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Lone children going missing from hotels

02 November 2021
Lone children going missing from hotels

Lone child asylum seekers have been going missing from social services-run hotels in Kent.

'Smart' motorway roll-out could stall over safety doubts

02 November 2021
'Smart' motorway roll-out could stall over safety doubts

A five-year moratorium on smart motorway schemes to allow for a proper assessment of their safety has been suggested and could lead to changes on M20.

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Are 'Prosecco People' the new target voter?

29 October 2021
Are 'Prosecco People' the new target voter?

Political editor Paul Francis analyses the week in politics that was dominated by the Chancellor's budget and promises of a spending splurge.

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Budget preview: The key issues for Kent

27 October 2021
Budget preview: The key issues for Kent

The Chancellor will be opening up that famous budget briefcase today but what could it mean for Kent?

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French customs' delays could cause port gridlock

26 October 2021
French customs' delays could cause port gridlock

A Kent port could once again be the focus of frustrating delays for freight in the run-up to Christmas, it has been warned.

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'Out with the yah-boo antics, but will it last?'

23 October 2021
'Out with the yah-boo antics, but will it last?'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from a twist in the Manston airport saga to a less confrontational Parliament.

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Eurostar rescue talks discussed joint UK-French intervention

20 October 2021
Eurostar rescue talks discussed joint UK-French intervention

The government discussed the idea of a rescue package for Eurostar after passenger numbers plummeted during the pandemic, an FOI has revealed.

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Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

18 October 2021
Unlicensed gun holder's 'vile emails' led MP to beef up security

A Kent MP has revealed he was forced to change his security arrangements after it was found a constituent who sent vile emails had an unlicensed gun.

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'Constituency surgeries cannot continue in same way'

18 October 2021
'Constituency surgeries cannot continue in same way'

In the wake of the horrific death of Sir David Amess the question of MPs safety and online hatred is back on the agenda.

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'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

15 October 2021
'Nowhere was immune when it came to impact of pandemic'

The area of Kent where Universal Credit claims rose the most might surprise some, while questions have been asked about the PM's luxury holiday.

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'Fracking could ease energy crisis' says Kent MP

12 October 2021
'Fracking could ease energy crisis' says Kent MP

The controversial process of extracting gas from rocks buried deep beneath the earth's surface could help solve the energy crisis, says a Kent MP.

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Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

12 October 2021
Kent Police contracts awarded without open competition

Kent Police awarded contracts worth £1.9m for preventative equipment for the force during the pandemic without going through a tendering process.

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'Boris' speech leaves you queasy and wondering what's to come'

08 October 2021
'Boris' speech leaves you queasy and wondering what's to come'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from levelling up to Strictly auditions.

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'PM is political box-office entertainment'

06 October 2021
'PM is political box-office entertainment'

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a close look at what was and wasn't in Boris Johnson's party conference speech.

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What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

05 October 2021
What Priti Patel's speech means for Kent

Priti Patel took aim at Insulate Britain protesters and announced an independent inquiry into Wayne Couzens during her conference speech.

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Housing wish list for Michael Gove

05 October 2021
Housing wish list for Michael Gove

As the brakes are put on housing reforms, we found out what some of our local councils want from the new minister.

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Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

04 October 2021
Sunak tried for optimism in gloomy backdrop

Our political editor Paul Francis takes a look at what the Chancellor's speech at the Tory party conference means for Kent.

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Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

03 October 2021
Will housing problems break the blue reign in Kent?

As conservative members from across the country gather in Manchester, our political editor looks at what could ruin the Tory reign in Kent.

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Now school transport hit by driver crisis

01 October 2021
Now school transport hit by driver crisis

Kent County Council has pleaded with the government to help transport children as bus companies suffer the impact of the driver crisis.

Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

29 September 2021
Will Starmer's marathon speech win support in Kent?

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer set out his vision for the Labour party in a 90-minute speech – but will it win support in true-blue Kent?

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