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'Botched' green homes grant scheme flops in Kent

25 January 2022
'Botched' green homes grant scheme flops in Kent

A government grant scheme set up to pay towards making homes more energy efficient helped just 150 households in Kent.

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Thousands more households in Kent face fuel poverty

24 January 2022
Thousands more households in Kent face fuel poverty

The number of people struggling to meet high energy bills is set to spiral as figures show more than 65k households in Kent face fuel poverty.

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Kent MP backs calls for probe into ex-minister's sacking claims

23 January 2022
Kent MP backs calls for probe into ex-minister's sacking claims

An ex-minister's claims over her sacking should be investigated, a Kent MP has said.

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Boris Johnson holds on...just

21 January 2022
Boris Johnson holds on...just

Partygate rumbles on and some MPs have finally shared their thoughts on it alll. Here's the latest from our political editor.

Using Navy to patrol Channel a 'gimmick'

17 January 2022
Using Navy to patrol Channel a 'gimmick'

Government plans to bring in Navy patrols in the English Channel have been branded "a gimmick" by Labour.

Boris fights to save his job as 'partygate' throws up more surprises

14 January 2022
Boris fights to save his job as 'partygate' throws up more surprises

The removal lorry may not be outside number 10 just yet but the bookmakers have reacted swiftly and included a Kent MP in shortlists to succeed him.

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Water companies accused of misleading public over sewage dumps

13 January 2022
Water companies accused of misleading public over sewage dumps

A report by MPs on sewage dumps into rivers and the sea by water companies says they were not being reported properly and demands an urgent review.

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'An excuse with more holes than Emmental – but PMQs was a draw'

12 January 2022
'An excuse with more holes than Emmental – but PMQs was a draw'

His excuse may have had more holes than Emmental but PMQs was a score draw for Boris Johnson, writes our political editor.

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Smart motorway roll-out paused due to safety fears

12 January 2022
Smart motorway roll-out paused due to safety fears

The roll-out of smart motorway schemes is to be paused until five years’ worth of safety data is available, the government has announced.

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Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

11 January 2022
Heading for the exit? How Boris could leave No.10

The writing may be on the wall for Boris Johnson after yet another scandal – but how exactly might he leave?

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'Covid patients must be discharged quickly to avoid backlog'

10 January 2022
'Covid patients must be discharged quickly to avoid backlog'

Health chiefs in Kent have been ordered to speed up the discharge of patients in battle over Covid.

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MP casts doubt on need for Covid 'surge centre'

09 January 2022
MP casts doubt on need for Covid 'surge centre'

A Kent MP has questioned whether a medical ‘hub’ to cope with patients with Covid will be needed despite escalating numbers contracting the virus.

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The key political issues to dominate Kent in 2022

09 January 2022
The key political issues to dominate Kent in 2022

Will we finally see the end of Covid, Boris and Channel crossings? Our political editor shares his view.

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Hike in council tax for policing proposed

07 January 2022
Hike in council tax for policing proposed

Taxpayers could be asked to cough up an extra £10 a year in council tax to fund further investment in the county's police force.

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Government urged to consider fourth jab for health staff

06 January 2022
Government urged to consider fourth jab for health staff

Kent MP Greg Clark has urged the Prime Minister to consider a fourth jab for hospital staff and carers.

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'We can't tell you what happened to £54m sent to France'

05 January 2022
'We can't tell you what happened to £54m sent to France'

The Home Office has claimed releasing details of how £54m sent to the French has been spent would 'jeopardise diplomatic relations'.

2021: From parties to rebels – a year in politics

26 December 2021
2021: From parties to rebels – a year in politics

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on what has been a turbulent, tumultuous and occasionally toxic 12 months of politics.

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Get set for the return of virtual learning, warn teaching unions

22 December 2021
Get set for the return of virtual learning, warn teaching unions

Some schools in the county are already preparing for the prospect of a return to virtual lessons after the New Year.

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Is it the beginning of the end for Boris?

17 December 2021
Is it the beginning of the end for Boris?

Our political editor takes a look at the national and local politics story affecting Kent this week.

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Government's health official warns hospitals will be under pressure

16 December 2021
Government's health official warns hospitals will be under pressure

Chief medical officer tells MPs to expect high demand for hospital beds for Covid patients as new variant bites.

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