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GCSE and A-Level pupils 'disadvantaged by Covid'

16 May 2022
GCSE and A-Level pupils 'disadvantaged by Covid'

GCSE and A-Level pupils face tougher exams this year due to a lack of experience caused by Covid restrictions, a headteacher has said.

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Street votes for housing development potentially divisive

16 May 2022
Street votes for housing development potentially divisive

Plans to introduce 'street votes' on house extensions could lead to tensions between neighbours, according to the leader of one council.

'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

15 May 2022
'Reaction to food bank picture over-the-top'

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

11 May 2022
Police jobs will be lost amid budget squeeze

Kent Police has insisted that its plans to save close to £7m from its budget this year will not affect key frontline staff.

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How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

10 May 2022
How the Queen's speech impacts Kent

A promise to pay seafarers minimum wage and a crackdown on 'guerilla' protesters among 38 Bills unveiled in Queen's speech.

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The votes are in - but what does it all mean for Kent?

06 May 2022
The votes are in - but what does it all mean for Kent?

Our political editor gives his take on what the Conservatives losing control of a district council means for Kent's political landscape.

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Tory councillor suspended amid sexual harassment probe

03 May 2022
Tory councillor suspended amid sexual harassment probe

A Conservative councillor has been suspended from the party amid a probe into sexual harassment.

Farage: 'If Tories stick with Boris they'll lose next election'

30 April 2022
Farage: 'If Tories stick with Boris they'll lose next election'

Our political editor gives his take on a week that saw an emergency cabinet meeting, Nigel Farage back in Kent and an independent made council leader.

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Are you heading to the polls today?

26 April 2022
Are you heading to the polls today?

Voters are heading to the polling booth today but only in two parts of the county.

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Op Brock could be back again...and again - highways chiefs warn

26 April 2022
Op Brock could be back again...and again - highways chiefs warn

Highways chiefs say there could be a need to trigger Operation Brock as many as seven more times this year.

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Partygate vote a damp squib while Brock 'works to a point'

22 April 2022
Partygate vote a damp squib while Brock 'works to a point'

Our political editor Paul Francis gives his take on the week in politics.

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Rwanda plan would 'benefit Kent'

19 April 2022
Rwanda plan would 'benefit Kent'

A plan to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda would benefit Kent, according to the Home Secretary, despite KCC's leader saying it would have little impact.

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Rwanda asylum plan won't help children, says KCC leader

19 April 2022
Rwanda asylum plan won't help children, says KCC leader

The plan to send would-be asylum seekers to Rwanda wouldn't help Kent's issue with unaccompanied children arriving in the county, says KCC's leader.

Council working hard to minimise resettlement scheme delays

16 April 2022
Council working hard to minimise resettlement scheme delays

Everything is being done to ensure volunteers taking in Ukrainian refugees are supported and delays are minimised, the council says.

Hardship fund for families restricts help due to demand

13 April 2022
Hardship fund for families restricts help due to demand

A hardship fund for families hit by the cost of living crisis has been restricted due to demand.

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'We can't afford luxury of leadership fight' - Kent MP

12 April 2022
'We can't afford luxury of leadership fight' - Kent MP

An MP has said the Tory party cannot afford the luxury of a leadership contest after the PM and Chancellor are fined for breaching lockdown rules.

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Manston on standby for Easter traffic chaos

11 April 2022
Manston on standby for Easter traffic chaos

The runway at Manston is available to ease the traffic chaos in Kent, the owners of the site have confirmed.

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KCC buys £14m solar farm - in Somerset

09 April 2022
KCC buys £14m solar farm - in Somerset

The authority is understood to have paid £14 million for a huge solar farm more than 150 miles away in Somerset.

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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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