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Call to break up KCC and create do-it-all councils

01 July 2022
Call to break up KCC and create do-it-all councils

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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PM drops hint over new grammar schools

28 June 2022
PM drops hint over new grammar schools

Boris Johnson has suggest new grammar schools could be built just weeks after a Labour peer suggested scrapping the 11 Plus.

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Mystery over jobs promised in Dover while PM clings on to his

24 June 2022
Mystery over jobs promised in Dover while PM clings on to his

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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'He can no longer defend the indefensible'

24 June 2022
'He can no longer defend the indefensible'

A Kent MP has reacted to a disappointing night for the Conservatives after two by-election losses and a resignation.

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'I love teaching but will strike for better pay'

22 June 2022
'I love teaching but will strike for better pay'

Schools could be hit by strikes if the government does not agree to pay rises in line with inflation and one Kent teacher supports the action.

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Ambulance trust failed to act on bullying and harassment claims

22 June 2022
Ambulance trust failed to act on bullying and harassment claims

Ambulance bosses have been criticised for failing to act on complaints about bullying and inappropriate sexualised behaviour among its own staff.

Tories lose council seat that was once uncontested by other parties

17 June 2022
Tories lose council seat that was once uncontested by other parties

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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Call to scrap the 11-plus and end selective system

15 June 2022
Call to scrap the 11-plus and end selective system

A Labour peer is to attempt to bring in a law to phase out the 11-plus and convert Kent's grammar schools into non-selective ones.

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'Boris the maverick political Top Gun plays by his own rules'

10 June 2022
'Boris the maverick political Top Gun plays by his own rules'

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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'End the self-indulgent navel-gazing' say local Tory chiefs after ballot

07 June 2022
'End the self-indulgent navel-gazing' say local Tory chiefs after ballot

The fallout from a vote of no confidence continues with warnings from party activists that rebel MPs needed to put up or shut up, or risk civil war.

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Kent MP accuses BBC of making PM 'look like Hannibal Lecter'

07 June 2022
Kent MP accuses BBC of making PM 'look like Hannibal Lecter'

One of the county's Tory MPs has defended Boris Johnson and attacked the media for damaging the Prime Minister's reputation.

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Boris Johnson survives vote of no confidence

06 June 2022
Boris Johnson survives vote of no confidence

The Prime Minister has won the support of his MPs in a vote of no confidence.

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Boris Johnson awaits results of confidence vote

06 June 2022
Boris Johnson awaits results of confidence vote

Boris Johnson will soon discover his fate after a vote of no confidence was held in Westminster.

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Chancellor's windfall u-turn falls flat with some MPs

27 May 2022
Chancellor's windfall u-turn falls flat with some MPs

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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Home Office accused of cover up over dumped dinghies

26 May 2022
Home Office accused of cover up over dumped dinghies

The government has refused to disclose how much it has spent on storing boats used by criminal gangs to ferry asylum seekers across the Channel.

PM's fate in hands of MPs after 'partygate' report published

25 May 2022
PM's fate in hands of MPs after 'partygate' report published

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the Sue Gray report and what it means for the under fire Prime Minister.

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Kent MP says PM must quit

24 May 2022
Kent MP says PM must quit

A picture of the Prime Minister toasting at a lockdown-busting leaving do should result in his resignation, says one Kent MP.

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Disaster relief charity on hand to help lorry drivers stranded on M20

23 May 2022
Disaster relief charity on hand to help lorry drivers stranded on M20

A disaster relief charity which has carried out aid missions in Ukraine and Mozambique is now on hand to help lorry drivers stuck on the M20.

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End of academies feud but not Boris

22 May 2022
End of academies feud but not Boris

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

KCC could set up own academy trust

18 May 2022
KCC could set up own academy trust

KCC could set up its own academy trust after a government u-turn.

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