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Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

Blunder sees two candidates nominated for same seat

12 April 2021

Labour have been left red-faced after realising they submitted two candidates for a council seat.

Schoolboy is youngest candidate in KCC election

Schoolboy is youngest candidate in KCC election

12 April 2021

An 18-year-old hopes to shake up local politics, while Labour have entered two hopefuls for the same seat.

Government urged to reveal lorry park report

Government urged to reveal lorry park report

12 April 2021

Local politicians are putting pressure on the government to release a report into the environmental impact of a 66-acre lorry park.

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Full list of borough council candidates

Full list of borough council candidates

12 April 2021

The Conservatives have been in power for 23 years, but could May's election unsettle such political stronghold?

'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

'We won't tell you how bad this lorry park is for the environment'

11 April 2021

The Environment Agency has refused to share its views on a lorry park that covers 66 acres of land.

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Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

Looming polls, virtual meetings and the global threat of an FOI

09 April 2021

From May's county elections to an unusual response to a Freedom of Information request, the KM Group's political editor analyses the week in politics.

Battle for control of County Hall underway

Battle for control of County Hall underway

09 April 2021

The full list of candidates standing in the Kent County Council elections on May 6 has been published.

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Councils lose millions from car parking charges

Councils lose millions from car parking charges

08 April 2021

Councils are counting the cost of Covid after losing millions of pounds from car parking charges and some fear next year could be just as difficult.

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Hundreds queue in town's streets to vote

Hundreds queue in town's streets to vote

07 April 2021

Hundreds of people took to the streets to have their say in the Bulgarian national election.

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Drug dealing and anti-social issues threaten to take over park

Drug dealing and anti-social issues threaten to take over park

07 April 2021

A rise in anti-social problems and drug dealing is threatening a family park as a council faces pressure to reinstate CCTV to bring it under control.

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Homes plan turned down for third time

Homes plan turned down for third time

06 April 2021

Proposals to build homes at a former tennis club have been turned down again to the joy of campaigners angered by their MP's support of the plan.

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Further blow for airport comeback plans

Further blow for airport comeback plans

05 April 2021

Plans to use the Manston Airport site as a freight air hub have suffered another setback.

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Council rules beach hut vision is 'unviable'

Council rules beach hut vision is 'unviable'

05 April 2021

Plans to transform a former firing range with colourful cabins and a boating lake have been shot down.

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Protestors march in 'Kill the Bill' rally

Protestors march in 'Kill the Bill' rally

03 April 2021

A 'Kill the Bill' rally is taking place in Kent this afternoon amid ongoing demonstrations against new government protest legislation.

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Police warning ahead of Kill the Bill protest in Kent

Police warning ahead of Kill the Bill protest in Kent

02 April 2021

Police insist they are 'well resourced' to deal with 'spontaneous disruption' ahead of a demo tomorrow.

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Council to work with government body on controversial housing scheme

Council to work with government body on controversial housing scheme

01 April 2021

Homes England has been given a major role in the future of a scheme for 5,000 homes.

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'Act responsibly or we close the park'

'Act responsibly or we close the park'

31 March 2021

A park manager has issued a plea for visitors to be responsible and stick to Covid rules as "excessive" numbers congregate in the play area.

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Plans to develop 'vast wasteland' into business park approved

Plans to develop 'vast wasteland' into business park approved

30 March 2021

A scheme to turn a 'perpetual eye-sore' into a business park has been approved, despite reservation over HGV movements and flooding.

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Nigel Farage to stage An Evening With

Nigel Farage to stage An Evening With

29 March 2021

Fresh from announcing he is to leave politics for good, Nigel Farage is to come to Kent, with a chance for ticketholders to have a drink with him.

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Don't press mute on virtual council meetings

Don't press mute on virtual council meetings

28 March 2021

The government has been urged to allow councils to continue "remote" meetings by councillors in Medway.

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