2' there were hints of backbench opposition, says political editor Paul Francis.

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A-level results fiasco 'unavoidable' says MP

15 August 2020
A-level results fiasco 'unavoidable' says MP

Tory MP admits the A-level results have been a 'mess' and says he has urged constituents whose grades have been downgraded to use the appeal system.

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Temporary hospitals could spring up across Kent

27 March 2020
Temporary hospitals could spring up across Kent

Discussions have started to potentially open temporary hospitals in Kent to deal with Covid-19.

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Calls for Brexit extension amid coronavirus pandemic

26 March 2020
Calls for Brexit extension amid coronavirus pandemic

The Freight Transport Association is calling for a Brexit extension so they can concentrate on logistics around the coronavirus outbreak.

Helpline set up for business owners

25 March 2020
Helpline set up for business owners

A helpline has been set up to help business owners during the coronavirus outbreak.

MP seeks assurances over emergency powers

24 March 2020
MP seeks assurances over emergency powers

A Kent MP has urged the government to ensure emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic is not used for other purposes.

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Police say lockdown 'tough to enforce'

24 March 2020
Police say lockdown 'tough to enforce'

A top official says officers will be "very reliant" on people taking the government's advice to stay indoors.

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Country parks will stay open despite social distancing concerns

23 March 2020
Country parks will stay open despite social distancing concerns

The county council has announced nine country parks will remain open.

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Government take over rail services

23 March 2020
Government take over rail services

Passengers can get refunds on their season tickets as the government announce rail takeover.

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Millions 'wasted' on lorry park search

23 March 2020
Millions 'wasted' on lorry park search

Here's how much public money was spent on the search for sites for a lorry park in Kent that has now been abandoned.

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'Suspend council tax payments'

22 March 2020
'Suspend council tax payments'

Councils across Kent have been urged to give residents a "council tax holiday" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kent MP urges government to help pay company wages

20 March 2020
Kent MP urges government to help pay company wages

The former business minister Greg Clark is pressing the Chancellor to avert job losses.

Exam pupils miss last day at school

20 March 2020
Exam pupils miss last day at school

A school has closed its doors for some pupils on the last day of term over fears they will stop self-isolating.

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