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Everything you need to know about the Kent County Council election

21 April 2021
Everything you need to know about the Kent County Council election

We've answered all of your questions ahead of the county council elections.

Tory candidate caught up in PPE contract row

20 April 2021
Tory candidate caught up in PPE contract row

A businessman has found himself in the centre of a row over NHS contracts.

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Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

18 April 2021
Minister pressed to step in over 'secret' lorry park report

The Labour party has asked the government to intervene over an 'absurd' decision to block the release of a report on a lorry park.

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Tories on film in scandalous week for party

16 April 2021
Tories on film in scandalous week for party

Our political editor Paul Francis rounds up the latest goings on at Westminster and Kent County Council headquarters this week.

Election leaflets row sparks war of words

13 April 2021
Election leaflets row sparks war of words

A row over leaflets sees parties trade blows as the Kent County Council election campaigning begins.

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Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

12 April 2021
Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

Labour have been left red-faced after realising they submitted two candidates for a council seat.

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Government urged to reveal lorry park report

12 April 2021
Government urged to reveal lorry park report

Local politicians are putting pressure on the government to release a report into the environmental impact of a 66-acre lorry park.

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'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

11 April 2021
'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

The Environment Agency has refused to share its views on a lorry park that covers 66 acres of land.

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Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

09 April 2021
Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

From May's county elections to an unusual response to a Freedom of Information request, the KM Group's political editor analyses the week in politics.

Battle for control of County Hall underway

09 April 2021
Battle for control of County Hall underway

The full list of candidates standing in the Kent County Council elections on May 6 has been published.

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Councils lose millions from car parking charges

08 April 2021
Councils lose millions from car parking charges

Councils are counting the cost of Covid after losing millions of pounds from car parking charges and some fear next year could be just as difficult.

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Council employed 29 staff earning more than £100k

07 April 2021
Council employed 29 staff earning more than £100k

Kent County Council had 29 senior staff on its books earning more than £100,000 according to an annual survey.

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Don't press mute on virtual council meetings

28 March 2021
Don't press mute on virtual council meetings

The government has been urged to allow councils to continue "remote" meetings by councillors in Medway.

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A sense of deja vu on asylum seekers

26 March 2021
A sense of deja vu on asylum seekers

Sounds familiar? Radical or recycled reforms on dealing with asylum seekers have been announced once again. It's all in a week of politics.

Kent MP defies government over Covid powers

25 March 2021
Kent MP defies government over Covid powers

One of the county's Tory MPs has voted against extending emergency powers for use during the pandemic for a further six months.

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We could put France on red list, says PM

25 March 2021
We could put France on red list, says PM

Fears of new strains of coronavirus variants making it to Britain could lead to checks on hauliers arriving from France

Government pressed to find lorry parks outside Kent

22 March 2021
Government pressed to find lorry parks outside Kent

The government is being urged to find locations for lorry parks outside Kent as part of future plans to manage traffic disruption in the county.

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The battle for County Hall

22 March 2021
The battle for County Hall

As we lurch out of lockdown there's a key vote on the horizon - here's everything you need to know about the council elections.

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The week in politics: KCC gets in an election frenzy

19 March 2021
The week in politics: KCC gets in an election frenzy

Our political editor Paul Francis rounds up the latest goings on at Westminster and Kent County Council headquarters this week.

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What is controversial Crime Bill?

16 March 2021
What is controversial Crime Bill?

As Kent MPs back the government's controversial Crime Bill here's why it's causing a stir.

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