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Less cash for schools to help disadvantaged pupils

25 June 2021
Less cash for schools to help disadvantaged pupils

A change to the pupil premium provided by the government means Kent County Council will lose £4 million in funding.

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'We need more houses but in the right places'

24 June 2021
'We need more houses but in the right places'

As plans to speed up house building across the country are revealed, our political editor Paul Francis looks at what it means for Kent.

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How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

23 June 2021
How Kent would vote in Brexit referendum today

New research shows how those who back leave and remain would vote if the referendum was rerun today.

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Five years on: Brexit challenges and opportunities

23 June 2021
Five years on: Brexit challenges and opportunities

It's been five years since an historic referendum saw voters back Brexit, but the journey has not always followed its expected path.

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MP warns his party to change tack on housing

22 June 2021
MP warns his party to change tack on housing

A Kent MP has warned his party that it risks losing seats at the next election if it fails to listen to concerns over housing.

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'If government has £4.8bn to spare why not pay for key council tax change?'

18 June 2021
'If government has £4.8bn to spare why not pay for key council tax change?'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

Legal stand off over child asylum seekers continues

18 June 2021
Legal stand off over child asylum seekers continues

The Home Office insists a compulsory scheme for child asylum seekers arriving in Kent is not needed.

Council passes on chance to bid for slice of £4.8bn fund

17 June 2021
Council passes on chance to bid for slice of £4.8bn fund

A council in Kent says it did not have enough time to make a bid for £20m slice of government funding.

'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

11 June 2021
'Matt Hancock is Arséne Wenger of politics'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

10 June 2021
Hancock hits back at Cummings as Kent MPs grill him

Matt Hancock has hit back at Dominic Cummings and admitted scientific advice led to a delay of lockdown.

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How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

08 June 2021
How general election boundary changes could impact Kent

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the number of seats in Kent increase from 17 to 18 before the next general election.

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Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

07 June 2021
Number of asylum seeker children putting huge pressure on social workers

Social services in Kent are struggling to cope with the huge number of asylum seeker children needing help, the leader of the council has revealed.

Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

07 June 2021
Cash-strapped homeowners leave councils £20m out of pocket

Councils in Kent are facing a £20m shortfall in council tax as a result of householders struggling to pay bills during the pandemic.

The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

07 June 2021
The quiet landslide that gave Labour a second term

Twenty years ago today voters in Kent headed to the polls and gave Labour a victory in seats they "thought we could never win.”

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'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

04 June 2021
'Investing in education is a win-win. Why can't Boris see that?'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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£300 Op Brock fines set to stay

02 June 2021
£300 Op Brock fines set to stay

The government has set out plans to continue handing out on-the-spot fines for drivers who try to avoid Operation Brock.

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Cummings and goings: MPs quiz PM's former right hand man

28 May 2021
Cummings and goings: MPs quiz PM's former right hand man

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at all the big news from national and local politics this week.

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Elderly were 'lied to' over shielding says care chief

27 May 2021
Elderly were 'lied to' over shielding says care chief

The government failed over protecting elderly and vulnerable people during the pandemic says National Care Association chief.

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What we learned from Cummings

26 May 2021
What we learned from Cummings

It was billed as political box office and didn't disappoint but what were the main points from Dominic Cummings' mammoth eight-hour testimony?

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Kent MP to lead questioning of former adviser to PM

26 May 2021
Kent MP to lead questioning of former adviser to PM

The controversial former aide to the Prime Minister is set to be quizzed by a Kent MP about the government's coronavirus strategy.

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