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New chapter as KCC set to hand over libraries to trust

New chapter as KCC set to hand over libraries to trust

12 September 2014

Kent County Council is poised to become the latest authority to consider putting libraries in the hands of a charitable trust.

Five gorillas raised in Kent wildlife park found dead

Five gorillas raised in Kent wildlife park found dead

06 September 2014

A Kent conservationist has described his devastation after five gorillas he released into the wild as part of an ambitious experiment were found dead.

Schools may face teething troubles as free meal plan starts

Schools may face teething troubles as free meal plan starts

03 September 2014

Education chiefs say schools could face teething troubles as a scheme to offer free meals to infant children in Kent and Medway gets underway

Huge growth in KentOnline audience

Huge growth in KentOnline audience

27 August 2014

This website can today boast a huge boost in its audience - with more than 90% more browsers than this time last year, according to official figures.

Documentary explores Kent coal, miners and collieries

Documentary explores Kent coal, miners and collieries

18 August 2014

The complete history of the Kent Coalfield has been explored in a BBC documentary

Kent County Council defends number of top earners in town hall rich list survey

Kent County Council defends number of top earners in town hall rich list survey

05 August 2014

KCC has 21 senior officers earning £100,000

Lights go out as Kent commemorates Great War

Lights go out as Kent commemorates Great War

04 August 2014

Lights went out across the county tonight as Kent marked the centenary of the day Britain entered World War One.

A six-week summer holiday of activities

A six-week summer holiday of activities

24 July 2014

Here's our guide to making every day of the long summer holidays count

'Stay indoors' warning as temperatures set to soar

'Stay indoors' warning as temperatures set to soar

17 July 2014

Officials are urging people in Kent to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day as the county is put on heatwave alert.

'Cheetah escapes' at Port Lympne

'Cheetah escapes' at Port Lympne

16 July 2014

Keepers told shocked visitors to take refuge in animal enclosures after announcing a cheetah had escaped... but all was not as it seemed.

Coastguard station closures 'could risk lives'

Coastguard station closures 'could risk lives'

16 July 2014

Radical plans to close coastguard stations could put Kent lives at risk, according to campaigners fighting the cuts.

'My dog ate my benefit form...'

'My dog ate my benefit form...'

15 July 2014

With the deadline for tax credit claims looming, some of the daftest reasons people have given for failing to renew have been revealed.

County's prisons 'at breaking point'

County's prisons 'at breaking point'

11 July 2014

Following a spate of prison escapes, new research reveals Kent's prisons are overcrowded and understaffed.

Budding newshound? Send us your pic

Budding newshound? Send us your pic

05 July 2014

Fancy earning some money from your pictures? Here's why we're offering £100 for the best snaps we use.

Firefighters announce eight-day strike

Firefighters announce eight-day strike

04 July 2014

Fire unions have announced the first series of strikes over pensions stretching across eight days.

More high speed and new services... but pain ahead for commuters

More high speed and new services... but pain ahead for commuters

01 July 2014

Southeastern's published its timetable early - to cope with upheaval for commuters as part of a £6.5bn investment.

Royal Mail launches Dog Awareness Week

Royal Mail launches Dog Awareness Week

30 June 2014

Dog owners: Can you be sure your dog won't ever bite a postman or woman when they are delivering your mail? That's the message from Royal Mail today.

Violent robbers sentenced to 17 years for bookie thefts

Violent robbers sentenced to 17 years for bookie thefts

28 June 2014

Three men have received a total of 17 years behind bars for their parts in violent robberies across Kent.

Satisfaction with Kent trains at lowest in almost decade

Satisfaction with Kent trains at lowest in almost decade

25 June 2014

The number of Southeastern passengers happy with the rail service is at its lowest level in nine years, new figures reveal.

Radical shake-up of policing in Kent

Radical shake-up of policing in Kent

24 June 2014

A new way of tackling crime - which puts the control back into local neighbourhoods - is being unveiled today.

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