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All libraries closing indefinitely

19 March 2020
All libraries closing indefinitely

All 99 of Kent's libraries are set to close, to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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'No plan' to bring military in amid virus crisis

18 March 2020
'No plan' to bring military in amid virus crisis

There is "no plan" to bring the military in to help with Kent's emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Minister pledges to make smart motorways safer

13 March 2020
Minister pledges to make smart motorways safer

An urgent government review into the risks of using the hard shoulder as a live motorway lane has concluded.

School chiefs step up virus plans

12 March 2020
School chiefs step up virus plans

Kent education chiefs say they are "ramping up" contingency plans as the coronavirus pandemic threatens schools and exams.

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What the budget means for Kent

11 March 2020
What the budget means for Kent

Here's how the coronavirus crisis budget will affect Kent.

Coronavirus threatens Kent elections

11 March 2020
Coronavirus threatens Kent elections

There are doubts over three Kent elections due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus dominates budget

11 March 2020
Coronavirus dominates budget

The NHS is getting 'whatever it needs' from the government, the Chancellor has announced in the budget.

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Work from home Brexit plans could be used in coronavirus lockdown

10 March 2020
Work from home Brexit plans could be used in coronavirus lockdown

The council will be "dusting off" its remote working plans created for Brexit in the event of a coronavirus lockdown.

Revealed: How much has Brexit cost in Kent?

10 March 2020
Revealed: How much has Brexit cost in Kent?

The spending watchdog has revealed how much Brexit has cost the taxpayer, including the full amount incurred rolling out Operation Brock.

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Health chiefs quizzed over baby death scandal

06 March 2020
Health chiefs quizzed over baby death scandal

Hospital bosses in east Kent have faced questions over a baby death scandal.

KCC considers leaving HQ after 132 years

05 March 2020
KCC considers leaving HQ after 132 years

Kent County Council is considering leaving its home of 132 years due to the spiralling cost of maintaining the historic HQ.

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Pupils told to stay away amid coronavirus fears

01 March 2020
Pupils told to stay away amid coronavirus fears

Children at Kent’s largest secondary school have been asked not to return to class after a skiing trip to Italy.

Labour leadership candidates on how to win over Kent

29 February 2020
Labour leadership candidates on how to win over Kent

Candidates wanting to take over as leader of the opposition have been at a final hustings on the south coast.

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'Manston should be reopened immediately'

28 February 2020
'Manston should be reopened immediately'

In the wake of the government's Heathrow runway court blow one Kent MP says Manston Airport should be reopened immediately.

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'We did consider moveable barrier before Op Brock'

25 February 2020
'We did consider moveable barrier before Op Brock'

Highways bosses say they did consider installing a moveable barrier on the M20 before implementing the much-loathed Operation Brock.

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'Points based immigration system won't help us'

19 February 2020
'Points based immigration system won't help us'

Tougher restrictions on would-be migrants could hit farmers and carers in Kent and Medway.

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MPs warn against scrapping TV licence

17 February 2020
MPs warn against scrapping TV licence

Getting rid of the TV licence would be "destructive" and "cultural vandalism", say two Kent politicians.

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Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

17 February 2020
Op Brock 2? New barrier plan unveiled

The government has unveiled a new barrier plan for the M20 that it thinks will end the misery of operations Brock and Stack – here's how it works.

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KCC to ditch 'gas-guzzling' cars

14 February 2020
KCC to ditch 'gas-guzzling' cars

The county council plans to switch to electric cars in an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Council tax increase approved

14 February 2020
Council tax increase approved

Homeowners will have to pay on average £46 more each year after councillors approved the new budget.

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