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'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

28 September 2021
'Inhumane' treatment of EU truckers will put them off coming back

A Polish lorry driver has warned colleagues will not come to the UK's aid after their "inhumane" treatment last Christmas.

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Now school transport hit by driver crisis

28 September 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.

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Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

25 September 2021
Can Labour break Kent's blue wall?

As thousands of Labour party members head to Brighton, we take a look at what the party needs to do to get back on top.

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'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

24 September 2021
'If a politician insists something won't happen, it probably will'

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's biggest stories, from the energy crisis to Eurostar.

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Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

22 September 2021
Corbyn supporters claim Labour party 'witch-hunt'

Kent Labour activists who support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn have said they are targets of a witch-hunt.

'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

21 September 2021
'Cost of living crisis could impact thousands'

A Kent MP has warned that the rise in energy and food costs and the £20 cut in Universal Credit could see thousands of families struggle this winter.

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More than 1,000 care home workers in Kent yet to have jab

20 September 2021
More than 1,000 care home workers in Kent yet to have jab

Care home bosses fear they will face staff shortages if they are forced to let go their unvacinated staff.

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Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

17 September 2021
Will the reshuffle lead to general election?

Our political editor takes a look back at this week's Cabinet reshuffle and the possibility of a general election.

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The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

16 September 2021
The fall of sexual predator Elphicke

As shamed 'naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke is released from prison we chart the calamitous fall of the former MP.

What the reshuffle means for Kent

15 September 2021
What the reshuffle means for Kent

Political editor Paul Francis gives his analysis of what the Cabinet reshuffle will mean to Kent.

Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

15 September 2021
Patel says 'illegal inmigration' priority as she keeps job in dramatic reshuffle

Dominic Raab has been moved from the foreign secretary role, while Priti Patel will stay on as home secretary as a cabinet reshuffle continues.

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'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

14 September 2021
'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

The Health Secretary has set out a 'plan b' if his blueprint to life with Covid does not work.

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Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

14 September 2021
Councils to be paid £20k per Afghan refugee they take in

The Home Office has set out its funding package for councils which take in refugees from Afghanistan and says more offers of accommodation are needed.

Minister makes no promises on Christmas supplies

13 September 2021
Minister makes no promises on Christmas supplies

The government says there are no guarantees there will not be empty shelves at Christmas as shortage of lorry drivers continues to hit supply chains.

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'If I worked in Tesco, I wouldn’t have a glass of wine in the canteen'

13 September 2021
'If I worked in Tesco, I wouldn’t have a glass of wine in the canteen'

A Kent MP has called into question a Westminster drinking culture that she says sees colleagues 'reeking of booze' when voting.

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'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

10 September 2021
'Boris seems to have more fixes on his plate than Bob the Builder'

With the problem of social care reforms chief on the agenda the Prime Minister said there was whole load of things needed fixing.

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MPs suspended from Commons for one day

09 September 2021
MPs suspended from Commons for one day

MPs have voted in favour of a one day suspension for two Kent MPs after they wrote to a judge after Charlie Elphicke's trial.

'Intelligence failings have increased terror threat in UK'

03 September 2021
'Intelligence failings have increased terror threat in UK'

An ex-army intelligence officer from Kent says the government's failure to act on warnings about the Taliban takeover has seen the terror threat rise.

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Huge Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears over environment

30 August 2021
Huge Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears over environment

A 66-acre post-Brexit lorry park was approved despite fears it could harm swathes of countryside, increase air pollution and disturb residents nearby.

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Kent MP's standout speech and a council leader's risky pledge

20 August 2021
Kent MP's standout speech and a council leader's risky pledge

From MPs being recalled to Parliament over Afghanistan to the council leader who doesn't give a damn - it was another busy week in politics.

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