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Where do we go with Brock?

08 April 2022
Where do we go with Brock?

As the Operation Brock crisis deepens, political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in Politics.

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Salaries of top KCC officers tops £200k

06 April 2022
Salaries of top KCC officers tops £200k

A trio of Kent County Council’s senior officers were paid more than £200,000 last year, a survey of local government pay has revealed.

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Has the Chancellor got enough cash to splash?

25 March 2022
Has the Chancellor got enough cash to splash?

From the Chancellor's Spring Statement to the saga of the P&O Ferries crisis, political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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Sunak's cuts 'drop in ocean' for hospitality sector

23 March 2022
Sunak's cuts 'drop in ocean' for hospitality sector

Rishi Sunak's Spring Statement was welcomed by many but was a "drop in the ocean" for Kent's under-pressure hospitality sector.

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Government urged to consider 'freeport' bid by Port of Dover

23 March 2022
Government urged to consider 'freeport' bid by Port of Dover

The government has been pressed to reconsider a bid for the Port of Dover to become a freeport after news P&O is making 800 employees redundant.

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What hope can budget bring for hard-pressed households?

23 March 2022
What hope can budget bring for hard-pressed households?

All eyes will be on the Chancellor today as he delivers a budget that many households are hoping will help them cope with the cost of living crisis.

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Calls for criminal action against P&O as government accused of 'sitting on hands'

21 March 2022
Calls for criminal action against P&O as government accused of 'sitting on hands'

The government has been urged to start criminal action against P&O and accused of "sitting on its hands" before the sackings.

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How much more council tax will you pay?

21 March 2022
How much more council tax will you pay?

We take a look at how much and why your council tax will go up this April.

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Government boats give-away scheme left high and dry

19 March 2022
Government boats give-away scheme left high and dry

A scheme to donate dinghies used by asylum seekers to cross the Channel to charities and other groups, has yet to see any handed over.

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MPs had chance to stop P&O sackings

18 March 2022
MPs had chance to stop P&O sackings

Our political editor looks at how the sudden sacking of 800 people by P&O Ferries has united MPs and what they could have done to stop it.

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Can the Chancellor help Kent face the cost-of-living crisis?

16 March 2022
Can the Chancellor help Kent face the cost-of-living crisis?

The Chancellor is under growing pressure at next week’s budget to offer some help to those finding it increasingly hard to pay their bills.

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'War used as an excuse to put fracking on agenda'

16 March 2022
'War used as an excuse to put fracking on agenda'

A minster has said we "have to keep our options open" when it comes to energy supply which has raised concerns over the return of fracking.

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MPs baffled by response to refugee crisis

11 March 2022
MPs baffled by response to refugee crisis

Our political editor Paul Francis looks at the grilling one Kent MP gave the Home Secretary over the government's response to refugee crisis.

Government must be decisive over help for Ukrainian refugees - Kent MPs

07 March 2022
Government must be decisive over help for Ukrainian refugees - Kent MPs

Kent MPs say the government should be more decisive over help the it plans for dealing with refugee crisis in Ukraine.

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Do gestures have any real impact on Ukraine crisis?

05 March 2022
Do gestures have any real impact on Ukraine crisis?

Our political editor Paul Francis asks if gestures have any real impact on the war in Ukraine and considers fears about the council tax discount.

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'Russians in Kent are being bullied'

04 March 2022
'Russians in Kent are being bullied'

People should distinguish between the actions of the Russian state and the Russian people living in Kent, a councillor has said.

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Russian State Opera's Kent theatre dates cancelled

02 March 2022
Russian State Opera's Kent theatre dates cancelled

An opera group linked to Russia has had its shows in Kent pulled after pressure was applied to cancel the performances in light of the war in Ukraine.

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Frustration after 'snap decision' over £150 council tax rebate

02 March 2022
Frustration after 'snap decision' over £150 council tax rebate

Concerns continue to be raised about how some households will access the £150 council tax rebate and how local authorities will administer it.

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'Bring Ukrainian refugees to former Kent barracks' says MP

01 March 2022
'Bring Ukrainian refugees to former Kent barracks' says MP

A Kent MP has called on the government to consider using a former MOD barracks to help refugees fleeing from Ukraine.

'How far could this go? The signs are not good'

25 February 2022
'How far could this go? The signs are not good'

Our political editor takes a look at a very worrying week in politics.

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