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Figures reveal soaring cost of providing free school transport

Figures reveal soaring cost of providing free school transport

01 February 2024

New figures published by Kent County Council have laid bare the rise in cost of providing home to school transport.

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Why did so many Kent businesses close in January?

Why did so many Kent businesses close in January?

01 February 2024

It’s been a brutal start to the year for Kent firms, with 17 closing for good. But is it really, as one owner claims, “impossible to stay afloat”?

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70,000 drivers caught speeding last year

70,000 drivers caught speeding last year

31 January 2024

Parents evening and “needing a wee” are part of the excuses people used for speeding on Kent’s roads as new figures are revealed.

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The criminals locked up in January

The criminals locked up in January

30 January 2024

Here are just some of the murderers, burglars, drug dealers, child killers, paedophiles, thieves and thugs who committed crimes this month.

Ban will protect wildlife as well as children

Ban will protect wildlife as well as children

30 January 2024

Campaigners have welcomed the ban on disposable vapes, but say it should have happened two years ago.

How busy are Kent’s libraries?

How busy are Kent’s libraries?

29 January 2024

We sent our reporter to see how popular some of the county’s libraries are.

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Deaf and wobbly but still going strong: Meet Kent’s oldest pets

Deaf and wobbly but still going strong: Meet Kent’s oldest pets

27 January 2024

We have rounded up a list of our reader’s oldest pets, including dogs, cats, a guinea pig and a parrot.

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Shepherd Neame says pubs are ‘doing well’ despite three shutting in one month

Shepherd Neame says pubs are ‘doing well’ despite three shutting in one month

27 January 2024

Britain's oldest brewer says it is supporting its licensees after one pub was forced to close due to “ever-increasing” bills.

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Gove hands council £11m in emergency bailout amid cash crisis

Gove hands council £11m in emergency bailout amid cash crisis

25 January 2024

The cash-strapped county council is set to receive a share of the government’s emergency bailout fund – but some warn the money is a short-term fix.

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Fine increases for ‘rule-flouting’ utility companies in charge of overrunning roadworks

Fine increases for ‘rule-flouting’ utility companies in charge of overrunning roadworks

25 January 2024

The county’s highways boss has welcomed a government plan to massively increase fines on overrrunning works by utility companies.

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£1m "immediate justice" blitz for street offenders

£1m "immediate justice" blitz for street offenders

24 January 2024

Almost £1m has been earmarked to combat the scourge of anti-social behaviour on the county's streets, it has been announced.

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‘Farage could return’ as party’s support surges in Kent

‘Farage could return’ as party’s support surges in Kent

24 January 2024

Polls show the Reform Party is growing in support in most Kent seats – and its leader says: “People are not laughing at us now.”

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Hackers claim to have stolen data from water company

Hackers claim to have stolen data from water company

23 January 2024

Cybercriminals claim they have stolen data from a water company’s IT systems.

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‘Expect a rumpus over this’ – protests planned to save libraries

‘Expect a rumpus over this’ – protests planned to save libraries

22 January 2024

Demonstrations are being planned after news that up to one-third of libraries could be closed as the council looks to make savings.

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Where is Kent's 'green belt' and will it be built on?

Where is Kent's 'green belt' and will it be built on?

22 January 2024

While some districts are 93% green belt land, others have none at all. Here, we explain what it could mean for housebuilding where you live.

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Greenhouse and trampoline blown onto tracks as Kent lashed by Storm Isha

Greenhouse and trampoline blown onto tracks as Kent lashed by Storm Isha

21 January 2024

A greenhouse and trampoline were blown onto tracks, roads are blocked by fallen trees and homes are without power after Storm Isha wreaked havoc.

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The final countdown: Full list of Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards finalists revealed

The final countdown: Full list of Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards finalists revealed

21 January 2024

These are your most-voted-for places, from tasty restaurants to brilliant boozers - here’s the full list of our fantastic finalists.

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99 libraries under threat as Kent has ‘too many’

99 libraries under threat as Kent has ‘too many’

20 January 2024

Cash-strapped Kent County Council is considering selling off up to one-third of the county’s libraries in a bid to make savings.

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Your picks for Kent’s three best pubs

Your picks for Kent’s three best pubs

20 January 2024

We received so many nominations for Pub of the Year in the Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards, but these three came out on top.

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Disruption to train travel for third weekend in a row

Disruption to train travel for third weekend in a row

19 January 2024

Disruption to train travel is expected this weekend, for journeys in and out of London.

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