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Tens of thousands won't automatically get tax rebate

21 February 2022
Tens of thousands won't automatically get tax rebate

Does your council have your bank details? There's concern some people might miss out on a £150 council tax discount if they don't pay by direct debit.

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Confusion over council rebate and Priti's push back plan

18 February 2022
Confusion over council rebate and Priti's push back plan

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

Hauliers raise questions over possible delays to border control posts

14 February 2022
Hauliers raise questions over possible delays to border control posts

There are fears the government is running out of time to get plans in place to check goods heading to Europe.

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Media lockout during Kent visit did Boris no favours

11 February 2022
Media lockout during Kent visit did Boris no favours

From failed PR visits to the cost of living crisis, our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

Thousands miss out on council tax discount for energy costs

09 February 2022
Thousands miss out on council tax discount for energy costs

Tens of thousands of households in Kent will miss out on a rebate aimed at softening the blow of the impending cost of living crisis.

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'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

07 February 2022
'End Tory leadership psycho drama'

A Kent Tory MP says the government needs to focus on what it can do for people and end the "psycho drama" surrounding Boris Johnson's leadership.

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Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

04 February 2022
Levelling up: Understanding the jargon is a mission

From levelling up to aides heading off, our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on a week in politics.

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Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

02 February 2022
Kent's worst-performing schools miss out on 'Levelling Up' money

Kent's worst-performing schools have missed out on government 'Levelling Up' money because good schools elsewhere in Kent push the average up.

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Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

02 February 2022
Tax on haulage industry could pay for more lorry parks

A minister has admitted considering the idea of introducing a tax on the haulage industry to meet the costs of creating more lorry parking facilities.

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Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

31 January 2022
Downing Street lockdown breaches report published

A redacted version of the report into No 10 lockdown breaches has been published and a Kent MP says the PM is not the right person to be in charge.

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Dragons' Den star backs MP as future party leader

31 January 2022
Dragons' Den star backs MP as future party leader

Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden has backed Kent MP Tom Tugendhat to be the next Conservative leader.

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MP steps in human poo in layby on Brexit trip to Kent

28 January 2022
MP steps in human poo in layby on Brexit trip to Kent

An MP on a trip to Kent experienced the traffic difficulties post Brexit first-hand when he stepped in human poo in a layby.

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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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